What a constructive weekend!! Numerous students received guidance through the steps of Pam’s Trip, volumes of Loose Ends were being tied up in the Library, and the Groves quilt top materialized from the beautiful fabrics provided by Guild members.
With the participation of 27 members at the General Membership meeting, new officers were chosen for the 2011 year and the committee sign-up lists were being generated. Check out the new officers and committee list page; call Cece at 424-3667 to have your name included on a committee. The participation of many makes it all the more fun for everyone.
Several creative opportunities were presented during the business meeting.
Tanya Zastrow, representing the Fungus Festival folks, displayed silk fabrics dyed with mushrooms and lichen in beautiful, muted colors, available for making 18 in. x 18 in. pillow cases. The FF would like several pillows created for their August festival and generously offered some of the silks for the Guild’s Tea and Auction. Here’s our chance to try something unique.
Dotty Widmann, our Net Loft neighbor, is sponsoring a trunk show and classes in July featuring Keri Duke, Contemporary Hawaiian quilter and designer. We understand a class and kit will cost about $70. Good investment and another great opportunity.
And leading into and ending with, the choices for the NWQG’s September 22-24, 2011 big event of Bonnie Hunter lecture and classes were determined!! Bonnie will lecture on her Scrap User System on Thursday night, 9/22/11; Friday will see Bonnie teaching her techniques on Blue Ridge Beauty from 9am-4pm; and Saturday, 9/24/11, 9am-4pm, will conclude with her Cathedral Stars design. We understand the Blue Ridge Beauty design is a bit easier than the Cathedral Stars – beginning quilters will be comfortable and intermediate quilters will enjoy the BRB, and the techniques learned in the BRB will prepare the beginning quilters for the more complex CS. Put in on your calendar.
The committee in charge of this event will be providing details and instructions “sew” those interested can begin to prepare and schedule use of the Guild’s AccuCutter as needed – only $5 per 20 minutes. Costs for events and timelines for signing-up will also be set – check back often as these details are worked out.
Thank you to all who planned and organized this weekend’s activities, taught, assisted and participated in the class, contributed time and fabric to the Groves quilt, brought nearly-completed projects to inspire – what a wonderful weekend with neighbors.
It’s a Quilting Weekend!! And we’re not April Fooling!
It all begins at 6:30pm Friday at the High School. There is a class being taught by Renee Rankin, Loose Ends is happening and Neva Nolan and Diane Ujioka are organizing the making of a quilt for the Groves family who lost all of their belongings in a fire.
The catered dinner featuring the skills of our wonderful friend, Sandy Ponte, is available Saturday at 6:00pm for $15.00.
A membership meeting will take place following dinner at 7:00pm. We will be electing new officers, signing up for committees, and choosing what classes Bonnie Hunter will teach this fall, just to mention a few of the agenda items.
Please find even more information at the Cordova Northwind Quilters blog spot – just do a google search and it will come up – or search for the Guild on Facebook.
It will be a great weekend to enjoy the great company of our neighbors as we also have an opportunity to help our neighbors. See you there.
Check out our wonderful new location with many frequent updates!
We hope you can make it to our next Northwind Quilters Guild General Membership Meeting. It will be held Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Home Ec. room. We will also have a potluck at 6 p.m.
This meeting will be worth making as it is time for our yearly Election of Officers, Committee reports, and GREAT door prizes!
Saturday will also include a Cutting Workshop for the two upcoming Spring Retreat classes, Montana Cartwheel and Hunter Star. This cutting workshop/Loose Ends will be from 10am-6 pm in the CHS Home Ec. room.
Hope to see you all there!
NWQG Executive Committee
NWQG has a fun weekend planned for March 5th, 6th and 7th featuring a mystery class taught by Valerie Covel called THE LEGEND OF THE MISSING LINK. Saturday 10-6. Fabric requirements and suggestions are posted at both fabric stores. The $5 class fee will go to the guild.
This event will start Friday night with a Montana Cartwheel & Hunters Star sign up and cutting class. Montana Cartwheel and Hunters Star will be taught byNational Quilt Teacher, Peggy Gelbrich April 9, 10 &11 for NWQG SPRING RETREAT. All cutting for these classes will be done prior to the class. Photos, fabric suggestions and cutting instructions can be picked up at either store, too. Sign up for the Spring Retreat classes and templates will be available from Diane Wiese at the March cutting session weekend. Cutting instructions can be sent by pdf from Angela (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Happy New Year Everyone!
Just wanted to invite you to the next Quilters Anonymous get together. We will be holding our informal quilting session on Sunday, January 24, from 2-5 p.m. in the CHS Home Ec. room. Bring which ever project suits your fancy to work on and join us for an afternoon celebrating our love for quilting!
A LAST MINUTE REMINDER
NWQG TIME TO SEW FRIDAY JAN 8, 9 & 10TH 2010
FRI 6 PM TILL 10
SAT 10 AM TILL NOON MINI WORKSHOP WITH VAL COVEL CURVED PIECING TECHNIQUES THEN OPEN SEW CONTINUES
6:00 PM POTLUCK
MORE OPEN SEW
SUNDAY 10 AM TILL 4 PM
HIGH SCHOOL HOME EC ROOM
QUESTIONS CALL DIANE WIESE 424-7755
OR DIANE UJIOKA 424-7281
Just a last minute reminder that Quilters Anonymous will be this Sunday, Dec. 13, in the CHS Home Ec. room from 2-5 p.m. We will get together to have fun working on whatever quilting project you want to do, not have to do! This time be sure to bring a door prize under $10 and we’ll do our own kind of Q.A. gift exchange. Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions contact Terri Stavig
It’s that time of year again! Please come to our annual Tea and Auction.
Open to the entire community!
Sunday, November 22 from 2-4 at Orca Lodge.
Help raise funds for our scholarships.
Time to Sew
Home Ec room
Friday November 6 5:00-???
Saturday 10:00 a.m. Potluck at 6:00, membership meeting at 7:00 Sewing until ???
Come and work on projects for the Tea and Auction.