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After a very dry April, I guess none of us can complain that the month of May started with a downpour. Nonetheless, more than thirty of us braved the wet roads and gloomy skies to take in the meeting on Monday, the first of May. The business meeting was brief, full of reminders for upcoming events like the weekend Yard Sale – hope you made it and picked up some bargains.

Don’t forget the  Global Quilt Connections event also taking place this weekend – email links were sent to you by email. If you didn’t make it, it’s not too late. Though the sessions started yesterday, they end today at 7 pm and there is a bonus! You have 48 hours after each session to take in the many presentations. I did just that today by watching the sessions from Saturday and certainly am inspired.  I can’t wait to take a look at what is airing today.

Looking ahead, there is still time to sign up for our pouch swap with the Highland Guild – be sure to sign up at the June meeting, or contact Eldora.

May’s Sew and Share was a treat, as usual, as you can see from the photos here. For more, please visit our Flickr page here.

The highlight of the evening was a session with one of our own textile artists, Pam W. who talked about the various products she uses to paint her works. Better still, she showed us amazing samples. This is a genre that I have little direct experience with – but Pam’s work certainly provides inspiration. I will be pulling out the crayons reserved for my grandson and giving them a try. And who would think of combining aloe vera gel and Inktense pencils? Why, you ask? Just ask Pam, or another Member to fill you in. I am hoping to see a Skills Day workshop on this one.

Pam belongs to the Textiles Artists Collective of Nova Scotia and they are putting on a show that promises to stir the creative juices in all of us. The Holy Mackerel! Show & Sale will take place at the same time as Quilt Canada, from June 8 to 10, 2023 at the Cambridge Suites on Brunswick Street in downtown Halifax – just a hop, skip and jump (slightly uphill) from Quilt Canada itself. Please be sure to check it out. Admission is $6.

The June 5th meeting will be a pot luck! Details will be included in the June newsletter but be prepared for an earlier start than  usual at 6 pm. We really hope to see you there to help us end our quilting year and kick off  the summer.