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.

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.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Quilt til you Wilt August

We had a fabulous time quilting in Ochre River.  The hall had new tables that were a breeze to put up and the hall is large and air conditioned. The walls were freshly painted and were nice and light.  We each had a table to ourselves with lots of extra tables for basting or laying out blocks. There were multiple ironing stations and a couple of cutting stations with the raised tables to help spare our backs.

We had 15 ladies come out and my grandson even joined us and made his own snuggly memory pillow using Grandma's scraps.  He was so pleased to be able to sew and really enjoyed talking (a lot) to the ladies.

We had wonderful food with each person bringing something with almost everything being gluten free.  Soups and salads both days for lunch with pork kebobs and chicken kebobs for the evening meals.  Vegetables, cheese, pickles, snacks etc. There was lots of sharing, talking, teaching and just all around fun.  If you have never been to one I encourage you try to attend.  There are so many people to help out and share ideas and different often easier ways of doing things.

 Asher stitching on his pillow.

 Sherry trimming more strips.

 Karen Pryce working on her beautiful batik quilt!
 Time for more visiting and admiring another's work.
 Karen made a lot of progress!
 One of the cutting stations with large mats and raised up so no back strain. 
 Planning a quilt with a friend!
 Gloria pressing one of those center pieces shown below.
 A break for visiting!

Sherry's gorgeous quilt she designed herself.  The colors were stunning!
Cindy's quilt with borders finally attached.

Gloria Nicholson's paper pieced center well on its way!

Asher's pillow front and back.  I scanned and printed off onto fabric a picture that he had drawn and colored and a photo taken during the days before the quilt til you wilt.