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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Crocus Guild Mask Project May 2020



Wow! We did it!  
Just over 300 masks will be delivered to the Dauphin & District Community Foundation 
on Thursday, May 27th.  
They approached the guild and asked if we would be willing to take on this project.

I applaud each and every one of you for stepping up to the task and sharing your time. 
Hopefully we will see the masks being used out and bout in our town. 
Dawn / President


Sunday, May 10, 2020

May 7, 2020 Challenge Reveal

2020 Guild Challenge

The challenge was to create a mini-sized quilt (or wall-hanging) 
based on a simile that you pulled from the hat.  

This was definitely a challenge!!! 
We had ten courageous members who stepped up.

These were revealed at our monthly virtual Zoom meeting.


Entry # 1  Sherri Kehler - "Clear as a Bell"
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The crisp, clean lines and cool color tones emphasize the true meaning of a
 "clear as a bell" winter night.
Entry # 2 Donna White - "Swim Like a Fish"
This heavily quilted panel emphasizes the true motion of water and beauty of
"swimming like a fish".

Entry # 3 Dawn Piasta - "Light as a Feather"
The all-over quilting of this piece emphasizes the true feeling of "light as a feather".

Entry #4  Amy Kristalovich - "As Good as Gold"
The glittery gold background of this piece go hand-in-hand with the electric feel of reminiscing about those "good as gold" tunes we love.

Entry #5 Reneta Angus - "As Fresh as a Daisy"
The freshness of laundry on the line is a true sign of spring, just as much as those dainty daisies hanging on this clothesline.

Entry # 6 - Jackie McFayden - "As Light As a Feather"
This piece effortlessly shows the way those clouds are puffed, the birds soar high, and the boats drift "as light as a feather" on a breezy day.

Entry # 7 Marion Muir - "Swim Like a Fish"
This tote bag is a real gem.  The pieced fish with flippy fins, and matching fish quilting on the back are a true demonstration of "swim like a fish".

Entry # 8  Cindy Hamilton "As Fresh as a Daisy"
A sure sign of spring, these fresh daisies on the emerging green grass that we are all looking forward to each day.

Entry # 9  Brenda Pockette - "As Yellow as the Sun"
the depth and detail of the silhouette fairies as they float before the yellow sun are as magical as can be.

Entry #10 Gail Davis - "As Good as Gold"
This entry speaks for itself.... as good as gold, is right!

And the Viewer's Choice Winner is...........Entry # 1 Sherry Kelher 

Sherry will now have the privilege to come up with our next challenge idea for 2021.



Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Great Tutorial on how to make Bias Tape


Crocus Quilter's Guild 2020 Raffle

Amidst this troubled time our world is in, we are hoping when it settles down 
we will be able to continue with our September 2020 Quilt Show and Raffle.

Tickets are available from many guild members at this time.

If anyone is interested you  can contact me directly at gencar5@hotmail.com or 
on Facebook or Instagram. The quild has both a Facebook page and Instagram, 
you can leave a message via those as well.

Tickets are $2.00 each and the beautiful Bargello quilt  pictured below is the prize. 
It measures 100" x 102"



Guild Challenge 2020: Simile

Crocus Quilter Guild  members , our May challenge is still a go!

Your challenge is to create a mini-sized quilt (or wall-hanging) 
based on a simile that you pulled from the hat.  
Be creative and use the theme to create something of your own choosing!

This is due for our May Virtual meetup.  
Please take a well lit picture (outside or near natural light is best) 
and send it to shgeertsema@gmail.com prior to the meetup.

Please make sure to include your full name, and the simile you are representing!  
We will be able to view all these wonderful makes over Zoom!
We can even vote for viewer's choice!

We can't wait to see what you've been up to!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

March 5, 2020 Guild meeting and show & tell

Another month of great show & tell.  Karen made this scrappy bargello
using a Bonnie Hunter free pattern.  (Below) In memory of a member who passed away, Karen & Bev finished this baby quilt and it will be passed one through our donation quilts.


Stephanie is excited for a granddaughter to arrive later this year, she made this adorable quilt and made some great place mats too.


Shalane showed off her cute kangaroo swap piece.

Amy has been busy and finished up quilts to be gifted to friends and family and as she said  " four years in the making but she finally finished her weekender bag and handy little pouch".





Reneta created these cute quilts, they will be gifted to some co-workers.


Can you tell she was excited to show off her cute koala she received in a swap.
Our quick and fun demo this month was by Gail, she lovingly called it the Pineeta.
a finger pincushion.  The pictures show the process.






Friday, February 7, 2020

February 6, 2020 Meeting Highlights

It was a very crisp day in Dauphin, but that didn’t stop this hearty group of Crocus Quilters from gathering for a day a stitching and visiting. The day started out early at the Firehall where a dozen ladies stopped in during the monthly sewing day.






The show and tell was FABULOUS!

Four Morsbags.org by Karen will be added to our pod total

 Jackie showed us a few masterpieces. 

 Karen was a very busy ...

 You can't see her but this is Brenda hiding behind this sweet baby quilt.

and then Reneta carried in her three big bags!  

 love the creativity and patience this girl has --- where does she find her energy?
 this is definitely a statement piece! 
 yes, there is more from Reneta!  


 Amy has a heart of gold, this Slab Block quilt is headed for Quilts of Valour. 


 and Dawn finished up the show with an art quilt she has made for a Fibre Arts Network exhibit. 


We completed the evening with a short demo by Karen P. 
Thirty of these blocks will make a very nice quilt as demonstrated below. 


We have a Quilt til you wilt day booked for Feb 22/23. 
Our next meeting is March 5.