Wednesday, 23 May 2018

May Meeting Highlights

We had quite a bit of show and tell at our last meeting in May. Plans are underway for our fall show with jobs being assigned and much discussion about show details. Who knew that the sand bags play such an important role in quilting!  

Audrey, preparing for Canada Day with this place mat for Meals on Wheels

Myrna models a wonderful little tote above, and Blanche is busy making for another great grandchild.

Cynthia had been creatively procuring fabric from her sister's cupboard to make this strip cutie.

Cynthia grumbled a bit about this guild orange peel quilt but it really couldn't look sweeter. The quilting caused a bit of a challenge but worth it!

Helen always has a bag full!

Val shows off her majong

We had to pester poor Jo-Anne to show us her rag quilt and she folded it up so fast, this is the best shot I could get!

Lynn usually wows us with something unique

Val is thinking of winter with her friend Olaf

 Lynn shows off her gorgeous original design she made for her new grandson

My 'Broken Herringbone' I finished at our retreat

Jeannie, ever the bag lady!

Marg is back from the states - spent the winter quilting with her southern friends. 
She made this springy cathedral windows

Sandra displays a sweet mini she whipped up and then wowed us with a queen quilt she made ...... but ssssshhhhhh..... its a secret! We can't show it yet!

 UFO will be held next Saturday, June 2 .... doors open at 9 - hope to see you there!


Thursday, 10 May 2018

April Highlights

Our show and tell has picked up with the return of some of our snowbirds and as many of us finish projects in anticipation of our fall quilt show. I'm sorry my photography skills aren't better to showcase some of the beautiful work shared in April.

Gladys shows off a really stunning piece which she claims is one of her first full quilts .. it is really done with perfection. She quilted it herself with images of dragonflies and other notions from the appliqued front. Wonderful work.

Barb is hiding for some reason behind this nice throw she won at a bazaar this month. It was made by our member Cecil.

Marg has been busy sewing up or guild stash

This fall sampler is a beauty

The Cranberry ladies always delight us with their works! Vivian made this red and black piece for a wedding gift.

And Bonnie showcases a labour of love

This is one of Patty's first quilts and she must be proud! She quilted it herself flawlessly. It is warm and cuddly as she used a rust colored velour for backing. Really stunning.

Judy shows off a quarter section baby she whipped up one Saturday.

Lynn tackled the jellyroll rug

Phyl returned north to show off some sweet accessories she has been making

This hexi flower garden is a guild project we all had a hand in making. Audrey taught us the art of English paper piecing a couple of winters ago and this is the fruits - or flowers- of our labour

Another guild project has been completed and looks really stunning up close. Now ... just to find a home for these beauties.

We have a new Fox baby in our family so fitting they get a fox quilt.

Working on my stash, I whipped up a table runner one Saturday

And more stash from our guild cupboard .... I think we are getting close to some empty boxes now. This baby quilt will likely find its way into a Christmas hamper this year.

Peg is a new member who made this purple lovely for her granddaughter's graduation. I'm sure she will love it!

Audrey leading us in our comfort block instruction.

Gladys showing off more ... 

Evelyn with a sweet flannel baby ... maybe our cupboard isn't bare after all!

 Oh yeah ... and another .... Audrey keeps finding little bags of flannel here, there and everywhere!

And Gladys with one more beauty.

We had a fun spring retreat this month as well. Stay tuned for pictures in a future post!
Our next meeting is Tuesday. Hope to see you there .... come for an all day sewfest, for a quick visit at the United Church or the evening meeting.

Happy May,