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					                                                                                             Meeting the lst
                                                                                         Wednesday of the month
                                   Kawartha Quiltmakers’ Guild                            At St. Anne’s Church,
                                   P.O. Box 50052                                          859 Barnardo Ave.
                                                                                              9:30 —12:00
                                   R.P.O. Lansdowne & High
                                   Peterborough, On                                          Volume XXV No 9
                                                                                                 May 2007

       President        Yvonne McMahon       654-1174
       Vice President   Cheryl Czaplinski    905-797-2223
       Program          Helen Blaskievich    743-0162
       Workshops        Judith Selby         748-3628
       Newsletter       Bev Longford         742-4305

Some food for thought from the Halton Quilters Guild

                                                                           Meeting Check List
                                                                    Name tag
                                                                    Coffee Mug
                                                                    Cash for 50/50
                                                                    Teatime Treats
                                                                    Library Books
                                                                    Show and Tell
                                                                    Quilts for Helping Hands
                                                                    And Victoria Quilts
                                                                    Block of the Month—
                                                                    Basket of Roses
                                                                    June Luncheon Money

                                                                                Tea Time Treats
                                                               Carole Hlibka                   Vikki MacDonald
                                                               Clair McCalden                  Diane McConnachie
                                                               Catherine McDonald              Marcia McGrath
                                                               Yvonne McMahon                  Betty Miles
                                                               Lenore Moloney                  Mary Montgomery
                                                               Marion Montgomery               Ann Moodie
                                                               Melody Moore                    Lois Morse
                                                               Mary Morton                     Dora Mullen
                                                               Jean Mundell                    Karen Neals
                                                               Jeanette Northrop               Maureen O’Brien

Please have all contributions for the June Newsletter to Bev Longford by May 1, 2007.
                    Coming Events                                                  Heads up
May 2—5 CQA/ACC National juried Show 2007—Kamloops,               June 29—July 1 Vermont Quilt Festival Essex
     BC. Contact:                   Junction, Vermont, Champlain Valley Expo, Rt. 15.
                                                                  New England’s oldest and largest Quilt event.
May 5 Sat 10-4 Quilting & Hooking on the Bruce Peninsula
      for information call 1-519-5168 or email                    July 2006-Jan 2007 “A Stitch in Time—Quilts                                          From the Collection” an exhibit of 19th and early
                                                                  20th Century quilts—to run from July 2006 until
May 4—6 Quilted Treasures—Windsor Quilters’ Guild 2007            January 2007. Bradley Museum, a piece of country
     Quilt Show. Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4.                        in the heart of the city, is located at 1620 Orr RD Phone 519-839-5738                        In Mississauga, just south of the QEW at South-
                                                                  down Rd. for more details, watch
May 5—6 Quilted Odyssey—Brampton Quilt Guild at the Jim 
     Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Dr.
     Brampton, ON. Contact: Elaine Theriault 905-819-9703         Russian Quilt Exhibit Oct 15—20, 9am-9pm
                                                                  Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre, Ailsa Craig, ON
May 11—12 Halton Quilter’s Guild Quilt Show at Compass            Lectures, classes with Russian Quilters, demos,
      Point Bible Church, Eaglesfield Site, 2501 Eaglesfield Dr   Merchants Mall, Tea Room. Information
      (off Hwy. 5 between Brant St. and Guelph Line)              519-293-email
      Fri 9:30-8, Sat 9:30-5

May 11-12 Tomorrow’s Memories sponsored by Durham
      Trilliuim Quilt Guild, General Sikorski Polish Veteran’s                    Workshops
      Hall, 1551 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa. Fri 10-8, Sat 10-4
      Contact: Anne Murray 905-576-7833                           Ontario Quilting Connections Aug 23—26
                                                                  Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON
May ll-13 Quilts 2007—Celebrate Ottawa Valley Quilt Guild,        Registration closes June 30, 2007
       R.A. Centre, 2415 Riverside Dr. Ottawa. Fri 10-8,
       Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4
                                                                                 Call to Entry
May 12—July 1 “Fantasy” Grand National 2007 Invitational
      Quilt Exhibition presented by Kitchener-Waterloo Art        Settlers’ Village Quilters announce a Quilt Block
      Gallery & Joseph Schneider Hans, Kitchener, ON              Contest Theme—A little BIT COUNTY
                                                                  Blocks must be 12 1/2” no less (12” finished)
May 11—12 “Spring Bloom” 5 Star Quilters Guild, Teeswater         Blocks may be: pieced, appliquéd or paperpieced
      Culross Community Centre, Fri 10-8, Sat 10-4                Only prewashed 100% cotton may be used,
                                                                  Including embellishments
May 23—26 12th Annual Waterloo County & Area Quilt
      Festival RIM Park, 2001 University Ave E. For a full        NO FUSIBLE WEB
      calendar of events, visit
                                                                  Cash Prizes
May 26—27 Quilted Treasures—Lindsay Creative Quilters             1st —- $150.00
      Guild Quilt displays, boutique, demos, raffle quilts,       2nd — $100.00
      vendors, tea room, door prizes Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4.
      18 Peel St. Lindsay, or 705-324-6818
                                                                  3rd — $50.00

