Brit Dowson “Everything I Do” February 10th

Brit Dowson is our February speaker.  Brit lives in Simcoe and is currently teaching general interest workshops to adults.  She has previously taught in the elementary and secondary school systems.  Brit is inspired by nature, her Norwegian heritage and by other artists.  She is a quilter, she loves to knit, crochet, cross stitch, and rug hook, she loves it all and is mostly self taught.   She is excited to share her story and her creative adventure with us!  

Our meetings are Monday nights, starting at 7pm, although members start coming at 6:30 so there can be more socializing before the meeting. You can find Old Windham Church at 30 Glendale Crescent, Simcoe. Please bring your own mug for coffee and tea, anything you want to show and share for our show and tell, and some loonies for our great draws. New members can join us for the rest of the year (Feb-June) for only $17.50. Our guest fee is $5. We have ongoing sew alongs and swaps. If the weather looks bad, keep your eye on the Twilight Quilters’ Guild Facebook page. A cancellation email will go out to our members.

January FOMO

Did you make a resolution to improve your quilting skills? Well here’s an online QAL that will do just that. You can do it on your own or form a group with friends and do it together. https://www.onwilliamsstreet.com/online-quilting-bee-2020/  Check out @letsquiltalong   or https://southbaybellastudio.com/for lots of other QAL and challenges.

As a quilter, here’s a blog with lots of information to support the victims of the Australian Fires including patterns to buy with a portion of the purchase donated to various charities. https://quietplaydesigns.com/blog/   or @unicornhearts

By using the Weather Network historic data it’s still not too late to start a temperature quilt. Here’s another tutorial. https://www.canuckquilter.com/2020/01/temperature-quilt-2020.html

GREEN is the colour for January for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Angela’s Super Scrappy blog.  It is fun to sew your scraps every month! Need some ideas, lots of newly finished quilts at https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/rainbowscrapchallenge2019/

What did you learn from Mary Mckenzie presentation? Her lovely pieces were aspirational, but according to Mary, totally ‘doable’, especially with some of the tools and books she shared with us. Here is one of her favourite books, Quilted Symphony by Gloria Loughman. https://www.amazon.ca/Quilted-Symphony-Fusion-Fabric-Texture/dp/1571206604/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=gloria+loughman&qid=1579049185&sr=8-2

Want to try some curves, here’s a link to a curved ruler at Staples. https://www.staples.ca/products/13328-en-staedtler-mars-flex-curve-24

Mary has taken lots of workshops with varied and interesting teachers including Diane Bergmann, Elaine Quail, Hilary Rice and Helen Fujuki.  So be inspired by Mary and look out your window, go for a walk, and then pick-up a sketch pad and play with some of your fabric and thread!

Bluprint, formerly Craftsy, is free until January 7

I’m not sure if this link will work, but Bluprint, formerly known as Craftsy, is completely free until January 7th. If this doesn’t work, Google it and I’m sure you will find a link. So many classes for quilting and sewing and knitting and cooking and…………..

You can increase the speed of the videos by clicking on the little gear icon. In case you want to watch them all! Enjoy and “Learn Something Today”