“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.


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!






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







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






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.






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.



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.




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



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





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

April 3, 2018 Guild Meeting

The regular Guild meeting was held on April 3 and there were 29 members in attendance.

Plans were made for our Guild’s upcoming Quilt Show “Spring Bouquet of Quilts VII” to be held on Friday, April 27 (4 – 9 p.m.) and Saturday, April 28 (10 – 4 p.m.) at the Weyburn Curling Rink (at the Exhibition Grounds off Government Rd.).  Daily admission is $5 (with no charge for students and children). There will be 4 vendors who will also each provide a demo; a Quilt Raffle; Raffle Baskets; and a concession available.  Approximately 175 items are entered for display, plus we will have two of our Guild members as Feature Quilters.  This year we are very pleased to have as our Guest Quilter, Susan Jaenen-Griffin from Moosomin, who will bring her interesting and creative display of “50 Yarns of Lyme Dis-Ease Series”.  It sounds very intriguing!

The Program for our Meeting was the Disappearing Hour Glass 1, 2, and 3.  Lydia, Dorothy and Lynne provided examples of how to create three different patterns by cutting 10″ squares  into an hour glass and then cutting them again.  Below Lydia and Dorothy are showing the 3 patterns.  The fabrics used as samples were very striking!


Show and Tell

We all enjoy seeing what others have made and also hearing the story behind their projects.


Adeline spent the winter in Osoyoos, BC where she joined the Quilt Guild there. They meet every Tuesday and sew from 9:30 – 3 p.m.  Adeline learned lots of techniques from the BC quilters, and she had some samples of coloured boxes to show such as Hollow Boxes pictured on the left.  Adeline also had a beautiful Spiral Table Runner she had completed, made with a 10″ Wedge ruler.



Bonnie had attended a Ricky Tims event at the Peace Gardens a few years ago and she purchased his book.  Bonnie was happy to finish this wall hanging pictured above — Kaleidoscope.  It is so colourful!  Jill and Colleen, who had also attend the Ricky Tims event, gave Bonnie a little help in getting started.


When we think of quilting we usually think of fabric, but Vera had a unique item to show.  While down south she had taken a class and painted a two-sided wooden sign that can be hung outside.  How unique!


Eileen showed her beautiful blue “Two Fabric Bargello” that she had started at a retreat and she has now completed.  Colleen did the lovely machine quilting.


Leanne was all set in March for St. Patrick’s Day with this cute shamrock wall hanging. She did free motion quilting on the back.


Yvonne showed her beautiful pastel “Between the Lines” quilt. She started it in September, 2017 and she just recently completed it in April.  Terry did the longarm quilting.

All these items are some wonderful samples of what we will have in the Quilt Show! All the colour and designs will be fascinating to see!

Locker Hooking Class

Below is a poster of a Locker Hooking Class that will take place on May 6. If interested, please contact Monica to register.



April 3, 2018 Guild Meeting

March 6, 2018 Guild Meeting

Following a big winter snow storm that left lots of snow on the roads, this snowy evening (which had a concert taking place, also) had a very small group attend our guild meeting: just 8 members.  But even a small group of quilters will have fun! Colleen provided an interesting program of arranging 5″ squares that had been cut on a diagonal from 2″ on one side to 3″ on the other.  The colourful pieces had been sewn together by Colleen to make blocks that we could arrange to see what designs we could create.


Colleen was very well organized and she used the Guild’s design wall for her presentation. Also, she demonstrated a wonderful tip of “chain pressing” the seams of the blocks by slipping one block inside the other to set and press the seams of several blocks at one time.


Here are the members that participated in arranging Colleen’s blocks.


Above are some possible arrangements that Colleen showed.  The pinwheel has had a green strip added to one side of each block so that the blocks are square.


Above are some of the arrangements that the group created.


Following the meeting and program, we had Show and Tell.


For a break from sewing large quilts, Marg has been busy making smaller items. Above are two pieces she has made for spring.  On the left is a mini quilt kit that she made showing little bunnies.  On the right is a pattern she used to make a spring decoration of tulips and crocuses.  It will be nice to see real spring flowers actually blooming!


Marg’s two wall hangings of irises and cone flowers, that she started a few years ago, were finally completed.  The batiks provide perfect colours for the flowers.


