Thursday, 12 April 2012

April Show and Tell

Here are some of the beautiful quilts that were shown at our April meeting.

Mary Ellen made a wedding present for her daughter.  It was quilted by Gwenda.
 This variation of a nine patch was made by Gwenda. Blooming Nine patch is the name of the pattern.

Carolyn made this baby quilt for a friend who is having a baby soon.
This is Jean's Kalidoscope

And Jean's Chickadee stainglass
 from Marj's workshop.

Sandra's fun Easter banner!!

A leafy quilt from Ruth.

Kathy's basket weave.

Pat's wedding gift for a friend.

Darcy's quilt for her Florida friend.

And now for some of our BOX TOP CHALLENGE quilts.  Basically all you need is a box and some imagination:

Top:  Melanie's and Heather's (tissue box)
Bottom left: Jesse's (cream cheese box)
Middle: Christa's (tissue box)
Bottom:Jessica's (cereal box)

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

April Meeting

Lois MacDonald from Kings Landing shared some of the quilts from the Kings Landing with us.  She let us know that these quilts belong to the province of New Brunswick and they are OUR quilts.  Many of the quilts that she shared were from the 1800s.  When Kings Landing was first established many of the old quilts were used on the beds.  Gradually these original quilts have been copied and the old quilts are carefully stored and the replicas are used today.  The following two pictures are of the original quilts and their replicas.  Care has been taken to match the patterns and the colours.

Lois also shared the fact that when clothing is made at Kings Landing the quilts are used to help decide on the colours and design of the fabric for the clothing.  All of the quilts Lois shared with us were beautiful works of art and history.

This beautiful quilt had too many pieces to count.

This is a log cabin coverlet.