OH CANADA! Hexie Challenge

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, the theme of the 2017 Highland Heart Quilt Guild challenge was “Oh Canada!” All completed entries to the challenge had to relate to this theme, whether of a personal nature or public acknowledgment.


Participants had to use a minimum of 12 hexagon shaped quilt pieces of any size, made from, or containing the featured fabric (a multicoloured ‘sprinkle’ motif) on the front of the finished article.

The finished piece could be a wall quilt, wearable item or a usable article. Creativity was encouraged!

The article could be hand or machine stitched (or a combination of both). If not obvious, an explanation of how the item relates to the theme accompanies the quilt.

Prizes were awarded for first, second and third place, according to a member’s viewer’s choice poll. Winners were: 1st place: Dorinda McCully; 2nd place: Carolyn Hudson; 3rd place: Yvonne Lynch.

The Highland Quilt Guild meets every Wednesday evening from September to May in the Home Ec room of St. Andrews Junior School.

New members are always welcome!

Updated Schedule

As mentioned last night at guild, it is necessary to make a few changes to the guild programming schedule.  Below are the proposed changes (pending availability of the instructors)
April 26th:  Fold and Stitch Wreath Demo-Andrea Boyd-White  AND layout of Canada blocks
May 3: Business Meeting (no change)
May 6: Saturday Sew Day for Canada blocks
May 10:  Crazy quilt work night
May 17:  Fat quarter uses (Still looking for volunteers to present simple projects)
May 24: Fold and Stitch wreath work night
May 31: Hexie Challenge reveal!!
June 3: Saturday Year end project
June 7: Year end meeting

April Retreat

Those attending the quilting retreat at Keltic Quay are asked to sign up for projects if they have not already done so. You should contact Dorinda to do this so planning group can then make some decisions about space, #s, times.

Projects are:  3 pocket purse, froggy heating pad, pillowcase, iron caddy, Christmas tree, boxy bag.  Here are pictures of the projects:

Upcoming Events

Here’s a list of events that are coming up for our Guild.  This can also be downloaded here.

Jan. 11 Business Meeting
Jan. 18 Quilt exercises-Lee Boyle
Jan. 25 Crazy Quilt-Tina Sweet; Sandi MacDougall
Feb. 1 Business Meeting
Feb. 8 Crazy Quilt worknight
Feb. 15 CQA Slab worknight
Feb. 22 CQA Slab worknight
Mar. 1 Business Meeting
Mar. 8 Hexie Info session and demo-Linda Kell
Mar. 22 Simple Placemat and Crayon Placemat demos-Andrea Boyd-White
Mar. 29 Storm day make up
Apr. 5 Business Meeting
Apr. 12 Raggy Pillow Demo-Lynn, Charlene, Margie and Joanie
April 16 Easter long weekend (no effect on guild meeting)
Apr. 19 Raggy Placemat work night-Andrea Boyd-White
April 21, 22, 23 Retreat weekend (no effect on guild meeting)
Apr. 26 Fold and Stitch Wreath Demo-Andrea Boyd White
May 3 Business Meeting
May 10 Fold and Stitch work night-Andrea Boyd-White, Tina Sweet
May 17 Fat quarter uses (looking for four volunteers with simple projects)
May 24 Storm day make up
May 31 Hexie challenge reveal!
June 7 Year end