The Piecemakers’ Star Published by the: DUFFERIN PIECEMAKERS QUILTING GUILD www.dufferinpiecemakers.org May 2009, Volume 15, Issue 9 ***President’s Message *** This month’s meeting includes our Annual General Meeting. We have some important issues to vote on and will elect a new executive. The executive is recommending an annual membership fee of $35 to offset the rent increase and continue to provide the same level of programs and community projects. The executive is also recommending that the treasurer be allowed to transfer money by internet. Please refer to the wording presented below. The Nominating Committee has filled all slots; we have more members volunteering than ever before! Thank you for getting/staying actively involved! Great job, Judi, Mary-Lou and Yvonne! Inside this issue: I’m hearing about the quilt shows many of you are attending and I’m sure you are getting inspired enough to enter a quilt in our The Committee 2 show next year. The Show Committee still needs some volunteers. Please Library Block see Mary or Leah to discuss how you might assist. Hopefully, you President’s Challenge mini is almost complete. Nominating Committee Report 3 Please pick up a form at the membership desk to fill out to accompany Bulletin Board 4 your entry. The prize list keeps getting longer as I become more excited to see your ideas spring to life!! Quilt Show Focus 5 Morning Glories 6 Pat Kalapaca Stitch ‘n Share Fall Fair Specials Note from Editor Attention Guild Members: Motion re Membership Fees Proposed addition to Guild By-Laws Article #5: Finance—to be voted on at Community Projects 7 May 2009 Annual Business Meeting. To be added: Program Block 8 11. Treasurer to have online access to Guild General Account solely to transfer monies between Guild accounts, NOT to add bill payment. The purpose of transfer of monies is to earn higher interest on Guild What’s On 9 monies. Reason for addition: Birthday Block Online access allows the treasurer to obtain the best possible interest rate Refreshment Block 10 on Guild monies. The treasurer is not to add bill payment to Guild bank Set Up/Take Down accounts. Next Meetings The Guild Executive approved this addition January 29, 2009. [Minutes Executive Meeting Jan. 29, 2009, 6a) c)]. Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild, P.O. Box 325, Orangeville, ON L9W 2Z6 The Executive President: Pat Kalapaca Vice-President: Janet Slater Past President: Judi Sullivan Secretary: Liz Nash Treasurer: Mary Light Program: Yvonne Guse-Rahn, Shirley Roberts Lois Brown, Pat Burbidge, Nancy Snook Membership: Mary Lou Crosland, Cathy MacArthur, Pam Neilly Newsletter: Jeanne Bell LIBRARY BLOCK Linda Ritchie --------------------------------- Anne Crowder, Marg Rayner Pat Chambers, Norma Mintz The Committees Birthday Club: Beckie Shaw, Nanette Horton QUILT IN A DAY : STILL STRIPPING AFTER 25 YEARS Block of the Daphne White , Mary DeVries AUTHOR: ELEANOR BURNS Month/Challenges: Anne Parsons, Marion Cole For Eleanor's twenty-fifth anniversary she has put together a collection of sixteen different quilts made with 2 1/2 inch strips. Ladies, imagine Eleanor is still Bulletin Board: Bev Prior stripping as she celebrates her silver anniversary !!! Community Penny Squirrel, Shirley Roberts, Projects: Norah Ledermann, Fern Pugh APPLIQUE: THE BASICS & BEYOND Financial Debra Wilson, Cheryl Staeger AUTHOR: JANET PITTMAN Reviewers: The complete guide to successful machine and hand techniques with dozens of designs to mix and match. You'll find all the basics of machine Historian: Leah Mitchell and hand appliqué, along with special techniques for embellishing. Librarians: Anne Crowder, Marg Rayner Pat Chambers, Norma Mintz ALL ABOUT MACHINE ARTS: DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES FROM A TO Z Lucky Draw: Susan Pirie, Joan Tipping, June Moir, Diane Woodward FROM: SEWING NEWS, CREATIVE MACHINE EMBROIDERY & C & T PUBLISHING Morning Glories Leah Mitchell The world's best known experts on machine arts, machine embroidery, and decorative stitching have contributed their talents to this volume. This book is the Quilt Show: Leah Mitchell, Mary Light best of the best from the pages of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines. This is the one book you need to answer all of your decorative stitching Refreshments: Rosemary Galbraith, Heather Stevenson, Pat Forrest, Linda Horner questions. Retreat: Joan Lorbach, Pam Neilly, Susan Pirie, Yvonne Conway, Judi Sullivan Stitch ‘n share Betty Sanderson Library Procedures Web-mistress: Judi Sullivan The Guild library has been created for the use of members of the Guild and operates on the honour system. Guild Library books may be borrowed for one month (from one meeting to the next meeting). This list is for Guild purposes