Sunday, June 22, 2008

O'Keefe Ranch

The following is from Shirley Thank you.
Some of the Guild Members who attended the Spin-In at O'Keefe Ranch in all their vintage outfits. We all had a great time and Sue did a wonderful job making us part of the heritage tour. Thanks, Shirley

Monday, June 16, 2008

In the papers

There is a little photo of 'us' at the Quilt show in the Friday am. http://www.FriAM.cathe June issue 'All month' - part 1, we are in the middle of pg 6.
For the weavers this Loom is weaving? check it out at
Darlene Homenchuk from the Kelowna guild had an article in the June issue of 'Country Life in BC' about her Alpacas. Jody who joined us at the 'spinfine superfine workshop was also in the photos. I see the June issue is not online yet but here is the link

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Quilt Show

The Quilt Guild in Salmon Arm held a show at the curling rink last Friday 6th and Saturday 7th where we were invited to set up a booth with displays and demonstrate some spinning and weaving. Thank you Elvi for organizing us, the ladies for setting up and taking down and whose who spun and weaved.
Besides the quilts on display, quilting booths selling their wares, there was a fashion show in which some of our members entered.

In the first photo the woman is modeling her felted vest, a boas made out of locks and her hat was sheepskin she had hand sewn together. The woman is from the Netherlands where she has a sheep farm and the clothing she is modeling is from her own sheep a breed from Sweden. I think everyone our booth went to talk to her and probably knows more about her than me. Interesting lady.

Mona in her famous suit
Gudie in her vest covered in labels cut off old clothes. She has a label starting with every letter in the alphabet except Q Z and X.

Gudie wearing her vest made out of old zippers REALLY COOL!

For Sale

Drum Carder for sale (not shown in photo)
Phone Marie-Ango Casavant (250) 679-2742. (Chase) $100.


Marcia thank you for hosting our annual potluck supper at your home last Monday. Nineteen of us enjoyed digging into each others delicious creations. When we were all fully satisfied we had our meeting followed by show and tell. Most brought their items for the chest that will be raffled at the IPE and Salmon Arm Fall Fair later this summer.
Elvi brought a scarf that she had woven in a cubed pattern for the chest.
Mona, a quilt she had made for one of her grandchildren who is graduating this year. She also showed us the beaded kumihimo bracelet she made at the workshop she attended at Olds.
Julia carved a pen, beautiful and she made the Harp, see photo below.
Lynne, place mats for the chest.
Gloria, pillow for the chest.
Ann, wool blanket for the chest.
Gudrun, a bread basket cloth. She also showed us the skirt and top she had sewn for her granddaughter made out of recycled jeans.
Shirley, woven bag and a woven rug for the chest.
Marica, place mat woven with a light linen for the chest.
Darlene a hat, Judith mittens, Noelle socks and myself socks all for the chest.
Gudie her label vest and zipper vest, see quilt show.
Catherine, felted bag.
Sara needle lace jewellery in which the earrings went in the chest.

Julia playing her Harp that she made.

Spin Fine - Superfine Merino Workshop

This workshop was held May 31st/June1st at Judith Glibberys' house and the course taught by her. It was fantastic. I learnt so much not just about spinning but about fleeces, washing and numerous other tips. Everyone had a good time as little things we had learnt at the workshop came up the odd time while spinning at the Quilt Show. Sounds like everyone had a merry time who stayed the night! Thank you Judith.
Thank you Jean for the photos.



Elvi hanging up everyones scoured Merino skeins to dry.

(Denice and Jody)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I talked to the IPE office yesterday and they are going to put us in the new arena. They are moving fruit, veg, crafts and sewing over there as well. They are going to have a shuttle service to take people over to the arena. They are very receptive to us putting on a sheep to shawl demo. They would like us to let them know as soon as possible how much space we would require, then they can get us on their map. I think we should get back to them this week. I talked to Judith and she thinks we need to have 8 chairs and 8 tables. Also, if anyone would like to spin for the sheep to shawl demo that would be great, it doesn't have to be a spinner from the Salmon Arm team as it is only a demo and should be fun! If anyone has any input please let me know so I can get back to the fair personnel. Also, Judith thought we should request a 40 X 40 space. What do the rest of you think? Gloria

Whats up, update!

( tommorrow) June 6th + 7th Friday and Saturday Quilt Show. Contact Elvi.

Thursday 12th June 10am meeting at the guild room to clean the Looms.

Monday 16th June 10am 'Spin in' at O'Keefe Ranch.

Wednesday 18th June 'Spin in' at Gloria's 10 - 2. Practice Sheep to Shawl but all welcome.

Wednesday 9th July 10am a fun day of silk painting of warp at Gudrun's. $10 - $15. Contact Gudrun.

Tuesday 15th July 'Spin in' at Darlene's 10 - 2.

Monday 21st July 'Knit in' at Judith's 10 - 2.

Wednesday 6th August 'Fun Dyeing Free for All Day' at Elvi's.

Thursday 14th August, meeting for IPE / 'Spin in' at Sharon's 10am.

IPE Tuesday 26th - Sunday 31st August.

Saturday 4th October Kelowna 'Spin in'.

Please e mail me if I have posted anything that is incorrect and I will change it. Thank you Clare.