May 25—26 Rainbow Country Quilters Quilt Show                     Mail blocks to Valerie Reid, PO Box 144,
      Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church, 6136 Lundy’s Lane        Manilla, ON, K0M 2J0
      Niagara Falls, ON. Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5.
                                                                  All blocks become the property of Settlers’
June 15—16 Merry Quiltmas Haldimand Quilters Guild.               Village Quilter, Bobcaygeon, ON
      Caledonia Fairgrounds Arena, east off Argyle St onto
      Caithness St E. Fri 9:30-8, Sat 9:30-5
                                                                  Blocks must be received by Aug 15, 2007
  Tuesday May l     “Giant Flower” Cancelled

  Monday & Tuesday June 4 & 5 St. Anne’s Church 9:30—4:00 Ribbon Bargello with Aline Chan $30. for 2

  This ‘Ribbon Bargello’ quilt-as-you-go workshop promises to be very enjoyable and is bargain to— a great way
  finish off the quilting year! Aline has taught and travelled extensively and brings her experiences to her work. She
  spent last summer on a 5-week tour of the Pacific for a bi-annual Quilt Teaching tour of Japan, Hawaii, Hong
  Kong, Fiji and China. She recently returned from 4 weeks in Italy. Let’s all take part in this fun summer send-off.

  Judy Selby

  The speaker at our May meeting will be Kim Matticiw,
  Trunk Show/Lecture “Confessions of a Quilt-a-holic”

  June we will have a Trunk Show/Lecture by Aline Chan.

  Anne Heffernan

  The following is an email sent to the Newsletter Editor re: last months workshop and program that expresses our
  thanks to the committees.

  Congratulations to the program and workshop committees for the fabulous program at the meeting Wednesday
  April 3.
  I think this is one of the best programs we have had presented to us. Renske was so down to earth and her sense
  of humour was fun to listen to. Her work was absolutely wonderful, her program was full of interesting stories. I only
  wish I had the chance to see her work up close, I was involved in registration for the retreat. Ladies keep up the
  good work.
  Mollie Clarke

             Notes from Apr Meeting                                                      June Luncheon
Mystery quilt—Caroline says to follow the diagram for the              Tickets for the June 6 luncheon will be sold at the May
sashing not the numbering.                                             meeting. The cost will be $11.00, the deadline for pur-
                                                                       chase will be May 25th.
Alice Williams—is looking for the Video called Crazy Quilts
by Judith Baker Montano, while the library has a record of             The Hospitality Committee would like to remind you
having this video, they have no record of where it is. Please          that cost of the coffee is $2. per year or .25 per meet-
take a moment to check your shelves and call Alice if you              ing. There is a basket on the coffee table for you con-
have it.                                                               tributions.

Also many kudos to Judi Van Zant and her team, Roberta                 Catherine McDonald
Passmore, Jeannie Byrnes and Carol Hartigan who did the
window installation at the Library for us. It looked wonderful,
sorry if you missed it.
                                                                Just spreading the news: the first round of Tread-Tex
                                                                Challenge pieces is available for viewing. Bidding on
                                                                the eBay website starts April lst. Join in the fun, and
                                                                support your fellow members and organization by
                                                                bidding on one (or more) of these wonderful pieces,
                                                                and maybe be the successful bidder and take home
                                                                a one-of-a-kind quilted artwork. To view the quilts
                                                                please follow the link:
                                                                index_events_auction.htm You can access the quilts
                                                                on eBay once the auction has started on April 1, ei-
                                                                ther by going to and click-
                                                                ing on the quilt name that you want to bid on, or go to
                                                       and search CQA quilt. Have fun and
                                                                good luck.

                                                                Kathy Strawson Membership Director CQA/ACC

                                                                Our own Grace Riedel and Brenda Willoughby have
                                                                taken part in this challenge. Both their quilts have
                                                                been selected for auction.

                                                                Grace Riedel’s “Bountiful Batik” on auction Apr 8-15
                                                                Brenda Willoughby “Simplicity” on auction Apr15-22

The Wednesday Group in May will work on A Dutchmans’ Puzzle with Helen Blaskievich, following are the fab-
ric requirements for the quilt top.

