Lowveld - making Fidget Quilts on 10th March 2018
NATIONAL QUILTERS’ DAY 17 March 2018
Golden Rand Guild - Northcliff Union Church, Cnr Dawn and Pendoring Streets, Northcliff.
Please bring any quilting work you may have and join us for National Quilters’ Day.
The Modern Quilters Gauteng Chapter will be joining us with some inno-vative ideas on quilting. If you would like, you may assist us with sewing up blocks for the 11,000 Charity Quilts for the Guinness Book of World Records attempt. This is our main Charity Drive for 2018.
Workshop: Setting Tradition Free
A 6-hour workshop, that teaches you how to make a small modern quilt with a traditional block as your starting point. The class is limited to 24 participants on a first come first serve basis. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers: Corrianne van Velze, Danél Muller, Julie Smith and Laetitia Cilliers
Venue: Lynnwood Trinity Church on 17 March from 8:30 – 15:30
PS. Non-members will pay R380 for the workshop, or become a member for only R170.
Dias Quilters’ Guild PE
International Quilting Day! www.worldwidequiltingday.com
We will be meeting at the VP Junior Hall at 9am on 17 March to start our charity project of sewing orphan blocks together. Join quilters all over the world who will be meeting on that day. Bring any extra orphan blocks you would like to donate, and a packed lunch. Coffee and tea provided.
Good Hope Quilters’ Guild - groups within Good Hope will get together to sew.
Outeniqua Quilters will meet on the 17th March. For details of the meeting contact Elize Kemp 072248 6492.
Happy International Quilt Day
My wishes for quilter friends
May your cottons never shrink and your colours never bleed
May you have all the notions, needles and pins you need
May your collection of fabric be quite a big stash
So you can choose the value, texture and colours in a flash
May your scissors be sharp, take care to cut straight and true
So you don’t have to re-measure, unpick or redo
May your piecing be accurate and neat
May your points be sharp and your seams meet
May there always be power for your machine to sew
Or at least be organized with all your pins in a row
May you check the iron surface that it is smooth and clean
Use a pressing cloth so no sticky patches can be seen
May your threads never be knotted or fray
May the buttons and beads you sew on always stay
May your sewing stitches be even and strong
May your embroidery and quilting last long
May your patches be colourful and bright
May you choose the quilting design that is just right
Remember to measure and check once more
Before you make an error and thus get a flaw
May any curves be smooth and circles be round
May your corners lie flat and the quilt edges be well bound
May you have many willing hands on the scene
When laying up and putting the batting between
May your batting never beard as you might have feared
May your dreams of the quilts you plan all come true
May you finish the ones you have wanted to do
Whatever you make and whatever you do
Remember it is a reflection of you
Quilts give comfort and warmth and love
Your patience and talent go hand in glove
We know things aren’t always perfect
And yet we will try
To do our best before we die
Hope your passion for quilting never ends
May you be surrounded and comforted by treasured quilting friends.
2018-03-10 - 2018-03-17