December 2021 Meeting Review

Another year of meetings was capped off with a lovely afternoon of visiting. We met on December 12th at the Home Inn and Suites for lunch, socializing, a gift exchange, and a bit of hand sewing. Everyone who participated in the gift exchange went home happy!

Here are a few of our show-and-tell projects. Sheri’s idea of adding meaningful sayings to an advent calendar was great considering that not everyone likes chocolate. And her Pointsettia wall hanging was so beautiful with her choice of fabrics. The label on her make-up bag is from ikaprint and they add such a professional finishing touch. Linda shared that you can coat the fabric on bags with Odicoat in order to extend their life.

Debbie’s Christmas quilt was the Holly Jolly Block of the Week sampler by Jesssica Dayon, Sherry made potholders, and Barb brought in a patchwork gift bag that she made by following a tutorial by ‘a Quilting Life’. And this is just a snippet of what was shared. The meeting made me want to start sewing for next Christmas already.

Enjoy your holidays and we hope to see our members back at the January meeting which will be another sew day at Home Inn and Suites. Please renew a.s.a.p. and remember to get projects to Donna by the end of the year if you would like them to be in the STM Gallery show.

November 2021 Meeting Review

The Saskatoon MQG met on November 28th at the Home Inn and Suites for another sew day. We started with our AGM. Our same Executive will continue with Donna and Anne as Co-Chairs, Bev as Treasurer, and Sherry leading Events. For an icebreaker, we shared what we would pick for a quilting gift for ourselves for Christmas. The idea of being locked in our sewing rooms for a few days, with regular meal deliveries, was very appealing!

Our educational topic was to share our orphan projects. We started with a big pile as shown on the right. On the left, we hope we inspired Margaret to finish her project! Lots of us went home with inspiration for new projects as we shared each other’s blocks. For those blocks left over, an idea was to cut them up, re-sew them together, and insert them into the front of a modern bag.

There were so many neat projects brought in. Sherry was working on folded fabric ornaments (top middle) by Crouton Crackerjacks at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwvNU1pGd-Y&t=11s. Linda brought in the light up Christmas tree she made which was so unique. On the bottom right, Sherry also is making first aid kit bags as gifts. Amy gifted herself a KATM labels advent calendar!

On December 12th, from 12 to 4, we plan to host a Christmas social. Please bring your own lunch (Covid safety so we can’t share), or Linda will order in so check your emails if that interests you. It is optional to participate in a gift exchange of perhaps a small hand-stitched gift, or a couple of fat quarters, or maybe a quilting tool. These should be wrapped. Also bring hand stitching as we won’t be setting up any sewing machines. It is renewal time for 2022 and the fees will continue at $60 for the year.

There is enough interest to run a Queen Bee in 2022 so let Bev know if you want to participate. We will kick this off in February 2022. Our educational topic for January 23rd will be zippers so bring something that needs a zipper and/or share some projects that you have made that have a zipper. Linda will lead this topic. Happy Holidays if we don’t see you in December.