February will comprise of demonstrations on English Paper Piecing, Embroidery, and Hand Quilting. Members are asked to bring samples from their quilt collect on these techniques to share. March - Terry Aske Trunk Show. May - Gail Hunt Trunk Show.
A second letter has been received thanking the guild for their donation of a quilt to their family.
Purchasing two more rolls of batting. Kits will be availble at guild meetings. Looking to book another We Care Sewing day at Sardis Lib, date to be announced.
82 members are now signed up.
Reports are due by Weds 14 Feb.
Second meeting for commitee leaders was held Feb 7. All leadership jobs have been filled. First prize quilt is fully completed, second prize quilt is ready for long arm quilting. Advertising posters and postcards have been printed. Wanda (Challenge Quilt Project), Kate (posters & raffle baskets), Sandra & Wendy (boutique table) will be making presentations at the Feb meeting.
The Terry Aske 'Circles' Workshop will proceed, it is full. Location 9:30-5:00 at the Christ Community Hall. Karri will be sending out info to those attending.
Tech workshops (Social Media, Photography, anything else techie) will be held at Chwk Library 10:30 to 12:30 on two Saturdays, dates to be confirmed and announced.
Possible Members Sew-in Day for May, more info to come.
Diane still has money to spend on new books, if you have an idea please let her know.
The Bus Trip to CQA on June 2 Sat is half full, cost is $45. Members will have a last chance to sign up at the Feb meeting before it is open to friends of guild members.
CQA Postcards will be on display at the Feb meeting.
A request for Executive members to complete a re-write of their job descriptions and email them to Janet.
Looking into the possibility of purchasing a PA system that the guild will use and own.
A credit has been secured from a letter sent with a complaint on the decorations from the Anniversary Cake.
November will host a Quilt Canada speaker Marcy Horswill, Diane will be reviewing the library searching tools, Karlie will be introducing the Journal Challenge. December will be Pot Luck, games and a Secret Santa exchange.
Almost all quilts donated to BC Wildfires Relief for families in need have been delivered by the MP of the area.
77 members signed up at this time. Decided that the guild membership list will be sent to all members.
Reports are due by Weds 8 Nov. A request for a small article to be written and submitted to Jane about your cohort group if you belong to one.
First meeting for commitee leaders was held Nov 1st. All leadership jobs have been filled. First prize quilt has been quilted and is ready for binding and label attachment.
Check the We Care page under Programs for a list of what is still needed. It was agreed that budget money (under donations) would be spent to purchase what was not donated and was needed to fil the bags. Bag filling day was set for Sat Dec 2, location still to be announced.
Workshop in Abbotsford at 'Strung out on Beads' has 9 participants, there is space for one more. Carpooling will be arranged. Clipboard will be passed around again at the November meeting to ask for workshop requests or volunteers to teach. Checking into a Retreat/Sewing Day for early December open to all members ($2 cost to members, guild will pay venue rental).
Last payment of $100 is due at November meeting, reminder announcment will be in Newsletter and emailed to participants.
CQA sponsorship of $250 will be sent and requested to be attributed to Viewers Choice.
Still looking into other possible meeting venues.
October will have a trunk show by members Gail W and Ginger C, mini quit special show & tell one per member. November will host a Quilt Canada speaker Marcy Horswill, Diane will be reviewing the library searching tools, Karlie will be introducing the Journal Challenge.
Fat Quarter Draw
This month the colour is blue. Remember there is no limit to the number you can contribute, and for each fat quarter you bring your name will be entered into the draw.
Quilts were donated to BC Wildfires Relief for families in need.
65 members signed up at the September meeting. A reminder that if you are not a member by the October meeting your email will be removed from our mail out and you will be removed from the Closed FaceBook page. Hamels and Countryfolk have contibuted gift certificates for all 10 meetings.
All advertisers from the past year have signed up again, still need to collect payment from some.
Reports are due by Weds 11 Oct.
A call for committee leaders will be continued at the October meeting. A link was added to the Webpage with instructions on making a block to contribute to a Second Prize Quilt for the show, we are hoping for about 50 from the members.
Lots of donations came in at the Sept meeting, Janet will be making a new list of what is still needed, it will be posted in the newsletter.
Arrangements are being made for a workshop in Abbotsford at 'Strung out on Beads', more info on a date, cost, supplies to be given at the October meeting. Checking into a 'Tech Drop-In' possibly held on a Saturday at Chwk Sr Sec. Clip board will be passed around at the October meeting ask for workshop ideas.
September will be the Brithday Celebration of the guild's 20th Anniversary. Free fabric swatches of the design contest will be handed out to the paid members. Beatrice Rieske will be doing a demo on the correct way to attach borders and sashing.
Fat Quarter Draw
This month the colour is orange. Remember there is no limit to the number you can contribute, and for each fat quarter you bring your name will be entered into the draw.
The guid received a card from the Ann Davis Transition house thanking us for the quilts Susan dropped off in the summer. The committee would like to organize a workshop in Sardis library in November to make quilts with 6 inch squares. Gail will write a report about the We Care program to be included in the Garrison newsletter. Beatrice is collecting heart pillows for cancer patients.
Membership - Registration
Reminder your membership fees are due at the September meeting, the cost is $30.00 (same as last year). If paying my cheque please make it out to the CHILLIWACK PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD. If paying by cash please place it in an envelop with your name on it. In both situations please include your memebership number.
Jane invites all members to contribute to the newsletter. Tell about a show you visited, a retreat you attended, new pttern you are trying, blogs you visit, cohorts you sew with, really anything that would interest another quilter.
Fines for overdue due books are due to be paid. Diane will be placing an article in the newsletter reminding everyone how to use the online library seaching tools for our book collection.
Sunshine - Hospitality
New cards with the Guild logo will be printed as we are running low. The new ones will be in colour.
The committee for the Raffle Quilt will have their first sewing day on Sat 23rd Sept. The fabric for the quilt was purchased during the summer. A call for committee leaders will be conducted at the September meeting.
Lyn will be collecting the next payment for the Feb 2018 retreat.
We will begin collecting donated items for the Youth Bags, a list of requested items will be available to view. Money earned from the raffles at the 2016 Quilt Show will subsidize the purchase of some of the items needed for the bags.