Sunday, 19 November 2017

October Meeting Highlights

Better late than never!

I am so sorry to be so late with our blog posting this month ... I have had some online hiccups this month ... I'm a better quilter than blogger!

Audrey has been busy ... she took a long arm certification class and has been busy quilting like a pro!

 Cynthia makes the sweetest quilts. This Lil' Red Riding quilt is just lovely. The picture doesn't do it justice.

This is one of our winter raffle quilts. This dogs in sweaters quilt was a lot of work ... a lot! I think it was worth it. This labour of love has a new home and we have some padding in our bank account.

Evelyn has been busy. She has some sweet, sunny quilts to show this month!

I love Iris. She insists she is a beginner! She always makes unique and stunning quilts. Again, this picture doesn't do her quilt justice.

Judy took on a challenge to sew up our cupboard - this is a fun kids quilt which will be donated this Christmas.

 Lynne shows off some leftovers from our 2nd raffle quilt .... if you like these cushions you should come to our Christmas party next month. These sweet bears will be raffled in our silent auction.

Lynne also models an oldie but a goodie ... She said this quilt is made from some of the first fabrics she ever purchased.

 Marg quilted this stunner with a different motif in each vein ... really something to see!

I'm hiding behind Olaf here ... I was sitting on some UFO's for awhile and brought them out to finish this month. These quilts will be donated to our various services for Christmas.

I have so much kids fabric in my stash! This is one of my many I-spy quilts. 

 Quarter section fun ....

 Myrna quilted this sweet baby up with the sweetest motifs.

 Phyl and Eileen model some fashionable wares

This is a gift for Rae's hockey loving grandchild. It is super sweet. She always finds the neatest fabrics.

Rae has a stunning Liberty of London quilt. She made this for her granddaughter - 126 petals of machine appliqued love right here!

Sandra has lots of tell with our show and tell ... this sweet runner has quite a story and is reversible.

Tell next time!

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