January 3, 2017 Meeting

Welcome back everyone and Happy New Year!  It was a very cold evening but we had 20 brave members attend the meeting.  BRRRRR!!!

We had an enjoyable session viewing a couple of videos that are in our guild library.  If you are in slump and need inspiration maybe you need to check out some of these videos.  There is always tips and tricks to learn or refresh our memory.  Thanks to Leeanne, Sharynne and Jill who did the set up for the videos.

Very surprised there was any Show n Tell with the Holiday season just happening.  But, you can’t stop dedicated quilters.  Sometimes it gives us the quiet time we need to recharge in the hustle and bustle of celebrations!

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Leeanne created this quilt from a kit that was in her mother-in-law’s stash.  It is called “Christmas Rose”.  Beautiful stars!

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Marlene must have an amazing collection of patterns because this pattern came from a Western Producer dated in the 1930’s.  The animals are hand embroidered and the rail fence border is adorable!!  The machine quilting was done by Terry Whitman. This will be a gift for her grandson.

 

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This is Shelley’s second completed quilt.  Your not a beginner anymore Shelley!!  This quilt was a Christmas gift for her son.  It needed to have some extra length added to cover his 6 foot 2 inches of height.  This quilt will cover him with warmth and love!

February 7 meeting- Remember  to bring a meter of fabric cut into 2 1/2 inch strips WOF.  You will need these to play the game the program committee has prepared for us. 

 

January 3, 2017 Meeting

December 6, 2016 meeting

Bags, Bags and More Bags!  This month’s challenge was to bring the bags we have made to showcase them at the December meeting.  Our members rose to the challenge !

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This group of women were very pleased to present their “Voyageur Bags”.  This project was led by Vera Osborne at the end of October.  These bags were very challenging but very rewarding at the same time.  Now they are equipped to take a trip somewhere.  Let’s hope it is to some warm tropical destination!!

img_05162   Vera shows some cute bags that are from the pattern that Esther has inspired so many members with. She used fat quarters for these project.

img_05182   Donna shared a bag that she has made many times. She made a rough guess that she has made it 15 times!!! It folds flat and will tuck away in your suitcase for those times when the cargo exceeds your suitcase!

img_05192  Marg presents a bag that will be a Christmas gift for her daughter.  She used Esther’s pattern for this bag as well.  Same pattern as Vera’s but they all have their own uniqueness!

img_05202  Jill shows us “The Wow Bag”.  Why do they call it that?  Well this medium size tote will zip apart and become a full size duffle bag. Wow, imagine the fabric one could fit in that, on a shopping trip!!!

Bonnie shares with us a sewing organizer that sits under your machine to store all your tools.  She also shared the trees that resulted from a class she took in Moose Jaw at Quilter’s Haven led by Heather Carruthers.  Vera and Colleen also attended the class with her.  These trees are created separate from a landscape project.  They are applied to the scene with glue and stitches.  It takes the fear out of thread painting directly onto a landscape scene.

Elma’s stocking is for a very special great grandson.  The design is created with cross stiches which covers the stocking 100%.Incredible!!  Next she flips through block after block of varied stain glass paper pieced blocks that will be used to construct a king size quilt.  Amazing!! She’s not afraid to take on big projects.  She is an inspiration to us all!

img_05272  Donna shared a tree skirt using solid coloured fabrics.  The design and colour choices give it a very modern look.

Donna also shared a couple more projects.  A pair of stockings and a table runner.

Brenda shared a table runner using the 4 Patch Posie pattern.  Very nice!

img_05322  Once again, Brenda shared the results of an online challenge she is participating in monthly.  This month’s theme was “Foliage”.  Of course foliage was very important to Adam and Eve in the garden!! Curious to what will be next month’s theme????

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This is Jaynie’s latest ” one of a kind” fiber art project.  It is titled “Cottonwood Delta Blues”  It is a representation of how mankind is altering the distribution of water.

img_05341   Leeanne shares an adorable wall hanging that uses paper piecing technique.  Nice work!

 

December 6, 2016 meeting