Sunday, October 28, 2012

BV Modern Quilters Update

Hi folks,

We had a pretty small get together yesterday.  Nola arrived early and brought her young friend Lucia. Lucia is working for a year at the nursery and comes from Vernon.  She's very crafty and has some great ideas!  Kirsten arrived a bit late and brought her one an only quilt for show and tell. Carli arrived for lunch with a demonstration of a new block.  She promises to remember all the pieces for next time so we can all try it!  Joanne arrived later in the afternoon for a visit.

Our next quilt-in will be on November 17th. Everyone is welcome (and encouraged!) to bring a friend!  The quilt-in will be at the Telkwa Reformed Church from 9 to 4.

On December 7th (Friday night), we will have a Christmas social/show&tell/recruitment drive at Kirsten's house in Telkwa.  We decided on this format so we could introduce potential new members to the group in a less intimidating atmosphere where people don't feel obligated to have a project on the go.  Proper invites will be sent out closer to the date.  Members should bring a friend or two who may be interested in our group.  Also, please bring something to show and tell, and a small gift (can be new, recycled or silly) for a game we will be playing. We need to have enough "gifts" for all of the attendees.  Ideas for gifts could be bundles of fabric, fancy thread, homemade pot holders, etc...So were getting busy with lots of little gifts for our new friends!

On February 9th, we will be holding our Found, Fancy, Frugal event.  More details will emerge closer to the date, but we ask that everyone set aside that date for participating.  We all have 4 months to make sure that date is clear in the calendar.  Remember, the objective of this event is to showcase to the community how they can reuse fabric and other household objects for creative purposes.  Start thinking of a few projects that we could showcase for that purpose.  Nola found a new magazine with a great quilt made partially out of repurposed men's ties. Carli's denim potholders are a great way to reuse old jeans.

Just imagine, cheddar quilts are a true favorite of mine. This yellow lump of fabric is almost new, very little used set of cotton drapes. I intend to use it for a quilt. I bought it  here in the Bulkley Valley at one of the thrift stores for $5.00.

You just cannot go wrong with thrift buys of fabric. Miles and miles of fabric is available and we can make great quilts with it.

See you soon.....

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