Monday, 9 October 2017

Raffle Quilts

Raffle quilts complete! I was excited to be asked to help in the construction of these two fun quilts. We will be raffling them off at two Christmas sales next month. They are hard to part with! We use raffles like this to keep our guild's bank account in a healthy state .... money = quilts = money = quilts ... it's the quilt guild circle of life. We raise money to buy fabric to make quilts. Bjorn Bear and Dogs in Sweaters are just about the cutest raffle quilts we have made yet! 

The air was chilly when we took this pictures .... good thing these puppies are toasty in their warm Nordic sweaters. My next photos will likely have a snowy backdrop.


Sunday, 1 October 2017


 We had quite a few members out at our last meeting. We discussed a bit about our upcoming fall show (as in fall of 2018) and our Christmas party. Here's a few shots of our meeting. 

 Donna completed this fun pink and black quilt. The fabrics were donated by the family of a local gal who has gone to heaven. I'm sure Michelle would have loved, loved loved this quilt! It's a little bit rock and roll and little bit cozy tradition. We will be donating this quilt near Christmas.

I was happy to longarm this quilt ... this is a shot of the quilt loaded onto Lucey. I used a pantograph called Mimosa which has a bit of flame look.

Rae shows off a neat wolf quilt with a color sweeping blue/grey. It is really pretty. It was made with a quilt as you go technique. 

 Marg H. shows off a trio of quilts she made for the guild as well.

I'm happy to have worked on these this week as well. I think they turned out just great! I had some blue cuddle left over from another project. It added a nice touch to Marg's Mahjong. These quilts will find forever homes this winter.

Cynthia was busy making baby quilts 

 I'm showing off a couple quilts I was able to long arm for the guild.

Audrey shows off a comfort quilt pieced by Sandra - Sandra was away at an art retreat in France!

Audrey is gushing as she shows off this beautiful table runner. The picture doesn't do the piece justice. It has a rich dark green grunge as a border. Lovely.

Sandra shows off her 12 " mini - I believe she is going to add it to the Norva Center's block challenge.

Marg H. Is busy! This is a classic rail fence made with Kansas Troubles fabrics. It is a real treasure.

She also shows off PBQ2 in shimmery asian fabrics.

Lynne always makes stunning quilts. This is a nordic star. Just lovely.I'm sorry I didn't get a shot of the lush teal cuddle she used on the back.

Another shot of our comfort quilts. Rae made up this sweet baby.

Two Cindy's and two table runners

Myrna models a sweet quilted bag

Rae is selling tickets on this great Zen Chic quilt ... she is raising money for the Catholic Women's League upcoming bazaar.
See you next time,
 ~ Sheri

Thursday, 17 August 2017

August Meeting Highlights

We had a nice crowd at our meeting this past Tuesday .... we seem to grow as the weather turns ....

Our guild has been gifted quite a bit of fabric lately from the estate of a young quilter in the community. We are thankful her family thought of us and are busy putting her goods to use. Marg F. started our giving season off with a number of comfort quilts she made this summer.

 Marg also lead a demonstration on a quilt as you go method

Our show and tell was lively per usual,

Kathy has been busy .... this hanging was a Round Robin challenge a few of us took part around 2014. Most of ours are unfinished. Lori S. quilted this piece as a 'favor' to her friend and it is quite stunning. The picture does not do it justice.

The Viking flimsy is fun, fun, fun! 

This is an original design by Kathy - Four patch Charm Quilt. She has a free pdf pattern on her site.
Pattern Here!
Donna shows off some nice quilted oven mitts
Phyl models a newly made bag

Iris has been busy - this stunner is from a pattern called 'Lap of Lux' - her second is 'Fireside Lane' (she dares to call herself a beginner!)

Joanne shows us how color can transform a quilt making the same pattern in different hues 

Marg F with an oversize ipad bag and Christmas hanging 

Cindy has another show stopper - this Canadiana themed batik quilt is a beauty. It is called 'Spring Thaw'

Until next time,
Happy quilting friends!