On a cold and snowy evening we had a fun evening with about 18 members attending. Marnie Bernard and two other Khedive quilters came to collect the sewing for the Canadian Nurses Africa Project, and we still have until March 5 to complete this sewing.
For our Program, thanks to Sharynne Pearce for showing the video from Superior Threads. We learned a lot about threads and their uses, including tips about metallic threads! The girls who attended Quilt Canada in Vancouver in May were given ten of these videos for our Guild, and so we drew names to see who would receive one. One of the videos was kept for our Guild library.
Show and Tell
Some of our members have been very busy quilting! We enjoyed seeing what people have completed.
Debbie Giroux showed a beautiful large quilt she had completed!
Jaynie showed two pieces she had made. The first was a wall hanging for a 2020 Vision Challenge and hers is “Far Out”. This is an outer space machine images. The sun went around the earth seeing the vision in passing.
The second wall hanging will be entered in a juried contest. The theme is “Still” and so Jaynie did a “Still Life with a Still”. She had the idea from seeing the Lumsden brewery and she did an abstract of a still. So creative!
Marg has been preparing for Valentine’s Day and she has made four hangings for the occasion, one of which was UFO #1. The hangings work well on the Ackfeld wire stands. She will share her work with her daughters.
Donna M. has also done a wall hanging for Valentine’s Day from an image she saw on Pinterest. Donna also did a very pretty quilt called “Shimmer” which uses 20 different colours or fat quarters.
Bonnie has been using up her scraps to create this colourful quilt. The only thing she had to purchase was the fabric for the sashing. The stars are very striking! There are 100 2.5″ squares in each block of squares to total 900 little squares. Good job, Bonnie, in creating something so pretty from your scraps.
Verla has finished a very pretty quilt from fabrics she had purchased about 10 years ago for a New York beauty class that unfortunately was cancelled. Vera decided to make this brightly coloured quilt for her daughter, and the Khedive ladies quilted it.
Sharynne showed a pretty UFO pot holder that she had started a while ago.
Eileen showed her #1 UFO which is a table runner she made using the 60 degree ruler. Eileen also showed some table covers that she has made for some lucky little girls. She did the quilting on these covers practicing using the machine quilting rulers from the class.
Leeann used an X block ruler and two fat quarters to create this interesting table runner. She used the 3.5″ block (there is also a 6.5″ block), and it is sewn like a 9-patch.
Leeann had a tip she shared: To prevent the ruler from slipping, she put (on the back of the ruler) the small stick-ons that you use on the back of a cupboard door corner to prevent the door from banging.
Jill completed this beautiful “Antelope Canyon” pattern king-size quilt which measures 98″ x 98″. She made it larger than the pattern. The beautiful blues are Bali fabrics that she purchased on her trip to Bali. Colleen did the long arm quilting using an orange peel design. Jill put the “Susie’s Magic” binding on the quilt.
Donna L. added a lot of fun as she told about her quilts. She has been very busy! She showed four quilts.
The first quilt was from Lydia’s sale of quilting items several years ago. Donna added the black sashing to Lydia’s pre-made “pineapple design” blocks. Colleen did the machine quilting.
Donna’s second quilt used Lydia’s pinwheel blocks. A third of the wheels were going a different direction, so Donna took them apart, and then sewed them all going in the same direction.
Colleen did the machine quilting using an orange peel design.
The third quilt that Donna completed was made from appliqued blocks that Lydia had made. Donna put the blocks together and used “coffee” fabric to go with the theme.
Donna’s fourth quilt was a quilt she made herself (without Lydia’s blocks)! Donna purchased the “woollies line” of flannel from the Quilt Patch quite a while ago. She used the Hopscotch pattern and when she wanted to add a border, she was surprised to learn the Quilt Patch was no longer there. She fortunately was able to find material to complete the quilt. Colleen did the long arm quilting.
The next Guild meeting will be on March 5. We look forward to seeing the next Show and Tell (including UFO #4’s). With the cold and snowy weather, it is nice to be inside quilting!