November 12, 2019 Guild Meeting

Guild Meeting

Following the regular Business Meeting, three members — Lydia, Donna M. and Leeann —  each had a station showing a different way to do applique.  We learned some excellent tips.  Thank you, ladies.

Show and Tell

Everyone enjoys seeing Show and Tell items and once again we were treated to a great variety of items.  Thanks to all those who brought something.  Always an inspiration!

Karen G. was the first presenter and she showed her beautiful original creations that she does with machine decorative stitches.  She showed three lovely cards as well as a mini quilt that slips onto a wooden stand and has a piece of baseboard as its base.

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Donna W. has completed two quilts.  The first baby quilt is the “Yellow Brick Road” pattern and is made with left-over blocks from the twin-size quilt she showed last month that had a green backing.  This quilt has an orange minkie backing and was long-arm quilted by Colleen.  Donna’s second quilt (a double/queen) is made with Donna’s favourite colours and the blue and indigo are perfect for this quilt.  The quilt pattern is “Falling Charms” and Colleen machine quilted it with a “Square Dance” design.

Vera has been very busy and she had lots of Show and Tell.  First she showed her Guild Challenge of “A River Runs Through It”.  Her piece is fibre art and shows her friend, Colleen, kayaking on the Souris River.  She used some of Donna L.’s donated fabric.

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Vera also showed a Table Runner she completed after taking the Guild Ruler Class given by Shirley.  Vera added embellishments to add extra interest. She also showed a set of four pretty place mats that she pieced and quilted using the “Take Four” pattern.

Vera’s final item is a quilt she made using a charm pack.  She used every bit of fabric and made tiny 1/2 square triangles.  She did Ruler quilting but it was very difficult as there were so many seams as she had pieced the back.  Her quilt is very colourful, including the back (pictured on the right) of pieced strips and blocks!

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From a kit with the pattern, “Blockade Runner” Marg showed a table runner that she pieced and quilted herself following the lines of the trees. She purchased the kit at the 2019 Moose Jaw Quilt Show because she thought the colours were so pretty.

 

Eileen showed a cute pillow case she made following the October program demo.  She also used her skills from last year’s Ruler Class and made a table topper.  The stitches showed up well.  Well done, Eileen, to use techniques gained through the Guild!

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Using a kit purchased at “Sew and Sews” in Carlyle, Mary Jane pieced a lap quilt for herself.  Terry Whitman did the long arm quilting.

 

 

 

 

Bonnie showed her Guild Challenge wall hanging for “A River Runs Through It” that she paper pieced and had kites flying above her river.   Bonnie also showed an interesting table runner she made from woven strips in fall colours from a class she took at the Minot Quilt Show.  Also, a lucky cat will receive a pretty cat pillow she made!

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Diana makes or buys a Christmas ornament each year for each of her grandkids.  She showed two lovely “Swedish Advent” star ornaments that she made by weaving strips of fabric.  Very nice!

 

 

Lydia showed a pretty scrappy “Triple Irish Chain” queen size quilt that she pieced. She found the pattern on Pinterest.  Lydia used 2 1/2 inch squares of scraps to make 18 inch blocks.  Terry Whitman did beautiful long arm quilting to fill in the white squares.

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Judy E.’s  colourful lap quilt that she made as a Humane Society donation for “Raise the Woof” is so appropriate for animal lovers!  The backing has kitties and puppies and Colleen did the perfect long arm quilting pattern of paws!  Judy made the quilt by doing tube quilting and she used left-over fabric to piece the flange for the binding.

Barbara D. showed a UFO that she started years ago doing bargello in the round using a 10 inch degree ruler.  There are lots of fabrics used and she loved the process of bargello.  She started this using these colours when her twin grandsons were young and one liked orange, and one liked purple.  The boys are almost 15 now and the one liking purple no longer does.  Barbara used the left-overs from these two half circles and made a wall hanging that she gave away when she was down-sizing.  Her question now is what to do with the two half circles?

