October 3, 2017 Guild meeting

The program on Paper Piecing was presented by Bonnie and Marg. Following a video presentation, members had the opportunity to do a sample of paper piecing with a demonstration by Bonnie and Marg. Members created a Trunk Show by showing paper pieced items they had made, such as the samples Bonnie is holding below.

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Esther showed her pretty pink quilt done by paper piecing.

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Colleen’s creative skills resulted in a paper pieced pattern she designed based on a dragonfly.

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Elma’s stunning stained glass quilt is all paper pieced!

Vera did a cactus and a log cabin piece that were hand sewn.

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Lydia is experienced with paper piecing!  She showed a log cabin Christmas table centre above as well as two table runners below.  Love those perfect points!

 

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To practice paper piecing for the evening’s program, Marg’s first  attempt is a poppy design.

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Joanne showed a paper pieced baby’s bib.

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And, Bonnie’s New York Beauty is a work in progress!

Following the Program and meeting, Lydia showed samples of the Dresden Plate pattern that she has used for a variety of items.  At the mini retreat on October 14 Lydia will demonstrate how to use this ruler.  Shown here are single and double Dresden plate table centres and a cushion.  Christmas colours will make beautiful gifts!

 

 

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Following the Dresden Plate samples, the regular Guild Show and Tell was held.

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Elma showed her King-size scrappy “Prairie Points” pattern.  Even the back used scraps.  This quilt is off to Calgary for a lucky recipient there!

Donna M. has been busy!  She showed three beautiful items. From a Quilt Patch kit Donna quilt an “Autumn Blessings” wall hanging.  A colourful child’s space ship quilt will make someone very happy.  The quilt below is made with many, many tiny scrappy pieces, and Donna has lots of pieces left to create another quilt.

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Joanne completed three bags at the September retreat.  One is for her granddaughter.

Donna W. showed fabric baskets and as an incentive to us, she shared chocolates from a basket.  Donna also made Harry Potter boxes for her granddaughter, as well as for her granddaughter’s friend.

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In addition to the fabric boxes, Donna showed a cute Halloween bag.

The final showing of the evening was by Jaynie.  Always so creative! Jaynie created the green wall hanging. And, at a fibre network retreat exchange, Jaynie received the second item — leaves exposed to the sun and then embellished.

Our next Guild meeting will be on November 7 and the presenters, Jan and Vera, have asked members to bring the first quilt that they made.  This will be interesting to see the quilts and hear the stories of their creations!

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October 3, 2017 Guild meeting

September 5, 2017

Welcome back members to our first quilt meeting of the year.

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Colleen is holding a beautiful landscape piece that Michele created from a picture.  Her technique is strip landscaping.  This creation was entered into the Weyburn Arts Council Banner project.  Congratulations, Michele, in being chosen to have your work accepted.  It is now a banner on our Souris River boardwalk.

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Using a kit, Charlene made this lovely quilt for her grandson.  It was quilted by Angela in Estevan.

Esther has created two colourful batik pieces — a quilt and a table runner.

 

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Lydia has finished a two fabric bargello quilt and it was beautifully quilted by Colleen.

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Sharynne started this cross stitched picture in 2011 and proudly displayed its completion.

Jill showed a Lug-nut quilt design that is on its way to England for a wedding gift.  She also showed  a sewing organizer bag that Marnelle had taught a group.

Colleen, using her new long arm quilting machine, has completed 13 quilts.  The first red and blue one was done from the guild cupboard using a maple leaf motif and cowboys.  This earns Colleen an opportunity to put her name in for a draw at the December meeting.

The second quilt was done at a retreat and is a Dr. Seuss quilt. “My Happy Place”  is the quilt design used.  It is nice and soft with a minke backing.

The third quilt is an interesting pattern she pieced and quilted using  a Majestic Mountain quilt pattern and the quilted design is a spiral square.  We look forward to seeing more quilts with long arm quilting by Colleen.

