Links from Our VP Retreat!

We had 35-ish members at both days of our recent retreat. Over 40 members stopped by for a very little or most of both days! Lots of great quilting inspiration! Below are links to some of the quilts we were working on, or things we talked about. In case you couldn’t be there or you aren’t a member of our guild (yet)!

If you aren’t sure what we do at a “Sit and Sew” on Zoom, we just sit at home, and sew and chat and ask our fellow members any questions we have about our projects. Is this colour too dark? How would I do this technique? We were all very happy on the weekend that we didn’t have to brave the frigid temperatures to sew with friends. We do “Sit and Sew” every Monday afternoon from 1-3, using the same Zoom link. And if you have another time that works better for you, just ask and we can set that up!

Jill – Quartered Stripes Quilt

Jan G and Stephanie (and originally Janice) – Modern Squares Quilt

Monica – Craftsy 2012 Block of the Month with Amy Gibson. 12” blocks

Sandra – Chapman Coverlet and Simple Folk by Sarah Fielke

Anita – Folded Corner Clipper

Jean – Jordan Fabrics Free Patterns and Tutorials

Suzanna, Jill and Stephanie – Postcard from Sweden QAL

Kathi – Featherweight Machines at Heirloom Treasures

Nancy – Turning Twenty Quilt for Indwell

Karen Z’s Triangle Peaks Baby Quilt

Stephanie, Patti and Anita – Sta-Flo Concentrated starch Can use at 1:1 or different ratios. In the laundry aisle of US grocery stores but also available on ( at a much higher price)

Stephanie – Using a mist bottle for your spray starch. Be sure to get one with the air vent on the bottom! Available at quilt shops or repurpose a Mr Clean Clean Freak spray bottle

Monica, Jean and Carol – Jack Reacher on Amazon Prime coming on February 4th

Books mentioned 

Jack Reacher series by Lee Child

Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy

Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith  ( alias JK Rowling)

Peter Ash series by Nick Petrie

Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley

Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osmond

Ross Pennie books – husband of Ancaster MQG quilter Lorna P, set in Hamilton and local areas