Tuesday 25 June 2024

Guild Day Tuesday, June 18, 2024

 As usual, we had a productive day today. There were 18 ladies coming and going throughout the day and a number of projects were being worked on. Four quilts were pin basted, one quilt which was pinned last month was quilted by Sandra D. and four quilts were having binding hand stitched down.

          Bev and Susan are stretching the backing and batting in preparation for pin basting a quilt.

Sandra S. is pressing sashing while Patty is stitching it to blocks. Sandra D. is quilting  a pin basted quilt.

                             Sandra is pinning the sashing to the blocks so it can be machine stitched.

The sashing is complete, next step is the borders. The blocks were sewn and donated by the members as part of our comfort block programs.

           Evelyn, Moira and Iris are busy at stitching bindings while Audrey is sewing more blocks.

Lorna is making up a new ironing board cover from a piece of canvas print she had. The old cover had been so well used that the scorch marks were staining fabric. Time to pitch it!

                                                                      Pinning in progress!

After a number of quilts tops have been completed and fabric bins have been rooted through, it’s time to resort the fabric into colours and sizes of pieces so it will be easier to find something to match or fit into the next set of tops to be constructed.

Comfort quilts:
There were eight completed comfort quilts handed in today. Thank you to all who did the work.

This leaf quilt was a group effort by our members. Lorna donated the blocks (thank you, Lorna) and the members then stitched them with spacer blocks, borders and binding.

Marg quilted this piece but no one recognized or remembered who did the piecing! Marg turned the extra backing material to the front for binding. That gives me an idea for one of my own quilts!

Lynn went through the batik bucket, added some from her own stash and made up enough kits for members to make blocks for four quilt tops. This is the third one and one more will be ready for next month. Sandra D. did the quilting today. 

This pattern is one of the 3 yard quilt patterns. The name is Roman Holiday and it was pieced by Phyl. This pattern was one of the two that the beginner quilters used.

                                        June did the strip quilting on this lovely baby quilt.

Another strip pieced quilt, this time in pink. These are so attractive and don’t require a pattern. It’s a good way to use up fabric strips that are too small for anything else and the flannel is so snuggly!

                                Heather did the quilting on this one. Did you also do the piecing?

This lovely top was pieced by Judy. She took the kit (put together by Lynn) , figured out a pattern and came up with this! Beautiful job Judy! I am unsure as to who did the quilting.

We now have 35 comfort quilts in the buckets. Five emergency services quilts are in various stages of completion.

Show and Tell:

Patty B’s Lone Star quilt is a gift for her son and daughter-in-law. It was custom quilted by Dixie Thule from Swan River. What a gorgeous quilt, Patty!

Susan made this wall hanging using the pattern for the pumpkins from our fall raffle quilt. She used the opportunity to work on her free motion quilting. Do you see her ghost pumpkin in the upper right corner? This is her first attempt at free motion quilting and it is very impressive!

Donna also used parts of the blocks from our fall raffle quilt for this lovely fall pillow. Beautiful work, Donna!

Lynsie is one of our new quilters. She cut, pieced, pin basted, quilted and applied the binding on this beautiful Roman Holiday quilt. Great job, Lynsie!

Not only did Lynsie make the Roman Holiday quilt, she also made a rag quilt for her daughter to use as her camping quilt. Another beautiful project!

Charlene, another of our new quilters, also chose the Roman Holiday pattern as her learning quilt. A beautiful choice of fabrics and a job well done!

Marg was gifted some special fabric by her friend from Slovakia. The patterns on the white fabric in these placemats are also present on the buildings of the town from which the fabric comes.

                                 The black fabric on this bag was another piece from Slovakia.

The white patterned fabric in these three bags was the third piece of Slovakian fabric she received. The colours are very vibrant and worked beautifully with the solids. What a special gift from her friend.

Marg said this was probably the longest pattern she had ever used, fourteen pages, if I remember correctly. The name of it is Gypsy Wives and there are many, many small pieces and blocks. A very unique and beautiful quilt!

Marg’s final piece was the last quilt from her store. This one has a lot of varying techniques and is a striking example of quilting.

Sandra has completed a second memory quilt for her sister. This one was made from shirts in blue tones. She does such an outstanding job of these quilts. Sandra definitely thinks outside the box.

The back of the quilt is also pieced. The pale blue is a sheet that belonged to their mother. A true memory for her sister!

Last but not least we have Audrey’s project. This is a little bag she made at the SUN quilter’s retreat in Creighton. It’s perfect for carrying all those notions we quilters need.

Lynn ended the evening by demonstrating the Christmas tree block for one of our Christmas raffle quilts. We will be sewing two quilts, one for the Women’s Resource Centre craft sale in Creighton and the other for the Christmas craft sale in Cranberry Portage.

Happy quilting everyone!

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