Category Archives: GuildUpdate

Meeting Sept. 8, 2016

Last Thursday we were happy to see Joan F who is spending a couple of weeks here.  She was working on her tea cozies and many others were knitting away on shrugs, sweaters, shawls, and of course socks.  Many of us are using the Opal yarn that Mary had for sale at the market a couple of weeks ago.  Nancy McH. brought in her Disappearing 4-Patch quilt top made with scraps from her stash (marking Nancy as a true quilter!) and it is lovely.  If you want to see how it is made, go to You Tube and search for Missouri Star Quilt Company, Disappearing 4-patch.  It is quite interesting to see how it comes together.  One of those quilts that looks harder than it really is.  I am very taken with it, and have started one myself.  
-Of Time and Tides craft shop in Grand Harbour – this is their last week before closing.
-At the Art Gallery- Grand Manan Photography exhibit, along with shows by Donna Nixon and Tam Greenley
-KVQG quilt show this week, Thurs. through Sat. in Quispamsis, Sept. 15-17
-St. Croix guild quilt show in Calais Friday and Sat. next week, Sept. 23-24

Sept. 1, 2016 meeting

We had a great turnout at the meeting last Thursday, (28-30 of us) welcoming several summer friends, and saying goodbye to some as well.  We love to see you all!

A couple of announcements were made: the Kennebecasis Valley Guild’s show is the 15th-17th of Sept. in Quispamsis, and the 23rd and 24th of Sept. is the show in Calais by the St. Croix guild.  Both are well worth a trip.  The Island Art show is on now, and Sept. 10 is the opening of the island photography show at the Gallery.  

All quilt guilds in Canada who are members of the Canadian Quilters Association (CQA) are invited to help make 1000 quilts for Ronald McDonald Houses at children’s hospitals across the country to celebrate Canada’s birthday in 2017.  Some of us would like to do this, and Mary H. has received word about the fabric needed to make “slab” blocks for the project.  The block is an easy one, and doesn’t require a lot of precision measuring, so beginners would be able to make blocks as well as more experienced quilters.  I will be join to Calgary this month, so will search out the required fabrics (one strip of specific Canada 150th birthday fabric is to be included in each block) and bring some back with me.  The CQA does not want finished quilts, only blocks or tops.  They will look after the quilting and binding.

Mary H. is offering a class in October on “turning the heel” of a sock.  Those interested will meet with her individually ASAP so she can show us how to knit socks using a long circular  needle (size 2.75mm).  Let Mary know if you are interested.

2016 Show Pix

Attached are some of my photos of our 2016 Show, Treasures Beyond Measure.  Enjoy!
Again, thanks to everyone who helped.  At least 22 members  assisted throughout the show, which is a really good participation rate!  By the way, there is no need for anyone to prepare snack for at least a month.  Leftover goodies are safely in Beverley’ freezer!

2016 Show — this weekend, and venue change!

The 2016 Tidal Threads show is this weekend — doors open at 11am on Friday.

There has been a venue change — the show will be held at the Immanuel Family Church, also on Rte 776 on Grand Manan.

Full details:
Friday, July 8, 2016 – 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2016 – 10 am to 4pm
Where:  IMMANUEL FAMILY CHURCH, Rte. 776, Grand Manan Island, NB
Admission: $4.00, includes light refreshments.
Fabric vendor on site during show.

Meeting June 16, 2016

Greetings all from Beautiful Grand Manan!

Summer made a spectacular entrance this past weekend, and seems to be continuing.  Despite a strong SW wind (that kept the bugs away*:) happy) yesterday evening, it was a great weekend for gardening and gathering with friends on the deck.

On Thursday we welcomed back Peg and Claire after their surgeries, both successful!  It was great to see them both walking with less pain and more vim!  Mary H. spoke about the show, and members were reminded to submit their registration forms ASAP to Martha.  Also, remember that we will be featuring “Tools of the Trade” in our “little room” off the main hall. Sharing that small room will be a small memorial display to our past member Gladys Leighton.  The Tools of the Trade display needs contributions!  Do you have a special kind of knitting or quilting accessory that you can’t live without?  Do you love a certain brand of cutter or hook if you hook rugs?  Please be ready to share your tools, no matter what sort of work you do.  Remember that many of our viewers do not know a lot about our crafts,  so even things we take for granted will be new to many.

As usual, we will have a Viewer’s Choice ribbon for the item that visitors admire, thanks to Dawn, and we will be selling tickets on our own wall hanging, “You Have (Air) Mail”.  

We will be accepting registered entries to the show between 6 and 8 pm on Wednesday, July 6.  July 7 will be our busiest day, when we need lots of help to “hang the show”.  The doors open at 11 am on Friday, July 8 (11-6) and Saturday July 9 (10-4).  Please spread the word! The notice is on Facebook, and posters are appearing on island bulletin boards.