Thursday, 17 October 2019

October Meeting Highlights

We had a spirited bunch out for our October meeting with lots of show and tell to share

Sandra made a lovely runner 


Rae has been busy ....




Myrna has been busy .... 




Judy too ....



Audrey is smiling!


I've been busy ....





Donna has spoiled grand dogs 



Sandra will be making her kids happy .. they are Halloween crazies 


Our presidential team ... Sandra & Lorna present Audrey with her president's blocks.


Happy stitching friends! See you next month
~Sheri


Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Spools

One of the directors of the Aboriginal Headstart program passed along more pictures to us of the children making use of our empty spool donations. Goes to show you that beauty can emerge from anything! 




Empty thread spools are a perfect painting tool for a toddler. They are very durable, easy to wash and the perfect size for small hands.



 ~Sheri

Monday, 7 October 2019

Retreat

I was a very poor blog photographer on the weekend! 

We had our annual fall 2-day retreat and I only managed to get 3 pictures out of it! Clearly, I had my head down and was quietly sewing away in the corner! 


A couple of gals joined us from one of our favourite quilt shops Road 17 North from Winkler to share their wares. I'm confident it was worth the trip. I will speak for myself and others to say that we crave fabric .. crave it. It's tough to have a quilting addiction and no store in town to feed us a fix!  Cheryl and Marianne were lovely and hope they join us again! I think there were around 20 or so for the weekend but some came and went ... like I said, I was a quiet mouse in the corner minding my own business!

Our supper was catered and delicious. We love not having to wash dishes. It was a grand weekend. If you missed out this time, please know we were thinking of you and hope you can attend in the spring. 



Some lovely guild friends may have more pictures to add .. if you do, please send them my way.

~Sheri

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

September

September Already!

As I write this, there are 98 days left until Christmas. 98 days is not a long time for a quilter!!

I wasn't able to make the meeting myself last night and I thank Rae for filling in as photographer. Here's a sampling of our show and tell.



Marg Faktor lead the program with a lesson on placemats



Rae gave a demo on a new comfort block












Mrs Ariko joined us as Lorna presented some comfort quilts for the Handi-Van ... if you remember last month, we made up a few lap quilts for seniors to enjoy a warm ride to a fro.


The fall retreat is coming up on October 4 & 5th. All members welcome to stay and sew, come for a visit or have dinner. Dinner on Friday night will be catered again ... yay, no dishes to wash! If you care to just come by for dinner, please add your name to the list and contact Phyl or Lorna. We hope to see you then!

 ~Sheri

Monday, 26 August 2019

Challenge


This is a blank slate! A beautiful tangerine coloured slate! 




What are you going to do with this material?

This is the fabric for our quilt show challenge ... you have one year to come up with a masterpiece!
Well .... a masterpiece with a few rules!

You must pay $10 to get this fabric (see Lynn for that)

You must make a 24 inch square mini quilt .... not 30 ", not 12" ... 24"!

It must be square. Not round, not cuckoo crazy ... square please.

You must sew it all yourself. All of it. No hiring a long arm quilter ... you can't farm out your binding.

You must make it all yourself (it will be great!)

You must not add any hangers to it .... they need to fit on the peg boards for the stage

You must have an open mind and good spirit to take part ... go out of your comfort zone, or stick with what you are comfortable with.

The tangerine must be used on the front. Use it anywhere but it has to be noticeable. Don't cheap out on just use an inch, now. Use it!

Have fun

 ~Sheri

Thursday, 22 August 2019

August

We had a spirited group out to guild this week with plenty of show and tell for August.

Yvonne continues to be our bag lady in residence. She is making some dynamite pieces!



She led us in a demonstration on how to sew biased binding


Raye made a stunning hand embroidered quilt



Rae shows off this sweet throw she made for a sweet friend


Marg made some magic out of our guild stash. The cupboard is still overflowing!



Sandra and Sandra are a good tag team to model three cosy throws the guild girls whipped up Tuesday. These throws will be donated to the local handi-van to keep riders warm


Phyl has been busy making some sweet things 




And the sweetest Halloween quilt you will ever see!


I'm proud to show off my summer stash busting quilts



And a quilted advent calendar for Christmas


Myrna is standing in for her sister who made this comfort quilt for our cupboard


Sandra was good enough to demo the pineapple block ruler last month and made good use of it here. Sorry about the blurry picture. Sandra doesn't like to stand still to smile when she's at the front!


June made this sweet fresh throw


Our Madam presidents show off one of our Christmas raffle prizes. We have had a busy summer and seem to have our winter fundraisers nearly finished.

No scrap left behind!




And one last sweet treat. Myrna made this lovely Canada themed bag.


Happy quilting!
 ~Sheri