Saturday, 16 August 2014

August Meeting Recap

Our wonderful new friend, Chris @Patch Halifax opened her doors to our guild last night so that we could have our monthly meeting!  Thanks so much Chris.  It was a great time.

We started off with introductions because there were new faces! Yes, we are now 3 members more.
Anja won the prize for wearing a name-tag. A lovely fat quarter pack.  Have fun with it Anja.  Maybe you could make a lovely zippered pouch!

BTW, next month's challenge is....Bring a handmade zippered pouch of any type and receive one to take home.  If you decide to participate, place it in a bag of some sort to keep it a secret.   Check out our Pinterest board for some inspiration.  Feel free to pin along too.
6 1/2" Blocks made by our members, that will be part of our new banner, were collected and oohed and ahhed over.

Can't wait to unveil the end result.  That will be in time for our quilt show in Amherst as part of the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in October.  Check out the link for the schedule of events that happen over 5 days.

Next up, our program for the night...Jo Ferguson @Exploration in Stitch, gave us an in-depth demonstration on how to make fabric bowls.  The possibilites are endless with this technique and Jo got us all started on the basic technique. 

She sure made it look easy.  Thanks Jo!

                                             Show and Tell

Congratulations to Aimee @CandyCoatedQuilts   Aimee is the winner of our MMQGMichael Miller guild challenge.

Our next Sew-In will be held at 1 Prince St., Dartmouth on Aug. 23  10 am - 5 pm  
Bring your machine and extension cord, a project or two to work on, your lunch (there is a fridge available) and your nametag.
If you need info, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 
Hope to see you then!


  1. Great post-lots of great photos and it was a fun meeting-lots of inspiration!

  2. Great to see so many new faces at this week's meeting! I'm looking forward to the Sew In (and to September's zipper pouch swap!)

  3. Gorgeous stuff! Can I bring my banner block on Saturday or is that too late?

  4. I want to play too!! I plan on joining you for the sew-in on Saturday. ~Dena

  5. I see you caught my hand shaking when I first started the demo. Thanks for the chance to share this technique.