Our hearts go out to Ana

From Beth:

It is with sadness that I pass on the news of the sudden passing of Ana’s fiance, Mike. We are all very saddened and our hearts go out to Ana. Mike was known to many of us, a kind and generous man, who loved Ana greatly. He will be very missed.

Ana has given me permission to re-post the post that she made on her Instagram account:

I am devastated to share that Mike, the love of my life and best friend, suddenly and tragically passed away on Tuesday, February 11th. We are in shock and grieving. He was very much loved and will be missed greatly.

I know that you will all join me in love and prayers and whatever support is helpful for Ana and their families.

Negative Space in Modern Quilting

February 8, 2020 – 9:30 a.m.

This month’s workshop will be presented by Cheryl M. Come and learn all about negative space. This session will help you with one of the year-end guild challenges which are due in May (negative space mini-quilt).

February Trunk Show steamer trunk  

Jan B. will be showing a selection of her work through the years.

Show and Tell

Don’t forget to bring the projects you’ve been working on to show and inspire the group. Get ideas, be encouraged, or just enjoy seeing what others are working on.

Stay and sew!

Get to know your fellow guild members. Bring your sewing machine or handwork and stay and sew in the afternoon. Bring your own lunch, coffee and tea are available all day.

Charity Blocks

Be sure to bring all of the charity blocks you’ve made for the March Charity Sew Day.    Patterns are shown at end of this blog for your easy reference.

Set up crewcream

Barb dB, Shirley C, Liz L, Maxine O.

Remember to bring cream/milk for the tea & coffee.

Looking for a Quilter

We’ve been asked if there i s anyone who would be interested in m making a quilt from race T-shirts. If anyone is interested, please contact Beth S. or Jan B. for more information about the request.

Charity Block patterns

Colour of the Year BlockCharity block 1 & 2



January Guild Meeting -Nancy Strath Trunk Show – Friday, Jan 10 @ 6:30 p.m.

This month’s guild meeting is on Friday Evening Jan. 10.  We will have a short meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • Show and Tell
  • Trunk Show and Pop-Up Shop with Nancy Strath from Bow Bench Retreat

Nancy is a certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and teaches classes out at her retreat centre in Carseland.

There will be goodies, coffee/tea, socializing, and shopping after the trunk show.

To all members: Anyone that is able please bring a baked item to share. Thank you.

Set-up and clean-up crew: Pauline S, Linda dB, Patsy FD, Pat S, and Elly dN.  Please be on-site by 6 p.m. for set-up. Remember the milk and  cream

Rstic Mountain SnowflakeWorkshop reminders:

The class starts at 9:30 and will end at 3:30.  The hall will be open at 9:00 a.m.

At the end of the class on Saturday we’d appreciate if you can stay and help put tables away and clean up.

You should have received the instruction/supply list which was emailed and the paper patterns that you ordered.

  • Don’t forget to do the prep for the class (fabric selection and pre-cutting).
  • Please bring an extension cord and power bar if you have them.
  • An ironing station will be set up but you may want your own small ironing/cutting area at your table or at least to share. We are hoping that everyone can have their own table.
  • Bring your own lunch and if you want to bring a snack to share that would be appreciated.

Workshop project: Rustic Mountain Snowflake – designed by Judy Niemeyer        pattern avialble at  quiltworx.com/patterns/?pg=2

Fabric Sale

There are likely many sales out in many different shops in this post-Christmas season. Here’s one that Chris wanted to share with everyone from a little out -of-the-way shop.

Fabric Sale – 30% off bolted fabrics


#4, 12110 – 40 Street SE, Calgary

Telephone:  403-931-5313

Opens 10 a.m. all but Mondays.


December Guild Christmas Celebration

Hi everyone, it’s that wonderful time of the year again. Christmas is just around the corner. Anxiety is mounting as we look at all those hand-made projects still left to be completed. There’s shopping to do, baking to finish, and pets to keep out of the tree.


