Once again our regular Guild meeting was cancelled due to Covid-19. However, Guild members have been busy and some sent pictures of what they have been working on. Thanks for sending photos, ladies! Enjoy!
Show and Tell
Debbie G. has been very busy sewing. She has finished five of these wreaths for Christmas. She used Bosal as stiffener. (She believes we have this pattern in our good library, too.) These can be used as table centre pieces (with maybe a candle in the middle) or put a hanger on the back and it can be used as a wreath hanging on your door.
Two quilts: Red and black “Hunter Star” quilt. Terry Whitman did the long arm quilting and now it is bound and ready for Christmas gifting. Debbie used the hunter star die and her accuquilt machine to cut the pieces. It is king-size and it was labour intensive. It took two retreats and a couple of other full sewing days to complete. Used a backing for red and not enough left to even bind it.
The second quilt is back from Terry and also bound now for gifting. It is a panel Debbie has had for some time and used a video from Jordan fabrics to suggest how to split and quilt. Terry’s quilting is amazing. The flower you can see in the corner is scattered over the flowers, too. This is a much smaller quilt than she usually does but the size was dictated by the panel, and so it will probably be a gift for a granddaughter.
Vera O. has been quilting as well as teaching her grandsons to sew. Well done, Vera and boys! Below is her grandson, Harlenn, who wanted to make a pillowcase with a picture of his 4H two year old heifer and her calf. He did an excellent job on his first project. Perhaps a bit more advice from the “teacher” aka G’ma would be important. When he finished the sewing, Vera said, “Ok, shut off the machine and you can give it a final pressing.” He said, “Grandma, I don’t know how to shut off the machine!”
One more sewing class with our second grandson, Kyler, making his pillowcase. This week, sewing took precedence over other home schooling!
This pattern is “MIGRATION”. Vera made this for her grand- niece who lives in Washington state. She was off to college in Oregon this past year. The title seemed appropriate for someone leaving home but returning in the spring. The pattern was purchased at Sew & Sews in Carlyle. Vera quilted it using a zigzag stitch.
Here is Vera’s 52 weeks, 52 blocks Challenge. She sewed 4 “weeks” to make one block and set them on point. She learned how to calculate setting and corner triangles. It will soon be quilted. She just used scraps for this top.
Pictured below the pattern is “TIMBER” from Sew & Sews. When COVID-19 limited travel, Vera phoned Tanya to ask if she could send her fabric for this quilt. She is not quite sure if this was the “therapy” she needed but she worked through it. Vera quilted it using her walking foot and somewhat straight lines. This is to be a wedding gift. Beside the “Timber” quilt is Vera’s Mystery Challenge table runner.
Sharynne P. completed her Mystery table runner.
Joanne B. is showing a paper pieced baby bib finished with a stippled quilting design /pattern. This is a great way to use up smaller scraps. It was a free pattern Joanne found online.
Leanne A. has two items she has finished! The first is “My adventure” which is a Canadian Quilters Association Challenge. The second item is a quilt created with the 52 blocks 52 weeks Challenge. It was long-arm quilted by Colleen.
Trudy H. is showing three items. The first is a UFO from a class by Patty Morris that Trudy took years ago. After seeing a demo on curved piecing in Yuma she decided to get this one completed. She found the border in her stash and thought it was a good way to practice her quilting. The second quilt is a group of fabrics that called for a nine patch and some polka dots from her stash, and she now realizes how much she enjoys a stash! It was originally a baby quilt, but grew to be so much more! This is an
original pattern, and self quilted.
Trudy’s third quilt was pieced last fall, but as she had more time this spring, she is getting ahead with her quilting. The pattern is of course 4 Patch Posey, and she is giving it as a wedding gift, to a sweet couple who were married last October, and at this rate they may be lucky to receive it on their anniversary!
Marg S. has been finishing UFO’s. She has finished two bags that Esther had shown us how to make. They had been cut out a few years ago, but not finished. The Stitch and Fold seasonal leaf centre pieces made using Bosal stiffing are now finished, too.
Two seasonal table runners are ready to be gifts. Marg had made the spring one before and had left-over fabric to make a second one. She enjoys doing applique. The patterns are adapted from Shabby Fabrics.
Jaynie’s “stormy landscape” is inspired by a view from the Tatagwa trail. It’s great to see more residents using the trail system at this time. The series of pieces she has created are her tribute to the Tatagwa trail visionaries.
Eileen W. sent a note saying a bargello lap quilt that she designed, called “Double Diamonds”, is a free download on the Canadian Quilters Facebook site which has a Canadian Flag as a profile picture. It is located in FILES and you have to scroll down a really long way to get to it. Eileeen is currently working on making it again.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone, and enjoy quilting as well as spending time outdoors now that spring has arrived!