Wednesday, 18 September 2019

September

September Already!

As I write this, there are 98 days left until Christmas. 98 days is not a long time for a quilter!!

I wasn't able to make the meeting myself last night and I thank Rae for filling in as photographer. Here's a sampling of our show and tell.



Marg Faktor lead the program with a lesson on placemats



Rae gave a demo on a new comfort block












Mrs Ariko joined us as Lorna presented some comfort quilts for the Handi-Van ... if you remember last month, we made up a few lap quilts for seniors to enjoy a warm ride to a fro.


The fall retreat is coming up on October 4 & 5th. All members welcome to stay and sew, come for a visit or have dinner. Dinner on Friday night will be catered again ... yay, no dishes to wash! If you care to just come by for dinner, please add your name to the list and contact Phyl or Lorna. We hope to see you then!

 ~Sheri

Monday, 26 August 2019

Challenge


This is a blank slate! A beautiful tangerine coloured slate! 




What are you going to do with this material?

This is the fabric for our quilt show challenge ... you have one year to come up with a masterpiece!
Well .... a masterpiece with a few rules!

You must pay $10 to get this fabric (see Lynn for that)

You must make a 24 inch square mini quilt .... not 30 ", not 12" ... 24"!

It must be square. Not round, not cuckoo crazy ... square please.

You must sew it all yourself. All of it. No hiring a long arm quilter ... you can't farm out your binding.

You must make it all yourself (it will be great!)

You must not add any hangers to it .... they need to fit on the peg boards for the stage

You must have an open mind and good spirit to take part ... go out of your comfort zone, or stick with what you are comfortable with.

The tangerine must be used on the front. Use it anywhere but it has to be noticeable. Don't cheap out on just use an inch, now. Use it!

Have fun

 ~Sheri

Thursday, 22 August 2019

August

We had a spirited group out to guild this week with plenty of show and tell for August.

Yvonne continues to be our bag lady in residence. She is making some dynamite pieces!



She led us in a demonstration on how to sew biased binding


Raye made a stunning hand embroidered quilt



Rae shows off this sweet throw she made for a sweet friend


Marg made some magic out of our guild stash. The cupboard is still overflowing!



Sandra and Sandra are a good tag team to model three cosy throws the guild girls whipped up Tuesday. These throws will be donated to the local handi-van to keep riders warm


Phyl has been busy making some sweet things 




And the sweetest Halloween quilt you will ever see!


I'm proud to show off my summer stash busting quilts



And a quilted advent calendar for Christmas


Myrna is standing in for her sister who made this comfort quilt for our cupboard


Sandra was good enough to demo the pineapple block ruler last month and made good use of it here. Sorry about the blurry picture. Sandra doesn't like to stand still to smile when she's at the front!


June made this sweet fresh throw


Our Madam presidents show off one of our Christmas raffle prizes. We have had a busy summer and seem to have our winter fundraisers nearly finished.

No scrap left behind!




And one last sweet treat. Myrna made this lovely Canada themed bag.


Happy quilting!
 ~Sheri

Friday, 26 July 2019

July

Our July meeting had quite a few members and a few guests out. We are never sure how many chairs to put out in the summer but as you can see by this show and tell, the room was fairly full. 

We had some discussion about our fall retreat (sorry, fall is around the corner!) and decided on a catered affair again. It is so nice to just sit and sew and have wonderful people come in and feed you! We love a potluck but honestly, not having to wash dishes has wonderful benefits. We did decide to cancel the UFO for August as it runs along the long weekend. There are lots of community events in Flin Flon during August and we didn't want to miss anything!

On to show and tell .....  

Helen had some sweet help showing off her grand kids quilts. 




Evelyn has been busy sewing for a new great grandchild about to make his or her entrance


Rae showing off her two beauties.


Audrey has been busy this summer .... look at that beautiful smile !!







Yvonne has been busy making bags again


Here is a shot of my scrappy summer table runner



Lorna is demonstrating some of our guild makes. 


I'm modelling my scrappy log cabin.

These three log cabin variations are the Quilts of Valour quilts we will be donating to the organisation. We will send a total of five.




Sandra gave us a spirited demonstration of the pineapple block and ruler.

Lynne models some quilt made by the guild. This white and blue beauty will be raffled off at one of our Christmas sales. The others are yet to be determined.




More from Evelyn for that new baby on its way 



Not sure if I'm a season ahead or two behind


Gladys uses every last piece!



June models some sweet kids quilts



Me again ....


Sandra got a head start on her one foot art challenge


June again ....


Evelyn with some sweet mug rugs


Until next month ....

  ~Sheri