only Sign Out Procedures 1. Remove the sign out card from the pocket in the front of the book and record your name, tele- phone number the due date (which will be the next meeting –month and year only) 2. Give the card to the person at the library table. (If there is no card, please check with the person at the Please send newsletter submissions to: library desk and they will either locate the card or make a substitute.) The library staff will give you a due dates slip to insert into the pocket to remind you to return it the next month. Jeanne Bell 3. A maximum of 3 books may be signed out by one member. LBandJB@auracom.com To return a book, you simply put the book in the return box and the library staff will handle the rest. or Linda Ritchie If you forgot or need to keep the book longer than one month, there is no problem. However, if you have kept a book longer than 3 months, an overdue charge of 1 fat quarter will be charged for each overdue firstname.lastname@example.org book. Page 2 DUFFERIN PIECEMAKERS QUILTING GUILD NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT Presented by Yvonne Conway, Mary-Lou Crosland, Judi Sullivan Nomination Slate for the Executive for the Guild Year July 1 st 2009 to June 30 th 2010 Executive Directors President Pat Kalapaca Vice-President Janet Slater Past President Judi Sullivan Secretary Karen Canivet Treasurer Mary Light Pat Burbidge Program Janet Slater/Judi Yvonne Guse-Rahn Marion Cole QBA Sullivan Yvonne Conway Joan Lorbach Newsletter Jeanne Bell Ida Cunningham Membership Mary -Lou Crosland Pam Neilly COMMITTEES 1st person listed will be the chair Refreshments Rosemary Galbraith Val Ashbourne Pat Forrest Linda Horner Anne Parsons BOM Daphne White Mary DeVries Penny Squirrell Comm. Projects Fern Pugh Mary Lynne Simpson Karen Middelkoop Norah Ledermann Marie Tupling Library Liz Nash Joyce Dennie Marg Rayner Lorna Raney Lucky Draw Susan Pirie Joan Tipping June Moir Debi Arnold Bulletin Board Bev Prior Historian Leah Mitchell Beth Toms Financial Review Lucia Ferris Retreat Judi Sullivan Yvonne Conway Joan Lorbach Pam Neilly Susan Pirie Quilt Show Mary Light Leah Mitchell Stitch & Share Betty Sanderson Morning Glories Leah Mitchell Web-Mistress Judi Sullivan Birthday Club Beckie Shaw Nanette Horton As required by the Guild Bylaws, the Nominating Committe e will call for nominations from the floor for any Executive Position at the Annual General Meeting on May 18, 2009. The nomination must have a mover, a seconder and the agreement of the nominee. If an Executive position receives more than one nomination , a vote will be taken by ballot. The Nomination Committee wishes to thank the Guild members who have volunteered to help plan and organize another great year for our Guild. Please show your appreciation with your participation and support. NEXT ISSUE DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JUNE 02, 2009 Page 3 To Daphne, Doreen and To my Secret Sister Shirley, Your generous and To my Secret Sister Thank you to my who sold books and thoughtful gifts and A “BIG” thank you Secret Sister donated the proceeds to wishes for Valentine’s for the beautiful fat for the my Tanzania projects, Day, my birthday and quarters, pattern and beautiful ASANTE SANA!! “just because it’s Spring” card. They are lovely batiks. The installation of have touched my heart and arrived right on They go perfectly water is coming closer with and gladdened my time! with my “stash”. each kind deed. spirit. Sincerely, A sincere thank you … Rosemary Galbraith Pat Kalapaca Anne P. Sue Hopkins VanZant Dear Secret Sister, Thank You Note There was an envelope given to Dear Ladies of the Quilting Guild; me at the April meeting. Thank you so much for the cuddle blankets. “Spring is here” Your blankets provide the children with What a wonderful surprise! The Guild wishes comfort and warmth during a very frightful The spring flowers & to extend sincere coordinating fabric are and emotional time. condolences to beautiful. Have some ideas Leah has mentioned that you provide other Donna Henderson (several) but am forcing myself fire departments in the area with cuddle to finish some UFOs before I on the loss of her blankets as well! allow myself to play with my father, Eldon new treasures. You made my We can’t thank you enough for making a day! Thank you so much child’s day better! ….Joan Lorbach Gratefully yours, The Grand Valley & District Fire Department For Sale Husqvarna-Viking 936 Serger top of the line Thank You Note to the Ladies of the 5 thread Morning Glories cover and chain stitch Mar. 4/09 rolled edge Dear “Morning Glories”, 2,3 and 4 thread overlock Just a quick note to thank you so much for the breast cushion I received after my breast cancer surgery on rarely used, in the box, includes