48x63                                                             33x48

Background l Metre                                                Background .50 Metre
Fabric A Dark l.8 Metre                                           Fabric A Dark l Metre
Fabric B Medium .80 Metre                                         Fabric B Medium .75 Metre

Borders will require extra fabric

Cutting                                                           Cutting

A 12— 7 1/4” squares                                              A 6— 7 1/4” squares
  31 of 12 1/2”x3 1/2”                                               17— of 12 1/2”x3 1/2”

B 20 of 3 1/2” squares                                            B 12 of 3 1/2” squares

Background 96 3 7/8” squares                                      Background 48 3 7/8” squares

If you have any questions about the cutting directions please call Helen at 743-0162
                                                                              Helping Hands
                                                                 Helping hands meets every Thursday, 9—2
                                                                 at the Kiwanis Apts. 951 Hilliard St. We would
                                                                 be happy to have more members come out to
                                                                 help us or even drop in and pick up a quilt kit.

                                                                 June Paquett 745-7290

                                                                               Victoria Quilts
                                                                 Victoria Quilts meet the 1st & 3rd Thurs of the
                                                                 month at the Shrine Centre, 9—3, brown bag
                                                                 lunch or you can always drop in and pick up a
                                                                 quilt kit.

                                                                 Heather Fraser 742-3890

                                        LIBRARY REPORT
Sew Many Stars: Techniques & Patterns……………………………...Gail Searl

 Stitching stars is easier than ever. Rotary-cutting techniques and step-by-step illustration simplify the star-
making process. Beginning to advanced quilters will find this book useful, as well as quilters who design with

Two-Block Appliqué Quilts……………………………………………….Claudia Olsen

Get the best of both worlds with this collection of terrific two-block quilts. Pair up pieced and appliquéd blocks
for one–of-a-kind designs. Choose from projects featuring classic, folk-art and pictorial styles.

New book titles are as follows:                                 Overdue Books

Among Friends—————-More Scrap Quilts                           Karen Neals 3
                                                               Jane Shaw 1
Mimi Dietrich’s Baltimore basics                               Mary Montgomery 1
                                                               Doreen Cordy 1
Country Friends Go Quilting                                    Dora Mullen 3
                                                               Bonna Walton 2
                                                               Carole Hlibka 3
Chris Goedhuis
                         For Sale
                                                                   NESY—not even started yet
       Cutting Table for sale-28” wide, 69” long,                  WIP—work in progress
       35” high.                                                   UFO—unfinished object
          —on castors, contains 6 metal basket                     STABLE—stash accumulation beyond life expec-
       drawers, 4 4” drawers, l 9” drawer and an                   tance
       open area 19”x14”                                           PIGS—project in grocery sack
          —asking $50.00                                           HSY—haven’t started yet
                                                                   WHIMM—works hidden in my mind
       Please call Janet Spindloe at 705-876-8701                  SEX—stash enhancing expedition
                                                                   FART—fabric acquisition road trip
                                                                   WOMBAT—waste of money, batting, and time
       2 Rotary cutting mats—24” by 18” $10.00 each                GIFT CLASS—get it finished today
       2 Omnigrid type rulers—6” by 24” $5.00 each
                                                                   From the Quintie Newsletter
       Please call Del Facey 749-2779
                                                                   A Quilter’s Survival Kit For Everyday Living

