October 6, 2015 Guild Meeting

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Vera’s favourite tools are her rulers.

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Gloria favorite tools

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Bonnie’s favourite tool holds her bobbins.

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Donna’s favourite tool is her rotary cutter. On the table is food that matched their favourite tools.

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Jaynie’s favourite tool is her orange peeler/purple thang.

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Leah’s favourite tool is her cutter that will cut perfect circles.  It looks like a pair of compasses.

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Elaine’s favourite tool is her fabric caddy to set by her machine, that hold needles, thread and scissors.

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Jan’s favourite tool is her wonder clips that make binding so much easier.

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Vera’s favourite tool is her different kinds of ruler – one is a binding tool, to also make binding easier.

 

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Eileen’s favourite tool is her rotary cutter, it has a nice safety feature.

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Vickie’s favorite tools are her Simplicity bias tape maker and her Twister ruler.

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Lydia’s favourite tool is a wooden seam presser – made by Larry Gulash.

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Dorothy’s favourite tools is Incredible static tape that hold the end of your thread in place on the spool.

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Marion’s favourite tool is her stitch ripper from Lee Valley tools.

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Leanne’s favourite tool is her hot steam iron – you can even leave it sitting on fabric without it burning.

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Barb’ favourite tool is her clip that holds your bobbin with the matching spool of thread.

Barb’s other favourite tool is a glue stick.

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Marg’s favourite tool is her 1/4 inch presser foot.

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Adeline’s favourite tools are a hand made stitch ripper and a wonky ruler.

Show and Tell

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Yvonne finished her t-shirt quilt that she was working on at retreat.

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Esther made a hand bag.

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Ronna made two sweaters.

 

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Leanne made little Christmas quilted ornaments.

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Bonnie showed her quilt that her sister and grandma had started.  Bonnie finished it for her sister.

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Eva showed her pillowcase and matching quilt

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Barb showed the back of her quilt as well as her quilt.

 

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Marg, Adeline Vera and a mystery quilter showed the table runner that they made in a class and someone else was very busy with their hexagons and shared her current progress.

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October 6, 2015 Guild Meeting

Dam Good Stitching 2015 – Sept 18-20

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Joanne is doing some very hard thinking….
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More hard thinking….. Wait a minute…that is not a quilt!
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Vickie dazzled us with the Twister Ruler! We were all very impressed

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Donna is embracing Modern Quilting. Pansies and batiks make lovely companions.

 

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Yvonne is getting ready for Christmas.

 

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It is her Christmas dress!!!  a.k.a. tree skirt!

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Charlene is making a baby gift using one of her favourite patterns.  She doesn’t usually make a pattern more than once but this one has had many repeats.

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Top completed!

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Enjoying a beautiful day!  No need for shoes!!

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Bonnie continues to construct her Construction Quilt!  She is using the “quilt as you go” method.

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Quilt Retreat 2015 022 Like a cat in the sun 🙂 This became a very popular spot for hand sewing

Quilt Retreat 2015 023 Donna’s quilt just needs some hand sewing on the binding.  She’s heading for the couch in the sun!

Quilt Retreat 2015 024 Colleen’s just working on stripping….I mean working with strips!

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Shelley is machine quilting her second quilt.  She’s considering the merit of having these quilts custom quilted.  What is Terry’s phone number?  But there is the pride of completing the whole quilt yourself!!!

Quilt Retreat 2015 027 Lots of space for us to fill with our wares!!!

Quilt Retreat 2015 029  Jaynie’s project is inspired by a poem that we all had fun interpreting.  There is nothing like a group of women to offer their opinions 😉

Next year’s dates for the retreat have been booked!!  Mark your calendars  Sept. 16-18, 2016

Dam Good Stitching 2015 – Sept 18-20

Sept1/2015- Guild meeting

The Beginner’s Class projects – very interesting how colour combinations completely change this table topper project.  One pattern with various results.  In this class led by Jan Linnell you will be taught many tips and techniques to get you started with the journey in quilting.  This class has also been enjoyed by novice quilters to further hone their skills.  There is always something to learn.

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Version 1

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Version 2

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Version 3….The various looks are endless


There are some very lucky grandchildren/great grandchildren in Elma’s family.  Cleaning out her closet she found these teddy bear blocks.  What to do with them?  Her answer was set them in shadow boxes.  Beautiful!

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What do you do with the odd block left over?  Elma had an answer for this question too. Make a pillow!

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There is nothing cuter than owls.  Those big eyes made us all say Aw!!! Another lucky grandchild!

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This quilt is not Elma’s favourite colours but they are a perfect choice for the young man that will be receiving this quilt.  Very masculine design and colour choice.

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Joanne’s denim rag quilt got super sized while working on it at the lake this summer.

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Vera created an adorable baby quilt.  Trying out a creative background for the dog.

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The creativity continues with the finished project from Karen Henry’s landscape workshop.  Karen was in Moose Jaw on her way back to Nova Scotia from teaching in Lethbridge at Quilt Canada.

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Another creative project .  Never wanting to miss an opportunity to try something new!

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Ester was busy with the Little Twister ruler.  Nice colours!

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Brenda shares the story behind the pieces of jewelry that has been given to her by an exchange student from Brazil.  We love pretty things!!

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So great to see Christa again!  She is very excited about her adventure with paper piecing!  She found a great website that gave her excellent guidance.  Her excitement got us all thinking about trying paper piecing!

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Sept1/2015- Guild meeting