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BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay2018Volume 29 Issue 9Brant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay20182Volume 29 Issue 9BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay 10, 2018MAY PROGRAMHave you ever wondered why you have asmall bottle of oil in your sewing machine toolbox when you were told not to oil your machine? Why does your sewing machine emit aclunk clunk sound when you go in reverse?What is that grey fussy stuff that you may seeon the throat plate? Wonder no more! Wendy Sutherland and LoganHoroky , technicians from The Sewing Machine Spa will quicklyanswer these questions as well as many more with their presentation(Tender Loving Care Of Our Sewing Machines) at our May BHQGmeeting.As an added treat, Lana Thomson from The Quilt Junction in Waterford will have a pop-up shop and present to you by way of atrunk show what she has available at her quilting shop. It is not toolate to stock up for the summer. See you then!WELCOME NEW MEMBERS AND GUESTSPlease turn to the person on both sides of you and introduce yourself.Make our members and guests feel welcome.DEMOS - We Need YouWe are looking for ten individuals willing topresent a 10 minute demo before the BHQGmeeting from September 2018 to June 2019. Itcan be a technique that you have learnt, a toolthat you have acquired or something else relatedto quilting. If this is of interest to you, pleasecontact:roselineduf@hotmail.comDID YOU KNOW Welcome new members: Rena Robinson & Helen Adam! that according to an old Cornish superstition, it was unlucky to buy a new broom in this month. So was washing a blanket!that for the month of May, the birthstone is emerald, which signifieslove and success and the birth flower is the Lily of the Valley.that May 15 is International Day of Families.that May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity.that May 29 is International Day of UN Peacekeepers.that there is a Hot ruler that is heat-resistant which lets you press directly on the ruler itself at the ironing board, assuring precise hemwidths.that BHQG plans to purchase an assortment of rulers for the library sothe members can borrow them.That we now have a free ‘child’ membership for those under 10 yearsof age.Starting September 2018, those who get their newsletter by mail willrequire two postage stamps on their self-addressed envelopes.A minimum ‘size 10’ long white envelope (4 1/8” x 9 1/2”) is requiredbecause we have to fold the newsletter into thirds.CHECKLISTName Tags Find the thimble Pop / beer / cat food tabs/ contest BOM Cuddle Quilts / Outreach—Take a kit home 50 / 50 Draw: 1 a ticket, 3 for 2 SHOW OFF YOUR SHOW & TELL (sign sheet) Library opens at 6:15 PM & also at SEWcial BHQG QUILT EXPO OCTOBER 19-20, 2018SEWcial Please join us on May 10 at11AM, at St George United Church. A dedicated time to sew without interruption.There is space to pin baste or spray basteyour quilts, get help, learn techniques or just sew.HAPPY BIRTHDAYMAYLaurann BivinsJanice FergusonJill LiseLynn NicholsonLinda RaneyAline ChanJoy LayfieldPat MitchellMary Lou PizzeyJudy TaylorLOST & FOUNDAt Spring Retreat, a ruler was LOST. Ifyou know the whereabouts of a 6” x 24”with yellow numbering (not anOmnigrid) and an ANGLED end,please contact Sue Baldauf.NEWSLETTER DEADLINEDeadline: 20th of each monthNEXT DEADLINE: May 20 for the June issue.We solicit articles & request that they be kept to a 1/4page / 200 word maximum.BHQG QUILT EXPO 2018 MEETINGTuesday, May 15, 5:30 PMBrant Mutual Insurance Community Room20 Holiday Drive, BrantfordBHQG EXECUTIVE MEETINGTuesday, May 15, 6:30 PMBrant Mutual Insurance Community RoomCUDDLE QUILT / OUTREACHFIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTHat Rica Maguire’s homeBrant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay2018PRESIDENT’S CORNERThe sun is finally shining for us, the budding tulips and daffodils are no longer covered with snow and the birds are happy.Spring is here.At BHQG, we like to call May our National Quilting Month(while in the US, the official quilting month is March), andwe like to do something special for our quilters in thismonth. For the past several years, we have celebrated Maywith our annual Member Recognition Award. Again thisyear, we will be recognizing the good deeds and specialcontributions of selected BHQG member(s). An excitingsurprise at the May guild meeting awaits, as we hand outthe Award(s).Enjoy the sunshine of Spring and continue to sew, sew, andsew as we all prepare for our Quilt Expo 2018 this Fall.Sue Baldauf, PresidentBHQG CANADA 150 BOOKSThe Canada 150 book will be available at theMay Guild meeting.The cost of the book is 35.We have 20 of the books spoken for.We ordered 5 extra books that will be available on a firstcome first served basis. Please contact Becky if you wouldlike your name added to the list before the meeting.rde2goquilting@gmail.com or 519-448-3981.O F F ICE R SVolume 29 Issue 9Page 32017 - 201 8PresidentSue BaldaufPast President/NominationsRoseline DufourVice PresidentBecky McAlisterRecording SecretaryStephanie NemethTreasurerAnne MaguireMembershipAline Chan / Laurann BivensGreeterJoan TresselPublicity/Info to CQARose Marie RobinsonProgram Committee ChairRoseline Dufour, Sarah YetmanWorkshopLorraine GeraldiNewsletter EditorAline ChanQUILT EXPO CHAIR 2018Roseline DufourCO MMI TTE E SRetreats / Bus TripsJoanne BeardLibrary: Kim CallaghanCathy Eagles, Susan ArcherQuilt RacksSue BaldaufOutreach: Cuddle QuiltsRica Maguire, Stephanie NemethHistorianRoseline DufourPhotographyPam Turner / Rica MaguireQuilt Documentation / Archives Carol Hunter-WardSocials / PotlucksMary ConnanPop TabsBonnie MacDonald50/50 Draws Anne MacFarlaneGay Spong / Alice FarrendenBlock of the MonthLaurann BivensSpecial Projects—RegularQuilt Expo ProjectsScholarshipSue BaldaufSEWcialsAline Chan / Kim CallaghanWebmasterAline ChanReplacement Guild Lanyards 6THE HIDDEN THIMBLEFind the hidden thimble in the newsletter. EMAIL Aline orleave a note at the Membership Table, telling where it is locatedand you will be entered into a draw to win a prize. You have tobe present at the meeting to be eligible for the prize draw.APRIL WINNERS! FIND THE THIMBLE: Ofelia EscarenoWe have 105 DOOR PRIZES: Brenda KonyuJoan Tressel LIBRARY: Sue Clark 50 / 50 DRAW: Janet Perrodouregistered Guildmembers.Brant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay2018Volume 29 Issue 9OF INTEREST TO QUILT LOVERSBHQG PINS - 5 onlyMay 2 COMFORTS OF HOMEMad & Noisy Quilters, 17th Annual Dessert & Tea.Royal Canadian Legion, 27 Wellington St W.Creemore, ON. Bed Turning, Quilts, Group Projects.Guest Speaker. 8May 4, 5 Norfolk Quilters Guild, Making Memories, NorfolkCounty Fairgrounds. Special: “Honouring Our MembersWho Have Gone”. NorfolkCountyQuilters@gmail.comMay 4-6 Kawartha Quiltmakers Guild, PeterboroughFeelings in Fabric. Kawartha QuiltersFriday 4-9, Sat 9-5, Sunday 10-4.http://www.kawarthaquiltmakersguild.ca/May 10-20 Seeing Visions, Dreaming DreamsExhibit of 14 works by award-winning textile andmixed media artist, Hilary Rice, St James Cathedral,Toronto. FREE. INFO: Stjamescathedral.ca/seeing-visionsMay 11-12 20th Anniversary Quilt ShowFour Corners Quilters’ Guild, Mount Forest SportsComplex. 850 Princess St. Mount Forest ON. 10-5. 