Monday, 18 April 2022

Welcome Spring

 During our April gathering we welcomed spring by creating Japanese kanzashi flowers. It was kind of like doing origami only with fabric. You can search online to find directions/videos if you want to try them. Here are some pictures of the process.

This is how far we got - a cheerful collection of flowers! Thank you to our coaches, Heather and Elaine.

A reminder for the Colour Theory workshop on May 14. Contact Christa or Carlinda if you are interested. Also there is a workday on April 23. 

We have three additions to our 12 Neighbours community project. Thanks to Reta and Pam and an outside donation to one of our members. 

As usual show & tell inspires with member's talent on display. Christa finished a quilt which has gone to a friend in Ontario.

Christa also made placemats for her son and his fiance while they were visiting. Angie picked out the pattern and the colours. Looking good.

Toni made 5 aprons to take out west for her grandsons, great niece and nephew, and her daughter. They all love baking.

Toni has also completed another one of her snowman blocks.

Carlinda shared pictures of some baby quilts she has donated to Opal Family Services for an auction fundraiser.

Mary Ellen and her friend Theresa had a go at making barn quilts. She says it was fun to do and a learning experience. They have plywood to do another.

Linda has been stuck at home and sewing up a storm. The first three are made from 200 blocks that she had sewn earlier in the winter. The pieced border on the first quilt was made using cash register tape. A good way to use up scraps.

Linda made this string quilt using 10 inch foundation paper from Missouri Star. 

And to top it off, Linda has also completed a wall hanging and a table topper.

Melanie completed a quilt-along called My Neighbourhood. 

Melanie completed a variation of the Wildwood quilt for our community quilt stash.

Susan F also completed a Wildwood quilt.

Susan F made a table topper and hanging in the background is her quilt, Blue Lagoon.

Debbi D made a Trip Around the World with fabric left from the 1990s. 

Heather made a quilt for her daughter. She let her daughter choose the pattern. It is from Connecting Threads.

Reta has made a log cabin quilt for a wedding gift.

Pam has been showing her blocks for her original Random Houses quilt as they were completed. Many feature a fair bit of embroidery. The quilt is now complete. The use of reds and white is wonderful. Here is the back and the front. 

Elaine and her granddaughter made St. Patrick's Day gnomes. Looks like fun.

Elaine has also finished a tortilla strips quilt.

Joyce made reversible Easter baskets for all her grandchildren. She only brought 2 to show.

Betty made her first Trip Around the World.

She made placemats . . .

and a giant placemat/tablecloth.

Betty also made a top for a comfort quilt.

Diane finished her blue jay from the Darcy Hunter workshop.

And a placemat featuring cats for her granddaughter.

Gisele made a purse. Very stylish.

Kathy H made an Easter doorhanger for her mother.

Kathy H also made some mug rugs. One of part of a piano keyboard. She said she had no pattern so was measuring her piano keys.

And she made some 45 record coasters that a few other people had made and shared. The link to the directions for these is