Jan and Vera organized a really interesting program by asking members to bring the first quilt they had made, and/or an old quilt to show. We all enjoyed the stories behind the quilts, as well as seeing such a variety of quilts with lots of colour and both new and old patterns.
Following the showing of the quilts, members voted on various categories. Dot had the “most colourful” quilt; Esther, Darlene and Ronna had the “oldest quilts as well as the best cared for quilts”; Marion had the “most unusual” quilt with the cute Scottie dogs; and Linda had the “most well loved” quilt which had nylons as the batting.
During the regular Show and Tell, there were some beautiful and inspiring items.
Adeline has been busy quilting. She showed a table runner from a kit she had quilted, plus a lap quilt using lots of blue squares from the cupboard. She also learned the Dresden Plate design at the retreat and finished a table top that Lydia had started.
Dot made a cozy winter quilt that she will donate.
Esther used colourful fabric from the cupboard and had lots of squares that she also included in the backing.
Marg also learned the Dresden Plate pattern from Lydia at the retreat and showed her two finished samples.
Vera has been busy quilting a set of sunflower place mats using dyed fabric; a Dresden Plate table centre; and several Christmas gift boxes which she made using fabric from the cupboard.
Joanne showed a cute paper pieced bib, plus a lovely bag she made at the September retreat.
Yvonne used the hopscotch pattern to make this cozy purple cuddle quilt for her granddaughter. Colleen did the long arm quilting on it.
Brenda used some of the fabric from the cupboard to create these three lovely lap quilts.
Brenda and Jaynie have done an online challenge based on Picasso’s style of painting. Brenda created her dog, while Jaynie created the artist Picasso — both imaginative items made from fabric!
Jaynie and Michele did a fibre art challenge as a partnership. They interpreted their journey from a retreat in Manitoba traveling by car, then discussing over coffee, and writing their thoughts in words in the coffee steam or in the road signs. What creativity to meet this challenge! Well done, ladies!
Jaynie showed two other creative fibre art pieces she has done. The first, Tom’s Tree, is based on the Canadian artist Tom Thompson’s work. Jaynie created the second wall hanging, Dusk to Dawn, based on a photo taken in Ottawa. It was fascinating to see the choice of fabric for windows to reflect the light.