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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Show & Tell - November 2017

We have over 30 people in attendance tonight and we are now officially 51 members strong!  I only had my ipad to take pictures with tonight, so I apologize for the poor quality pictures.


Bev pieced and Paula quilted this quilt for our guild's Comfort Quilt project.


Cindy completed two of these tops and one has already be given away as a comfort quilt.


You missed a great story tonight as Gloria shared this quilt that here mother-in-law started and she completed.


Gail's One Block Wonder that she quilted herself on the rental machine at Fabriculous.  This picture does not do it justice!


Jennie also quilted on the rental machine at Fabriculous and completed this for a special baby.


Jackie quilted this on her domestic machine - a gift for a two year old granddaughter.


Reneta's Amaze Me quilt - BLURRY photo , its me not you!


And Reneta's all flannel version of the "Legendary" quilt pattern.


And made by Reneta for Amy in a recent swap.  Couldn't be more perfect!


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 5, 2017 Guild meeting - Show & Tell

This bright quilt was a collaborative effort from all members. A number of months ago we had a demo on the propeller block and this is the blocks put together. Karen quilted it and it will be donated to someone through our comfort quilt project.


This is Karen's modern dresden quilt with Tula Pink backing.


Gloria finished a few small projects her Mom had started some time ago.


Look at this beauty!  Brenda did this stack n' whack at a workshop awhile ago. Great colors and design. She quilted it on her own longarm machine.



Gail showed off her star swap piece she received at the June swap reveal. Her mystery quilter was Cindy Hamilton.


 Stephanie shared this denim quilt made in the memory of her son.
This a cute wall hanging Stephanie was gifted, hangs in her laundry room.

Cindy's star swap piece was made by Brenda Pockett.

Cute and bright and great use of some pretty backing fabric that had graced Cindy's shelves for many years.


Another demo block quilt top. A version of eye spy. A few borders, sandwich and quilt it and we have another cute quilt for a lucky recipient.

A swap fell thru :(  so Amy put all her blocks in one basket - I mean quilt.  
I think it's a keeper. 
The backing is another color of Tula Pink's line.


Disappearing scrappy log cabin.  Really nice colors.


This unicorn swap mini sparkles up close with bead embellishments. It's outstanding.

Swap partners know Reneta really dislikes zippers, so she often is a lucky girl getting cute bags as a extra swap gift.

Trick or treat! this little mini is on its way to a happy quilter.

Pineapples Delight!  Reneta is not giving this one away, it's a favorite.  Up close it is immaculately free hand quilted
 by Night Owl Quilting (Lori Suss)


And this is the back.  Her smile says it all!

Monday, October 9, 2017

10 Minute Block Quilt



As promised here are pictures of the finished 10 Minute Block Quilt.  This comfort quilt was given away before the final product could be shown at a meeting.  Thank you to all who contributed blocks.  It was a very pretty quilt that was truly appreciated by the recipient.  If you want to make a quilt like this of your own, here is a link to the you tube tutorial  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbTHlGGKMPM.  You can use any size square.  I have personally done 5", 7" and 10" and all worked out great.


I love when the back looks like a second quilt!





Thursday, September 14, 2017

I just found a really neat site that has lots of tips and techniques on a wide variety of quilty things.  Check it out.

http://quiltbooksandbeyond.com/category/tips-and-techniques

Now that fall has definitely arrived including cooler weather hopefully we will get more quilting done.  How about we each do a personal challenge to finish a previously started project. You know one of those "UFO" things maybe at our next UFO day on September 23.  Or for newbie quilters come out and get some one on one teaching and advice from some of the more experienced girls.


September 7, 2017 

Crocus Quilt Guild  1st meeting of the Fall.

We enjoyed a great evening, really good turnout of members, new & old, 37 quilters if I counted right.  Here is the show & tell.


Joy showed of the pretty cases she is making for essential oils.

Joan showed off this awesome star creation. Very nice colors.

Reneta still has a scrap stash after completing this quilt.


Reneta takes part in many internet quilt swaps, these are a few of the pieces she has received recently.


Stack N whack.  the original fabric was flamingos, this is her "Vegas Baby" quilt. the back is a soft cuddly minky fabric.  Martini glasses in the quilt design.


"Oh Dear"  is the name of this quilt pattern. Amy did a nice job on the whole quilt and check out panto quilting she did herself at Fabriculous..

Lori explained how she wanted to save the background fabric from being to cut up.  She created this piece for the challenge she took part in for the Gilbert Plains Quilt Guild.

Quilting goes far beyond table toppers and bed quilts, this "one hour basket" Lori made will come in handy for her daughter in university.

Genny explained how this quilt was a mystery quilt from many years ago that she finally got finished this summer.

This fancy forest bunny with his studious glasses inspired Genny to create a portrait  image.  She named him "the Professor"

Gloria made this striking piece without a pattern. Just made it up!

Sandra showed of this pretty place mat and asked for our opinion on the binding, use matching flowered fabric or gray?  We all liked the flowered fabric, but didn't like it when we found out she will soon be moving to Alberta.  That's a little far away to come for our meetings.  We will miss her.

Mona did a terrific job on this stack n' whack beauty.

Gail & Eleanor worked on this quilt together.  It will be a raffle prize for a lucky organization in Roblin.

Cindy had two new grandbabies this summer, this is for one of them.  It is so cute.

Sewing machine mat that Amy was gifted from a swap partner.


Quess who's this is?  Amy was a lucky girl to be the recipient of these wonderful pieces from the many swaps she takes part in.