Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Holiday Season

For many quilters, this is the season of completing works of art that will soon be treasured by those who are fortunate enough to receive a quilted project.  We wish all our quilters the best to finish long before the items are to be delivered, and hope you have some time to share the holiday season with both loved ones and those who could use a little holiday cheer!   This is one of the main reasons why we won't be meeting in December - Twas the Monday before Christmas and the Quilters might still be busy.

Our November meeting was a Christmas themed bed-turning that was enjoyable to share, along with the collection of items for Interval House.  If you would like to learn more, about Interval House and our November program, why not check out our November Newsletter.

On behalf of the entire Guild Executive, we wish you the best of the holiday season and we can't wait to share what's in store for 2020!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Election Night (Oct 21) Location change!

ONE NIGHT ONLY - OCTOBER 21, 2019
MEETING LOCATION CHANGE


Our October Guild meeting (Monday October 21st), will be in a different location as our normal location (Almonte Civitan Club) is an Election polling station that night. 
Location for October 21st meeting ONLY (7pm start as usual)
Greensmere Golf and Country Club
1717 Bearhill Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0

Why not VOTE, then come join us for a wonderful evening of quilts and fellowship!  For October only, guests can join us for FREE!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

AQG made the Society Page!!

Well ladies, we've been noticed!

During the AQG Sherri Hisey Workshop on September 16, 2019, we were visited by Linda Seccaspina, Carleton Place Councillor and reporter for the going's on with "The Tales of Carleton Place".  The Carleton Place Legion, where our workshop was held, was also hosting a revival of it's Legion Tattoo the same day.  I'm sure you can just picture sewing while listening to a bagpipe and drum corp.  Linda was there for the Tattoo, but happened upon our merry group.  She took a great interest in our activity, took our pictures to share with her readers and encouraged her readers to check out our website.  You can see her post for yourself here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/200586204003185/permalink/458257444902725/

Of course, it would only be fair to share Linda's picture with you too!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Starting the new Season with BANG!

We hope you've had a wonderful summer, including quilt adventures, UFO completion, I-Spy quilts, and lots of good times with family and friends.

But this year, even before our first meeting of the season, we're starting off with a bang!

This coming weekend  (September 7-8, 2019), is the Almonte Quilt Guild Show.  This is the same weekend as Almonte's Fibrefest (http://almontefibrefest.ca/).  Why not make a day of it and visit both (but of course, you know which one I'm going to suggest you go to first)!  If you would like more information on the Quilt Show, please check out our Show page listed above.

On Sunday September 15, 2019, we have our first AQG Workshop of the season and this is a special one.  We have Sherri Hisey from Border Creek Station coming to teach "Miss Lacie's Promise".  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Finally, on Monday September 16, 2019, Sherri returns to grace us with her Trunk Show and Krista is launching the 2nd AQG Mystery Quilt challenge.

Want to learn more, check out our September 2019 newsletter (see Newsletter page above).

Even though we have not fully announced the season, YET, we have many wonderful and inspiring speakers and program activities lined up, including TWO in-town retreats this year.

Not a member?  Why not check the guild table at the quilt show and then please, come join us for an evening. 
Was a member?  Why not consider re-joining us as we have some wonderful things in store.
Are a member?  Thank you for all your support and welcome to the best year yet of the AQG.

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 😄