Tuesday, 12 September 2017

September 2017

The September meeting started off our new season with planning and information about our quilt show taking place at the end of the month. We then quickly moved on to see all the beautiful work completed over the summer!


 
 
Quilt Show Challenge projects were displayed first.
 
Elaine S designed this wall hanging for her quilt show challenge and calls it Northern Lights.

 
 
Melanie did this modern twist of a Hudson Bay Blanket in greys. she explained that the short black lines woven into Hudson Bay blankets just above the bottom set of stripes are referred to as "points." About four inches in length or two inches for half points, they indicate the finished overall size (area) of a blanket and allow a blanket's size to be easily determined while remaining folded. The "point" system was invented by French weavers in the mid-18th-century (point sizes of 3.5 (twin), 4 (double), 6 (queen) and 8 (king).[4] )

 
Debbie did a pillow with maple leaves. 

 
Ruth created this maple leaf shadow box!



 
Christa created a maple leaf table runner

 
Brenda did this pillow for a nephews lodge.

 
Debbie did a reversible pillow with moose on one side and a stained glass maple leaf on the back.


 
Jean B created a wall hanging she calls Maple Leaf Forever after the Canadian song written in 1867, the year of Canada's Confederation. The song became quite popular in Canada and for many years served as an unofficial national anthem. She also made a small maple leaf hanging.



 
Bobbi made this maple leaf quilt with scraps she had; it was quilted by Ron & Andrea.
 
 
We continued with our other projects.
Marilyn did this topper from a Lori Holt pattern and will have it quilted by Joan Gamble before the show!

 
Ruth 's quilt was also quilted by Joan
 
Ruth also completed this quilt pattern based on the Mystery Quilt Challenge from two years ago.


Joan made and quilted this baby quilt.

 
Susan made this from St Jude's Charity quilt 2015 pattern.

 
She quilted and made this flower quilt also.

 
Debby made this lap quilt from fabric she purchased a few years ago at retreat.

Since Debby retired she has more time so used some fabric left over from making an apron to do this table runner....then two table toppers...then a miniature quilt.


 
Debby also quilted this moose wall hanging!

 
Ella showed us this Signature quilt that was a gift to Debby. it was done by herself and Kathy H on the request of Debby's co-workers for her retirement. She is also up to 67 wallets now!

 
Rose-Marie made this Canada quilt, the centre is a panel with coordinating fabric.



This quilt was started at last years retreat by Christa. she says it is the first full quilt she has done from a pattern and she followed it....with a few minor changes...LOL



When Christa saw this pattern from Quilts of Valour she fell in love with it. She made this quilt for a friend and will present it to him on behalf of quilts of Valour after the show.

 
Fran has been busy! Her first quilt shown is for her Mom at Pine Grove.
The pattern is called Fence Rail Star

 
The Popsicle Sticks quilt is for a niece who loves purple! 


her third quilt was started as a lap quilt but grew using Christmas Colors in this Mardi Gras quilt.

 
the other quilt she has completed since this January is one for her hubby. She bought the material years ago and used the pattern lucky Stars.  Her quilts were quilted by Nancy at Lansdown Studio.

 
Andrea began this quilt a few years ago using the 1930's theme fabrics. It is called Grandmothers Garden and took some time to finish...especially with all those gorgeous prairie points! She quilted it herself.

 
Ron's quilt is from a pattern he created called Cross Reflection.  (They have donated a copy to our library) The simple black and whites with the black and white reflecting fabrics  was quilted freehand on their long arm.


 
Kathy H made this quilt from a pattern received at Cecile Grants scrappy workshop called Crossroads. Kathy took home 1st Place from the Exhibition with this beautiful work.


 
Lise designed this quilt and had it quilted by Ron and Andrea.

 
This is her husband's Blankie! Part was done by hand and part by machine.

 
Lise did two blankets for herself, one with Batiks and one with penguins that is a quilt as you go.




 
 

 
Darcy made several wall-hangings. the first one is birch trees.


This little Christmas quilt is for her friends mom to brighten her nursing home room.


The flowers on this are made from a number of different textiles.

 
Darcy used one of the postcard patterns that she enlarged to make this wall hanging.

 
Brynn designed and made this wall hanging with a collage of scraps; she loves beaches so much she thought it made a perfect theme!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

June 2017

 
Or June meeting was a potluck at the Keswick Community hall. As usual, there was a perfect mix of yummy dishes we all enjoyed.
 



 
Marilyn gave us a tip when displaying her Farm girl block with a hay wagon and bales. when making snowballs (for her wagon wheels) you need to stich just to the side of the center line and be consistent.
 
Debby  says when she is doing half square triangles, she put true grips on the rule and it raised it enough to be able to cut more easily on the centre line.

Debby did two baby quilts with a charm pack; she split then up and added some white squares.




Ethel's Elvis quilt is now completed. The ladies morning out group did the hand quilting for her.


 
Ella has now made 54 wallets and also made a new Ella bag


 
Lise used many different fabrics to make this quilt that will be donated to the Carleton street library for a fund raising draw.

 
This quilt was pieced by Toni for a nephews birthday and quilted by Andrea.

 
Andrea used this panel to see how dense she cold quilt using the freestyle on her longarm. she says she bought two panels and ron will do the next one.

 
This is the first quilt Ron has done from beginning to end! since it was a modern quilt he decided to use a traditional pattern so chose the clamshell design.

 
JoAnn's sister Carolyn did this stunning French Braid quilt



Sandra chose this panel to quilt and then used the Canadian flag pattern from Gail Mitchells
class to do this Canada 150 quilt.

 
Barb started this at retreat and a friend of hers quilted her One Block Wonder.