We are continuing to meet downstairs at the library on Thursdays. In the fall we were working mostly on baby quilts – designed to use up lots of the wonderful flannelette that had been donated to the guild.
It is not only Guild members that come and help.
Many of the pieces were small so we came up with a quilt as you go string quilt that used up many of those little pieces. We have successfully completed several and are just finishing up one more.
In the New Year our focus has turned to blocks for the Canadian Quilt Association Big Bee – in conjunction with celebrating Canada’ 150th birthday. We worked on these blocks on Thursdays at the library and then also had a great day at the Weyburn Comprehensive school library where we got many more blocks made and several tops put together.
The blocks for one of our quilts were mainly put together by members of Leah Fornwald’s high school Home Economics classes. I love the bright colours they chose.
We had a great day and got much accomplished. Thanks to everyone that came out that day as well as everyone that has helped towards the National goal of completing 1000 quilts for Ronald MacDonald Houses.
Lastly everyone is welcome to come out next Tuesday evening to our Gathering of the Guilds:
Weyburn Crocus Quilters invite you to
The Gathering of the Guilds
Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 p.m.
in the Upper Hall of Grace United Church
210 Third Street, Weyburn
Here is the most recent creation for Brenda’s online Challenge Group. The theme was “Fantasy” Brenda created this plate full of fabric cookies titled “No Calories” She was inspired while doing her Christmas cookie baking.
This table runner provided an opportunity for Leeanne to practice her machine quilting. She confirms that practice does make it better!!
Another table runner to develop her machine quilting skills. Also a knitted sock that was created while spending time in a truck in the oilfield. She sure knows how to make good use of her time!
This is Jayne’s creation that is her interpretation of “Fantasy” for the online Challenge group. It is titled “Diamonds in the Snow”.
Here is Jayne’s entry for the National Jury Show. It is titled “Coffee Time” . Good luck with this entry.
We have seen this creation of Jayne’s before but this time it has a very special award attached to it. This piece was chosen from 500 entries to a Studio Art Quilt Association in Paducah, Kentucky. It will be traveling with 35 other award winning pieces internationally for 2 years. It is titled “Cottonwood Delta Blues” It is a representation of how mankind is altering the distribution of water.
Marg shares some 60 degree centerpieces. It is always interesting to see what different fabrics create.
This is a Christmas quilt completed by Marg.
Esther’s log cabin is stunning in reds and creams. Esther worked on this during the fall retreat.
Marlene has another baby quilt completed. The applique nursery rhyme characters are very cute.
Marlene’s hands must never be still. Here are hand embroidered blocks in this quilt that are all from nursery rhymes. 28 blocks in total. This beautiful quilt is going to her grandson. She needs to challenge him to learn each nursery rhyme!
March 7 meeting will be a time for members to exchange patterns and the sharing of some unique or favourite quilting tools.