Double Delight Star Sew-Along

Stars inside of stars! And more stars. Instructions will be given each month for this lovely quilt, designed by Karen Zandstra. $5 for the year! Sign up with the Program Committee. Fabric requirements were given out in September but it is not too late to sign up!

You will need about 3.5 metres of background fabric and you could use just one or a couple fabrics for the blocks and a third for the sashing. For the stars you will need a total of 3.5 metres so the equivalent of 14 fat quarters. And 1 metre for the inner border and the binding. But you can always make a smaller quilt!

TQG Programs 2019-2020

September 9, 2019  Eagle’s Wings English Paper Piecing – Trunk Show and Pop-up Shop
October 19, 2019 English Paper Piecing Workshops, Eagle’s Wings at Vittoria Old Town Hall
October 21, 2019  Maxine Hendricks and Chippewa of the Thames Friends – Indigenous Quilting 
November 1-3, 2019 Camp Trillium Retreat
November 11, 2019 Heather King – Women’s Contributions to the War Effort and Christmas Craft
December 9, 2019 Kaaren Biggs – “Sunbonnet Sue” is New!  
January 13, 2020  Mary McKenzie – Creating Collages
February 8 & 9, 2020 Vice President’s Weekend Port Dover Public Library
February 10, 2020  Brit Dowson – Wool Appliqué
March 9, 2020 Terry Sonnenberg –  Working with Colour and Texture
April 13, 2020 Lorraine Stevens – Traditional to Fibre Arts Lana Thompson – Quilt Junction
May 11, 2020 Bill Stearman BackPack Show
May 12 and 13, 2020 Workshops with Bill Stearman with NCQG Day 1: Double Disappearing 9 Patch   Day 2:TBA
June 8, 2020 Strawberry Social, De-Stash Sale and Challenge Wrap-ups

Slow Stitching Monday Nights at the Simcoe Public Library 6-8pm $5
Sept 16, Oct 28, Nov 18, Jan 20, Feb 17, March 16, April 20, May 18

Camp Trillium Retreat Details

Hopefully, this will give you all the information you need about our first Camp Trillium Retreat.

Friday, November 1 from 1pm until Sunday, November 3 at 3pm The best place to see photos of Camp Trillium is on our website, on our Camp Trillium Page! We have a number of lessons and activities planned, or you can sew all day and night! It is your retreat!

We will be sleeping in the cabins, 2-3 people per room with 3 rooms in each cabin. Lower bunks only! Full washroom facilities in each cabin. Fully heated! You need to bring your own bedding and towels.

The cost is $200 for all 3 days and 2 nights. If you wish a single room, it would be $230. For insurance purposes, every attendee must be a current guild member. Several of our members are bringing sisters or friends, and they will need to join the guild for the year. But then they can come to our meetings and workshops!

There is room for 50 quilters to have their own big table, with power coming from the ceiling. We have 35 registered now and we are hoping to have more of our members there. Because we have 30 campers, the required number for the camp rental, we can now open the registration to day campers. This is perfect for members who are busy on one of the camp days. And for members who are not able to sleep over! You can sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 days. $50 each day includes all the meals that day. Day campers can stay as late as they’d like at night. There will be a wine tasting and food pairing on Friday night, so drink responsibly if you are driving!

The Camp Registration Form was attached to the September newsletter. Please print it out, fill in your camping details and bring it to the September meeting. Along with the balance of the money you owe for the retreat. Most attendees have paid the $100 deposit. Don’t worry if you haven’t kept track, we have a master list!

All meals are home cooked and they can cater to most allergies and food sensitivities. Our tentative menu is:
Friday afternoon snack. Muffins
Friday dinner. Chicken Souvlaki with pitas, homemade tzatziki and Greek salad
Saturday breakfast. Scrambled eggs, bacon, toasted bagels with cream cheese and jam, fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal
Saturday lunch. 2 Soups, with Rainbow salad and assorted wraps
Saturday afternoon snack Muffins
Saturday dinner. Vegetable and meat lasagna with garlic rolls and Rainbow salad
Sunday breakfast. Scrambled eggs, bacon, toasted bagels with cream cheese and jam, fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal
Sunday lunch. Chilli and Cobb Salad with homemade corn muffins

Coffee and tea are always available and there is a frig where you can keep your special foods. Please, NO PEANUTS! Our only restriction. Responsible alcohol use permitted. And there is wifi throughout all the buildings!

There is lots of room at the camp and we can spread out in the various buildings and sitting rooms. We will have an area set up in the dining room with tables together so you can easily baste your quilts.

We are having Russell Carroll from Norwich set up on Saturday to do sewing machine maintenance and scissor sharpening. A sewing machine clean, oil, tension and timing check would be $125. Repairs available if needed. Scissor and pinking shears would be $8 each. I am planning on sewing on my smaller workshop machine and bringing my big machine in for cleaning. It will be one more thing to lug to camp, but it will save me having to take my machine somewhere, do without it for a week and go back for it! Perfect! We are taking appointments for this service.

The Retreat Program committee is Patti M, Donna P, Vicki M. Jill J, Terry A and Stephanie S. Contact them if you have any questions or suggestions.