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Linda K. has been busy sewing and she showed a practical reversible apron she made from fabric (Coffee Brew) she bought at the Moose Jaw Quilt Show.  In the photos, Linda is modelling the apron.  She also made the “Take Four” place mats, but she ran out of fabric.  She will finish the mats when she gets more fabric, but she was wondering how to quilt them.  Suggestions were made to stitch in the ditch, or do echo stitching. Linda also showed a table runner she completed from blocks she quilted from the Guild Ruler Class by Shirley.  Linda really enjoyed the Ruler Class.

Our creative Jaynie once again had some interesting items to show.  First she showed two postcards she had designed for the CQA Postcard Challenge.  One is inspired by a Tom Thomson painting.  The other postcard is an experiment that didn’t work but looks fine when cut to a postcard size.  Jaynie also took the Ruler Class and although she enjoyed the class, she felt the style isn’t for her.  She was aiming to have a hand painted tile look when she embellished the blocks with water colour crayons, but she thought the results are more primary school colouring, and so it will be a doll blanket.

Next Jaynie showed a wall hanging she created, inspired by a group of trees on the Tatagwa Trail.  She used raw-edged applique, confetti and FMO and quilted it herself.  And the final piece shown was Jaynie’s interesting wall hanging she created for the Guild Challenge, “A River Runs Through It”. The French knot flowers as embellishments add quite an interest to her creation!

 

Congratulations to Karen, the winner of the evening’s draw for having a Show and Tell entry.

The next Guild event will be the mini Retreat on November 30.

The next Guild meeting will be on Tuesday, December 3 at Captain’s Hall — our annual Christmas dinner and meeting.

Happy Quilting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 12, 2019 Guild Meeting

October 2019

After the business portion of our meeting we had two great presentations for Program.

Colleen S. of Sew Much More Longarm Quilting Services took off her presidents hat and switched over to her quilt business.  She shared some great tips on preparing our quilts for any longarmer.   Please make sure your quilt top and back are pressed well. For more tips check with Colleen

Linda K and Charlene then presented on hand quilting. Another great presentation.

Show and Tell

Colleen shared her CQA Mystery quilt – We’ve gone Viral by Border Creek.  longarmed by herself with a microchip digital design.

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Donna M.  shared a pieced and appliqued Peeking Jack O’Lantern by Disa Designs as well as my favourite Any Witch Way by Marilyn Larson.  Donna will be ready for Halloween with this table pieces she quilted herself.

Adeline started this Carpenters Star in a class a couple of years ago.  I think she was happy to check it off her UFO list.

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Trudi is still working on items for her sales.  She shared an awesome bag with the cutest llama print as well as a pieced batik lap quilt.

 

Vera has been busy making aprons and a Woven potholder from a book by Anna Faustino.

 

 

Vickie showed us her Oh Canada quilt – a kit bought in a moment of weakness with a friend.  Vickie did a beautiful job with all the applique and then had it quilted by Colleen Matheson.

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Donna W. is working on completing quilts for her grandchildren – another one checked off.  This is a Yellow Brick Road quilt in dinosaur fabric with a glow in the dark dinosaur pillowcase.

Charlene shared an appliqued table runner that she pieced and quilted herself using a free pattern she found.

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Diana is also getting ready for Halloween with her Table centres cut using the 60 degree ruler.

Eva is trying to use up some scraps in pinks and purples.

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Joanne was busy at retreat sewing pillowcases for her five granddaughters.  All made using Burrito/Sausage roll pattern found on internet.

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One of our new members Eileen W. showed us a beautiful quilt made using Bargello for Baby pattern from her book More Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts.  Another favourite of mine – purple and bargello!4C4127EC-4637-40D0-A6E1-5537349E0B7C

We did very well for new members sharing as Mary Jane showed us a couple of her quilts. The first was a bear quilt made from a kit bought at Sugar Pine Quilts in Canmore.  The second a Magic Tiles quilted by herself.