lessons at dealer Mar. 2. It is a comfort to me and when I look at it I think of the lovely ladies who took the time and effort msrp $2600 $1100 to provide that comfort to a stranger. THANK YOU !!! Tracey Hand-Breckenridge Lori Smith 519-941-4662 Page 4 NEXT ISSUE DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JUNE 02, 2009 Page 5 Morning Glories Leah Mitchell The Morning Glories meet at the Grand Valley Public Library the second Friday of each month September to June from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please bring a cup and a loonie for coffee. We take turns bringing muffins and milk. Bring your hand work and your Show & Tell. Need some advice? Bring your project, we love to help. Stitch ‘n Share Betty Sanderson Stitch and Share meets every Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:00 PM at the Meridian Credit Union on Broadway in Orangeville. (Enter the conference room via the back parking lot.) For further information call Betty Sanderson 519-942-3015 **The group sincerely thanks Meridian for the use of the confer- ence room provided at no charge to the participants. ** *****Stitch and Share Ladies Please Note ***** On June 3rd the Meridian boardroom will be occupied and the Motion Re. Membership Fees Stitch and Share group will need a new meeting location for that day. Please contact Betty Sanderson for further information. “The executive recommends to the membership that the annual membership fee be increased to $35, starting July 1, 2009. Guest fee will remain at $5.00.” Fall Fair Specials The Guild sponsors four “Specials” in the Note from the Editor Community Fall Fairs of Caledon, Orange- This is a quote from the Sudbury and District Quilting and ville, Shelburne and Grand Valley as part of Stitchery Guild newsletter. I’m hoping it might help some of its objective to maintain and improve quilt- you having trouble downloading and printing your monthly news- ing standards and to promote quilting as an art letters. Although I don’t email newsletters directly to each of form. They are as follows: you, the procedure should be the same. 1) Pieced wall hanging, hand quilted, maximum perimeter of 192 inches, “The executive agrees that emailing newsletters to members is a great cost minimum perimeter of 80 inches. saving to the guild. I know that very few on the email list have trouble 2) Pieced wall hanging, machine quilted, with being able to print out newsletters as they are a pdf file, and they can maximum perimeter of 192 inches, be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader. I know occasionally I go to open a minimum perimeter 80 inches. pdf file and my acrobat tells me that there are errors and it can’t open the 3) Quilt larger than perimeter of 240 inches, file. If this is happening to you, save the file to your hard drive, (right click on the link for the newsletter eg. May 2009, then “save target as”, any technique, hand quilted. save to the file you have chosen and can remember ) the ‘My Documents’ 4) Wall hanging, any appliqué technique and folder is a good place for them as it is usually the first folder a program hand quilted, maximum perimeter 192 opens when you go to look for something. Now open Adobe Acrobat, inches, minimum perimeter 80 inches. choose File/Open and find the copy of the newsletter you just saved. It should open just fine this way, and I am asking you to please try this be- fore you decide that your computer just won’t open it.” Jeanne B. :) Page 6 Community Projects Block Once again, I would like to begin with a huge thank-you to our many members who continue to share their time and talent to complete quilts for our community projects. Our large suitcase is bulging with small quilts and I have some more in a bag ready for presentation at our June meeting. There are at least eighteen full size quilts just waiting for labels. These will be shared with Choices Youth Shelter, Family Transition Place and Caledon/Dufferin Victim Services. Representatives from each organization will be invited to our June meeting to receive their quilts. We also have some completed tops that need to be quilted and will start our donations for next year. The quilts all look warm and snuggly (just a little bright?) and should certainly add comfort and cheer to many beds. As our May meeting falls on Victoria Day, we will not have an afternoon workshop before our meeting. Our final afternoon to stitch community projects will be Tuesday, May 26 anytime after 1:00 p.m. at Cobwebs and Caviar. We have two wonderful ways to make pillowcases to show you and any available stitchers may sew pillowcases for Sick Kids or work on finishing up blocks and tops. I will bring some of our donated material for the pillowcases or use this opportunity to clean out some of