The January meeting began with Trudi G. presenting a very interesting program on “Mark Making on Fabric” and she showed many ways to colour and mark on fabric. Some of her tools of the trade are wax crayons, markers, Intense pencils and blocks, paints, stamps, glue and bleach. She showed many ways to “play” with colouring on fabric. Thanks very much for sharing, Trudi.
Show and Tell
As always a favourite time of the meeting was viewing the interesting and creative items that our members had sewn.
Debbie G. started the displays with her impressive king-sized quilt and matching pillow cases. The pattern is “Astrodelic” and she used lots of her batiks she bought in Bali. The batiks suited this modern pattern. Debbie used a polyester batting that made the quilt look nice and puffy. Terry Whitman did a great deal of lovely long arm quilting and the back looked great, too.
Linda K. showed a lap quilt that she will give to the previous owner of her “new forever home”. Linda is soon moving from the farm into town to live in the house next door to her Mom. The previous owner of this house has been a helpful neighbour to her Mom and Linda wanted to thank her for that and for accepting their house offer. The quilt was designed by Debbie from Moose Jaw. Linda had a friend visiting from Edmonton for a few days and they worked on the quilt together. Linda quilted it herself and the quilt just needs the binding.
Marlene showed a beautiful king-sized quilt that she pieced using the pattern “North by Northwest”. This was a kit that she purchased in Moosomin, and the backing is grey from the same fabric line as the coloured pieces on the front. The Khedive Quilters hand quilted it.
Esther showed two beautiful cushions she created and made for gifts. Dorothy B. did the machine embroidery on cork, “Friends, Family, Faith”, for the one pillow. The fabric was purchased at Cindy-rella’s and the leaf batik fabric was very striking and the button on the second pillow set it off.
Trudy H. showed her first Show and Tell item with our Guild and it is a lovely table runner that was the Guild Mystery Challenge. She enjoyed participating in this challenge and she will keep this runner for herself. She quilted it by sewing wavy lines in both directions.
Eileen has been busy with her 60 degree ruler! She showed two items she quilted — a table centre for her daughter’s round table, and a table runner for her daughter-in-law.
Eileen also showed a very pretty quilt from the pattern “Showering Stars” which she purchased in Clarsholm, AB. Eileen used scraps for the many colours. Colleen long arm quilted it with a star design.
Sharynne attended Colleen’s Beginner Class and she showed her Disappearing Four-Patch place mats. In the next class they will learn how to add bindings.
Leanne A. showed samples of the “four fat quarters” place mats pattern she had quilted. She made four sets of these. She said she needs to learn to “read, read, read” the pattern as she made a few cutting errors that she had to work with. She was creative and added left-over fabric to the backing. Not to worry, Leanne, the place mats look great!
Bonnie has been very busy and she showed two lovely pieces. The table runner, called “Easy Runner”, was not all that easy she said. However, it was well worth it, Bonnie. The colourful lap quilt that she quilted herself was from a pattern from the Country Register. Bonnie made this quilt to use up scraps.
Jaynie, once again, had interesting pieces to show. The first piece was her completed Guild Mystery Challenge table runner. She enjoyed doing each month’s work and she tried very hard to be precise, but in the end the blocks had to be squared up smaller than called for. The result is a lovely table runner, Jaynie, and the swirling quilting looked great with the background fabric. The second piece, a wall hanging/ table runner was made for the CQA Trend Tex Challenge and theme “2020”. Jaynie’s design is the digits 2-0-2-0 in binary code! How creative! Her quilting stitching looks great on the back, too.
Jaynie’s last piece, a wall hanging, was inspired by a view in a back alley in downtown Regina. She will enter this piece in the National Juried Show. She did some hand stitching and a great deal of free motion quilting. Good luck, Jaynie!
Thank you to everyone who donated the lovely homemade pillowcases. We received 58 pillowcases in total of which 34 were donated to the clients at the Weyburn Work-Kin-Shop. Here is a photo of a staff member at the Work-Kin-Shop receiving the pillow cases from Weyburn Crocus Quilters.
Also, Dorothy reported that the several quilts on display at the meeting will be donated to Charity. (Sorry — no photo)
The next meeting will be on February 4. Happy Quilting!