Jaynie showed a beautiful quilt that she has quilted for her daughter who is expecting a baby.  This modern quilt, made of blocks that Jaynie pieced with strips going in a variety of directions, was really pretty as the shading went from light to dark.


Bonnie recently returned from holidaying in sunny Mexico.  As a dedicated quilter, she took a little sewing machine with her as a carry-on, and she pieced this “Little Twister Ruler” quilt. She took bright colourful scraps from home.

While in Mexico, always thoughtful and keeping busy, Bonnie volunteered at a local place near where she was staying and she did some sewing for them, and she made a mattress for an indigenous person there. Good for you, Bonnie, to work with Mexicans and learn more about their culture by being a volunteer, and not worrying about a language barrier!


We all look forward to seeing the “Snowbirds” back and having a larger group attend our next Guild meeting on April 3. 






March 6, 2018 Guild Meeting

February 6, 2018 Guild Meeting

The February Guild meeting attendance was smaller than usual due to the very cold weather and the absence of our Snowbirds, but those in attendance warmly enjoyed the socializing, snacks (popcorn and chocolate — yum!) and viewing the interesting items in the program.  Thanks to Donna W. and Jaynie for organizing the program “Everything Baby” and thanks to all the members who brought homemade baby/children items to show.

Everything Baby!


Donna began the demonstrations by showing some items that had been made for her children, and now items she has made as she carries on the loving tradition of sewing for her 10 grandchildren.  Pictured above are some Barbie clothes with their tiny seams, as well as Cabbage Patch doll clothes — all made with patience and love.


Knitted baby clothes have been made over the years for gifts for the baby-to-be, and as a quilter, Donna has made cute and colourful jackets for her grandchildren.


With lots of grandkids, Donna has been busy to make them each a quilt such as the ones above.  The first is a bright quilt made with polka dot fabric.  The second quilt is made with the fabrics found in the jacket above.


Ronna loves to do handwork.  She showed a favourite hat that she knits, as well as a lovely baby blanket that she knit.


Also as a quilter, Ronna makes receiving blankets, but they are special as she adds a crocheted border to the edge, and she showed how nice they are by being double.

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Esther had a hand tatted and embroidered little dress that had been made from a flour bag many years ago.  It was machine stitched.  Quite a keepsake!


Leanne showed a number of beautiful items she has made for her children. She showed a pretty knitted baby blanket as well as a cute little knitted dress.


Leanne had sewn a beautiful Christening gown for her daughter, Hailey, that had a ribbon system to pull the dress up when the baby was crawling.   And not to be left out, her son also had a cute little satin Christening outfit she had made!  How adorable!


Leanne has made lots of quilts including three special ones — one each for her children when they were young.  Pictured above are two of these panel quilts that have a “bear” theme and are very colourful with the royal colours of red and blue.


Marlene loves making baby quilts! She showed three that she has made including the one above.  Sometimes she makes a baby quilt by cross stitching the pictures, or by using a panel, or by traditionally piecing a quilt.  They are all lovely and whoever receives one of her quilts is very fortunate!


Joanne loves sewing for her grandchildren and she has made lots of cute and useful items.  Shown above are some of the bibs she has made, as well as bandanna bibs to help with drooling babies.


Joanne showed self-binding receiving blankets, change pads, shoulder protectors, and a lovely “Alphabet Book”.  With the cute fabrics available for children, it is fun for her to sew these great gifts.


Eva has made use of the Guild freebie table, and from fabrics found there, she showed a couple of baby quilts she has made.  She did the machine quilting herself and even the backing in the middle photo looks great as a thrifty way for her to finish her quilt.  The quilt on the right used red work embroidery blocks and she straight stitched and hand stitched around the blocks.

Thanks, again, to all who brought and shared their work and also shared nostalgic baby items from the past.  It was great to see the variety of items that have been “made with love” for a little person!

Show and Tell

Following the meeting, Show and Tell was held and there were lots of quilting to see!


Charlene has been very busy quilting using patterns and fabric from her travels including the two wall hangings shown above from her trip to Houston.  The “Bouquet of Flowers” wall hanging has lots of hand sewing including buttons and “extras”, and it will be just perfect for this year’s Quilt Show’s Guild Challenge of something quilted with a “Spring Bouquet” theme.   The reindeer wall hanging, an idea from a block of the month design, also has lots of extras — bells, buttons and big wiggly eyes, and it is really cute!