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Jaynie had a new piece as a part of an online challenge with a “nest” theme.  She was inspired with a wasp’s nest.  Most of us would run, but Jaynie used her creativity to express it in fabric!

Remember that the next program at the October 3 Guild meeting will be on Paper Piecing and so we hope members will bring samples they have done to show during this presentation.

September 5, 2017

2017 Fall Retreat

Once again we had a fabulous time sewing with fellow guild members. We started with an appie night on Friday evening. Yum! The weekend continued with an abundance of food and fellowship. Of course project ideas were shared and there are always new techniques and tools to learn about.
Here are a few pictures capturing the weekend.

Then a “pop up ” Quilt Show happened !  Masking tape was all we had to hang things up. We had two visitors to view our show. Lol! Terry Whitman and Christa Marcotte trekked across the country to visit us. We don’t understand why they didn’t come by boat??  It would have been faster.

 

Monday morning brought an end to another Guild Retreat. We were treated by nature with a tranquil display of mist on the Rafferty. These members were enjoying the moment before final clean up.

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2017 Fall Retreat

Wind up Supper/Guild meeting May 2, 2017

 

A delicious supper was prepared for us by Donna and her Mom.  These ladies prepared a feast that we are still drooling over.  No one went home hungry.  Our only hope is that they repeat their performance another time!!!!

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Bonnie started off the Show n Tell with a Canadian theme quilt.  Each province was represented.  The wonky setting almost sent Bonnie wonky but she did a fabulous job!

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Leeanne shows us a denim rag quilt in its final stages.  It will be a grad gift so it won’t be around for the September meeting.  Nice how she incorporated so many memories for this lucky young lady.

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Another entry from the online challenge that Brenda has been participating in this year.  The theme this month was “Trash”.  Brenda shares her knowledge of Shakespeare’s writing as full of trash.  She wrote the trashy excepts from his work with free motion quilting.  She felt it was similar to Shakespeare trying to use a quill pen….not always the easiest thing to do!

Eva loves to embroider and she incorporates it into her quilts.  Lovely!

Eva also created some great pieced quilts as well.  Busy lady!

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Not sure who the creator of this quilt is because they are doing such a good job of hiding behind it! Very striking colours!

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This may be the phantom quilter.  Charlene explains how slick the Accuquilt cutter worked to make this denim cathedral windows rag quilt.

Marg has been busy too with banner quilts for Spring and a two fabric bargello.

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Esther went to Duck Lake to learn to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way.  Love her designs and Mami’s Country Quilt Store is on every quilter’s bucket list!!!

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Leeann has a top put together from the back cupboard.  This is the first one done for the cupboard challenge.  Don’t panic if you haven’t started yours yet….we have until December 2017.

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Adeline shows a very nice 3D wreath.  I think this looks challenging?????

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Dorothy showed us this darling denim quilt.  She used tiny magazine figures to inspire her to use them on this quilt. Very special!

 

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Vera finishes Show n Tell with a very compact bag that comes in handy when traveling.  Enough room for a cell phone and wallet! If you are heading to a quilt shop forget the cell phone.  You don’t want to be disturbed 🙂

 

This brings our guild meetings to an end until September.  See you in the fall!

 

Wind up Supper/Guild meeting May 2, 2017

Meeting of the Guilds – April 4, 2017

What an enjoyable evening spent with some of our neighbouring guilds.  Thank you to Weyburn guild members who assisted with the evening that was organized by Brenda and Gloria.  They prepared a very welcoming atmosphere decorated in Canada’s red and white colours commemorating the 150 year of Confederation.

Our special trunk show was presented by Jayne Himsl. Her presentation took us on her journey as a beginner quilter(we’ve all been there) to a fibre artist who entered judged shows to gleen constructive feedback to improve her art. With joining fibre art groups,classes and persistence Jayne was juried into an international fibre art show that will tour the world. The first stop is Puduka, Kentucky this summer. She has also been juried into Grand Nationals and CQA. Earning well deserved awards from them. Jaynie was an inspiration to us all!  The following are a few pictures from her Trunk Show.

