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IMG_2701Photo: Outdoor Quilt Day 2021 (Paton)

Well, summer is over but it has been fun. The Guild has continued to offer Slow Quilting and SewZoom sessions as well as the Facebook project groups over the summer months. Did you participate in our first ever Outdoor Quilt Day? We had great weather and perhaps inspired a smile or two as passersby took in the colourful displays.

And now, summer’s over and the fall chill in the morning and evening has begun. I always loved the new school year –  a brand new school bag, all those shiny new pencils, clean notebooks just waiting for me to dive in, that feeling of anticipation for the year ahead. I feel exactly the same way about the fall start-up of Guild meetings. For me, it means catching up with quilting friends, taking stock of projects finished during the summer, signing up for new workshops and projects to carry me through the fall and winter ahead, thinking about Christmas sewing projects, and yes – looking at the tempting new fabrics in local shops and on-line.

Our new quilt year begins Monday, September 13. This will  be the first in-person event for many of us in over a year – I can’t wait! Debra Howard from Quilts by the Bay will be on site to present our program, along with a pop-up shop! Space is limited for this meeting, so we can ensure social distancing measures are observed – but there is still some room. If you’d like to be there, please RSVP to as soon as you can. For those who can’t make it, Zoom is still an option so you can take part. If you can’t make it Monday  night, then look for the Zoom coordinates that will be sent to your email. Check your newsletter for full details on the meeting.

September will be a busy month – with a couple of Slow Quilting dates, Pillowcase Day, a new SewZoom quilt project starting up based on Lori Holt patterns (she has so many – how to choose!!), and the first session of the  One Block Wonder Workshop. Be sure to keep checking the Calendar for information on upcoming Guild events and of course, the newsletter has more details.

Not a member? It’s easy to join – just check our Membership page.

We hope to see you with us Monday night – whether you’re in the room or on-line. In the meantime, start checking out the Lori Holt patterns – so, so many…. here are a couple to get you started.

Lori Holt 1
Sew By Row by Lori Holt

Lori Holt 2

Flea Market Flowers by Lori Holt