                                                                   • Toothpick—to remind you to pick out the good
                                                                       qualities in others.
                                                                   • Rubber Band—to remind you to be flexible
                                                                       and stretch your creativity.
Thank you to all members who shared their quilts with us this      • Band-Aid—to remind you to heal hurt feelings,
month, it is always interesting to see what members are working        yours or someone else’s. Also for Rotary Cut-
on each month.                                                         ter repairs to fingers.
                                                                   •   Pencil—to remind you to list your blessings
Joyce Armstrong   3 quilts, an I Spy-last years exchange               everyday. And for marking a quilt.
                   Rail Fence-for Crossroads                       •   Eraser—to remind you that everyone makes
                   Around The World-Victoria’s Quilts                  mistakes and that it’s okay. Every quilt has one
                                                                       mistake. Only God is perfect.
Monica Sullivan    Dresden Plate quilt
                                                                   •   Chewing Gum—to remind you to stick with it
Betty Proulx       Red Hat Ladies quilt, Teddy Bear quilt
                                                                       and you can accomplish anything, like finishing
Bunny Waterworth Tablerunner, Grand Canyon wallhanging                 those UFO’S.
                   Giraffe (discharge) all from classes while      •   Candy Kiss—to remind you that everyone
                   while down south.                                   needs a kiss or a hug everyday. (1 hug a day
Sandi Hean         Bunny quilt with matching pillowcases               is required for mental health, and 3-4 for
Grace Riedel       Oriental tablerunner                                growth. A quilt is worth a giant hug.)
Maureen Buchanan Mystery Quilt                                     •   Tea Bag—to remind you to relax daily and
Doris Johnston     quilt for Victoria’s Quilts & Butterflies for       reflect on all the positive things in your life.
                    her granddaughter                              •   Penny—so you will have ‘cents’ to realize how
Evelyne Farrow     Northcote Challenge-Poncho, Bag, Hat &              valuable you are to your family and friends.
                   purse.                                          •   Needle—to remind you to stitch up any broken
Nina Buchanan     Bag, Vest-Mola work of the Kuna Indians in           relationships.
                   Panama                                          •   Button—to remind you to button your lips, and
Elinor Fitzgerald Jacobs Ladder & Log Cabin variation, gifts           reflect on something before you say it.
                  for her son & grandson’s graduation              •   Gold Thread—to remind you that friendship is
                                                                       the golden thread that ties the hearts of every-
Joanne Sayers   Tues workshop & Duvet Cover                            one.
Esther Shaw     quilts for Grandchildren & Pillowcover             •   Little Bag—to help you keep it all together.
Mollie Clarke   woven & Celtic wallhanging made with New
                Zealand aboriginal designed cloth
Edna De Jong    sample from Celtic workshop
Vikki MacDonald Gingerbread Man quilt & auction quilt
Ruth Hunter     more quilts from Keene school children for
                Victoria’s Quilts
Bev Longford    small quilt from Landscape workshop                    Get well wishes to Dorothy Kloosterman,
Mae Deters       appliqué quilt                                        she had a hip replacement—2 weeks ago.
Heather Fraser  Memory Quilt & a Floral Quilt                          Dorothy is doing excellent
Marie Steel     Look Behind for granddaughter
Beth Alma        House Quilt
This is American Quilter Ricky Tims’ website. He has an interesting gallery display, he issues a challenge theme to quilters
every few months, then selects quilts to be shown in his gallery in Colorado. The quilts presently on display are from his chal-
lenge Micro Cosmos: Little Works-Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. This challenge was inspired by fabric greeting cards. The
quilters had to make 3—5”x7” quilts representing yesterday, today, & tomorrow. You can also visit an earlier challenge,
Winter Wonderland-Quilted Dreamscapes.
This site became live this week but alas if you don’t have a fast connection & pay the fee you can’t download the show with
Alex, Ricky and various other quilters. I do think that at the end of the season they plan to produce a DVD with all the shows
for purchase.
On line lessons for many computer programs and much more. Better yet you can do this in your jammies. Click on the learn
by boxes, lots of choices here.
Bonnie’s once a month vidcast is free, this month she visits the New Zealand Quilt Show and does an interview with New
Zealand quilter Jenny Bowker. I find it interesting to see just how unusual the New Zealand quilts are, they seem to often
have a very different colour and design direction from North American Quilts.
The Alliance for American Quilts-this is a very interesting site, which expresses the many reasons why “Quilts Matter”.
Drop into Quilters’ S.O.S. Save Our Stories, this is grassroots oral history of to-days quilt makers. Lots of interviews, photo-
graphs and easy-to-download how-to manual. Take a look around, more interesting history of quilts on this site.

   Some tips for fabrics that bleed or for the dyers amongst us.

   To stabilize or stop the bleed for commercial dyes…...Use products designed to do so……Retayne—to stop the
   bleed and Synthrapol-to bind dye that is floating in water….and make it go down the drain rather than cling to fab-
   ric. There are also fabric sheets called colour catchers that you can just throw in with your fabric. If you are doing
   some discharge work with bleach, or dishwashing paste you must wash your fabric with Anitclor after to prevent
   the deterioration of your fabric. There is a VINEGAR MYTH out there saying that vinegar will stop bleeding and
   also prevent holes when discharging dye. In the 1700’s and before when most fabric dyes were organic, vinegar,
   an organic, was used to try to stabilize the dye. However, since all commercial fabrics and hand-dyes (except dyers
   that are experimenting with beet juice and other naturals) are made with non-organic dyes, vinegar has no effect on
   stabilizing or stopping the bleed from fabric manufactured today.

   Retayne, Synthrapol and Anticlor are all available from G & S Dyes, Dundas St, Toronto and Maiwa Handprints in
   Vancouver. Dharma Trading Co, Dick Blick, PRO Chemical Dye and Testfabrics in the USA.
PS. Don’t forget 1/4” seam allowance for basket handle.

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