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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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?
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.