Volume 18 Issue 04 December 12, 2013 Island Quilters Guild Hawberryquilting.blogspot.com President’s Message: Mail: c/o Wool ‘n’ Things 2172 Hwy 542, RR3 Tehkummah, ON P0P 2C0 Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org Good Evening Quilters; Well, your president forgot all about this job for this month. Good job we have Lauren. You can put my memory loss down to old age – not the hustle and bustle of the season. Our Christmas is going to be very low key this year since it is the first year that our grandchildren won't be home. That's what happens when they grow up and other families butt in. However, before you get feeling too sad for the Tallmans, we will be having everyone show up at New Years so my preparations can be put off by a week. I hope your seasonal preparations are going well. We hope to see some of your Christmas gifts tonight at show and tell before they are passed along to those loved ones. Don't forget to slow down enough to really enjoy the magic and blessings of Christmas. If you have a houseful of little ones [children or grands] that just about send you around the bend, take a deep breath and remember time flies quickly and they will soon be grown and gone. I am looking forward to our dinner and evening tonight at the Missionary Church Hall. The ladies and gentlemen always serve us a lovely meal and do it with those little extra touches. Coupon Capers is also lots of fun. I have won a few things over the years – not as lucky as some who have been a multiple winner in one evening. We are all winners when we realize the profits from this endeavour goes to help the less fortunate through the Food Bank. We all know “it is more blessed to give than to receive”. Something to remember when your name is not drawn [boo hoo]. If you missed our last meeting, you missed out on a fun activity led by our vice-president Colleen. She had everyone up and dancing a quilting pantomime. Some sure had the moves. Everyone joined in for a fun time. Thanks Colleen. Our next meeting will be January 16, 2014. Lots to looks forward to in 2014. In June, hopefully, some of you will make it to the CQA conference in St. Catharines. We are also hoping to have a quilt show in September. Be sure and tell Kathy Grant that you want to help her as she leads us in this endeavour. Our program committee has lots planned for our monthly meetings as well. Let me close with a wish for your Christmas to be blessed and your 2014 one of the best years ever. Remember, your sewing machine and UFO will be waiting for you when the celebrations are over. Myra Inside this issue: Executive List 2 General Meeting - Nov. 21 2 CQA News 2 Library Committee 3 Drunkard’s Path Update 3 Keeping up with the Kids 3 Birthdays 4 Shop Locally 4 Ads 4 Christmas Ornaments 5 Café Apron 6 Modern Quilting 9 Joe’s Project 9 Fabric Printing 9 Quilt Retreat 9 Block Central 10 Support a Scent Aware Environment To protect the health and well being of our members and visitors, the Island Quilt Guild kindly requests that you do not wear or use scented products while at an executive or general membership meeting. Scented products linger long after an individual leaves an area. This can cause allergies and respiratory difficulties for some people. Your co-operation in making the Island Quilt Guild a scent free meeting place is urged and we believe that a little consideration will go a long way.