Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 7th Guild Meeting

The evening kicked off with four mini sessions, each showing us an interesting technique.  Leeann showed us how the Accuquilter worked.
Lynn showed many, many good ways to do flying geese.
Colleen showed how to do scalloped bindings.
And Jill showed us Susie's Magic Binding which a number of us knew from Christa Marcotte's blog.
That made me realize I did this Hallowe'en wall hanging last year using the magic binding technique.  I got out my decorations this morning as my grandson is coming for Thanksgiving and he'll enjoy them.
This is another of mine ... my wall hanging for my newly painted bathroom.
Here's the first show and tell of the evening.  Welcome to our guild, Charlene.  We think your grandson is a charmer.
What a cosy blanket!

Yvonne has a new bag.
Esther produced excellent results in the beginners' class.
Sharynne showed cross stitch which took hundreds of hours.
Eva has been busy!

She's so lucky to have quilting sisters.  One made these embroidered designs for each sister and each turned them into something.  Eva made hers into a bag.
Here's a pillow with all the sisters pictured on it.
The back shows the sisters with their mom and the fabric around is from their mother's clothing.

Leah learned paper piecing at a home ec conference.  Yay!  Another convert!
Jaynie has a new treasure which she got by swapping one of her pieces at the Fibre Art Network weekend in Edmonton.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Doily Workshop with Heather Grover

Bonnie took some photos of the doily class the guild held yesterday.  Have a look!
















Culture Days at the Library

I popped into the library to see our quilts displayed everywhere.  Thanks to the ladies who gathered and installed the quilts for Culture Days.








The library has this comfy couch and I wanted to grab one the quilts, add a good book, and slump on the couch blissfully reading away the cool afternoon.
Some of the library had been yarn bombed as well, done by a young girls' library group.
 
 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Let the 2014-15 Quilt Year Begin!

Renee raised a toast to the new quilting year.
Joanne happily took our money.
The program committee did a marvelous job of having samples and sign-up sheets for the various classes we can take this year.
There was a game to get us all reacquainted.
It's good to be back with our quilting friends.


It looks like our executive won't mind working with us this year.

Don't ask!
Vera and Gloria had a new challenge for us and by the mischievous look in their eyes, you can tell it's going to be a good one.
And then it was time for show and tell.


 

Just before I show you Jaynie's latest, let me show you that she was in Canadian Quilter with Anna as she was one of the two who nominated Anna for Teacher of the Year.
As well, Jaynie's work was at the National Juried Show and is the guide book.  The guild library has copies of the magazine and the booklet;  you can borrow both.
 

This peacock is magnificently hand embroidered.  Debbie would be happy for suggestions of how to incorporate it into a quilted piece.
Colleen showed clothing and other items which she indigo dyed.



Renee showed the back of this because she used the quilt-as-you-go technique.

Being too cheap to buy a Harris Tweed purse in Scotland, I created one from Harris Tweed jackets I bought a Value Village and Salvation Army.