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I believe Spring is coming soon to a location near us all!

Throughout the much extended deep freeze this winter has
bestowed upon us, quilters in Saskatoon and area have, in the hardy manner of prairie dwellers, hunkered down with the many quilt projects and activities presented to us. UFOs were unearthed and examined with a fresh eye. Some were completed while others have been returned to their hiding places for another time. Of course careful consideration is given to quilt projects for our biennial quilt show coming up October 25 and 26. Guild members braved the frigid temperatures to sew, socialize and share at two very successful sewing days. Several members of the Saskatoon Quilters’ Guild have taken up CQA’s 52 Blocks in 52 Weeks challenge with zeal and determination, and have been sharing their progress as they go. It’s amazing how the choice of fabric makes such adifference with the same pattern.  It is also fun to see the blocks made by quilters around the country through social media. Thank you CQA for this fun challenge!

Afternoon and evening programs for the coming months are sure to peak interests with topics such as: What do Quilt Judges Look For?; An Easy
Way to do Harder; Everything You Want to Know About a Quilt Show; The History of Barn Quilts; and, Relating Inspiration to Colour and Shape. Additionally, short workshops (Guilder Goodies) are available free to members mornings prior to meetings. Sessions for the next few months are: Paper Piecing; Free Motion: Getting into the Groove; Bow Tie Quilt Block; Computer Generated Quilt Labels; Fusible Appliqué with Hand-Sewn Blanket Stitch; and, Hanging Sleeves, Quilt Bags and Labels.
Such wonderful opportunities!

Our spring retreat, April 12-14, has had to change location due to fire damage in the original venue. The workshop/retreat committee has
worked diligently to secure the Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa as an excellent replacement. Ahh, what a wonderful way to break up a full weekend of quilting!

The trunk show presenter for our 2019 quilt show, Reflections
in Colour, is Terry Rowland of T Row Studios located in rural Alberta. Terry is best known as a dynamic instructor who enjoys sharing her love of quilting and creative spirit through her use of colour, fabric and thread play. Her attention to detail and the ability to “tell a story” within her work has led her to create some very unique pieces. The trunk show will be held on Saturday,October 26.

Congratulations to Diane Cochrane on receiving the SQG 2019
scholarship. We can’t wait to hear all about her experience.

submitted by:  Georgette Ehr