Friday, 29 January 2016

2016 January Workshop - Spicy Spiral Table Runner

A group of us met January 16 for a fun day doing a Spicy Spiral Table runner workshop with Margie Grieve. Pictures below show the fun as we all worked so hard!


Thursday, 14 January 2016

2016 January

Our program people had us all up and moving with Back To Basics, four stations set up to demonstrate preparing projects and quilts for quilting (sandwiching and pinning), cutting with a rotary tool, tips and tricks for making pillows, and binding your quilt, including corners and bias binding. 

Challenge for January is "Snow" and for July it will be "I Am Canadian"

After our business portion we got down to Show & Tell

 Above is a comfort quilt that Susan A quilted and bound for us!

Melanie's remembering challenge for November was not quilted but a shadowbox
with memories of female family members and their service.

Her December Challenge was two mug rugs.

Kathy H decided to do pillows for her challenges. She made two pillows and then is making pillow sleeves! what  a great idea. These are Septembers "Sunflowers" and Octobers "Black & Orange" .

Ruth is doing pillows and this is her December Christmas Challenge

Linda received this nifty watch as a gift with a strap that is a measuring tape.

Debby made an apron for a child and a small purse that uses free motion quilting and squares.

Toni's husband wanted a quilt with Toronto Maple leafs. The centre was cut from a banner and she found a Maple Leaf's remnant at Fabricville for backing.

Mary Jo showed us her crazy quilt with minky backing, quilted by Nancy at Lansdowne Studio

Darcy made this from fabric scraps: wool, burlap, suede for the trees and a dollar store frame.

Monday, 11 January 2016

December 2015 Christmas Gathering

After postponing our original meeting due to a storm, the group met at Moco restaurant in Mactaquac.  In addition to a wonderful meal, we had door prizes and games organized by Wendy and Leesa, our fat quarter draw and a fundraiser auction. Thank you to Susan for organizing the fundraiser auction. A total of $290 was raised for Chrysalis House as well as a number of items donated.

Meals on Wheels program were very thankful for the placemats that were donated. The winner of quilt was announced. Congratulations to Jessica Breau; ticket sold by Bernice Jones.

We celebrated the ten years our guild has been in place by presenting certificates to ten year members.  In addition, three individuals that organized the quilt show and then were inspired to organize our guild were presented with a certificate of appreciation and recognition of service. Our thanks to: Rose-Marie J, Debby H, and Marilyn C.

 After a meal and a bit of business, we shared our items in Show and Tell
Marcie showed us another hospice quilt that was bound by Kathy

November challenge was "Remembering"  - this is Diane's poppy
Ruth did a Remembering pillow

Toni and her husband play washer Toss so she showed a tool made to help keep score with  beads.

Linda made tea towels with Christmas, Easter and spring themes

 This is a table runner she completed.

Linda also finished this embroidered project while recently laid-up

Elizabeth did this bargello table runner from our November workshop
and finished another workshop project: her flag quilt, quilted by Ruth G of course. This quilt will be going to England!

Olivia made a body-pillow,  pillow case with a "Frozen" theme which were all paper pieced.

She also did several paper-pieces butterflies

Olivia created this wall hanging which is the Canadian Flag and the Union Jack

Margie made a lap quilt with mittens and one for her daughter-in-law as her son doesn't want to share his with her! It was made at retreat from pieces she had.

Susan has been sewing up a storm for Christmas! She made "Snowman Window" wall-hanging from a kit from Joanne's, a table runner, finished her bargello table runner from the workshop and made a small bag for a cruise.

Susan did not stop there! She also made a pin cushion and thread catcher, a snowman wall-hanging for a sister from a Craftsy class and her sister is also getting a spring and fall one!

tip from Susan - use a board with command strips on it to hang wall hangings and use small corner pockets on the back of top corners with it.

Melanie made necessary clutch for her Mom and one for each daughter also.

 Kathy H made placemats at the workshop and also a bargello table runner with poinsettias

Kathy A also completed her bargello table runner

Janet showed her baby quilt for a friend, quilted by Darcy A