Thursday, 28 April 2016

2016 April Meeting

Jackie from The Fabric Cupboard in Moncton brought lots of new products 
and talked about new trends for program

Show and Tell Time
Members have really been busy and many have been working hard to complete the monthly program challenge for their chance to win a free membership for next year.
 Marilyn C made nifty design boards to use when laying out squares.

For the Challenge she is taking inspiration from a bookkeeper "Farm Girl Vintage":
Sunflowers for September (above)
Orange and Black for October

 Remembering for November
Christmas colors In a Churn Dash pattern and she did February hearts for Love
June's Up, Up and Away are represented with Flying Geese

Others she did were :July's maple leaves are for I Am Canadian , August pin wheels in a summer breeze  for Lazy Days of Summer and an extra block to go in the quilt design .
Diane S showed her I Am Canadian appliqué. Her hubby made her a ruler holder
She made a cushion with fabric leftover from the quilt she showed last month
Wendy D finished her Bargello table runner and made it into a pillow.

Leesa showed us her Take 5 quilt that was machine quilted by Joan Gamble

Sandra C made a new purse, a table runner for Easter and a baby quilt for her niece!

Debbie saw a pattern in Connecting Threads she liked and used it to create a similar design
herself to make this for a friends birthday

She also made a baby quilt, finished her Spicy Spiral Tablerunner, and since last weeks workshop put together this Disappearing Nine Patch for Comfort Quilts

She finished this stunning quilt from a kit and hand quilted it. It may be a gift for a lucky relative

Kathy A made another Necessary Clutch
Susan has been working on this off and on since last summer...a fun "camper quilt" by Amy Bradley designs.  The trailers are done using trapunto and she has beautifully machine quilted it.

Evelyn has celebrated her recovery from her nasty accident two years ago by completing this sunflower wall hanging. From not being able to move her fingers to completing this is amazing progress!

 Andrea and her mom often work on quilts together. Her mom pieces many of the quilts and Andrea quilts the. They are working on quilts for nephews and nieces like this one using scraps


The back is as beautiful as the front.

Andrea bought a fat quarter bundle almost ten years ago and finally quilted it.

Dixie's favorite niece Meghan made this and gave t to her at the meeting

Dixie made this for her February challenge and will give it as a gift next Valentines Day

Carolyn B has been busy with challenge projects! She did a wall-hanging for February that is "Love/Compassion" for her Bible Study group. Below is her July Canada Day project.

Augusts project

She combined March and June projects below.

She made bags with her ladies church group to fill with supplies for a girls summer camp.

Joanne made some baby items for a niece. 
Several receiving blankets....

some fun with a tie for going to work with dad :-) and a cowboy bib.

She made several fun collars to hold soothers

.....and below is Octobers challenge

Debbie made pillow cases for Graces Project for the Gathering of the Guild, 
pillowcases to go to the IWK

Kathy H continued her Kitty theme for her project by doing two more pillow sleeves: one for March and one for June

Donna  designed Junes Up, Up and Away - Johnathan Livingston Seagulls view of a pasture.

March - holiday theme is a Celtic knot as her dream is to visit Scotland and Ireland. She puts a bird on each of her project and identified a bird that is found there and in NB: a robin!

Linda did this wall hanging .

and this table runner from a kit she got at the quilt show

This cardinal was a wall hanging that Lynda made into a pillow.

A friend gave her these two snowmen so she made them into a pillow also!

Spring is in the Air is from fabric she got from a friend.

....and below is a new baby blanket she pieced.

Bobby made this One Block Wonder from fabric with wolves on it. she calls it "Wolves Among Us"

Melanie made pillow cases for the IWK  and then finished her spicy spiral table runner.

Below is a mat with "Cathedral Windows", a gift for her daughters mother-in-law.

Below is the comfort quilt with mitered corners done by members at retreat for the hospice project.
It was quilted by Joan Gamble.

The quilt below called "Bettys quilt" is an Eastern Star pattern. It was pieced and quilted by Judy C and bound by Rose-Marie and Ruth

This hospice quilt is from the workday at the United church last fall.

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