November Meeting Review

We held a regular meeting at Sobeys Stonebridge community room at 2 pm on November 24th. It was wonderful to have three guests join us on Grey Cup Sunday!

Bev brought the charity quilt to show progress. Many thanks to Bev for designing and coordinating this, and to guild members for being brave and contributing improv letters. We will finish assembling it at our sew day on Sunday, December 8th. Check out the progress below.

We shared different quilting retreats for our icebreaker. It was neat to hear examples of these being done at home with friends and family, with a bit of creative furniture moving. Next we discussed our personal favourite gadgets including “That Purple Thang”, thimbles, clips, rulers, rotary cutters, and stitch rippers. A journal was recommended to keep track of projects, and maybe spending. We were on the fence about the spending thing as then our conscience may take over. That stash of fabric is always so nice.

Barb showed us her latest project. Her stitching was beautiful and it was so nice that she brought in a couple of calendars which gave her inspiration. Check out the front and back below.

Other projects were shared with the group. Be sure to attend future meetings to see all the great projects from our guild members!

Our next gathering is at the sew day at Stonebridge Home Inn & Suites on December 8th. Please refer to our November 2019 meeting post for details of how to RSVP, and for the size of the mug rug if you want to participate in the exchange. We hope to see many of you there! For non-members, the cost is $10. Don’t forget to bring something to share for the potluck at noon.

November 2019 Meeting

The next meeting is on Sunday, November 24th.


The November meeting will be at the Sobey’s (Community Room) in Stonebridge from 2 to 4 p.m.

The meeting education will focus on sharing our favourite gadgets. Plan to bring a quilt-related item that makes your projects a breeze. Gadgets might be your favourite seam ripper (if you use one… lol), ruler, snips, thread, book, light, etc.  

For those signed up to complete letters for our charity quilt, bring them to the meeting if possible. It will be exciting to see all the improv letters come together! If you have questions about the charity quilt, contact Bev (bev.murray.drew@gmail.com).

We will also have a show and share along with book, blog, and bolt, so bring your latest makes or finds to share with your fellow guild members and guest.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Icebreaker
  • Education – Favourite gadget
  • Charity Quilt  – Update from Bev
  • Show & Tell and Book, Blog, or Bolt – Show us what you’ve made and your works in progress. We all want to know what new and interesting things YOU know about. Share your finds from the quilt show!

December Sew Day


Our last sew day of 2020 will happen on Sunday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you plan on attending or would like to attend as a guest ($10), please RSVP to Sherry (smbirnie@gmail.com) as soon as you can to ensure we have enough space and let her know if you can bring a cutting mat, iron, or ironing board to share. It’s a great chance to work on those Christmas projects!  

We will have a potluck lunch at noon – no need to let us know what you plan to bring. Realistically, most of us won’t decide what to bring until the night before, so if we all bring dessert, then we will eat dessert!  

In lieu of a meeting, we will do a mug rug exchange. Simply bring a mug rug in an unmarked paper bag if you would like to participate and you will go home with a different one made by a fellow guild member. 

What is a mug rug? It’s an oversized coaster to hold a mug and small snack. The size can be between 4″x6″ and 6″x10″. It can be any size, colour, or theme. A quick google search for “mug rug” will provide you with inspiration, tutorials, and patterns. Can’t wait to see what you create!