Tuesday 27 February 2024

Guild Day Tuesday, February 20, 2024

As usual, we had a productive day. Twelve members came out to help with our latest projects. Completed quilts were turned in, comfort blocks were handed in and plans are under way for our raffle quilts for the fall and the Christmas craft sales. Lynn shared with us the fabrics she purchased to fulfill part of our wish list as well as fabrics for our raffle quilts for which she also had the patterns.

Nadine quilted “It Takes a Village” which we are donating to the pool fundraising committee. She also provided the batting and backing. The pantograph she used sets off the little houses beautifully!

Patty was busy piecing a backing for a baby quilt. Thanks to all the flannel donations we received, we will have a good number of baby quilts in November.

                                        Moira, Iris and Evelyn were busy stitching bindings.

                                      Lynn and Beverly were busy cutting for more projects.

         Evelyn, Judy and Audrey are stretching and clamping a quilt in preparation for pin basting.
                                         A total of four quilts were pin basted today.

                    Lynn prepared the kits for these blocks which will be used for our fall quilt raffle. 

This is the quilt the three members pin basted. When completed the quilt will be donated to the emergency response teams in our communities. We hope to complete twelve quilts, six of which will be donated this year and the other six will be held to replace any that have been given out by the teams. A big thank you to Audrey who is spearheading this effort and putting together the tops.

                                        Beverly completed this three yard comfort quilt.

                                Iris put together this rag quilt from the flannel stash we were gifted.

        This rag quilt was put together by Lynn. These baby quilts were kitted up at our last guild day.

     Another completed baby quilt. Unfortunately none of us could remember who stitched this one!

We had a fairly small Show and Tell this month. Heather started it with her tragedy. She stitched this lovely quilt for a friend who is fighting cancer. The pattern is called Nomad. When she completed it, she washed it before gifting it. When she was taking it from the dryer, she heard popping sounds. Upon investigation she realized that her threads were breaking. She made some sample patches and quilted them with different thread brands and pulled them this way and that, no popping. Then she examined her quilt more closely. Many of her blocks are bias cuts and all her quilting is also on the bias. The stretching of all these bias lines is making stitches pop with each tug! She demonstrated! Scary! Now she has to decide how she can stabilize the work. A lot of work and expense, truly a tragedy!

Heather’s second piece was the lovely Trailing Star. She had some difficulty with the background pieces but got it solved when she realized the pieces had been cut wrong. The fabrics are beautiful!

Heather’s final piece was a body pillow she made using the Berry Bushel block that was demonstrated by Myrna.

The final Show and Tell was a quilt I put together from a fat quarter bundle gifted to me by my son and daughter-in-law. The pattern is called Three Step and was purchased from Annie’s. The narrow strips are navy and set the colours off nicely. The binding was supposed to be navy but I was short on fabric so used 5” pieces of block fabric to make a flange. Because the flange is fairly wide , I top stitched it down. All in all I was quite pleased with the end result!

Our next UFO/beginner’s class is Saturday, March 2nd. Don’t forget our Spring Retreat, May 3rd and 4th. Tammy will be catering the supper.


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