January Fun Day, January 28
January Fun Day, January 28th, from 10 am to 4 pm, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1360 East 24th St. (at Mt. Hwy.), North Vancouver. Cost is $25 plus an item for the potluck
As described in our October newsletter, we will be celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday with a quilting bee/potluck/birthday party. Please take note of the date – it is on the last Saturday of January. We had to change the date that was originally planned, as several of our members will be away at the Road2California quilt show. The quilting bee is an initiative of the Canadian Quilters’ Association, and all the quilts that are created will be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. Each 12 ½” slab block is to have at least one piece of the special edition Canada 150 fabric in it, and the intention is for them to be scrappy. So, think scrappy kids’ quilts.
As Sue Forbes will be showing us how to “quilt as you go,” we are hoping people will also think about coordinating the backing of the blocks if you want to pool them together with other people’s blocks. We will have some fabrics you can use for the joining strips and backing. If you have any batting scraps that are at least 14” square, we can sure use them up for you!
This is a really flexible project. You can make blocks, a quilt top, or an entire quilt. Please have a look at the CQA website at https://www.canadianquilter.com/events/quilt-canada-2017-quilting-bee.php for the full details and instructions. They have a short video which shows how to make the slab blocks, as well as written instructions.
If you haven’t signed up to come yet, and plan to attend, please let me know asap. There will be an opportunity to register at the guild meeting, but we’d appreciate knowing how many people to expect before then.
Our Round Peg, Square Hole workshop will be February 18th from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The locations is Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. The cost is $55.00, which includes the pattern fee
We still have some places available in the upcoming February 18th, workshop with Krista Hennebury, her “Quarter Round” quilt design. Krista always does a great job of teaching, and we are really looking forward to the day! You can choose to make the four block wall hanging or the larger 16 block quilt.