5.INFO: 4cornersquiltersguild@gmail.comMay 21-26 Quilts of IcelandAilsa Craig & Fibre Arts Festival, Ailsa Craig RecreationCentre. Workshops. More than 100 quilts. Mon-Fri 10-5,Sat 10-4. INFO: ailsacraigquiltfestival.caMay 22-26 Quilt & Fibre Art Festival, Waterloo Region & s.htmMay 30-Sept 23 Colour Improvisation 2. Textile Museum ofCanada, Toronto. 50 contemporary quilts by 43 artistsfrom Canada, US, Europe & Japan.www.textilemuseum.caMay 31-June 2: Canadian Quilters Association Quilt Show,Vancouver. https://www.canadianquilter.com/June 1-2: Bluewater Quilt Show, Harry Lumley BayshoreCommunity Centre, www.bluewaterquiltersguild.caJune 8, 9: Quilts on the Grand, Fergus. Centre WellingtonCommunity SportsplexJune 9-10 Behind the Seams 2018 Trent Valley Guild.TrentValleyquiltersguild.comJuly 7-8 A Stitch in Time Quilt Show, Prince Edward .htmlPage 4Proudly wear a BHQG Guild pin.Please see Membership to purchase one.BOM with LAURANNPICK UP YOUR BOM INSTRUCTIONSAT THE MEMBERSHIP TABLE IF YOUDO NOT RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.LAURANN HAS BEEN EMAILING THE BLOCKS EVERYMONTH. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASKHER. BLOCKS #11 AND 12 HAVE BEEN SENT OUT.Laurann Lmgilchrist@rogers.comSPRING RETREAT: Chapter 29March 29, 30, 31 / 2019Location to be determined.ONCE UPON A QUILTBHQG QUILT EXPO 2018October 19 - 20, 2018Best Western PlusBrantford‘THINKING OF YOU’ cardsIf you know of a Guild member who is inneed of a card for illness, sympathy or‘thinking of you’, please letRose Marie Robinson know.rwoodley000@sympatico.ca519-448-3842July 28-29 Quilts at the Creek, Black Creek Pioneer Village.Oct 19 - 20 ONCE UPON A QUILTBHQG QUILT EXPO 2018, Best Western Plus, BrantfordMarch 29 - 30 - 31, 2019: BHQG 29th Spring RetreatListing of Quilt Shows in Canada:http://www.canadianquilter.com/BRANT HERITAGE QUILTERS GUILD publishes the BRANT QUILTERS VOICE ten times a year. Editor: Aline ChanWe welcome editorial contributions and submissions. You may email submissions to alinchan@rogers.comAdvertising Policy: Advertisement of a product or service does not indicate endorsement by the publisher. Publisher does not assumeany responsibility by warranty or otherwise with respect to products or services advertised.SIGNING OF THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AND CHECKING THE APPROPRIATE BOX gives us permission to send youGuild-related notices / announcements. To unsubscribe, please email the editor with the words ‘unsubscribe’ on the subject line.PROOF-READERS ARE THE EXECUTIVE: Sue Baldauf, Anne Maguire, Rose Marie Robinson, Roseline Dufour, Becky McAlister.Brant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay20185Volume 29 Issue 9OutreachShow & ShareBrant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEBHQG WORKSHOPMay20186Volume 29 Issue 9SMOKEY HOLLOWQuestions?Contact Lorraine Lmgeraldi@gmail.comPlease sign up early so that we do not cancel these workshops due to insufficient registrations.Date:May 12,Time:10:00 til 4:00Place:Smokey Hollow EstatesCost: 20.00WORKSHOPDate:June 16Place:Smokey Hollow EstatesTime:10 AM - 4 PMPrice: 20.00Please let Lorraine know via e-mail,prior to May 12 if you plan to attend.FREE MOTION QUILTINGSue Clark will be teaching the art of Free Motion Quilting.This will be of interest to many of our new quilters andsome of our seasoned quilters.This is a popular course and we have 16 registered so far.Email lmgeraldi@gmail.comEmail lmgeraldi@gmail.comBring your lunch, coffee and tea willbe supplied.Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea will be supplied.OUTREACH CHARITY TOTALS 2018Check here every month to see the total progress BHQG Outreach Committee is making during 2018 byquilting gifts for various charities in our community.Quilts25Taggy Blankets20Burp TowelsPillowcases411Placemats60BibsTouch Quilts232If you want to participate by making these quilted gifts or/and wouldIf you would like more information on making items for OUTREACH, please speak to Rica Maguire or send her an e-mail:1maguire1@rogers.comQUILTS OF VALOUR:Contact: Elizabeth UCH QUILTSTouch Quilts are oftenreferred to as FidgetQuilts.Contact our coordinatorLoren Forrest atLforrest52@hotmail.comLoren would like to thank all those who are making TouchQuilts. You are doing a great job!Brant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay2018LIBRARY NEWSVolume 29 Issue 97MAY SHOW & TELLGreetings Fellow Quilters Your library has 2 new books .The first one is QUILTED CATS & DOGS - a fun and easy appliquébook with 13 pet friendly projects by Chris Malone.The second book is MORE JELLY ROLL QUILTS - 8 projects eachwith alternate size options to create 4 more.As always should you wish to reserve one of these books pleasesend a email to Kim at kim quilts@outlook.com.Remember that the library opens at 11AM for SEWcial the day ofour meeting and closes 5 minutes before the start of the meeting.Your Library team.Kim Callaghankim quilts@outlook.comJoanne Beard - laundry wall hanging, slouch bagsCarla Rutherford - Walk of Fame "I'd rather becruising”; String quilt, and garden stickStephanie Nemeth - Welcome Banner from Sue’sworkshopJanet Harvel - Queen size quilt "3 Dudes" andlarge bagSusan Clark - Poster Art film strip, JudyNeimey er Quilt "Prairie Star"Dorothy Balsdon - Shop Hop film stripBecky McAlister - Kitty BagOUTREACHBrant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay20188Volume 29 Issue 9QUILT UNIVERSITYAll about RULERSSarahRicaMarySueKayBrant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

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BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay2018Volume 29 Issue 910ONCE UPON A QUILT - QUILT EXPO 2018When is Quilt Expo 2018? It will be held October19-20 2018Where will be held? Best Western Plus, 10 Holiday Drive, Brantford.It is hard to believe that in less than 6 months we will be hosting our Quilt Expo 2018.Many of you are hard at work making a quilt (or many more) for the display, finishing a Quilt on a Stick ora Quilters’ Walk of Fame film strip or making items for Tombola and Quiltique. It is a busy time for all ofour members.Thank you to all of our members who picked up the publicity packages to hand out to the various businesses and organizations. Your help is greatly appreciated. Becky, Sarah and Rose Marie (publicity committee)have many more ideas to continue to generate interest in our Quilt Expo 2018. Stay tuned.DISPLAY TABLES – BHQG meetingWe will be expanding our space as more and more info is provided. Of course we need space for your lovely quilted creations. We are still accepting registrations for Quilt on a Stick and the filmstrip Quilters’Walk of Fame until June. We will be collecting the finished items as they are finished but no later than theBHQG September meeting.The registration forms for the quilt display will be made available at our May BHQG meeting. Only oneitem can be registered per form. Please place the completed forms in the box found on our display table.At the BHQG May meeting we will talk to you about our advanced tickets as well as our Viewers’ Choiceballots. A little surprise is in store for you.Opportunity Quilt. The Committee is continuing to work on this wonderful quilt. I have been told that itwill be sent out to be quilted very shortly. Can’t wait for June BHQG meeting as it is scheduled to be unveiled then.Don’t forget to sign up for Tombola, Volunteering etc. It is only with your help and support thatQuilt Expo 2018 will succeed.HOW TO MAKE THE FILM STRIP HALLWAY FEATUREStep 1. Your blocks should measure between 9 and 11 inches. Between your blocks, sew