Shannon as well as being a quilter is a crosstitcher.

Another new member Judy completed a quilt from hexi blocks she had been given from a friend.  Her niece laid out the scrappy blocks to her liking and the Jusy appliqued her name on as a surpise.  Judy will quilt it herself.22278A27-B977-4C81-8417-97DE4DE9B320

Debbie with some baby quilts.  These were all quilted by Terry Whitman.  There is a granny square, charm pack and a braided heart quilt.

Until next month – when our meeting will be one week later than usual on November 12th.

 

 

October 2019

September 3, 2019 Guild Meeting

The first meeting of the new quilting year welcomed several new members as well as many regular members and it was fun to meet with enthusiastic quilters.  An outline of the year’s upcoming programs and events was explained and we had an opportunity to see a video on dealing with UFO’s.  Colleen handed out the first sheet of instructions for a “Mystery” table runner.

 Members have been busy over the summer and we had twelve quilters show one or more items they had finished.

Show and Tell

The first presenter was Donna M. who showed her set of four place mats from the pattern “Take Four” which uses four fat quarters.  The fat quarters are layered, cut, shuffled and pieced.  (This pattern will be used for the Beginner Class.)

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Colleen showed her “Lug Nut” pattern quilt that she made for her brother, John, and Maryanne’s 2018 wedding.  Her sister-in-law saw the 2018 Quilt Show Raffle quilt and really liked it, and they liked the colours of black, white and red.  Colleen made the quilt larger than the pattern and she machine quilted it in a “Moonlight” digital design.

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Shelley G. showed a table runner and set of three place mats  that she quilted for herself using the 60 degree ruler and fall sunflower fabric.

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A new member, Karen G. from Assiniboia, loves working with decorative stitches on her machine, and she showed a lovely wall hanging she had quilted using one of her own designs.

 

 

 

Marlene showed a beautiful colourful queen-sized quilt she made using a kit, Prism, that had lazer cut pieces.  Half of the quilt had the pieces turned over.  Terry Whitman did the long arm quilting for her.

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While Adeline was in Osoyoos, BC last winter she worked on the quilt below that was made from a panel that was cut apart.  A friend helped her design her quilt.  Colleen did a meandering design on her long arm machine.  Adeline used the Suzi’s Magic Binding to finish the quilt.

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Linda K. has been busy and she showed three different examples of her work.  The first item she showed was a baby quilt that she pieced and quilted on her mid arm machine.  The backing is minkie.  She showed two bags and the one below uses Ombre fabric plus a monochromatic fabric.  The other bag was a RZT design using a zipper technique that Linda really likes.  For the last items, the table runner and set of four place mats, she used her walking foot to do the quilting.  This fabric was purchased in Moose Jaw.

During a visit to Assiniboia to see Leona, Esther learned how to do applique and she made this pretty pillow as her sample.  Esther added beads to her embroidery to make the words stand out more.

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Eva had a great-grandson born on July 26, 2019 and she made a “Denim Dan” pattern with her hand-embroidered blocks to make the baby quilt.  Eva also made him a cute baby quilt from a kit.  She does her own quilting to finish her quilts.

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Welcome back to Barb who showed a cute baby quilt that she made for her latest grandson, Luke, born in Germany on May 3, 2019.  The pattern is “Cherish” by Villa Rosa and the fabric is “Dino Roar”.  Terry Whitman did the long arm quilting.

 

 

Diana has also been busy.  She showed “three” items.  The first was a baby quilt that was from a panel that Diana quilted.  Charlene worked with her.  The second baby quilt was a “Quilt as You Go” technique and it was a kit.  It has cute stork fabric as the backing. The final items were hot pads that were made from a charm pack (one charm pack provided three hot pads) and it was a French Braid technique.

