For our October program, Heather Olmstead told us about her time spent in Lutsel K'e (North of Yellowknife) and Hay River. In Lutsel K'e she joined a group that met every Thursday that worked on various projects such as crocheting, beading and knitting.
She displayed some of the items she had made or bought while in the north. The bead work is often particular to a community such as the Lutsel K'e flower.
She entertained us with stories of the community life, activities and local customs.
Debbie C was the winner of the paper piecing project pieces from last month. Ethel was the winner of the fat quarter draw. Winner of the Sackville fat quarter draw was Heather.
There is a Fiber Arts Reception the next two months at Government House
Kathy A talked about "Fidget Quilts" Project and showed us samples of a few for ideas. Our guild will make these for several nursing homes for Alzheimer patients.
Tips: Wendy talked about fabric for photos, Darcy says Elmer's glue is great for small art quilts instead of using fusible on small projects.
Ella has begun making things for the November craft sale (Nov 17-18 at the market) She made Children's storybook from a panel, a table topper and 16 necessary clutches so far!
Brynn made a box to put things in from her dog fabric (She loves dogs and puppies!) Brynn is a World visions sponsor so made something for her sponsored child's birthday in December. It has to be mailed to Africa so needs to fit in an envelope.
Nelvana made a Take 5 for her grandson. she now has completed 4 out of 5 quilts for Christmas gifts for her grandchildren.
Rose Marie saw a quilt in a book so took a picture, scanned it and sent it to Jean N who used her Design 7 program to make a pattern. This will go to a family member in Vancouver at the end of the month.
Linda D has been busy again! She did an embroidered pillow, a wall hanging for winter, then "Spring is in the Air" , Snowflake Catcher and a candle mat table topper.
Jean B made this sampler bedspread with 2 shams and 2 pillowcases for a king size bed.
It all fits in her quilting bag. Members want a workshop on this bag!
Donna made fruit pie pot holders. She also made a baby quilt and hand quilted it!
Wendy is working on the Moda" Be My Neighbor" quilt and has done the first 3 blocks. she made the table topper as a gift for her retiring minister in Harvey. On the back are listed all the weddings, confirmations and baptisms she did while in the community.
Susan A bought a book called "Winter Wonderland". She made this quilt thinking it was a bed quilt but much smaller then she expected. She made this crib quilt - She is going to have her first grandchild!!!
Debbie C bought this pattern but not satisfied how back turned out when she was done so wants to add a new back to it. She made several baby quilts, one with a bear for a boy and one with a flower.
Darcy is busy getting ready for the bazaar at Brookside Mall on November 19. She made several of these with yarn, more quilted photos, a 3D leaves wall hanging, tonga squares wall hanging. She made the other in 21/2 hours yesterday and finished it with fringe on the outside.