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Monday, 26 March 2018

Time for Spring Cleaning!

It's a beautiful sunny day and I'm anxious to get into my garden, though I know there's nothing to be done for a while. So maybe the best thing to do is make the indoors a little more beautiful. And that means it's time for spring cleaning! Did your rush to get Christmas gifts done turn your sewing space into a bit of a disaster? 

While we dream about the garden (and to ensure we finish our square-foot garden blocks for the Presidents' Challenge!), head over to the Diary of a Quilter, where Amy Smart is sharing her tips on organizing your sewing space: https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2018/02/organize-your-sewing-room.html

Let us know in the comments below if you think any are particularly helpful - or even if they aren't helpful! What tips do you have for all of us that Amy didn't cover?

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sew and Share at the March Meeting

This month we had a great display of quilts from our members.

Tella started us off with a baby quilt that she designed from scraps that had been given to her:


Elizabeth shared her completed bag from our most recent members' workshop. She was thrilled with the workshop and being able to complete the project that day:





Anthony shared his queen-sized quilt that he designed. This is just one of many that was completed in this design:




Helen showed us three of the charity quilts that she made for children, though she completed and donated many more:




Anne shared her queen-sized quilt, Daydreaming, that she designed:




Maria showed us her king-sized quilt, French Country is Back, a pattern from French General:



We even have one in absentia Sew and Share this month! Claudette made this lovely tablecloth while she was in South America - and there it stays to be enjoyed on the next visit:


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

What's happening at this month's meeting: March 14

This Wednesday, come hear Michelle Dunn talk about her diverse collection of imported fabrics for discerning and innovative quiltmakers. Her online business, Kallisti Quilts, showcases her passion with Japanese and African cotton fabrics including fairly traded handmade batiks. After the presentation, there will be a shopping opportunity! Check out her web site at: http://kallistiquilts.com/

Date: Wednesday, March 14
Location: Danforth Mennonite Church, 2174 Danforth Avenue
Doors open for socializing at 7:00 pm
Guild meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Don't forget your mug for tea, your change for treats and library raffle, and your membership card!