Classes/Clubs/Special Events

Open Sewing Days

 Due to the popularity of these Days, check  back for the 2017-2018 dates.

Laura

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Possibilities Club

Possibilities Club meets the last Tuesday of the month in the Home Ec room in Superior High School (2nd floor). We meet at 7:00 p.m. Sound interesting……well come out and see for yourself the endless possibilities that await you. Friendship, conversation, new ideas and vocabulary that sounds more like a tea party then a quilting get together! Members are asked to participate by giving a short demo/new tool/product at a meeting  – start thinking now what you can do next year. We collect a loonie or two and donate it to the school’s breakfast program.

The Club will meet on the last Tuesday of every month starting in October.

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Quilt Bees – join us in 2017-2018

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Specific thank you to these participants: Barb Lamminmaki, Dianne Polowski, Sue Heald, Kathie Pawlik, Carol Volbracht, Carol Richards, Cindy Cockell, Peggy Skillen, Maria Watson, Phyllis Taylor, Marlene Bosma, Sharon Melville, Marina Erdman, Jackie Black, Flora Ozburn, Julia Wojciechowski, Laura Cooke, Alison Arthur, Florence Poster, Barb Hay, Noreen Bergen, Linda Guitard, Deb Maki, Lee Tracz, Deb Ascher-Palmquist, Pat Inch, Wendy Royston, Christina Wakefield, Jeannette Dann, Adrienne Lopes, Nellie Jaremey, Helen Kitching, Karen Boote, Barb Rabbit, Doris Dungan.

We’ve made preliminary arrangements to have Oliver Road Community Centre booked again for the 2017 Bee for the first weekend of March.

Thank you to everyone who helped to prepare kits and cut fabric either at home or at the Cutting Bee held on February 6. Your efforts allowed us to create new and beautiful kits. As you finish the quilts or quilt tops, please bring them in to share with the guild during show and tell.

If you weren’t able to make it to the Bee and if you’d like to take a kit home to work on during your free time, please let Adrienne or Nellie know and we will bring some kits to the meetings.

Adrienne and Nellie

See some photos from our 2015 Quilt Bee here.

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Placemats

Thunder Bay Quilters have been very busy making placemats over the last 14 years. We started by making placemats to give to all new clients of Meals on Wheels. We donate well over 200 placemats each year, using all donated fabric and batting. We even had enough to give long term MOW clients a second placemat early this year. For more information and new patterns click here.

The new placemat labels have arrived will be available at the next meeting. These are easy to attach. Simply fold them in half with the writing showing on the outside and the raw edges together. Sew into the binding seam on the back so that the raw edges are hidden under the binding and the Thunder Bay Quilters Guild name will be visible when you look at the back of the placemat. The care instructions will be folded to the underside of the label.

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Some adjustments have been made to the quilt sizes:

  • Hospice Bed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..  63” x 80”
  • Neo Natal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36” x 36”
  • Crib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34” x 48”
  • Wheel Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36” x 48”
  • Nap Quilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40” x 55”

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* Past Classes

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Iron Caddy with Peggy Skillen – April 2016

 English Paper Piecing with Cathy Ridley and Karen Boote – April 2016

Back to Basics with Christina Wakefield – January 2016

Winter Scene with Cindy Cockell – November 2015

Mystery Quilt Class with Doris Dungan – March 2015

Iron Caddy Class with Peggy Skillen. Spring 2015

Machine Quilting Class with Doris Dungan – February 2015

Hinge Method Workshop with Jackie Black – May 2014

Mystery Quilt Workshop with Doris Dungan – November 2013

Machine Quilting Workshop with Doris Dungan – November 2013 a

Modern Quilting Workshop with Mary Katherine Kennedy and Christina Wakefield – January 2014

Bag Ladies

Bag Ladies

Purses or Bags Workshop with Peggy Skillen

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Linda Clark from Kenora came in September to teach us FABULOUS FRACTURES and MORE THAN ONE WAY TO BIND A QUILT

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Cotton Theory Workshop

Nancy Eichel’s Cotton Theory held two workshops on the cotton theory.  The Guild also enjoyed Nancy’s trunk show on Friday evening at Superior High School.

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Harvest Stars - Anne Amos

Harvest Stars – Anne Amos

‘Harvest Stars’ Quilt Workshop with Marilyn Wiebe from Windygates, Manitoba

Thanks to Marilyn for a truly inspiring Trunk Show.  She gave us all permission to show off our quilt tops with pride – bring yours out to the next meeting.  The group who were lucky enough to participate in her weekend workshop – Harvest Stars – enjoyed many hours of quality quilting and ended up with the beginnings of a new beautiful quilt.   Also, check the resource page to read about her technique to applying binding to the points of ‘kite’ edges.

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