strips of 1½ inch strips.Also sew a black strip to the top and to the bottom.Step 2. To make the side strips: Cut BLACK strips 1½ inch x the width of your fabric. The length of your first stripshould be the length of your quilt blocks with the sewn strips (step 1). Make 4.Step 3. Cut 1½ inch strips in black and 1½ inch in white. Cut approximately 3 of each colour.Step 4. Sew the strips together using a ¼”seam. Alternate sewing your strips together by sewing white-black-whiteblack-white-black.Step 5. Press your seams toward the dark fabric.Step 6. Cut strips 1½ inch across the strip set stratas.Step 7. Sew these strips together to match the length of the black strips (step 2). Make 2.Step 8. Sew the black strips to the left and right sides of the black & white strips. Make 2.Step 9. Sew these strips to both sides of your blocks ( step 1)Brant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay2018Volume 29 Issue 911ONCE UPON A QUILT- quilt expo 2018Hallway Feature ProjectWhy do you take pictures?You are invited to submit your ‘pictures’ of who you are as a quilter. The blocks canrepresent what you like, what your dreams are, your passion, etc. Example: if you areenamored with stars, your blocks can be about stars; if you want to show that you lovethe colour purple, make blocks so that purple is the centre fabric; if you love makingrow-by-row quilts, then use a row-by-row to build your film strip; you can base yourfilm strip on your love for animals, nursery rhymes, hope, faith, healing, poetry, etc.At the completion of this project, the film strips will be suspended in a maze from theceiling to the floor and held there by small sand bags decorated with a camera therefore creating a ‘red carpet’ that the visitors can wander through at our Once Upon aQuilt- Quilt Expo 2018.Details: Theme is: QUILTERS’ WALK OF FAME Must be no higher than 8 feet and no shorter than 5 feet Must be no wider than 15 - 17 inches Can be one block or several blocks Project can be made by an individual or several people Must have a backing You may wish to baste the blocks or backing together, particularly if you wish to reuse them after the quilt expo You may use a batting or other filler if you wish Embellishments can be used A sleeve measuring the width of the top block must be sewn at the top of your ‘film strip’ A separate sheet will detail how to make the sides of the film strips.Rules:1. One person or a group of 2-4 individuals can participate in the creation of this strip.2. The quilter may want to use different techniques or only one. The backside of the strips may beused to enhance the quilting stitches, more blocks may be added to that side or nothing else isadded.3. The sign-up deadline is: March 2018 (you can still sign up!)4. Please use the forms to sign-up: (see below)5. Prizes will be awarded.QUILTERS’ WALK OF FAME ProjectHallway FeatureENTRY FORMNAME OF INDIVIDUAL(S) PARTICIPATING:1:2:3:4:Theme of the Film strip :Entry form submitted by:Brant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay2018Volume 29 Issue 912Can be found in this newsletter.OUTREACHBrant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com BrantQuilters@gmail.com /

BRANT QUILTERS VOICEMay2018Volume 29 Issue 913BHQG QUILT EXPO 2018 - ONCE UPON A QUILTPRESIDENT’S CHALLENGEFANTASY QUILT GARDEN . QUILT ON A STICK*For the display at the Quilt Expo

BRANT QUILTERS VOICE May2018 Volume 29 Issue 9 Brant Heritage Quilters Guild Box 24025 Brantford ON N3R 7X3 www.BrantHeritageQuiltersGuild.com . Library opens at 6:15 PM & also at SEWcial BHQG QUILT EXPO OCTOBER 19-20, 2018 . June 9-10 Behind the Seams 2018 Trent Valley Guild. TrentValleyquiltersguild.com July 7-8 A .

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