Monday, September 24, 2018

September 22, 2018 UFO Day

Our guild had our monthly UFO day today held at the Watson Arts Centre Old Fire Hall.   Some members worked on their own projects but many were helping with some guild quilts.  We have an upcoming donation that requires 26 large lap quilts.  We are well on the way already having about 3/4 of the quilts completed.

For the month of October the WAC has many of our guild members quilts adorning the walls of the gallery, green room and the fire hall. If you are in Dauphin stop by and take a look. WAC hours are noon to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September 6, 2018 Crocus Quilters Guild Show & Tell

Bev created this scrappy braid Queen size quilt for a 1st anniversary gift.

Karen is gifting "William" a cute dinosaur quilt.
Karen made a king size quilt using metro hoops and had this colorful backing in her stash.

Pinwheels and 4 patch in the tiniest of blocks make this bag for a special friend.

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I think this is an Irish Chain  masterfully done by Joan.

Genny made a Jelly Roll quilt for a special little friend.

Lori showed a baby size quarter section in pretty pinks.

Lori jumped on the band wagon and quilted this beautiful Hoffman Dream Big Panel.

Amy created this cute kitty cushion cover for a lucky swap partner.

"Work in Progress"  Keep an eye out for this beauty when it's completed.

Reneta will be sending this Llama off to a swap partner.

Two scrap buster quilts sewn by Reneta and quilted by Night Owl Quilting 

Marion has been practicing her free motion skills.

Marion mastered paper piecing with this project.

Nina finished her challenge piece from the spring, you can see her sample box cover in her right hand.

This is actually Pat's creation but she gifted it to Nina.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

June 7, 2018 Guild Show & Tell and Annual Challenge Reveal

Jackie shared her challenge piece as show & tell because it grew  into  a bigger project than the size specified for the challenge. 

Dawn  will be tip towing thru the tulips with this beauty.
Lorraine took part in a paper piecing workshop a while ago and put together this great wall hanging which she is giving to her son who loves birds. 
Amy quilted a comfort quilt for the guild.
Amy's Mom embroidered the white blocks and left the rest up to Amy to make it a quilt. Great job!
Shalane's first quilt she every made.

2018 Outside of the Box Challenge

This is your challenge, should you choose to accept it.  You have each been given a box of tissue.  You will not receive any fabric this year.  Instead, you will take your inspiration from the tissue box and make a quilted project using the colors you see.  Use your imagination to determine the pattern you will make - either traditional or modern - but the colors of the box need to be represented to a large degree.  When a section of the box is displayed alongside your challenge on reveal day, viewers need to see the similarity between the colors of your project and the box and know that was your inspiration.  Have fun.

This is the note presented to our guild members, along with a colorful tissue box, in the fall of 2017 for our annual challenge.  This is definitely a twist to our usual, but what a great idea.  You can view the completed projects that came in this month for the challenge reveal. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 12, 2018 Trunk Show & Guild show & tell

Trunk Show presented by Sylvia Brassington 

She displayed her creative quilting, embroidery, and clothing making talents to our members and many visitors from other quilt guilds.  Beautiful work and lots of inspiration.







 These aren't all the quilts and wearables she had, there were just too many too post everything.

Our Guild Members show & tell from that evening
 Joan shared this pretty piece she completed.

Karen McKee put together this pretty quilt, which now finds it home in her room.

Beth was busy making quilted bowl holders and the cute baby quilt below.

Brenda has been busy this year finishing her UFO's. 
This one has butterflies appliqued in the blocks.
The quilt below is Brenda's as well.  The picture doesn't do it justice, this one is hers to keep.

Amy made this darling baby quilt from her favorite pattern.

And from her stash she is still creating many quilts like this one below.
She had two like this one to share with us, all 2 inch blocks.

Shalane shared these cute pieces she has received as swap  gifts.

Come out come out who ever you are!
 I can't remember who was behind the wonky heart quilt.

Genny made this baby size quarter section quilt for a soon to arrive great niece.

Darlene tried all the patterns we were given for a paper pieced workshop from a few weeks ago,
and made this hanging, she'll have to bring it back when it's all done.