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The final presenter for the evening was Charlene and she made a set of place mats for her gazebo using the French Braid technique. Diana came to her home for a quilting weekend and they were busy doing this technique.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all the quilters who shared their “Show and Tell”!

The next Guild meeting will be on October 1, 2019 at Grace United Church.

Happy Quilting!

September 3, 2019 Guild Meeting

May 7, 2019 Guild Meeting

The final Guild meeting of the year included a delicious dinner at the Wheatland Senior Centre followed by a brief meeting and Show and Tell.  Thank you to all the committees and Executive for all their work during the year.

Show and Tell

As always, Show and Tell was inspiring with many awesome items.

Debbie showed two beautiful quilts.  The first called “Drawing Room” was from Craftsy by Monique, a kit with yardage and instructions.  The quilt has wool batting to make it breathable, warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It was long arm quilted by Terry Whitman.  The second star quilt of rich purples also has wool batting and was quilted by Terry Whitman.

Charlene also showed two quilts.  The first quilt was pieced using a panel from Peachtree. Charlene used an attic windows technique and she quilted it herself.       The second quilt she pieced fabric and then added the Dresden plate rings to make a very pretty quilt.  She quilted this quilt herself, too.

Eileen has been busy and she showed four items.  The first two items were table runners that used the 60 degree ruler.  The second runner of sunflowers used fabric that Donna had donated.

Eileen’s third item was a table runner with apple fabric. The fourth item, a pretty UFO quilt using the scrappy Strip Twist pattern, was quilted by Colleen. Eileen has a family reunion in the summer and she hopes to have something for everyone, and so she will have about 25-30 items.  Happy Quilting, Eileen!

Lydia has been busy making bags and aprons.  She showed two bags.  They use a double zipper  (one zipper makes two bags).  The bags will be handy for taking sewing supplies to Retreats.  She purchased the plastic in Carlyle.                                               Lydia has made three aprons, one for each of her two sisters and one for herself.

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Marg showed two small wall hangings that go on metal hangers.  One has cone flowers and one has irises.  She will give one to each of her daughters for Mother’s Day.

 

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Bonnie showed a cute completed UFO Christmas wall hanging from the Flo Blair embroidery class.

 

 

 

 

Maryanna’s pretty blue jean quilt used the Cathedral Window design.  It is a rag quilt and she cut the edges all by hand.

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Jill has been busy quilting for weddings.  The first quilt she showed was a large king-size “Emerald City” design.  It is 108″ x 108″ and it is cosy with fireside as backing.  Terry Whitman did the quilting.

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Jill’s second quilt, “The Amazing Labyrinth”, was made for her daughter Katie’s wedding in May.  The quilt has 36 different blocks and you can “walk” through the labyrinth.  Jill thought it was appropriate for the finance and engineering couple.  There is minkie on the back and Terry Whitman quilted it.

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Shelley G. used her beautiful Bali batiks to make this pretty queen-size quilt for her sister.  She created her own pattern. 

 

 

 

Eva showed two lovely pieces.  The first quilt she used a free pattern from Walmart. The “star” blocks used partial seams.    The second quilt was made for Eva’s daughter.  Eva hand embroidered chickens in the blocks, which is appropriate as her daughter raises chickens.  There are also chickens in the border.

 

It was fun to to gather for our final spring meeting and we all look forward to starting again in the fall.

The next Crocus Guild meeting will be on September 3.

Happy Quilting and enjoy the summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 7, 2019 Guild Meeting

Gathering of the Guilds 2019

Saturday April 13th was a beautiful day for us to welcome over a hundred people to our Gathering.

I would like to start by giving a huge Thank You to our two organizers for this wonderful event.  Esther Bjorkland and Gloria Scaddan  did an amazing job of putting this event together. I would also like to acknowledge their trusty assistants, who I won’t name separately as I don’t want to miss anyone.

