From the President

It seems to me that the past few months have just flown by. We did have that lovely Fall weather so maybe that had something to do with the passage of time. This is our last meeting of 2013 and 2014 brings us to another Quilt Show year. Dianne Ritter and Carol Piercy should be commended on finding us a lovely venue. At the last meeting Dianne told us to get started on producing some quilts for that Show. Wow, it really won’t be long now and our “Album of Quilts” Show will be happening. And not just quilts need to be started and finished but also there should be lots and lots of pin cushions being produced. Barbara Beatty had only one little bag of glass left which pleased her very much.

I was sorry to see some of our members leaving before the Program began last month. Tasia Pona was our speaker in October. She is an energetic, successful young business woman who told us how she got started in her business of creating and producing commercial clothing patterns. She told us of her education, her work experience and how she came to use the internet with its blogs and other assorted communication devices to start her business. She was fun to listen to. She showed us samples of all 13 of her patterns and we were able to shop at the end of her presentation. Life is sooo good when one gets to shop after a presentation! Our Programs committee has also started us on the road to a Mystery Quilt. If you forgot to register last month, as I did, it is not too late. You can register in November and will be emailed the first clue. So far I feel it is going to be a very good exercise in studying value. I am very partial to mystery quilts and I want to thank Paula, Jo Ann and Andrea for organizing this for us. Our members are getting very good at remembering to measure the circumference of your Show and Tell quilts. Over the past two months Dorothy Porter has sent our results to CQA and our total to date is 236.72 metres. Just imagine if you had to wash, iron and fold that quantity of fabric AND store it.

Our November meeting is going to be a social one although we always have a little business to do. During the business portion of the evening some of the current Executive will be coming to the mike and describing their jobs because you know what is coming in February. Yes, you guessed it!! Our AGM is happening along with the turnover of Executive members. We will need 6 people to step up and fill the positions of Vice-President, Treasurer, Programs, Newsletter, Library and Member-at-Large. Please consider which of these positions might best suit your talents. And it would be very nice if you let a current Executive member know of your intentions. Thank you.

November 26th is our next guild meeting before the holidays. We have no meeting in December. We shall do a little business, have our Show and Tell, then have a cup of coffee or tea, eat a few goodies and we shall play a few games. I guarantee that everyone will go home with a prize or giftie of some sort. We have spared no expense to make sure our members have a jolly, good time! Please remember to bring your mug, name tag, cash for 50/50 tickets and any late library fines. If you are doing some early Christmas baking please bring along a plate to add to our festive table. Don’t forget your library books and your cheque book for registering at the Workshops table. I look forward to seeing all of your Show and Tell and don’t forget to measure the circumferences.

Happy Quilting,