Wednesday, 17 April 2019

April Meeting Highlights

And it's starting too look like spring around Flin Flon .... the sun is still shining past dinner, the snow is melting, a few geese are being spotted in the parks and our Snowbirds are returning home for summer. Happy to see so many cheery people back to our guild! 

Here's a sampling of our show & tell last night.

Phyl has been busy with her embroidery machine ... off to buy a bench to show off her cool bench pillows!


Helen and her scrappy creation



Rae shows off her modern Christmas beauty


And Audrey .. never wanting to smile for me!


Donna created this sweet boys quilt for our comfort projects ... I'll get that quilted up this week!



Peg shows off her sweet quilting .... a baby and a big one!



Gladys wowed us with her masculine foxes. 


And is frugally creative with her makes



A beautiful lady is hiding behind this beautiful quilt ....


There she is .... this beauty will be raffled off at the CWL bazarre in the fall. This might be the nicest 
quilt Rae has given them. 


This is a shot of our next project. We are making log cabin blocks for the 'Quilts of Valour' program. I think they will turn out stunning. We enjoy taking part in this very special Canadian project. Stay tuned for the finished product!

We can hook you up with some reds if you are short in the stash ... contact me if you need some to make up a block or two (or twelve!)





More of Helen ... she awes us every month! Helen has 9 grandchildren that won't stay small ... she is forced to keep quilting!


Phyll busy stash busting .... she's likely out of fabric soon .... ha ha!


Another finished guild quilt.


Such lovely models .... We are going to make quilted lap covers for our community friends in long term care. Sandra is a perfect model for this piece and her 'nurse' appears to be really happy helping her out!

Audrey .... look at the camera!




And Donna again with her own stash busting


Helen hiding behind this spring beauty. This quilt is heading to the personal care home to spread some joy for a month or two.


Until next time .....

 ~Sheri

Friday, 22 March 2019

March Meeting Highlights

Quite a large show and tell Tuesday for a small group. A number of members are still golfing down south and others, like me, were not able to make the March meeting. Thank you to my wonderful substitute photographer. 

Helen has been busy as ever with a few beautiful creations

Judy tries to hid ....


Sandra tells us this is 'Magic purple binding'

Lynn also playing peek a boo ... this is a guild project we worked on to raffle this summer.


Audrey showing off some mitred borders


And this sweet smile with the same


Cynthia with a sweet baby quilt


Helen busy with her embroidery machine


Judy shows off a sweet quilt for baby


And busy, busy .... Sandra with a custom creation


Cindy has two new grand babies so needed to make two new quilts!



And Lynn with more mitred work! I thought I would get one done just to be a smart Alec but gave up on it pretty promptly! Kudos to the ladies that made place mats for Meals on Wheels


We established months ago that Helen doesn't sleep right!


And another guild stash project. We must have emptied our cupboard by now!!

Until next time!
 ~ Sheri

Please put on your calender the date of our spring retreat ... May 3 & 4. It is free for members. Please join us for two days of sewing and fun. We will have a catered dinner again on the Friday night. It would be nice to see you out even for dinner. Please contact Lynn if you are interested in the cushion project planned and to pay for dinner.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

February Meeting Highlights

We had a fairly big crowd at our meeting last night with lots of show and tell. 

Cynthia has been busy cleaning out her sewing room and the meals on wheels program has her to thank for that.




Eileen shows off her sweet Penguin party


Our mystery model shows a guild quilt .. no home for this beauty yet.


Vivian shows off a sweet baby quilt


June has worked very hard at making this lovely quilt


Luann with a scrappy economy block quilt


And a second ....


I was busy stash busting making an I-Spy with our Simple Bricks pattern from the new quilters workshop

More from Cynthia


Here is one of our new members with her Simple Bricks in batiks


Donna has also been stash busting


Cynthia popping up again ....


Mystery model again ... this comfort quilt doesn't have a dedicated home just yet


Oh ... hello master placemat maker


I'll make 100 of these sweet quilts before you know it!


Lynn always wows us .. this quilt is made with traditional Japanese fabrics. Everyday kimonos are usually muted, low volume pieces.


Another new quilter models her masterpiece. These ladies should be very proud of themselves ...they cut, pieced, quilted and bound their projects all on their own. Start to finish completed in no time! My first quilt was not this nice.


Vivian was away to Equador and had some textiles to show and tell.


Well .. hello again Cynthia ...


Hello again Sheri .....


Linda will have a happy great grand child when he recieves this wonderful gift.

Oh yes ... more placemats for meals on wheels!


Sandra totally planned to match her quilt ... this guild scrap quilt is called "It's not easy being green"


Audrey took us through a demonstration on mitred borders. I'm sorry I don't have any photos of it ... I was too amazed at the process to take good pictures of it!

Members that return next meeting with a placemat made with mitred corners will recieve a So Fine thread from me (max 5!) Let's see who's up to the challenge! (and how much money you put in your swear jar!)

Until next time ....