Fall Quilt Retreat – Sept 21-24, 2018

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Here is the group of 25 women who attended the 2018 retreat.  Circle Square Ranch hosted us with fabulous food, comfortable accommodations and a warm fire where many conversations were held.  Yes, there were many moments of laughter!!  We have rebooked for next year Sept. 27-30, 2019. Registration will be sent out July 2019.

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Fall Quilt Retreat – Sept 21-24, 2018

September 4, 2018 Guild Meeting

This was the first Guild meeting of the new quilting year and President Colleen and the Committee Chairs reviewed the upcoming plans.  It sounds like a fun year ahead!

Plans include:  a Special Event, “Modern Quilting” on September 15 and the following Classes:

  • Beginner classes on October 13 and 20
  • 60 Degree Ruler and 3-D Designs on October 27
  • Free Motion Quilting using Rulers on November 3

Retreats:  Fall Retreat on September 21-24 and Mini Retreats December 1, January 12 and February 9.

A chart of upcoming Programs to be held at the meetings was distributed.  Vera also introduced some Challenges.

  1. The Christmas Challenge is for members to make  a small item to give away during the Left/Right game.
  2. U.F.O. or projects you have supplies for to be completed and a draw will be made at meetings
  3. Idiom Challenge — members can make a small creation to depict an idiom.

Show and Tell

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Helen brought a beautiful quilt she made using a twist around type of pattern.  She also had pillow cases to match.  Her tip was to not bind in black as it was very difficult to see!

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Linda K. showed a lovely quilt with lights and darks that she had started a few years ago at a Retreat.  It used fat quarters.  Shown here is the back which is very nice.  The quilting is done in triangles.

 

 

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Jaynie has been busy and she showed some of her creations.  The first one is a Prairie Landscape wall hanging.  

Below are two Challenges that she did.  One is a Modern Summer Quilting Challenge, and the other piece is for the Fibre Art Network Challenge, “Visions of the West”.  Jaynie’s is a beautiful vision of Alberta!

 

 

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Joanne made a wine bag (/cup holder).  The bag was smaller than she had anticipated!

 

 

 

 

 

Vera showed some interesting items.  She made cute bags by using recycled items such as a MacIntosh toffee bag and the other one used a napkin, She used iron-on vinyl on both sides.   The second photo shows thread trees she made using an embroidery hoop and thread.  The trees can be used on a landscape quilted item.

 

Bonnie showed two items.  The first was “The Wine O’Clock Tote” — a bottle of wine holder.  The pattern was quite difficult to follow, but it looks good!

The second item was from the “Walk in the Woods” Class that Bonnie took at the CQA Show in Vancouver.  It is a lovely design using strips to make the leaves!

 

Leanne made Memory Quilts this summer.  Also, she had a black leather couch that she recovered using four meters of denim to change it into a Denim couch.

The next Guild meeting will be on October 2.

We look forward to the program of Re-sizing Quilt Blocks, as well as the popular Show and Tell.

 

 

September 4, 2018 Guild Meeting

“Spring Bouquet of Quilts VII” Quilt Show April 27 – 28, 2018

On April 27 – 28 the Weyburn Crocus Quilters held their Quilt Show at the Weyburn Curling Rink.  424 people attended (plus students who were admitted with no charge) and we were so pleased to see so many quilters and non-quilters attend.

There were 265 items on display: 186 from our Guild members, 20 from our Guild feature quilters, 9 WCS students’ items, and 50 items from our guest quilter, Susan Jaenen-Griffin.

What a beautiful display of colour, creativity, designs and workmanship!

Below are some samples of items that were on display.

 

This year our Guild was honored to have two of our members as Feature Quilters, Darlene Holdstock and Leeann Millar.  We thank them for sharing their work with us.

Darlene Holdstock, a long-time Guild member has beautiful quilts and her workmanship is a joy to see.  Darlene attributes a number of her quilts to classes she has taken over the years.

Leeann Millar also does beautiful work and she has been a Viewer’s Choice winner and runner-up in our two previous Quilt Shows.  She loves to do very intricate quilts.

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And again, Leeann did not disappoint!  Her “365 Challenge” was chosen as this year’s Viewer’s Choice.  Leeann had a block a day for a year and she faithfully pieced the blocks as the year progressed.  It was well worth the work with so many tiny pieces!  Congratulations, Leeann!

 

This year we were very pleased to have a Guest Quilter and Fiber Artist, Susan Jaenen-Griffin from Moosomin, who met with the public throughout the Show and shared her exhibit of her journey of recovery from Lyme disease.  Susan’s creativity is amazing!

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Quilt Show Chair, Marg Stewart was pleased to present Susan with a gift of flowers in appreciation of her willingness to share her work.

 

 

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A special quilt on display was a hand pieced quilt made by Mrs. Balog and hand quilted by the Khedive Heritage Quilters.

 

 

 

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We were pleased to have some youth show their work at our Show.  Eight WCS students showed their items and Leah Fornwald brought some students on Friday afternoon for a brief pre-show visit.

 

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And young Ireland, who has Donna L. as a mentor, displayed her strip quilt.

 

 

 

Humboldt Strong was evident with several quilts from Guild members to be donated.  Some quilts were completed and others were being worked on during the show.

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A Memorial Table was set up in honour of five of our Guild members who have passed away in the past three years.  Remembered were Ethel Pearce, Kathy Williams, Renee Marx, Joyce Kitchen and Heather Keefe.

 

 

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Once again we had five beautiful Raffle Baskets that were raffled and thanks to the committee who organized the baskets and for all the donations and ticket buyers.

Our Quilt Raffle was a huge success and thanks to all the quilters, sellers of tickets and purchasers of tickets … and the lucky winner was Scott Sabados of Weyburn!

And no Quilt Show would be complete without Vendors.  Thanks to our four vendors for coming to share their wares!  Each of the Vendors provided a door prize and did a demo during the Show.

For the Love of Quilting — Corinne from Hanna, AB

Quilters Haven — Arlyce from Moose Jaw

Quilter’s Den — Alvina from Morden, MB

Second Story Quilting — Christa from Torquay

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And our own Guild members had a number of lovely items for sale at the popular Guild Sales Table.

 

 

 

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All in all it was a very successful show! It was an opportunity to visit, to view all the beautiful quilts, to shop and to learn!  Thanks to all our Guild workers who showed their quilts, to all who helped in any way, and to all who supported our Guild by attending our 2018 Spring Bouquet of Quilts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Spring Bouquet of Quilts VII” Quilt Show April 27 – 28, 2018