Sunday, November 15, 2015

Guild Meeting, November 2015

We had a great guild gathering on November 5 with 27 members attending our monthly meeting.

Show and tell started off with Reneta sharing these three great quilts.  She also wants to remind us to be very aware that rotary cutters are very sharp and caution should be used at all times.  

Genny had lots of fun piecing this halloween beauty

Sandra knows how to make a birthday special with this sweet little piece.

Joan showed us how she put the string quilting demo we learned last month to work on this beautiful collection of place mats.

Halloween has come and gone but Karen's grandson will have this wicked Halloween quilt to cherish for a very long time.

How about this beautiful Urban Hoops runner that Karen made out of some beautiful Batik fabrics. The quilting is spectacular.

we all delighted in the Log Cabin quilt that Gloria shared with us.

Amy shared a "Super" quilt that she put together during the Fabriculous Retreat in September.

Be sure to register for the January 17, 2016 Bargello Workshop that Cindy will be instructing.
There will only be room for 12 so hurry fast to ensure you do not miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn a new quilting technique.  The cost is only $40/person.

Cindy and Brenda talked about their experience at the Ricky Tims Seminar they attended at the Peace Gardens in May.  

Brenda presented a small project to show us how to make a "Sausage Roll" pillowcase.

If you have any other photos or suggestions for this post contact Dawn.  

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jaxson's Quilt

I finished the quilt on time for Sunday baby shower though I dropped it off (and got to hold the baby) on my way to work.  The footballs, logo and helmet are all done with "trapunto" to give them a thicker, puffier look than the rest of the quilt.  I had to add the field grid lines after the quilting so green quilting lines did not go over the white "yard" lines.  I think this was the fastest I have ever finished a baby quilt!

Cindy Hamilton

Saturday, October 17, 2015

October Show and Tell

Here is a small recap of the program and Show and Tell from our October Meeting. Sherry K. demonstrated string quilting.  She had a lot of beautiful examples and lots of good tips and hints for all of us.

Reneta has been busy digging into her stash.  She has made 18 placemats like this one, and all she bought was the binding to tie them all together.

Her Detour table runner.

And Reneta's Quarter Sections - Christmas version which came entirely from her stash!

Brenda's Mahjonng  quilt.

And one of three spectacular Halloween quilts Brenda is making from the Happy Haunting pattern.  The details are beyond amazing!  Brenda does caution anyone against making three of the same pattern - she thought would be easier if she did them all at once - she is now thinking this is more of a one time only kind of pattern....

Karen's quilted growth chart.

And this really cute quilt as you go baby quilt.

Cindy is making this Blue Bomber quilt for a baby arriving soon, she brought the partially completed top as it would be sent away before our next meeting.

This scrappy diamond was shown by Dawn but belongs to her mom Eleanor.

One of Dawn's quilts that will be travelling as part of a show for the UN Quilt for Change  - making its debut in Rome spring 2016.

And last but not least Dawn's latest art quilt that is sure to travel far and wide and share its special story.  Invite Dawn over for coffee or drop her an email if you want to know more.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Show and Tell

We had a great bunch of Show and Tell at our September meeting.  There certainly was a baby theme happening!

Pat made this lovely stained glass style quilt with blue leading, and her specialty - hand quilting.

Amy and her Fancy Foxes  - love the glasses!

Cindy proud to show off a completed baby quilt before the baby arrived!  

Cheri is almost ready for grand baby #1!

Sherry got the make a baby quilt memo too!

Two baby quilts from Karen.

Gloria has been busy.

Gloria's scrappy hollow cube.

Joan's very striking colour combination.

Genny made this hunter star for a wedding gift.

Her Rock candy table topper.

And this folded star pot holder too.

And a couple finishes from me as well.