Christmas has come and gone and a New Year begins, for me that means no more treats for a while and getting back on track! We can hardly believe we are half way through our quilting year.

January program brings us Ionne McCauley who has been a quilting instructor since 1997, though she modestly tells us she almost knows what she is doing! Ionne not only has taught many classes at our guild she has taught all across Canada, some parts of the US as well as other local and provincial guilds. Ionne will present her "IDEAS" trunk show/lecture explaining the process of her work. Please don't miss this one!

February program we have a lecture by Daphne Grieg from North Saanich, here on south Vancouver Island. Daphne is an internationally known instructor, quilter, author and designer with her own company called Patchwork Studios. She also writes articles for many quilting publications as well as teaching on line courses through Quilt University. Patterns she has designed as well as her books are available through her company and on line sales as well as at her gallery. Her quilts have been displayed in Canada and the U.S. The lecture should prove informative along with a small table vending her hand dyed fabrics. Check it out!

March we have a North Island group of fibre artists that call themselves "Fiber Art Voices" made up of quilting artists from Bowser to Campbell River. Each artist brings a fresh and different perspective on fiber art quilting. The group hold many studio tours, local shows throughout the year where their art can be purchased. March guild will bring an opportunity to purchase their hand dyed fabrics. Individually these ladies are beautiful artists in their own right, collectively they are dynamite! Bring your wallet.

April program we have a new twist on scrap quilting with a group that call themselves Thorns to Roses. Judith McLaughlin and Sandra Radley will share a trunk show along with an explanation on how to get the most out of our endless scraps. This should benefit all quilters for sure as not one of us has no scraps! Come and learn some new ways with these scrap gurus.

May is AGM, no program.

June we will bring back the fashion show that had to cancelled in December because of poor weather conditions. Of course this will also bring our traditional Boot Sale and End of Year Potluck. See you there!

Joyce McLellan Vicki Rorke

Co-coordinators, Program