Wednesday, 23 May 2018

May Meeting Highlights

We had quite a bit of show and tell at our last meeting in May. Plans are underway for our fall show with jobs being assigned and much discussion about show details. Who knew that the sand bags play such an important role in quilting!  

Audrey, preparing for Canada Day with this place mat for Meals on Wheels

Myrna models a wonderful little tote above, and Blanche is busy making for another great grandchild.

Cynthia had been creatively procuring fabric from her sister's cupboard to make this strip cutie.

Cynthia grumbled a bit about this guild orange peel quilt but it really couldn't look sweeter. The quilting caused a bit of a challenge but worth it!

Helen always has a bag full!

Val shows off her majong

We had to pester poor Jo-Anne to show us her rag quilt and she folded it up so fast, this is the best shot I could get!

Lynn usually wows us with something unique

Val is thinking of winter with her friend Olaf

 Lynn shows off her gorgeous original design she made for her new grandson

My 'Broken Herringbone' I finished at our retreat

Jeannie, ever the bag lady!

Marg is back from the states - spent the winter quilting with her southern friends. 
She made this springy cathedral windows

Sandra displays a sweet mini she whipped up and then wowed us with a queen quilt she made ...... but ssssshhhhhh..... its a secret! We can't show it yet!

 UFO will be held next Saturday, June 2 .... doors open at 9 - hope to see you there!


Thursday, 10 May 2018

April Highlights

Our show and tell has picked up with the return of some of our snowbirds and as many of us finish projects in anticipation of our fall quilt show. I'm sorry my photography skills aren't better to showcase some of the beautiful work shared in April.

Gladys shows off a really stunning piece which she claims is one of her first full quilts .. it is really done with perfection. She quilted it herself with images of dragonflies and other notions from the appliqued front. Wonderful work.

Barb is hiding for some reason behind this nice throw she won at a bazaar this month. It was made by our member Cecil.

Marg has been busy sewing up or guild stash

This fall sampler is a beauty

The Cranberry ladies always delight us with their works! Vivian made this red and black piece for a wedding gift.

And Bonnie showcases a labour of love

This is one of Patty's first quilts and she must be proud! She quilted it herself flawlessly. It is warm and cuddly as she used a rust colored velour for backing. Really stunning.

Judy shows off a quarter section baby she whipped up one Saturday.

Lynn tackled the jellyroll rug

Phyl returned north to show off some sweet accessories she has been making

This hexi flower garden is a guild project we all had a hand in making. Audrey taught us the art of English paper piecing a couple of winters ago and this is the fruits - or flowers- of our labour

Another guild project has been completed and looks really stunning up close. Now ... just to find a home for these beauties.

We have a new Fox baby in our family so fitting they get a fox quilt.

Working on my stash, I whipped up a table runner one Saturday

And more stash from our guild cupboard .... I think we are getting close to some empty boxes now. This baby quilt will likely find its way into a Christmas hamper this year.

Peg is a new member who made this purple lovely for her granddaughter's graduation. I'm sure she will love it!

Audrey leading us in our comfort block instruction.

Gladys showing off more ... 

Evelyn with a sweet flannel baby ... maybe our cupboard isn't bare after all!

 Oh yeah ... and another .... Audrey keeps finding little bags of flannel here, there and everywhere!

And Gladys with one more beauty.

We had a fun spring retreat this month as well. Stay tuned for pictures in a future post!
Our next meeting is Tuesday. Hope to see you there .... come for an all day sewfest, for a quick visit at the United Church or the evening meeting.

Happy May,

Thursday, 5 April 2018

March Madness

We had a quiet meeting in March with just a wee bit of show and tell. It's been unusually cold for the past few weeks so I'm sure this next time we will all have lots to show. 

Here is Sherron with a sweet little table runner and a sweet girl looking to help her show it off. Darby is now on the move and with me taking pictures she was tough to wrangle at our meeting.

 Judy has been a busy quilter - not sure if this is a leftover from Christmas 2017 or a head start for 2018. Either way, it is a simple design with great impact.

She made this wonderful quilt for her grandson who is a goalie. I'm sure he is over the moon to have this homemade Bomber quilt. Judy quilted pucks and sticks in the larger squares.

And finished off with a sweet baby quilt

I only have 17 unfinished quilts of my own to do so thought it best to take on some guild projects as well ... we had some community members donate flannels over the years so in our cupboard cleaning, a few of us took some squares home ... I really love how my Lucey made this simple piece really sing. 

Vivian stunned us with this beautiful teal and brown elk throw for her hubby. He popped this panel in her cart one day and asked her to sew it up for him .... five years later and hours 'hunting' for the perfect color match and voila! 

A shot of the back ......

And a sweet pinwheel .....

Lynn made this divine wall hanging for her new baby grandson. It is a design of hers made with Allsion Glass fabric. So modern and yummy. No Winnie the Poo for this cool baby.

Please note a change in a few dates .... we had to move the spring retreat to help accomodate some other church events. It works out a bit better for us in reality as now our friend Wendy from Fabriculous will be coming up to 'play' ... hopefully she will bring some yummies to share and maybe teach us something (jelly roll rug perhaps).

The new dates are April 27 & 28. Usual routine, sew until your back hurts all day Friday. nibble on sweets and crap, then gorge on potluck Friday evening. Sew until Audrey kicks out - repeat Saturday (left overs Saturday - no potluck ... ditto with the sweets).  I can't wait!

There will be a UFO this Saturday as well. Doors open at 9. $10 to join in ... I think I may even mosey on over with a bucket of unfinished objects. See you then!