Meeting Oct. 20, 2016

Great progress today on our “Moose Quilt” for CQA’s 150th Birthday project.  Quilt guild members from all over Canada have been asked to make blocks using Canada Birthday fabric to make “slab” blocks (more or less like log cabin blocks, but with leeway) and send them in to CQA by May, 2017.  The blocks will be assembled and machine quilted at a giant quilting bee in May, and will be given to all the Ronald MacDonald Houses across Canada.  The goal is to make 1000 quilts for this project.

We are well on our way to making a quilt for a small child (36″ x 48″) or, if we get ambitious, one for an older child (48″ x 72″).  We have chosen to fussy cut moose out of the special birthday fabrics to be the focal point of each block.  See below for a photo of our first 3 blocks.  Thanks to Nancy McH., Janice N, Mary H, Mary B, and Dawn L for their help this morning.  It felt good to have a project to focus on that didn’t mean a lot of stress and pressure!

We bid farewell this morning to Diana B and Mary H who will not be with us over the winter.  

Tis the season for knitting SOCKS!  There are plenty of socks being knit up for the upcoming cold weather as well as for gifts.  Chair caning and rug hooking are also on the go.  Mary H. brought in 3 wool “trees” made from one of Sande Gunning’s kits, and Ruth C brought in her blocks from a scrap quilt she is working on.  I will try to remember to bring my camera next week!

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