Thursday, June 6, 2019

Summertime UFO Challenge

Do you have any unfinished objects (UFOs) or Works in Progress (WIPs) just laying around the sewing room?  Honestly, we wouldn't be quilters if there wasn't a project or two that has been put aside so that we could work on the next fun thing.  Fret not if this resonates with you because we have a challenge for you to get some of those projects done!

Fill out the attached form with UFOs and WIPs you'd like to get done over July and August.  Bring your completed projects to our Show and Tell in September and receive a bonus raffle ticket for each finished item!  

Sometimes all it takes is a deadline to force ourselves to finish, so have some fun and see how many things you can cross off your list.  Happy Summer time sewing 😄





Monday, May 6, 2019

New links

There have been some new pages added to the website this week.  You will notice that you can now find all the guild newsletters with information that is going on under "Newletters".  Simply click the menu at the top of our website called "Newsletters" and you will be able to access any recent publications.

On our "BOM" page you will now find three links that will help you put together a Polaroid I Spy quilt top.  At the end of the block instructions you can find each page and their link for full instructions.

Finally, we have added a 2019 Quilt Show page for current information regarding our upcoming show in September.  Here you will also find our "Quilt Entry Form", if you wish to submit a quilt for the show please print out a form, fill it out and bring it to Susan or Diane at any of your monthly meetings.

Hope some of these improvements help you find things a little easier!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Guild Events!

This past Monday we had an excellent meeting and I would like thank Krista Zaleski for the wonderful trunk show and Madonna Oliver, owner of Paisley's Quilt Shop, for bringing in her beautiful fabric and notions for us to buy.

We have two main events coming up in our guild and there are still spots available for both.  Please see the information below:

  • Easy Thread Painting Workshop with Bridget O'Flaherty - Interested in doing more with your sewing machine?  How about free motion embroidery basics with the Easy Peasy Thread Painting by Numbers.  You will learn this technique using a kit provided by Bridget.  Join us Saturday, March 2nd 10am-2pm at Textile Traditions in Almonte.  Cost is $35 per person (payable to the guild) plus $35 kit (payable to Bridget the day of and it includes everything you require for the project).  To register please email almontequiltersguild@gmail.com
  • In-Town Quilt Retreat - Friday March 29th until Sunday March 31st.  There is a  9am start each day until 10pm (except Sunday, Carleton Place Legion, $75 per person.  Cost includes dinner Friday, Lunch and Dinner Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday!!  Bring your own projects, set up your workstation, enjoy the company of fellow quilters, eat and go home to sleep in your own bed!  To register please email almontequiltersguild@gmail.com  Hurry - spaces are limited!
Don't forget to join us Monday, March 18th for our regular guild meeting to see a trunk show by fibre artist Frances Taylor who will also be bringing with her some wares to sell!
Happy Quilting!
Angie

Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019 Is Here!!!

Another year is upon us and this year will be full of wonderful things in our guild.  We have a big update with lots of new things to share!

First off, our program has been set for the remainder of the year.  We have some amazing speakers lined up, along with our AGM and of course our social potluck.  Here is the schedule:

January 21, 2019 - Bridget O'Flaherty (https://threadpaintedart.com)
February 18, 2019 - Krista Zaleski (https://quilted4you.com)
March 18, 2019 - Frances Taylor (http://www.francestaylorfiberartist.com)
April 15, 2019 - Upper Canada Quilt Works (https://uppercanadaquiltworks.com)
May 20, 2019- AGM
June 17, 2019 - 6pm-9pm - Social Potluck

We are excited to tell you that Sherri Hisey of Border Creek Station will be the speaker at our first meeting in September 2019!  Stay tuned, because she will also be giving a workshop on September 15, 2019 at the Carleton Place Legion.  So mark your calendars and more information to follow!

Our Shop on Showcase (S.O.S) is back!  The following stores will be visiting us on guild night for you to peruse and purchase their wares:

January - Flair Fabrics (https://flairfabrics.ca)
February - Paisley's Quilt Shop (https://paisleysquiltshop.com )
March - Frances Taylor  (http://www.francestaylorfiberartist.com)
April - Upper Canada Quilt Works (https://uppercanadaquiltworks.com)
May - Fabric Crush (https://fabriccrush.ca )

A weekend sew day has been set for February.  Please join us Saturday, February 2nd at the Carleton Place Legion.  There is a minimal cost of $10.  Bring your machine, project(s) to work on and lunch and join fellow members for a fun day of sewing.

If you can't make the Saturday sew day, please remember that we have sew days at Textile Traditions the 2nd Tuesday and the 4th Thursday of the month.  There is no cost to participate. From 1-4pm enjoy the company of guild members working on their project(s).  Some of our future dates are: January 24th, February 12th & 28th and March 12th & 28th.

***BIG NEWS****
Mark your calendars!!!  The guild will be hosting our first ever In-Town Retreat at the Carleton Place Legion from March 29th-31st!!  More details to follow very soon!!

Finally, work is well underway for our second guild quilt show.  "Crystal Pieced Expressions - 15th Anniversary Celebration" will take place on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 and Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at the Almonte Civitan Club.  Jen and Angela are excited to share an update with you at our January meeting.

Looking forward to gathering with everyone again on Monday, January 21st @ 7pm.
See you all soon! 😊

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Where did October Go?

I cannot believe November is here already, October has just flown by!  I have to apologize to all of you because it took me some time this month to get things posted on the website.  Between travelling and technical difficulties I am long overdue for getting this post to you.

All that to say, you can now find our Block of the Month for November on our site and Clue #1 for our Mystery Quilt.  They can be found on their respective Pages or just follow the quick links below.

Thank you for your patience!
Angela