your stash for this project. Bring your machine (or use one of A.J.’s and Jackie’s) and any needed sewing supplies and join us for the afternoon. Com- munity Quilts have really enjoyed using the upstairs room and our budget has not been depleted paying rent thanks to A.J. and Jacky. Plans for next year include continuing to support our local groups by reviewing their need for quilts and trying to meet that need as much as we can. Community Quilts may not be quite as active in the coming year as many of our members will need time to prepare their own quilts to be exhibited at our fall 2010 quilt show. Donating quilts in our community has been one of the goals for Dufferin Piecemakers but we may not always give the same number of quilts each year. Each member will be encouraged to help in any way they can. Many thanks to all those who have helped with the Community Projects committee this year and to those who have volunteered for next year. It is all very much appreciated. Fern, Norah, Penny and Shirley NEXT ISSUE DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JUNE 02, 2009 Page 7 PROGRAM BLOCK Thank you A.J. and Jacky of Cobwebs & Caviar along with their wonderful team of helpers for sharing your time and talents at the April Guild meeting. I think the buss in the room clearly indicated value was found in your many stations of techniques and many left full of promise with skills for their next project. Come One, Come All, Come out to the Fair! Haven’t you always wanted to enter your local fair and share your quilting talents! I have wandered the shows admiring the winners circle and secretly judging all the applicants’ work and yet feeling too afraid myself. Fern Pugh, Joanne Kiser, Berva Buttery and Beckie Shaw will share their expertise as judges and participants in past fairs to help us understand all you need to know to “Get Ready for the Fair”. They will dispel that fear and give you an inside track on what the judges want to see. We will have some brochures from Fairs we sponsor so you can learn what categories are offered and what you need to do to enter and perhaps even place in the show on the Ribbon Wall of Fame. Mark your calendar and bring a pen and paper and leave your fears at the door. QBA On Saturday May 2nd—8 of our guild members had the opportunity to be inspired by Daphne’s fine stitches and comfortable teaching environment as she enlightened us on the art of English Paper Piecing. The examples and ef- fort she put into her class were tremendous and all who attended were amazed at how many variations could be made with this technique. Please bring your completed projects for Show and Share and all who missed out … take some time to visit with Daphne and I am sure she will share her secrets. Thank you Daphne. May 16th at the Meridian Credit Union boardroom. Marion Cole has also agreed to come back by popular demand to teach another class on Reverse Appliqué.—Class is fully booked. June 6th and 13th Its Christmas in June at the Meridian Credit Union boardroom. Leah Mitchell has designed a beautiful fussy cut pattern with so many techniques utilized we have set the class over two Saturdays to allow ample time to master and complete the project. - Class is full. As you have noticed these classes fill quickly so don’t be disappointed and guarantee your place next year by booking early for the 2009—2010 schedule. Yvonne, Shirley, Lois, Pat, and Nancy Jodi Barrows’ workshop on Monday, September 21, 2009 from 9:30 to 3:30 at the Ag. Centre. A reminder, if you signed up for this workshop, the rest of your registration payment is due at the May meeting. Total amount payable is $60. If you paid the $20 deposit, you will owe $40. A penny saved is obviously a result of a government oversight! From the Sudbury and District Quilting & Stitchery Guild The Neighbours & Friends quilt, in support of Bethell House, was presented to Hospice Caledon at the April Guild meeting. Receiving the quilt is Program Page 8 What’s On -Ontario Quilting Connections and -Canadian Quilters’ Associations Mar 7—June 7, 2009—Quilt Treasures from the WCMA Collection. Wellington County Museum & Archives, 0536 Wel- lington County R., 18, RR #1, Fergus, ON N1M 2W3 Museum hours: weekdays 9:30 to 4:30, weekends and holidays: 12:00 to 4:00. This exhibit shares heritage quilts from one of the best museum collections in Ontario. For more information www.wcm.on.ca or email@example.com May 4—June 6 , 2009 The Quilt, A Cancer Support Project (www.thequilt.com) Stratford Exhibit: Stratford Festival Mall, Stratford, ON May 25-30, 2009 Greetings from Canada Quilt Exhibit at The Quilt Place, 3991 Perth Rd. 107, Shakespeare, ON N0B 2P0 . Also features Among Brenda’s Quilts’ by Brenda Miller and .. May 1-June 15 Henny’s Mini’s exhibit. May 26-30, 2009 St. Jacob’s Fibre Journeys Silo Weavers, 1441 King St., Tues. –Fri. 10-6, Thurs 10-8, Sat 10-4. Solo exhi- bition by Textile Artist Janet Rhind. Contact Elsa Elliott 519- 664-2421, Janet Rhind 905-825-3265 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org June 12-13, 2009 Quilts by the Bay, Owen Sound, Bayshore Penny Squirrell presents nine quilts to Kelly Condon and Community Centre, 1900 3rd Ave. E. Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-5, Adm. Samuel Tupling of the Grand Valley Fire Department at the $5. 100’s of quilts, merchant mall, guild boutique, lunch/tea February Guild Meeting. (see Thank You note on page 4) room, demonstrations, Think Green Challenge, mini quilt draw, historical & community outreach displays, viewer’s choice. www.bluewaterquiltersguild.blogspot.com You know you are drinking too much coffee when you can Aug 5-31, 2009 From tradition to Art—A Journey with thread a sewing machine while it is still running! Submitted by Mary Light Fibre Greenwood Gallery, 275 Woolwich St., Guelph, Shop Hours. Solo exhibit featuring Textile artist Janet Rhind. Contact Christine (519)822-2790, email: email@example.com Sept. 10-12, 2009 The Fruits of our Labour Competition and ADVERTISING RATES Show at the Owen Sound Fall Fair, Victoria Park, Owen Sound Same ad Every Ad Changes Required Thurs. 4-9, Sat & Sun 10-9, Contact, Gladys Pennacchietti Month (519)376-1427 firstname.lastname@example.org Type of Ad Ad Size Guild Non-Guild Guild Non-Guild Sept. 18 & 19, 2009 Quilts in the Temple — Piecing Past and Present, presented by the Gwillimbury Quilt Guild, Sharon Secret Sister $ 2.00 n/a n/a n/a Temple, Sharon, ON 10-4:30 p.m. $6 admission to show and Classified 1”x3” $ 7.00 $ 8.00 $ 8.00 $10.00 Sharon Temple historical site, full size quilts, wall hangings, small quilts, bed turning and quilt sale, on-site appraiser, market- Business 2”x3” $10.00 $12.00 $12.00 $15.00 place, refreshments, 190 year old Rose of Sharon quilt. Card Quarter 5”x3” $12.00 $15.00 $15.00 $20.00 Page Half Page 7”x5” $25.00 $30.00 $30.00 $35.00 Full Page 7”x10” $50.00 $55.00 $55.00 $60.00 Prepay for the year and get a 10% discount! NEXT ISSUE DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JUNE 02, 2009 Page 9 BIRTHDAY Refreshment Block CELEBRATIONS Rosemary Galbraith, Heather Stevenson Pat Forrest, Linda Horner -submitted by We thank Neilda Speedie, Alanna Beckie Shaw, Nanette Horton General Meeting: Woodrow, Linda Ritchie and Yvonne Donna Henderson May 1 Guse-Rahn for our May treats. Date: Monday , May 18 , 2009 Judi Jamieson May 20 Monday, June 15, 2009 Nancy Noble May 25 Barb Johnson May 29 Where has the time gone?! Is it Time: 7:00 p.m. Doors Open Diane Woodward May 29 already time for our June potluck? Please wait until 7:00 to arrive. This will allow time Lois Brown June 14 We look forward to our finger for the committee volunteers to set up the room. Lynne Norman June 21 foods from the N-Z people and the ***** Place: Orangeville Fairgrounds Jeanne Bell June 22 A-M will, with many thanks, bring a 5 Sideroad of Mono Anita Rowland June 29 donation to the food bank. Executive Meeting: If anyone has been missed, please let us know Remember those with Date: Thursday , May 28, 2009 at the newsletter table. allergies and keep our Time: 7:00 p.m. refreshments “nut free” ! Place: Meridian Please call Pat if you will be attending. Quilt Show Committee Meeting: Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 “Set Up” and “Take Down” Block Time: 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. Set Up (arrive 6:15 PM) Take Down Place: Cobwebs & Caviar, Shelburne Neilda Speedie Debi Arnold Committee members who cannot attend please let Alanna Woodrow Maureen Swift Mary or Leah know. Pat Forrest Karen Canivet Next Meeting Bring: Chris Tuck Brenda Lamont Linda Horner Elizabeth Bricker Name Tags Worn Mug for coffee/tea Anne Crowder Show and Tell Thanks for filling all the spots and helping even when your name Block of the Month wasn’t on the list! Pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer Journals for FTP Loonie for the Raffle Library Books And a …... A few things to remember: During the meeting please…. Turn off the ring on your cell phone, or go to another room to use it Family Transition Place Keep the conversations to a minimum when there is a speaker. Our commitment to FTP is 200 journals for the year. Please help by Participate in keeping our meetings scent free donating one or two at any time of the year. (we have members and guests who are allergic to perfumes). The journals need to be about 6”x8”, lined pages, bound by either coil or glue. Consider making a fabric cover. Please leave them in the basket provided at any meeting.
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