Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekend Workshop

We had a very nice day on Saturday when 11 ladies took part in our "Poinsettia Table Runner " workshop.

We used the Flowers and More Flowers book, and the Large "Less Than Traditional" Starter set from Quilter's Haven - Quilting with Charlie.

This is Karen's sample.

Here is a peak at the progress at the end of the day.  I didn't get a picture of Joan's before she had to leave - hope we get to see it at show and tell!











It was a wonderful group to work with.  Can't wait to see all of the finished projects at show and tell!  A big thank-you to everyone who helped supply lunch.  It was awesome!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November Meeting

We had another great meeting on November 5, 2013.  We had some great news about the results of our raffle/quilt show and are happy that we did so well.  This will allow us to purchase batting and backing for our charity quilts.  Everyone is to be congratulated on a job well done. 

We also had a new charity block demonstrated and distributed.  Each member is asked to make 4 blocks.  Dawn had received a call from a quilter in Brandon who has generously donated her fabric to our guild and we have used some of this fabric to distribute to our members to make the next charity quilt.  Her main wish was that we USE the fabric and this way it is going for a great use and will benefit whomever it is donated to.  Our heartfelt thanks and prayers go to this generous quilter. 

Because of the business of Christmas time and because of how many people would have to miss the Christmas Party on December 5, 2013 we have decided as a group to have a New Year's Party instead.  This means our fat quarter exchange, mug rug gift, and of course the food will be held at our first meeting on January 9, 2014 instead of December.  This will also be when the charity blocks are due to be returned.  

Show and tell followed and I apologize for the photos again taken only with a phone.  One of these days will buy a camera. LOL 

 This is Karen with a couple of her Stack N Wack placemats.  What a neat way to make coordinating placemats that are still not identical.
 Karen with a winter wall hanging she made.   Beautiful blues/sparkles/icy fabrics.
 Cindy with her Butterflies in the Window quilt. Butterflies were appliqued on and black bias was topstitched on between the panes. 
 Cindy finally finished the Log Cabin Curves which was actually started about five years ago.  She had quilted the feathers in the light portions and didn't like them and ripped them all out and did over!!!
 Cindy with a baby quilt "Bubbles for Abby" made for a former co-worker's daughter who is almost a year old.  The pattern is from Benita Skinner from Victoriana Designs. 
The 1/2 square triangle charity quilt pieced together by Cindy from the blocks everyone donated.  There were a few blocks left over that will make a lap quilt as well. 

More Quilt Show Pics

I finally have a few days off of work and have been able to do some more quilting.  What a pleasure to sit in front of the machine again.  I have a few more pictures from the quilt show to post.  I cannot remember all the titles of the quilts though and some of the pictures are not the clearest because they were just taken with my phone but here goes.  My memory is definitely going because I can't even remember who made each of these quilts but what talent our members have!!!  The beauty and variety of quilts was amazing!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Autumn Splendor Quilt Show 2013

I can hardly believe that I am saying this but the Crocus Quilters Guild Quilt Show 2013 is in the history books.  For anyone that wanted to go but didn't, you missed viewing almost 200 beautiful masterpieces.

It was a full day of preparation and set-up on Friday.  The Watson Arts Centre was a flurry of activity starting at 9 am.  The quilt racks were hung, vendors moved in and the quilts were arranged in the perfect array throughout the afternoon.

Doors opened at 10 am on Saturday, it was a beautiful sunny day and everyone was in high spirits.

A group of Quilter's and vendors gathered at Jelly Blacks Roadhouse

On Sunday morning we saw our first guests arrive right as we opened the doors at 10 am.

It didn't take long to dismantle the display once the doors closed for the last time at 4 pm.

Vendors included:
  • Alvina of Quilter's Den from Morden
  • Wendy of Fabriculous from Swan River
  • Michele of Mami's Country Quilts from Duck Lake, SK
Winners Circle:
  • Quilt Raffle:  Carla Steiner, Dauphin, MB
  • Door Prizes: Kendra Suss, Dauphin & Olvia B of Sandy Lake
  • Viewer's Choice: Gloria Nicholson, Rooster & Karen Pryce, Cabin
The Tea Room was an awesome addition to the show, the food was delicious and the conversation was great.

Tribute to Heather Lair touch all that took the time to visit.

Challenge Display Corner received a lot of interest