Wednesday, 17 October 2018

October Meeting Highlights

We had quite a healthy crowd at our October guild meeting last night ... lots to discuss about upcoming events and rehashing our fall show. We are already planning and plotting how to improve things for next time around. We were all fairly happy with the fall show and will be holding it again in September of 2020. It seems alot of guilds have made a switch from the spring. 

These two beauties are bee projects that we will be raffling off this season at our local craft sales. 

Diane had some help modelling her lovely quilt. It seems comfy. 

Phyl and Myrna have been travelling to fun retreats making the most of their embroidery machines.

Everyone wants to talk while we take pictures! Lorna showing off her sweet mini.

Marg with another low volume beauty

Cynthia has been busy making baby quilts

And placemats ....

And throws ...

Vivian shows off a lovely wildlife piece

Lynn models a modern baby quilt

And another ... this particular throw is the pattern our beginners will be tackling this month

Sandra has been a good scrap picker again

Another guild project so far without a home

And another .... can you tell we really like to make quilts 'just because'!

Oh ... and here's another one .....

The next part of the gallery is a showcase of the mini quilts some of us made as part of the quilt show challenge. The rules were that your mini was to be 24 inches and pieced, quilted and constructed entirely by the maker. I love how you can get a feel for our varied tastes and skills.

Sandra S. is a rule breaker! Her min was 23.75 inches! Bad girl.

Until next month!

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Quilt Show

Our first fall quilt show was held last month (September 21 & 22) and it was a great success. Please enjoy a few highlights from the show. 

Vivian won the 24" challenge. We had over 20 entries which show attendees voted on their favorite. Sadly, our pictures don't truly capture the beauty and hours of workmanship that went into the entries. These challenge pieces were not labelled with names - even us members did not know who entered what quilt. It was a lot of fun trying to figure out who submitted which ..... the only rule was to make a 24 inch mini quilt and construct all of it yourself. We had a wide variety of workmanship in the entries. 

Gladys placed second with this piece called Hidden Lake

And Sandra came in third place with this original sunflower design.

Here's a couple of shots of the group of us holding our challenge pieces. We really stepped up our game for this one!

We are fabric starved here in Flin Flon and are forever grateful that we have such good relationships with a few vendors. Michelle from Mami's Country Quilts frequnts our show and she didn't disappoint this year. She is Batik lover and paper piecing master. 

Shari and Lee came up from Winkler to share their wares with us. Road 17 North is a great shop and I hope you are able to visit them. Shari has been a great friend to our guild.

A few more shots .... we had a bustling crowd again this year ... these pictures were mostly taken soon after set up when all was perfect and waiting ....

A few shots of our draws .....

And the viewer's choice ribbon goes to Phyl for her Kimberbell embroidery quilt. It is lovely! Congratulations Phyl!

Thank you to Barb Harrower for her lovely photographs. Barb is our 'official' show photographer. Many thanks.

Thanks for contributing to our show! We are really proud of out little guild and hope to see you in two years. We welcome new members all the time and are planning some Beginner Quilting workshops this month. Please join us on the third Tuesday of each month at the United Church.

Happy quilting,