Sunday, October 28, 2012

Anna Hergert Class and Trunk Show

A much anticipated weekend for the guild arrived with Anna Hergert teaching a design class on Saturday and Sunday and with an open-to-the-public trunk show on Saturday night.

The class was attended by guild members Jan, Shelley, Dorothy, Elaine, Colleen S., Audrey, Sharilyn, Jaynie, Joanne, Bonnie, Michele, Vera, and Brenda. Other class members came from the Moose Jaw area, Torquay, Yorkton, and Manitou in Manitoba.

Here are some photos.  What does the first one have to do with the class?  Not a thing!  It's just too darn cute to not include... Happy Hallowe'en.
Notice all the happy faces in these photos.  Even adults love having crayons in their hands.
Participants gave each other suggestions...
and Anna gave consultations.
There aren't any photos here of what students created, but if you come to the November guild meeting, I bet you'll see some at show-and-tell.
Our members who were in charge of publicity for Anna's trunk show did a super job and, consequently, there was a large group out for the show.  There were quilters, other artists, and the general public there to learn about the creative process.
Anna's truck show was organized, informative, and, most of all, inspiring.  I'm finding upholstery for my red chair tomorrow!
If you are sorry you missed Anna's class this weekend, you can sign up for her class in Italy.  (I'm not kidding!)
Learn more about Anna and see more of her works at or visit her blog at
See more about our class on Christa Marcotte's blog at
Thanks, Anna!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Guild Meeting - October 2nd, 2012

Don't forget that we are hosting a trunk show by Anna Hergert entitled "Choosing Creativity" on October 27th, 2012 at 7 p.m.  It's being held in the Upper Hall of Grace United Church.  Your guild membership entitles you to attend this event for free.  Invite your non-guild friends as the event is open to the public with the cost being $10 for non-guild members.

Bob and I are heading to the Maritimes tomorrow so this guild blog entry will have lots of photos from tonight with very little commentary.  I plan to blog our trip so if you want to follow along, you may at

As well, Jaynie sent me great photos of the retreat and I will try get them posted.  They are giving me problems right now and I'm not sure why.  Probably any 12 year old on the street could solve the computer issue in minutes but at my age it takes longer!!

Here are some of the fabrics selected for the mystery challenge.

Here's a sample of what Jan's beginner class will be working on:
Don't forget to use our library.  Better shelving coming soon.
Colleen gave a lesson on the color wheel.
Lots and lots and lots of great show and tell tonight
... and two from Dot ...
...Jill ...
... Yvonne...
... two from Vera.  Look at her incredible label.
Here's the one Jaynie created at the retreat ...
... and others by Jaynie ...
... including ATCs
... and postcards (Sorry about them being sideways.  Again I need that 12 year old kid.)
Lydia made this today.
... by Jan ...
... two by Deb  with a detail of her fine embroidery...

... These are by Vera.  When is she giving us a class? Dorothy.
My sister found the following in a senior magazine.  I suspect it is fiction, but it's fun nonetheless.
Advice from a Singer Sewing Manual from 1949
Prepare yourself mentally for sewing.  Think about what you are going to do ... Never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically.  Good results are difficult when indifference predominates.  Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade.  When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing.  When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible.  Put on a clean dress.  Keep a little bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals.  Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on.  If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home, and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing.