Monday, 31 May 2010

Comfort Quilts

Here are some of the comfort quilts that were given out to Kids' First North. and Women's Resource Centre

Friday, 28 May 2010

May 18, 2010 Meeting Highlights

There were 38 members and 1 guest at our meeting on a very warm spring evening.

There was a large turn out in the day, where we worked on more comfort quilts.

For the evening meeting Audrey demonstrated paper piecing to both teach and refresh members old and new.
Our new comfort block for May and June is paper pieced cones. As you can see we are having and enthusiastic response to this project.

For the June workshop portion the morning will be personal projects using your own machine and the afternoon spent making guild Ragtime Quilts. If you can, please bring pre washed flannel and/or flannelet scraps that can be cut into 4", 6", 8" squares. Please keep the flannel and flannelet separated and labelled. for more information call Audrey 472 3473 or
The June evening meeting will be on marking tools. Please bring your favorite marking tool to share with the rest of the group.
Any "orphan" blocks you may have can be donated to the guild for use in future projects.
Maple leaf blocks for the Quilt of Valour are still being collected but any new ideas for a different block to use would be appreciated.
The recycle sale of unwanted quilting items will be held in July. Proceeds will go to the NSQG. These items will be ones that members no longer want or use and are willing to donate to the guild.
Below is the new executive for your 2010 and 2011 quilt year. And this happy group is your your out going executive. Notice some members are still involved in the new executive.

Lori and Kathy introduced a new mystery quilt called "You're Just Going To Have To Trust Us"
It will begin in September and end in March. A handout of fabric requirements was given out
The Women's Resource Centre was given the applique flower quilt to use in a raffle. Four quilts were donated to the Creighton Kids First North program.
The July meeting date will be changed to the Second Tuesday (July 13) for July only.
There will be a member retreat to work on our own projects at the United Church hall on Friday June 11th and Saturday June 12th. from 9 AM to 9 PM. Bring and appetizer to share and your own lunch. We will order out our supper.
Our guild will be involved in Culture Days, a celebration of all the arts throughout our nation on the weekend of Sept 24 and 25th. Ideas of what we could do at the quilting station are welcomed.

Below is a small sample of the extensive show and tell at the meeting:
Kathy with her black and white quilt.

Judy's 2005 Block of the Month

Aileen's pinwheel quilt

Rae's 2005 Block of the Month

Helen's baby quilt

Maxine's window quilt

Robin's disappearing nine patch Linda's banner

Marg F's sample blocks

Lorna G's baby quilt

Evelyn's President blocks quilt.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Moda Bakeshop

Hi Ladies. I have accepted Sandra's invitation for more of us to share things on the guild blog. This is my first try so I hope it all works out.

I received a table runner kit for my birthday, but the pattern that came with it was just too big for my needs. I needed a new idea and found a great one at the Moda Bakeshop.

The pattern is called "Petit Fours". Check out the site for lots of free patterns using precuts like jellyrolls, charm squares etc. I had yardage but was able to easily adapt the pattern. The site give you a list of ingredients and a detailed recipe to follow. There are recipes for quilts, toys, clothes and much more. Check it out when you have the time. ~Lori