Take some time to get your inspiration fired up and your holiday spirits lifted at the December guild meeting Saturday, December 14 at 9:30 a.m.

Meeting highlights

Trends in Quiltingpresented by Gail H

Christmas gift bags 2

Gift ExchangeFlying Needle 2019 Christmas Gift Exchange

Show and Tell

Potluckbring your favourite holiday dish for everyone to sample and enjoy


Set-up & Clean-up:  Mary D, Dianne M, Gail H, and Kami W  (please remember to bring cream/milk for the tea and coffee)   

Christmas Potluck         

Art Show- Late Notice – Read Now!

Message from Ana:

It’s my pleasure to extend an invitation to Art Calgary – Calgary’s Contemporary Art Fair.  My work, along with that of fifteen contemporary local artists, will be on exhibition and for sale.

I hope you will come and visit and look at some wonderful art from some of Calgary’s best contemporary artists.  I will be there during the weekend, and would love to see you!  If you’d like to come to the gala opening on Thursday, November 28th, note that you have to get free tickets.  Link is below.

Please feel free to forward to anyone whom you think would like to come.

Hope to see you there!


Located in the Mona Lisa Art Salon, Art Calgary will be showing the best contemporary art in Calgary. Sixteen local artists were selected based on the high quality of their work. The show is a curated, gallery style event where visitors can view the artwork and to speak with the artists who create it. All work is for sale.

RSVP is required for the private VIP event on Thursday, November 28. Get your free tickets here.

Artists include Liane Amendy, Manny Blair, Chris Brooks, Billie Rae Busby, Ana Buzzalino, Celeste Christie, John Gerrard, Glen McAllister, Warren Montilla, Allison Morgan, Colleen Rauscher, John Ross, Wanda Rottenfusser, Karin Thorsteinsson, Kerry Warner, and Ashley Wolodka.

Art Calgary is a free event open to the public.

Art Show Nov 2019


November – Entering Quilt Shows

The November Guild meeting is on November 2  (this Saturday)

quilt show


Lind Schmidt will speak on Entering Quilt shows.


Gwyneth will be sharing her trunk show.

Due and workshop fees:

If you haven‘t paid your membership dues for the year, please do so. Pay Mary the $40 for the year.

Remember to pay Janet M. or Cheryl M. for the Rustic Mountain Star workshop in January.


brown bagPaper Bag Challenge starts in November. Bring 4 fat quarters and 3 words that best describe your style. Cheryl will have a paper bag for your fabric.   Swap will take place after coffee break Projects will be exchanged in May.


Charity block patterns were posted on the blog in October. Please bring any finished blocks to the November guild meeting.

Please note that the Christmas gift exchange info has been posted as well. Be sure to have it ready for the December meeting.


Thank you to Ana for her presentation on Creativity. We’re all inspired to look to our surroundings for inspiration, try new ideas on a small scale, and get rid of quilting mistakes and start fresh.

steamer trunk


Thank you to Gail for sharing her trunk show. Our first member trunk show was a great success.


For those that wish to you are welcome to stay and sew in the afternoon.

Set-up and clean-up crew:

Lindy D., Chris B., Judy K.

Please remember to bring cream and milk for coffee and tea.


October Creativity

It’s colder than expected at this time of year – all the more reason to get quilting. Our monthly guild meeting takes place this Saturday October 12th at 9:30.

This month Ana B. will be speaking on the topic Finding Creativity in Everyday Life.

Gail H. will share a trunk show.

Remember to bring your cheque if you plan on attending the Nancy Strath workshop in January.

Don’t forget to bring your Show and Tell items.

  • Feel free to come prepared to stay and sew in the afternoon as well.

Christmas gift exchange

As promised here are more details on the 2019 Christmas Gift Exchange.

Flying Needle 2019 Christmas Gift Exchange

Charity quilt blocks

Here are the 3 different types of blocks for the charity/comfort quilts for this year.

Colour of the Year Block

and …Charity block 1 & 2