Travelling quilter shares her work with local guild

The February meeting of Rivers' Edge Quilt Guild was held Feb. 7 with 19 members attending.

President Carol was away basking in sunshine so past president Irene Greer was in the chair. She brought along her niece, Elaine Theriault, who is a quilter/teacher in Mississauga, Ont. We were all delighted to see five quilts that Elaine is delivering to family members in this area. It is always interesting and fun to see someone else's projects. We, as quilters, have so much in common, no matter where we live. We hope Elaine will come back sometime and share some of her expertise.

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Other regular business at the meeting included plans for a Mystery Quilt Marathon Feb. 20, 21 and 22. Members should note they are still welcome to come and sew even if they are not doing the mystery quilt. Arlene Schwab will be teaching the class.

Feb. 27, members will get together to sew pet blankets that will be taken to the local animal shelter.

Barb Sealy and Betty Desmarais attended ladies' night at the mental heath centre to assist members in making shoe bags. Their help was appreciated by all.

"Show and tell" included many projects that have been finished by members, including a "quilted card" project taught by Arlene Schwab.

The guild meets on the first Friday of the month at 1 p.m. in the craft room at Don Ross Centre. For more information, please call Barb at 306-445-0486 or Irene at 306-937-3551. Membership is open to all who have an interest in quilting, no matter what your skill level.

"Quilts are like friends, a great source of comfort."

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