 

Our guest speaker Susan Jaenen-Griffin of  www.laceflowerdesigns.com   gave us a wonderful trunk show full of inspiration on how to use our stash to create beautiful quilts.

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Here Susan is standing with one of her latest quilts.   It is the first quilt in Susan’s  “Tree Mentor Series”  (Susan does work in ‘series’ a lot and highly recommends it for any artist)  Each quilt in this series will depict a conversation between the artist and a tree.

The quilt is named “BECAUSE” .  This is the conversation/artists statement:

ME:  “Beautiful Spring Tree – your beauty is so fragile and so fleeting, the wind, a frost or even the passing of a few days and all of your efforts will be lost!  Why … do you do it?”

WISE TREE:  “BECAUSE my dear, I am Just happy to be alive.”

Just a small sample of some of the detailed quilts Susan shared with us.  Many were miniatures with hundreds of tiny pieces.

Even the tiny pinwheel in the centre of ‘Seeing the Potential of my Fabric Fragments’  below is pieced!

‘Thatched Roof Round Houses’ shows as several techniques and gave us inspiration.

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This was a repurposed whole cloth quilt incorporating some features of the original item.

Once again a big Thank You to Susan – our apologies that there are so few pictures as many quilts were shared as well as some fabric books, and other items.

One of our Crocus Guild items was to be a part of the Canadian Quilt Association guild challenge. “Quilting Goes Viral.

This cute baby was the quilt chosen by attendees as their favourite.  It will now move on to be seen at Quilt Canada.

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Many door prizes were handed out throughout the day and many lucky ladies went home with some beautiful prizes.  In addition to the store sponsors below Crocus Guild members donated items for door prizes.

A final Thank you must go to everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to attend our Gathering.  We had people travel from Moose Jaw, Regina, Torquay, Oxbow, Arcola, Assiniboa and Wapella to mention a few.

Gathering of the Guilds 2019

April 2, 2019 Guild Meeting

The April 2 meeting’s program was “True Colours”, presented by Marg and Bonnie, and our members were given an opportunity to discover what Colour(s) — Blue, Gold, Green or Orange — represent our personality traits.  It was a fun and interesting activity to learn about ourselves and each other.

Show and Tell

Our cold winter has given our members an opportunity to do a great deal of sewing and as a result there were quite a number of wonderful items to see for Show and Tell.

Linda K. started Show and Tell with two projects she has been working on.  First she showed a number of “Quilts of Valour” blocks she has enjoyed making and she will give for the quilts of valour.  Secondly she showed a quilt she has made for her 13 year old granddaughter’s “Hawaii Science Tour” fundraiser’s silent auction.  It is made using cute blocks from a panel.

 

 

Eva showed three quilts.  The first shows hand-embroidered girls that Eva hand quilted around, with machine quilting around the blocks.  The other two quilts she showed were made using tans and browns.  One pattern was rail blocks and the other was left-overs to make a strip twist pattern.  She machine quilted both.  She pieced the back, so she has made good use of lots of scraps!

 

 

Adeline enjoyed spending the winter in BC and she was very busy quilting.  She showed a cute coffee can holder (with pockets) that she made for storing sewing items; she showed  a table runner that she made from scraps; and she showed two purple table mats that she made using the Lil’ Twister ruler from a class she took.

 

 

Also, Adeline made two table runners below.  The first is a gift for her sister-in-law and the second table runner has place mats to match.

 

 

Adeline showed two more pretty table runners.  The first is a stained glass design, and the second used the 60 degree ruler.

 

 

 

Ronna showed a lovely quilt she had started in 2006 and has now finished.  It is an attic window pattern, looking out on a Saskatchewan scene, including “yellow grass”.  She hand quilted it.  (Sorry there is no photo.)

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Elaine showed a quilt she has made for her oldest grandson who is getting married.  It is a modern design and it has minkie on the back.  Colleen quilted it with a circle design.