The next event on the agenda was Show n Tell. Our visitors from Touquay,Kedive and Estevan were invited to bring items. We all love Show n Tell!!

Torquay started off with a number of items that everyone enjoyed. These gals know how to quilt!!!

If you are confused seeing Charlene with the Torquay guild there is no mistake. She belongs to Weyburn’s guild and Torquay’s guild. There are no rules how many guilds you can belong to. No quilt Police! We love sharing as much as she loves sharing❤️

Next on on the list were Weyburn members with their projects.

The evening ended with Quilter’s Strip Poker and prizes. Thank you to everyone attending you made the evening FUN!  See you next year????😍

Meeting of the Guilds – April 4, 2017

Quilting at the library and More.

We are continuing to meet downstairs at the library on Thursdays.  In the fall we were working mostly on baby quilts – designed to use up lots of the wonderful flannelette that had been donated to the guild.

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Many of the pieces were small so we came up with a quilt as you go string quilt that used up many of those little pieces.  We have successfully completed several and are just finishing up one more.

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In the New Year our focus has turned to blocks for the Canadian Quilt Association Big Bee – in conjunction with celebrating Canada’ 150th birthday.  We worked on these blocks on Thursdays at the library and then also had a great day at the Weyburn Comprehensive school library where we got many more blocks made and several tops put together.

The blocks for one of our quilts were mainly put together by members of Leah Fornwald’s high school Home Economics classes.  I love the bright colours they chose.

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We had a great day and got much accomplished.  Thanks to everyone that came out that day as well as everyone that has helped towards the National goal of completing 1000 quilts for Ronald MacDonald Houses.

 

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Lastly everyone is welcome to come out next Tuesday evening to our Gathering of the Guilds:

Weyburn Crocus Quilters invite you to

The Gathering of the Guilds

Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m.

in the Upper Hall of Grace United Church

210 Third Street, Weyburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting at the library and More.

February 7, 2017

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Here is the most recent creation for Brenda’s online Challenge Group.  The theme was “Fantasy”  Brenda created this plate full of fabric cookies titled “No Calories”  She was inspired while doing her Christmas cookie baking.

This table runner provided an opportunity for Leeanne to practice her machine quilting.  She confirms that practice does make it better!!

Another table runner to develop her machine quilting skills.  Also a knitted sock that was created while spending time in a truck in the oilfield.  She sure knows how to make good use of her time!

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This is Jayne’s creation that is her interpretation of “Fantasy” for the online Challenge group.  It is titled “Diamonds in the Snow”.

 

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Here is Jayne’s entry for the National Jury Show.  It is titled “Coffee Time” .  Good luck with this entry.

 

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We have seen this creation of Jayne’s before but this time it has a very special award attached to it.  This piece was chosen from 500 entries to a Studio Art Quilt Association in Paducah, Kentucky.  It will be traveling with 35 other award winning pieces internationally for 2 years.  It is titled “Cottonwood Delta Blues”  It is a representation of how mankind is altering the distribution of water.

 

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Marg shares some 60 degree centerpieces. It is always interesting to see what different fabrics create.

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This is a Christmas quilt completed by Marg.

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Esther’s log cabin is stunning in reds and creams.  Esther worked on this during the fall retreat.

 

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Marlene has another baby quilt completed.  The applique nursery rhyme characters are very cute.

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Marlene’s hands must never be still.  Here are hand embroidered blocks in this quilt that are all from nursery rhymes.  28 blocks in total.  This beautiful quilt is going to her grandson.  She needs to challenge him to learn each nursery rhyme!

 

March 7 meeting will be a time for members to exchange patterns and the sharing of some unique or favourite quilting tools.

 

 

 

February 7, 2017