The first meeting of quilting season,Sept 12, 2019.Twenty two attended.Guest speaker was Sharon Meyer the First Nations & Metis education consultant for the Northeast School Division.She was born & raised on Beardy’s & Okemasis Willow Cree Reserve West of Duck Lake, SK. Sharon spoke about the Star Blanket & its importance to their culture .She showed many examples of the Star pattern. We gained a greater understanding of the First Nations people from Sharon. Our program director Chris Keays introduced the Pizza Box Quilt project. Quilters that sign up are given a numbered pizza box. The box contains a simple quilt pattern. The first person uses that pattern to make a block,attaches her name,adds fabric for another block & passes it to the next person on the list. The box keeps being added to & passed until received by the first person. Then she sews the blocks together adding sashing & borders if desired. She can keep the quilt or give it to charity. October 1st, Louise Bulmer will show us aproximatly 150 quilts she has made at her home.
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