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 Http://www.KawarthaQuiltmakersGuild.ca President Yvonne McMahon 654-1174 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President Cheryl Czaplinski 905-797-2223 email@example.com Program Helen Blaskievich 743-0162 firstname.lastname@example.org Workshops Judith Selby 748-3628 Newsletter Bev Longford 742-4305 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Www.museumsofmississauga.com 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 email@example.com Fri 9:30-8, Sat 9:30-5 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Www.ontarioquilting.org Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4 Contact: www.OttawaValleyQuiltersGuild.org 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 www.waterlooquiltfestival.com 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 email@example.com, 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 days!! 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 PROGRAM 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. CQA/ACC 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: Http://www.canadianquilter.com/events/ index_events_auction.htm You can access the quilts on eBay once the auction has started on April 1, ei- ther by going to www.canadianquilter.com and click- ing on the quilt name that you want to bid on, or go to www.ebay.ca 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 stars. 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 Abbreviations 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 Websites http://www.rickytims.com 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. www.thequiltshow.com 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. http://www.lynda.com 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. www.BonnieMcCaffery.com 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. http://www.quiltalliance.org 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.