Monday, August 29, 2011
The time creeps slowly closer, are you getting ready? Me neither LOL!!
Update re Slave Lake quilts - the response has been a little overwhelming so I just wanted to add we were looking for only 1 or 2 blocks per person as we don't have batting, backing and time to make more than 2 or 3 quilts. They are also receiving a lot of quilts from allover so if we send just a few it will help. A couple of people have a completed quilt they would like to donate and this is an option if you like. We can get them delivered if you bring to retreat or you can mail them directly. Any questions please email me.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I have just sent an email to everyone whose email address I have that is coming to retreat in October to let you know special events we will be doing this year.
Mystery Bag Swap - whatever type of bag you choose containing about $25 of quilty items which will be swapped Sat evening-this is optional and great fun.
Garage Table - small items which anyone can purchase for a donation to Camp Sunnyside.
Blocks for Blanket Slave Lake - 12 1/2" Disappearing 9 patch or Buckeye Beauty
If you have any questions please email me.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I have just heard about this great project to help the people of Slave Lake who lost everything in the fire awhile back. Check out this blog for more info patchworktalks.blogspot.com. They are trying to have a quilt for everybody so I think anyone who is interested could bring a quilt block to donate and we will make quilts from them. If everybody brings one block we could make at least 4 quilts. I will email everyone with suggested block patterns and colors, Linda said they mostly need more guy quilts so I will follow this up soon.
I haven't checked in here for awhile and was quite surprised to see my countdown calendar says 58 days until retreat, that sounds so close. I hope you are all as excited as me, I can't wait to see everyone and meet the new people.
It is getting close....... need to decide what I will work on and get things prepared and packed to bring to Alberta. I'm trying right now to finish a number of UFO's so hopefully I can start something new, maybe 2 or 3 new things...wouldn't that be fun.
Updates to follow soon