Our program for the evening was Yoga with Kelly Green (Watson). Kelly shared her personal journey that led her to Yoga. Kelly then led us through a chair yoga routine that was very relaxing. I think it was the first time you could hear a pin drop in the room for the complete program!
Brynn, our first junior member, was presented with her Junior membership card.
Show & Tell began with Susan A telling us about the quilting cruise she took in January. They quilted 3 1/2 days of the 7-day trip. There was a class and trunk show with Karla Alexander where she pieced this quilt top.
Susan's other projects include "Momma Love" wall hanging (above) and below her spicy spiral table runner and "trailer quilt" She and her husband bought an RV in 2014 and she started the quilt then, after a funny reminder from her husband she used her new Juki and finished it this month.
Rose Marie, Gail and Christa told us about their English paper piecing saga. Some time ago Gail cut out 400-500 small hexagons and began a traditional pattern: Grandmother's Flower Garden.
After Gail completed 3/4 of the quilt she decided to finish it by creating
a new design to finish it without more paper piecing.
There were still many pieces of paper left so Rose Marie decided she would use them. She began with a diamond and then found a picture and decided to do a quilt for her bed...
...four years later.... she finished it as a beautiful table cloth.
There were still many pieces of paper left....so Christa decided to use the left over paper pieces. Christa sewed on the way to Germany and back. Her quilt is below...and anyone wishing to use the rest of the paper piecing pieces should contact Rose Marie, Gail or Christa!
They will not be tackling another project.
This month Gail finished her scrappy quilt (below)
Carolyn spent a busy month doing challenge projects: November, December and January.
and a quilt for her sisters bed.
Brenda made placemats for her round table.
Debby put together this One Block Wonder at retreat.
Phyllis made a Downton Abby bag, a cosmetic bag, an "Ella" bag and
15 blocks for her Disappearing Hour Glass at retreat.
Ella made a fold and stitch centre piece after seeing a picture on line. She created it without a pattern! At retreat she made two key fob s, her Ella bag and worked on her curved log pattern.
Above is the "Ella" bag. After seeing this, the Cellar dwellers asked her to show them and she shared the pattern she created. they began sewing at ten on Saturday evening and all finished them. A number of the upstairs group did them on Sunday.
Wendy finished her spicy Spiral Table runner from workshop. The quilt below is a collaborative baby quilt done by Sunday School Classes for the newest baby in the congregation
The T-shirt quilt below was made for a niece and includes t-shorts from sports,
trips, and memories of a special friend.
Marilyn finished her spicy spiral table runner from workshop. She also completed her challenges for Sunflower tablerunner ( September)
Orange and black pumpkins (October), Remembering (November) was a
pillow case with tatting made by an aunt who passed away in 1984.
A pillow (December) and a Snow pillow (January)
For Julys "I am Canadian" challenge she made coasters with maple leaf fabric
Diane completed her star stitch trees for December challenge and snow for January
Diane completed her Spicy Spiral table runner from workshop
Joyce attended her first retreat. she made an "Ella" bag and two snowman wall-hangings.
She won the pattern at retreat!
Leesa made this Take 5 quilt top at retreat and three Easter table runners
Brynn displayed the mermaid tail that her mom made her for Christmas.
Darcy's spicy spiral is displayed below as well as a pillow she finished.
She had begun it on a trip to Ottawa a few years ago.
Kathy sewed an Ella bag, made the kitty quilt from a kit and helped
embroider and put together the butterfly quilt her mother did.
Janet finished her bargello table runner and Spicy Spiral from workshops
Janet pieced this lap quilt at retreat.