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

January 3, 2017 Meeting

Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year!  It was a very cold evening but we had 20 brave members attend the meeting.  BRRRRR!!!

We had an enjoyable session viewing a couple of videos that are in our guild library.  If you are in slump and need inspiration maybe you need to check out some of these videos.  There is always tips and tricks to learn or refresh our memory.  Thanks to Leeanne, Sharynne and Jill who did the set up for the videos.

Very surprised there was any Show n Tell with the Holiday season just happening.  But, you can’t stop dedicated quilters.  Sometimes it gives us the quiet time we need to recharge in the hustle and bustle of celebrations!

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Leeanne created this quilt from a kit that was in her mother-in-law’s stash.  It is called “Christmas Rose”.  Beautiful stars!

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Marlene must have an amazing collection of patterns because this pattern came from a Western Producer dated in the 1930’s.  The animals are hand embroidered and the rail fence border is adorable!!  The machine quilting was done by Terry Whitman. This will be a gift for her grandson.

 

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This is Shelley’s second completed quilt.  Your not a beginner anymore Shelley!!  This quilt was a Christmas gift for her son.  It needed to have some extra length added to cover his 6 foot 2 inches of height.  This quilt will cover him with warmth and love!

February 7 meeting- Remember  to bring a meter of fabric cut into 2 1/2 inch strips WOF.  You will need these to play the game the program committee has prepared for us. 

 

January 3, 2017 Meeting

December 6, 2016 meeting

Bags, Bags and More Bags!  This month’s challenge was to bring the bags we have made to showcase them at the December meeting.  Our members rose to the challenge !

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This group of women were very pleased to present their “Voyageur Bags”.  This project was led by Vera Osborne at the end of October.  These bags were very challenging but very rewarding at the same time.  Now they are equipped to take a trip somewhere.  Let’s hope it is to some warm tropical destination!!

img_05162   Vera shows some cute bags that are from the pattern that Esther has inspired so many members with. She used fat quarters for these project.

img_05182   Donna shared a bag that she has made many times. She made a rough guess that she has made it 15 times!!! It folds flat and will tuck away in your suitcase for those times when the cargo exceeds your suitcase!

img_05192  Marg presents a bag that will be a Christmas gift for her daughter.  She used Esther’s pattern for this bag as well.  Same pattern as Vera’s but they all have their own uniqueness!

img_05202  Jill shows us “The Wow Bag”.  Why do they call it that?  Well this medium size tote will zip apart and become a full size duffle bag. Wow, imagine the fabric one could fit in that, on a shopping trip!!!

Bonnie shares with us a sewing organizer that sits under your machine to store all your tools.  She also shared the trees that resulted from a class she took in Moose Jaw at Quilter’s Haven led by Heather Carruthers.  Vera and Colleen also attended the class with her.  These trees are created separate from a landscape project.  They are applied to the scene with glue and stitches.  It takes the fear out of thread painting directly onto a landscape scene.

Elma’s stocking is for a very special great grandson.  The design is created with cross stiches which covers the stocking 100%.Incredible!!  Next she flips through block after block of varied stain glass paper pieced blocks that will be used to construct a king size quilt.  Amazing!! She’s not afraid to take on big projects.  She is an inspiration to us all!

img_05272  Donna shared a tree skirt using solid coloured fabrics.  The design and colour choices give it a very modern look.

Donna also shared a couple more projects.  A pair of stockings and a table runner.

Brenda shared a table runner using the 4 Patch Posie pattern.  Very nice!

img_05322  Once again, Brenda shared the results of an online challenge she is participating in monthly.  This month’s theme was “Foliage”.  Of course foliage was very important to Adam and Eve in the garden!! Curious to what will be next month’s theme????

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This is Jaynie’s latest ” one of a kind” fiber art project.  It is titled “Cottonwood Delta Blues”  It is a representation of how mankind is altering the distribution of water.

img_05341   Leeanne shares an adorable wall hanging that uses paper piecing technique.  Nice work!

 

December 6, 2016 meeting

November 1, 2016 meeting

 

img_05122         Cute witches hats!!

Then came the bags…..

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Donna, we don’t know what to call it…ACDC or OCD….but you sure can sew and we love it!!  We’re not sure when you sleep???

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Marg has the prefect wall for these cute wall hangings.

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Barb shared her Halloween projects.

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Donna shares her Halloween table runner and then reveals that she made the red jacket she is wearing.  Very nice!  The raw edge finishing was very effective.

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Brenda never likes to miss an opportunity to use buttons!

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Baby quilt and a full size quilt.  Eva you have been  busy!

 

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Jaynie rises to another FiberArt challenge.  This free form piece was inspired by peonies.

 

 

November 1, 2016 meeting