Monday 29 January 2024

Guild Day, January 16, 2024

 It’s hard to believe another year has passed and we must now write 2024! I remember clearly the world wide panic about Y2K and all the terrible things that could happen at the turn of the century. Truly, a lot of terrible things are happening but none of it has anything to do with Y2K!

We had a good turnout for guild even though a good number of our members have departed for warmer climates. After a day like today, I’m quite happy to be here in Creighton/Flin Flon!

We were able to complete six quilts today that were in various stages, some needing quilting, others binding and so forth. Three quilts were unpinned and then repinned  using the new clamping system that makes them so much smoother to quilt. It made for some extra work but is well worth the effort.

Most of the afternoon was spent sorting through flannels and cutting pieces for more baby quilts. A big thank you to those who destashed and donated to this effort.

Lorna and Audrey worked on some Thimbleberry blocks to go with the blocks we had. There should be enough blocks for another comfort quilt.


 Judy and June are cutting and preparing flannel to make up kits for members to take home.

                                Susan is sorting flannel squares into colour/pattern piles for kits.

             Sandra is quilting the last of the batik quilts. This was one of the quilts that was repinned.

A baby quilt of flannel was stitched and quilted by Sandra and had the binding hand stitched by Moira and Iris.

This three yard quilt had been pin basted for quilting and was taken home by myself for quilting. I attached the binding totally by machine. This is done by sewing it to the back of the quilt then folding the binding to the front and top stitching it. We have been using this method more frequently as it is quicker and less labour intensive.

This is the quilt Sandra was working on. She was able to finish the quilting and do the binding before end of day. 

Sandra completed this three yard quilt at home since the last guild day. She used variegated thread and a decorative stitch on her machine. For the binding she added a flange for extra interest. Very attractive!

I must confess I do not remember the details of who completed this three yard quilt. This is a beautiful pattern. The three yard quilts are easy and quick to sew. They are not overly large so are much easier to quilt.

This is not a three yard quilt! Marg gave us a lesson in cathedral windows and this was the result. Sandra did the quilting and binding on this one as well. She has been a busy lady!

Lynn was the lone member who had a show and tell to share with us. These beautiful cushions were meant to be Christmas gifts but time ran out so now she has a head start on next year!

Our next UFO/Beginner class day is February 3rd. The dates for our Spring Retreat are May 3rd and 4th, 2024. We will be having a catered supper and hope to have a vendor in attendance. Mark your calendars!