The November meeting had a large number of members present, as well as some welcomed guests. Leanne did a program on paper piecing showing how members can sew the tree ornament for the Christmas exchange, if they wish.
Show and Tell
Show and Tell must have been record breaking as it took approximately 40 minutes, having about twenty presenters! It was awesome and so inspiring!
Vera started the Show and Tell by showing two items she had made for the Idiom Challenge. Colleen is holding “Birds of a Feather” and Vera has her “Eye Candy”. Vera took the machine ruler class and she went home and experimented with the result of another Idiom — “It’s in the Bag”.
Vera had won a door prize at our 2018 Quilt Show and she made the cute wall hanging from Corinne’s Love of Quilting. Vera also made a Christmas Tree wall hanging and she used the ruler class to do cirlces in the quilting. Small decorations will hang on the buttons.
Donna M. showed her cute Idiom Challenge creation — “Out on a Limb”. She also showed her circular UFO (her # 3 for the draw) which she had started quite a while ago.
Leanne finished a paper pieced fall table centre, as well as Christmas pillows. She enlarged the pattern for the Christmas ornament to make the pillow, and she quilted the trim on the tree using the ruler class.
Leanne’s # 3 UFO Challenge was completing a Christmas panel wall hanging, the 12 Days of Christmas. She also used fabric from the cupboard and made a wallet that can hold business cards.
Donna W. showed a Halloween table centre that she had made. This is the last of her Halloween fabric that Bonnie had given her. Donna has made many Halloween items for her grandkids!
Linda U. show a “Quiet Book” she had made for her grandkids who are under two. As a long time Kindergarten teacher, she has taught many children how to tie bows, do zippers, etc. What a handy book!
The Guild is happy to welcome Irene to our Guild. Irene took the Beginner’s Class in October and she showed her completed Christmas table runner. Well done, Irene!
Marg has been busy playing with the 60 Degree ruler prior to the 3D Class that used this ruler. In the second picture, the same striped fabric provides two different table centres.
Marg also had a # 3 UFO sunflower table runner finished. She has made five of the “Fold and Stitch” Christmas wreaths — great for gifts!
Bonnie showed a # 3 UFO from a pattern purchased in 2016 in Canmore — a Row by Row wall hanging.
Linda K. had a # 3 UFO of a fall wall hanging. She did machine quilting and fabric painting on it.
Sharynne showed her # 3 UFO wall hanging that she made using fabric from the cupboard. She did applique using some upholstery fabric, and the background was fabric from her Mom.
Eileen has been busy! She showed two mats from the Locker Hooking class Vera’s daughter gave. She also had a festive 60 degree ruler table centre. The hexigon table runner was made from fabric she purchased in Hawaii.
Eileen used the Lil’ Twister ruler and made William’s every day quilt. And Eileen’s # 3 UFO is a lovely striped quilt. Colleen did the quilting on this quilt and it has lovely fireside minkie backing.
Colleen’s beautiful quilt was made as a “Walk of Honour” quilt for Hill Top Manor’s “Front Door” Policy. The quilt will be used by the funeral home as a drape so that “as the deceased entered through the front door, they will leave through the front door”.
There are lots of non-gender colours (one Jelly Roll), and butterflies are used as the long arm quilting pattern. The backing is teal.
Guild members can make Kitty Pillows for the Humane Society and Adeline will deliver them. The pillows should be 12″ x 18″ and be stuffed with fabric scraps. Several members brought pillows, including six that Donna M. had made that Colleen is showing.
Eva has been very busy and she showed three beautiful pieces. She loves to do Red Work embroidery and she did hand stitched around the girls. The second wall hanging was burgundy. The green and gold quilt was made from fabric “Rose Garden” she bought about five years ago in Arizona. She did her own quilting on her long arm machine.
Dot showed a quilt from a kit. It has small animals. She will give it as a charity quilt for a child.
Trudi has been busy quilting for “Bazaart” in Regina where she will sell her beautiful work as “Elemental Quiltworks”. The first orange and purple quilt is made with no rulers — just strips cut and then squared off before the binding. The yellow and black baby quilt was made using fabric that matched the cute backing colours. This scrappy quilt is very modern.
More quilts by Trudi included a very pretty muted purple batiks quilt. The back used the same colours. The second photo shows two of her three”snow dyed” fabric table runners or wall hangings. She used powdered dye with snow, and when the snow melted, she had the designs on the fabric. What fun and how pretty!
Esther, once again, used very pretty and bright colours to create this “Jelly Bean” quilt. She purchased the fabric with the colours of jellybeans in mind. The quilt is for her great-grandson. She did the quilting herself by stitching in the ditch. This is her # 3 UFO item completed.
Shelley is getting ready for Christmas with her quilting. She made a Christmas wall hanging using a panel. She likes the message — “Christmas Pure and Simple”! This item will be going to Calgary. The second piece is a Christmas “Quilt as you Go” table runner.
Dorothy showed a beautiful wall hanging that she had made for her sister, but her sister has moved and no longer has room for it, and so Dorothy has it at home now. It has 3-D embroidered butterflies and leaves. Dorothy also showed two aprons. The one shown here is reversible and she started it three years ago. This is her # 3 UFO!
The final showings of the evening were done by Jaynie. The wall hanging was made for the Credit Union contest. (that Brenda King won!) The entries were to use the Credit Union’s corporate colours, and to show a Weyburn scene. Jaynie has the water tower in the hill. The second photo shows Jaynie’s entry in the City’s Wearable Art exhibition. Jaynie wore the dress (covered with dresser scarves and doilies) and as a Super Hero, she had a “shield” and “weapon”. Her husband did the write-up using lots of sewing phrases describing her outfit to add to the creativity. Her weapon of Masked Construction was well done using knitting needles!
UFO Challenge winner
The winner of the draw from the # 3 UFO Challenge participants was Linda U., receiving a gift certificate to eat out! Congratulations! Next month’s item will be # 6!
Thanks to all who shared their Show and Tell items! The next meeting will be our Christmas dinner and meeting at the Wheatland Senior Centre on December 4! Happy quilting!