 

 

Debbie showed several quilts she has finished.  The first is a quilt with lots of cute animals, quilted by stitching in the ditch.  The second quilt  of squares was quilted by Terry .

 

 

 

 

The third quilt was from Connecting Threads and Debbie used the 60 degree ruler.  Terry long arm quilted it with a feather design.  The next quilt, Great Grandma’s, has blue minkie on the back and it, too, was quilted by Terry.   Debbie also showed a double-sided flannel receiving blanket.

Bonnie has been working on Challenges.  Her Idiom Challenge is “Life’s a Beach” and it is cute with her own shells from the beach and appropriate fabric choices.  For the Upholstery Challenge, Bonnie made a welcome sign using Donna’s upholstery.  The sashing is also Donna’s donated straps.

 

 

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Leeann showed a cute butterfly design quilt that she has made for her six month old great-niece. Colleen quilted it with a butterfly design.

 

 

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Jaynie showed her creative Leaf “Dirty Ash” wall hanging that shows Ash leaves.  It is a leaf metaphor for the earth.  It shows the decayed and bad parts of the leaf that represent what we do with our hazardous wastes, etc.

 

 

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Joanne showed a huge quilt (larger than a King size) that she started at a retreat several years ago.  It has lots of pieces, including 1/2 inch sashing. She will give it to her daughter who just had twin girls.  Colleen quilted it and she said it was perfectly flat and straight with its many seams.

Marlene showed two knitted baby blankets that will be gifts for her new twin great-nieces (Joanne’s granddaughters).

 

 

Leanne showed a quilt that she has repaired.  She started working on it last July and it was a lot of work!  It was for a friend.  She basically re-quilted it.  It was made from Fortrel. Leanne also showed two cute little quilts for the two celebrations: St. Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day.

 

 

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Vera showed an Upholstery Challenge item — a nice bag that used Donna’s upholstery fabric.

She also showed a cute Easter “bag” that uses an Easter paper napkin that is covered with iron on vinyl.  She has made several for her grandkids.

 

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Marg showed a UFO that is sewn using a panel and pattern from Periwinkle in Saskatoon.  Colleen, in keeping with the snowman theme, machine quilted it with a snowflake design.

 

 

 

Lydia showed a Lil’ Twister quilt that she made from fabric that her daughter gave her.  Colleen machine quilted it using a circle design.  Lydia also showed a cute spring table runner that she made from scraps.  She quilted it herself and put rick rack around it.  She also showed three doilies that she had turned into pretty bowls.  She used a mixture of 1/2 glue and 1/2 water (but she thought adding more glue would be better) and put them over bowls covered in saran to harden.

 

 

Donna M. has been busy!  The first quilt she showed was a baby blanket using three yards (1 yard of 3 colours).  It is “hatching dinosaurs” with minkie on the back.  She used her walking foot to quilt it.  The second item was an Easter table runner that she quilted with straight lines.

 

 

Donna also showed her April blocks of the month (one appliqued, and the other a pieced tipped basket) as part of her Block of the Month series.  Donna M. thanked Donna L. for the fabric contribution for the colourful umbrella.  Her final item she made from a pattern “Gratitude Wallet” and it has several places for cards.

 

 

Trudi has been using the snow to her benefit.  She showed several pieces of fabric that she snow-dyed.  It is interesting to see how the colours spread and change.  In the second photo, the brown looks purple.

 

 

She showed two small blue linen fabrics.  The final piece is a fine scarf.  The dyes on different fabrics turn out differently. Beautiful colours, Trudi!

 

 

 

It is always so inspiring to see what others are making!  It was a fun evening and it is nice to see our “snowbirds” returning and the promise of spring.  Happy Easter, everyone!

Our next Guild meeting will be on May 7 with a supper and meeting.

 

 

April 2, 2019 Guild Meeting

March 5, 2019 Guild Meeting

The Program for the March meeting was an interesting presentation done by Charlene and Debbie on rulers.  They showed examples of rulers useful for cutting strips (Striptology) and for making log cabin blocks, etc. Following the meeting and program, we had Show and Tell.

