Thursday 30 May 2024

Guild Day, Tuesday, May 21, 2024

We welcome our rainy weather! It should help our dry conditions considerably.

We had a good turnout for our work day and as a result were able to get a number of projects closer to completion.

Three quilt sandwiches were pinned, one of which was quilted before day’s end. Several flimsies were in need of borders and are being worked on and some kits were prepared.

The SUN retreat will be held in the Creighton Community hall starting on Friday, May 30. Mama bears Quilt Shoppe will be there with fabrics, patterns and notions on Friday and Saturday from 10 - 4. All are welcome to come and shop.

Once we have enough comfort blocks returned by the members, the blocks have to be placed in a pleasing colour pattern. Lorna and Susan are working on arranging the Shoo Fly blocks.

Sandra is working on quilting a three yard quilt that was sandwiched and pin basted this morning.

Evelyn is hand stitching the binding on a comfort quilt. Moira and Iris were hand stitching earlier, as well.

This is the quilt that Sandra D. completed. She stitched the binding by machine which is considerably faster than hand stitching.

This three yard quilt is called Roman Holiday. It was pieced and quilted and machine bound by me. Thank you to the members that helped with the pin basting.

Another comfort quilt completed from a panel. I’m sorry I don’t remember who pieced this one, but it is a beautiful job!

This is our Vintage Fall Quilt for our quilt raffle. Guild members completed the blocks which Lynn had cut and made into small kits and then the blocks were joined and borders put on at our last quild day. Nadine did the quilting for us and now we are ready to sell tickets. Cindy will have the tickets at our June guild day. They will sell for $5.00 each and will be available from members. We will also be selling at the Cranberry Artisans Market on July 6th and at the Wild Things Market here in Flin Flon.

Some comfort quilts were donated to a family who lost their home and possessions in a house fire. They were very happy to receive quilts from us.

We now have 27 quilts in our donation buckets. There are 5 completed EMS quilts and three tops that need to be pin basted. Audrey is spear heading the effort on the EMS quilts and doing an awesome job!

Show and Tell:

                          Heather stitched this pillow top from a kit. The colours are very attractive.

The embroidered bird houses were from a donation to the guild which were offered to the members to use in a project. Heather created a set of beautiful pillows!

This is the quilt Heather stitched for her friend to replace the one she called the “rippy” one. If you recall, she had stitched a beautiful quilt with bias seams and bias quilting which ultimately popped its stitching with any amount of stretching. 

I enjoyed the Economy block, (square in a square block) that Audrey demonstrated and decided to make some new potholders and hot mats for my kitchen.

Patti E. shared her retreat project with us. This is the Mondo bag made by fusing many 2 1/2 “ squares onto a fusible backing, then stitching on the fold lines and joining the four resulting pieces. The finished product is very attractive! Her choice of fabrics with a bit of bling is quite eye catching.

Susan found the pattern for this Rainbow Scrapbusting Basket in a magazine and decided it was just what she needed to have beside her machine for thread bits, scraps, etc. She stitched this at our retreat as well as practising her free motion quilting.

Cindy purchased a kit with this fabric but didn’t care for the pattern that came with it so she chose a different pattern which resulted in this lovely creation!

Audrey finished this topper for her washing machine that she had been working on. One problem, she has since purchased a new washer! Oh well, there will be other uses for it!

This is Audrey’s One Block Wonder Christmas quilt. You begin with seven panels all the same, then use the stack and wack method to make the other blocks. It makes for a very interesting effect and a beautiful quilt. 

                             Her backing material is beautiful enough to make the quilt reversible!

Our program was presented by Lynn and was a simple block made by foundation piecing. Yes, this block could be sewn in the usual way but a number of people wanted a review of paper piecing and this is a simple block that will allow people to practice the basic steps. 

Happy quilting, everyone! See you next guild day!


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