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