Above are two quilts Charlene has created.  On the left is one made from a panel that she cut and then duplicated the pictures in the panel to make the four larger squares. Well done!  On the right, Charlene used some of her batiks bought in Bali to make this “Hole in the Wall” quilt, using three blocks of each colour.  So attractive and the coloured border is perfect for the quilt!

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Charlene used the Dresden Plate pattern to add pizzazz to this lovely quilt that has fabrics she purchased in Houston. Charlene has certainly been busy quilting over the winter!


Marg showed two quilts she has recently finished.  The first quilt is from the Quilt Patch pattern, “Jelly Bars”, with a top border of flowers from the book “Here Comes Spring”. Terry Whitman did the machine quilting using the daisy flower pattern throughout the quilt.  This quilt will be perfect for the Guild Spring Bouquet Challenge.  The quilt on the right was sewn using fabric from the Guild’s cupboard (with a fireside backing) — a soft lap quilt for spring!


Colleen showed two quilts that she has pieced and quilted.  On the left is a quilt using the “Lemon Pepper” pattern.  The quilt on the right has an interesting design using the “Falling Charms” pattern.


Jaynie has been working on her online challenges and had two interesting pieces to show.  The first is titled, “Wild Roses” and has lots of French Knots in the roses.  The second piece for a “Bright Idea” Challenge shows a light bulb.

The other wall hanging that Jaynie is holding is a Cathedral Window design using five fat quarters from the Trend Tex Challenge.   Jaynie will donate this piece to the silent auction at the CQA Conference. She called this piece, “Shattered”.

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Using the little “Twister” ruler, Esther has made five place mats in a scrappy design.  She worked on these at the January Retreat and has quickly finished them.  She used fabric left over from a quilt she had made for her daughter.


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Ronna also used the little Twister ruler and made a beautiful Christmas wall hanging that she hand quilted.  The little buttons and ribbon added interest. Ronna enjoys collecting and choosing colours for the quilt.




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Brenda has truly made a “New York Beauty” both with the pattern and the beautiful New York fabric!  Heather Munroe had taught a class using this pattern year’s ago, and with Brenda’s unique textiles, she has made a great bag including putting New York fabric inside.   The paper piecing makes such accurate points!


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The Guild raffle quilt is finished and thanks to everyone who worked on it in January!  The tickets are $5 each or 3 tickets for $10 and the tickets will be available in March.  The draw will be made at the Quilt Show on April 28, 2018.

The Spring Bouquet of Quilts VII Quilt Show will be held  Friday April 27 (4 – 9 p.m.) and Saturday April 28 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Weyburn Curling Rink at the Exhibition Grounds off Government Rd. There will be four vendors, quilting demos,  basket raffles, plus a concession.  Our Guild will have two guild members as feature quilters — Darlene Holdstock and Leeann Millar.

Also, a guest quilter, Susan L. Jaenen-Griffin from Moosomin will have her exhibit “50 Yarns of Lyme — The Lyme Dis-ease Series” which shows her progression of recovery from Lyme Disease through her quilting.

Our next meeting will be March 6!

February 6, 2018 Guild Meeting

January 2, 2018 Meeting

Show  n Tell began with Bonnie showing a completed quilt called “Science Fair”. She used the Hex N More ruler. The irregular angles on the binding was a challenge for her.  She realized bias binding would have helped with turning those points.  Beautiful modern quilt!!


Jaynie showed Michele’s project from an online group.  The theme for the projects are “From a Tiny Seed”.  This collection  of fiber art from the group will travel to other destinations.


Jaynie displayed this lovely baby quilt and was very excited to share that soon she will become a Grandma!  Not one grandchild but TWO!  They are both arriving within days of each other in July.


Jaynie is also doing an online challenge and the suggested theme was “Bubbles”. She used layers  of sheer material to create floating bubbles.


“Listening” is the name of this piece.  It was inspired by architecture and listening to her muses.  We are anxious to hear where this piece of fiber art will go.  Wonder which competition it will be going into? It deserves an award!


Shelley shows a baby quilt she created for her grand daughter.  She used pink and greens.  She incorporated the baby’s name in the center.  Lovely!


