October 3, 2017 Guild meeting

The program on Paper Piecing was presented by Bonnie and Marg. Following a video presentation, members had the opportunity to do a sample of paper piecing with a demonstration by Bonnie and Marg. Members created a Trunk Show by showing paper pieced items they had made, such as the samples Bonnie is holding below.



Esther showed her pretty pink quilt done by paper piecing.


Colleen’s creative skills resulted in a paper pieced pattern she designed based on a dragonfly.


Elma’s stunning stained glass quilt is all paper pieced!

Vera did a cactus and a log cabin piece that were hand sewn.


Lydia is experienced with paper piecing!  She showed a log cabin Christmas table centre above as well as two table runners below.  Love those perfect points!



To practice paper piecing for the evening’s program, Marg’s first  attempt is a poppy design.


Joanne showed a paper pieced baby’s bib.


And, Bonnie’s New York Beauty is a work in progress!

Following the Program and meeting, Lydia showed samples of the Dresden Plate pattern that she has used for a variety of items.  At the mini retreat on October 14 Lydia will demonstrate how to use this ruler.  Shown here are single and double Dresden plate table centres and a cushion.  Christmas colours will make beautiful gifts!




Following the Dresden Plate samples, the regular Guild Show and Tell was held.


Elma showed her King-size scrappy “Prairie Points” pattern.  Even the back used scraps.  This quilt is off to Calgary for a lucky recipient there!

Donna M. has been busy!  She showed three beautiful items. From a Quilt Patch kit Donna quilt an “Autumn Blessings” wall hanging.  A colourful child’s space ship quilt will make someone very happy.  The quilt below is made with many, many tiny scrappy pieces, and Donna has lots of pieces left to create another quilt.




Joanne completed three bags at the September retreat.  One is for her granddaughter.

Donna W. showed fabric baskets and as an incentive to us, she shared chocolates from a basket.  Donna also made Harry Potter boxes for her granddaughter, as well as for her granddaughter’s friend.


In addition to the fabric boxes, Donna showed a cute Halloween bag.

The final showing of the evening was by Jaynie.  Always so creative! Jaynie created the green wall hanging. And, at a fibre network retreat exchange, Jaynie received the second item — leaves exposed to the sun and then embellished.

Our next Guild meeting will be on November 7 and the presenters, Jan and Vera, have asked members to bring the first quilt that they made.  This will be interesting to see the quilts and hear the stories of their creations!

October 3, 2017 Guild meeting

September 5, 2017

Welcome back members to our first quilt meeting of the year.


Colleen is holding a beautiful landscape piece that Michele created from a picture.  Her technique is strip landscaping.  This creation was entered into the Weyburn Arts Council Banner project.  Congratulations, Michele, in being chosen to have your work accepted.  It is now a banner on our Souris River boardwalk.


Using a kit, Charlene made this lovely quilt for her grandson.  It was quilted by Angela in Estevan.

Esther has created two colourful batik pieces — a quilt and a table runner.



Lydia has finished a two fabric bargello quilt and it was beautifully quilted by Colleen.


Sharynne started this cross stitched picture in 2011 and proudly displayed its completion.

Jill showed a Lug-nut quilt design that is on its way to England for a wedding gift.  She also showed  a sewing organizer bag that Marnelle had taught a group.

Colleen, using her new long arm quilting machine, has completed 13 quilts.  The first red and blue one was done from the guild cupboard using a maple leaf motif and cowboys.  This earns Colleen an opportunity to put her name in for a draw at the December meeting.

The second quilt was done at a retreat and is a Dr. Seuss quilt. “My Happy Place”  is the quilt design used.  It is nice and soft with a minke backing.

The third quilt is an interesting pattern she pieced and quilted using  a Majestic Mountain quilt pattern and the quilted design is a spiral square.  We look forward to seeing more quilts with long arm quilting by Colleen.


Jaynie had a new piece as a part of an online challenge with a “nest” theme.  She was inspired with a wasp’s nest.  Most of us would run, but Jaynie used her creativity to express it in fabric!

Remember that the next program at the October 3 Guild meeting will be on Paper Piecing and so we hope members will bring samples they have done to show during this presentation.

September 5, 2017