Sunday, 21 October 2012

Highlights from Our Show

Our "Harvest of Quilts" show was a success even though it was damp and rainy outside.  485+ people attended and many folks commented that they loved the displays.  It was sad to see all the quilts folded up on the pews and ready to be taken home at 3:30 yesterday.  Thanks to everyone who worked on the committee, made cakes, organized the rooms, volunteered on the Friday and Saturday  and especially those who allowed their work to be shown.  AND THAT PRETTY MUCH INCLUDES EVERYONE IN OUR QUILTING GROUP!!  A special thank you to all the non-members (our husbands and friends) who helped us as well, we couldn't have done it without you. 
Here are some pictures that highlight our show:

The Entry Way

The Santuary

The Seasons Room

Our Challenges



Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Colour Play

The Colour Wheel
At our October meeting, Brenda Dunsmore spoke to us about choosing colour.  She reviewed the colour wheel and how we can use it to pick complimentary colours or split complimentary colours.  She showed us lots of examples of quilts that were examples of using complimentary colours.  She also showed examples of quilts that contained a focus fabric and the other colours in the quilt were taken from the focus fabric. 

Some great stuff from our Show and Tell:
Heather's Autumn Market
Jean's Original Design

Brynn's First Quilt
Mary's Box Top Challenge

Jessica's Irish Chain

Phyllis's Curves I
Phyllis"s Curves II

Rose Marie's Box Top Challenge
Rose Marie's Dr Seuss Quilt

Debby"s One Block Wonder
Elizabeth's Elephant Quilt

Elizabeth's Ode to the Sock Monkey
Leanne's Firt Quilt!!

Some Sock Creatures by Olivia
Olivia's Elephant Quilt

Sandra's Box Top Challenge
Sandra"s Ducky Quilt

Kathy's Quilt for Justin (her baby)
Kathy"s Irish Chain

Sandra's Pillowcase Dress for Haiti
Linda"s Fall Pillow

Darcy's Wool Applique Pillow

Elaine's Starry Quilt
The back of Elaine's Starry Quilt

Elaine's Brown Bag Challenge for Brenda
Elaine's Box Top Challenge

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Quilting at the Cottage

“Quilting at the Cottage” was a great success this past weekend!  The rain certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.  Seventeen members participated.  Some participants just visited and lots of stories and ideas were shared.  Many projects were finished, some new projects were started and the buzz of sewing machines filled the cottage.  The food was great and everyone agreed that we should do it all again sometime. Thanks, Evelyn for hosting the event. And thanks, too, to Ruth and Marilyn for organizing everything. 

Here are some pictures from the day.  (Click on the Recipe Page, along the top, to view some of the delicious recipes that were shared on Saturday.)

Getting set up
The deck

The cottage

Lots of work and lots of food!