Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Thread Spools

I wanted to share this sweet picture that was sent to us yesterday ... 

These are two little girls who take part in the Headstart preschool program at the Friendship Centre. The organisation had asked us to save our used thread spools for the kids to use for crafts and science projects. These two little lambs are painting butterflies with our plastic spools. They are the right size for little hands and very innovative! 



Here the little tykes use the spools in playdough crafts.




Goes to show you, nothing goes to waste!

When your spool runs out, toss it in a bag and save it up for us and we will pass them along to program.

 ~Sheri

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

May Meeting Highlights


We had quite a few ladies out for our May evening meeting and lots of work accomplished during the day. Here are a few shots of our show and tell.

Audrey shows off a sweet baby herringbone quilt. We caught her finally with a smile!


Sandra with her wintry table runner. These are Kate & Birdie fabrics which is from a Winnipeg designer.

Cynthia is busy as usual!



These quilt wowed us. A treasure for Cynthia's new house.


Lorna shows off a sweet boys quilt. The flannels were donated to the guild.


Myrna models a sweet make using her embroidery machine



And a throw pillow ... dramatically modelling the zipper


We're not sure what we love more on June's scrap quilt ... the back or the front! It's sweet either way.



Our next UFO day is on Saturday, June 1st. I hope to be there and would love to see you stop by and sew for the day or just swing by for coffee. We are having a 'Log Cabin' month for June so get busy cutting into your stash!

 ~Sheri

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.