January 27 & 28 events

The following activities were mentioned at the guild meeting held Jan 23rd incase you missed it..
  • Dori from Sioux Lookout will be doing a workshop ‘Know Your Machine’. She will do this on Sat. Jan. 27 from 9am to 3pm. Cost is $45. Location is Tammy’s Studio. Bring your machine, thread and your own lunch. Call Dori for more details.
  • Cindy Smith will be doing a serger workshop at Tammy’s Studio Sun. Jan. 28 from 9am to 4pm. Cost is $10. Bring your machine and thread. Project will be child’s harem pants. See on Facebook. Contact Tammy to register.
  • Sat Jan 27. Guild outreach: DARN bags. Kits were compiled, including instructions. Bags are for newcomers to Dryden. If you aren’t coming this Sat, you can get kits at end of meeting to make at home. Due by next guild meeting or drop off at Tammy’s Studio up to next meeting.

Itty Bitties for auction

Mini Quilts Auction 2016 Show

Over the past few quilt shows (held bi-annually), we have offered ‘collectors’ a chance to purchase miniature quilts through silent auction. Initially, the auction was held at the quilt show banquet which limited participation to dinner attendees. Moving the auction to the show venue opened it up to a much larger audience and as a result became more profitable.

We plan to include the auction in our April 2018 show and are now looking for mini quilt makers. If you are interested in participating, check out the guidelines below. The form to accompany your donation(s) is also available for download below.

Mini Quilt Auction Info

Mini Quilt Auction Submission Form


2017-2018 Season ahead

Our next season will get underway Tuesday, September 27, 2017 at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre, 80 St Charles St, Dryden at 7 pm. Membership paid by the September meeting is $25 for the year; $30 if paid after.

We have had a number of requests in the past for donations of quilted items. There are many worthy causes. If you wish to have a need considered, please complete the Quilt Guild Donation Application Form and turn it in to a member of the executive.

Thank you!

“Quartered Squares” workshop

Our Sewing Saturday May 27th included instruction by Leanne Huus for making Missouri Star Quilt Co “Quartered Squares” quilt. Nine quilters participated in the class and a few others were there to work on their own projects.

Here are some of the busy stitchers and their beautiful quilt tops. Thanks to Sandy Armstrong for the photos and report.

A-Mazed quilt workshop – Fall 2017

a-mazed quiltSunset Country Quilters’ Guild is sponsoring a Workshop “ A-Mazed” with Christa Knecht, of Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in St. Luke’s Anglican Church basement, 50 Van Horne Avenue.  This workshop will be limited to 20 participants, however, there is room for others to work on their own projects at a cost of $10.00. Lunch will be pot luck, brown bag or go out. The cost, including the pattern, is $30.00 for S.C.Q.G. members and $40.00 for non members. Registration will be accepted until June 27th (guild meeting).

Sign-up sheets and a sample will be at Fabric Fusion and The Quilting Trunk. Easy straightforward piecing and sew & flip technique put together in an interesting way makes for large blocks to give this A-mazing effect.

Information & Yardage sheet.

Big BEE quilts

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Canadian Quilters Association invited quilters/sewers across the country to participate in the nations biggest quilting bee with a goal of collecting 1000(!) quilts for Ronald McDonald Houses. The project will wind up at Quilt Canada in Toronto June 14-17, 2017.

At the Dryden quilting retreat April 7-9, the 75 participants were asked to build slab blocks for this worthy project. About 80 blocks were completed.


It was fun to watch the wall fill with colour as the weekend went on.

At subsequent gatherings of the guild, several quilt tops were assembled.






And one was quilted and bound.


An additional 7 blocks will be included along with these quilts. For more information about this national project check out canadianquilter.com

Well done!!! #bigquiltbee

Late winter weather

The general meeting of the guild scheduled for Tuesday April 25, 2017 has been canceled due to dangerous travel conditions.

Stay in and stitch! :)

Sewing Saturday – Pixie Jacket

pixie jacketSaturday, January 28, 2017 instruction will be given for this adorable Pixie jacket.

It is made from:
1 sweater of the size of the person that is going to wear it
5 sweaters (one with a button front preferably)
double fold bias tape to match bodice sweater
Serger or Sewing machine with a serger type stitch
Lots of thread in matching colour
Rotary cutter and mat are handy
Sewing supplies (scissors…)

Doors of the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre will be open at 8:30 am.
For more information email drydenguild@gmail.com


Final Sewing Saturday of 2016

Hi everyone,

This Sat is the final Sewing Sat of the year.  It is a good time to finish up those last minute quilting projects and is a “sew on your own project” day.  Doors open about 8:30 and we clean up about 4-4:30.

Remember to bring your cutlery, dishes, etc if your are partaking in the pot luck lunch.  You can also bring lunch just for yourself or go out for lunch-your choice, but bringing a dish for pot luck is always fun.

Bring your sewing machine, manual, fabrics, thread and whatever else you need for the day.

If you have any questions please call or text me at 807-938-1113.  I can also be reached by email at marg1wallis@gmail.com

Come out and join in the fun.

Hope to see you there!