Christmas stockings were created for her Grandchildren.  One has appliqued bunnies and the other has puppies. Lots of room for Santa to fill!


Lydia showed a project she created using dimensional pinwheels.


The next mini retreat will feature the” Twister” ruler and Lydia has brought a project to peak our interest.  This project uses 10 inch squares.  You can use 2 1\2 inch , 5 inch, 10 inch squares using the designed ruler for each of these squares. The next mini Retreat is Jan. 27 at the art room at The Cugnet Center . Jill will be demoing the use of this ruler at that retreat.  Then you can play with the ruler at the retreat or do any project you want.  It is your day to quilt with great company. Emails will be sent to those who have signed up.  If you missed signing up contact Jill  306-842-8884.  Lydia has placed this quilt in the donation cupboard.  Thank you very much Lydia!


This is a top Lydia pieced from scrap material.  It is now in the charity section of the cupboard for another member to add borders and quilt it.  Thank you for your lovely donation.


Next meeting will be Feb. 6.  Looking forward to lots of show n tell as we gear up for our quilt show (April 27 – 28).


January 2, 2018 Meeting

December 5, 2017 Guild Meeting

What a great evening! We started by socializing with punch, and then we were treated to a delicious catered meal by Rebecca.  Following the meal we had a brief business meeting and then Brenda presented the entertainment.

Brenda had two excellent games.  In the first game we tried to solve quilting acronyms which were quite tough — i.e., STASH — Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden.


In the second game we were challenged to draw a nine patch of a Friendship Block by drawing on a paper that we held on our head.  Each table had a representative winner (shown above with Marion cut off on the right)  and with lots of laughter at our drawings, Jill was victorious!

Following the games the much anticipated “Left/Right” story written by Brenda was held and we exchanged the gifts we had created using the piece of cute fabric that Brenda had provided. There was quite a variety of items and it was a lot of fun.

Prizes were given for those whose names were drawn from the “Cupboard Challenge”. Congratulations to Brenda, Colleen and Sharynne.  Also, Brenda provided a Saskatoon pie as a door prize and the winner was Esther.  For the table centres, those with birthdays closest to International Quilting Day (March 18)  were the winners.  Thanks to Brenda for all the work she did creating such an attractive setting and  for the fun and entertaining evening.

The evening culminated with Show and Tell.

Charlene has recovered from her trip to Bali and was able to show an attractive quilt.


Darlene showed  a festive paper pieced table runner — all set for the holiday season.

Dorothy has been busy.  She showed four items.  The two above were a table topper and a sunflower cushion that were made with fabric petals.

Dorothy added a machine embroidered poinsettia to the corner of a silver and white table runner that will make a beautiful gift.  A machine embroidered Christmas boot with flowers placed in a wire frame will also make a very attractive wall hanging.


Vera showed three more bags that will make popular gifts.  She had used different battings and she preferred working with the softer batting.


Jill answered the call from the WCS Pillow Case Project to have pillow cases donated. Jill made a cute Superman pillow case using fabric from the Cupboard Challenge.

Adeline, too, has been busy. She showed her Blazing Star block she made at the November retreat; a festive table runner; and a cozy quilt from fabric from the cupboard.


Esther was working on this “rectangles and squares” quilt at the September Retreat. She has it completed in time to be a beautiful Christmas gift.  She did the machine quilting by sewing “wavy” lines, and it was very effective!

Bonnie has been working on UFO’s and completed these two items that used a creative grid ruler — Scrap Crazy.  The one item is a beautiful quilt for a human, while the other is a dog mat (in which she used a towel for batting) and the lucky dog will be very happy to have his own washable cozy mat.


Brenda showed a very cute paper pieced “trees and houses” wall hanging that she quilted that will make a beautiful Christmas gift.


2 1/2″ strips were turned into two lovely Christmas table runners by Leanne.


Marg showed her almost finished Christmas “Boughs and Bows” wall hanging that she started in order to learn paper piecing.  It will be ready to hang for Christmas.


Above is an ad from Jan who has a 700 Janome sewing machine for sale.

May all our Guild members and quilters have a very blessed and happy Christmas! Enjoy the holidays and the festive season before the next Guild meeting which will be held on January 2, 2018!

December 5, 2017 Guild Meeting

November 7, 2017 Guild Meeting

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.


November 7, 2017 Guild Meeting