Show and Tell

Linda K. showed some of the many squares she has made during our cold winter.  The first block is for the Stash Buster Challenge and Linda has made 16 of the 104 she wants to make.  The second block uses “Fossil Fern Fabric” and she purchased the fat quarters quite a while ago.  She has run out of blue fabric, but Jaynie says she has some, much to Linda’s joy!  The pattern for the quilt is “Scrap Inc.” and she has lots of blocks yet to do.  Some of the blocks are reversed colours.  We look forward to seeing her end results!

Charlene showed three items.  The first is a mat to go under a sewing machine.  It has lots of pockets.  Happy Birthday to  Debbie as she is the lucky recipient of this mat!  The table runner is one that Charlene made and it is a Stripology pattern using the Strip Ruler she demonstrated in the program.  Charlene quilted it in a grid design leaving a diamond in the centre.

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Charlene also showed her T-Shirt quilt she has made following a class she took in Houston. She designed this 89″ x 93″ quilt herself and she used the Magic Binding.

 

 

Donna M. showed two quilts she has finished.  The first is a pretty baby quilt that was a UFO from a kit and she was happy to complete it, quilting it herself.  The second quilt is a Quilt of Valour one that she used her scraps to make the log cabin design.  Donna also showed some blocks from a Block of the Month she started in February — “A Time for All Seasons” from Sew Incredible Crazy and Friends.  She showed the cute February and March blocks with the Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s themes. Each month has two blocks, one pieced and one appliqued.

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Lydia showed her scrappy strip quilt that she will donate to charity.  It was made with the “Quilt As You Go” method.  Lots of scraps were used!

 

 

 

Leanne showed a wall hanging she made (by paper piecing) for her sister who loves goats.  She also showed two Christmas stockings that she knit.

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Marg showed a table centre, “Rock Candy”, which she completed using the Jaybird Sidekick Ruler.  She bought a pack of charm squares after taking the Hex ‘n More Ruler class a few years ago and she finally put it together.

 

 

 

Colleen showed a”Monster Truck” quilt that she made for her grandson who loves monster trucks.  It has monster truck fabric and she long-arm quilted it with a monster truck design.  She used Glow in the Dark thread which is quite expensive, and she used the Susie’s Magic Binding technique.  Another time she said she would just use the neon thread in the binding!  The pattern is “Fat Quarter Sizzle” with 13 inch blocks so it is quick to cut out and piece.  Colleen puts a little heart on the label, love from Grandma!

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Esther made this colourful quilt of 52 blocks from the  2019 Stash Buster Challenge using tiny scraps she had.  She only purchased the light green border fabric to complete it.  Colleen long-arm quilted it using a “sparks” design.  Eileen plans to donate it for a family reunion raffle.

 

Eileen showed two items.  The first is a pretty table topper that she made using the 60 degree ruler.  The second item is a quilt she made for her grandson using a kit  of wilderness fabric and flannel backing.

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The final quilt of the evening was shown by Jaynie.  This modern quilt was started at a retreat years ago and Jaynie finished it by long-arm quilting it herself while visiting her aunt in Winnipeg.  She did not use a pattern; she improvised the piecing — very creative!

 

 

Our next Guild meeting will be on April 2.

Our Guild will host the Gathering of the Guilds on April 13 at the Wheatland Senior Centre.  We will gather at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon, followed by our guest speaker, Susan Jaenen-Griffin (Gold in Your Stash) and then at 2 p.m. there will be Show and Tell. Coffee will be at 3:30 and we will end at 4 p.m.  Cost is $10 which includes lunch and door prizes! We look forward to seeing neighbouring Guild members!

P.S.  Please forgive any errors in the photo descriptions — it is tricky taking notes quickly as our quilters show and describe their beautiful works of art!

March 5, 2019 Guild Meeting