Monday, 18 September 2017

September meeting

Come join in the festivities,
as we celebrate our 4th Birthday on
Thursday, September 21st from 7-9 pm
.
To help us celebrate our birthday, we welcome Debbie Jeske from Seattle, Washington. Debbie comes to us with over 30 years of sewing and quilting experience. She is a member of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild and is followed by many people on both Instagram and her Blog. This is going to be a fantastic trunk show and I'm sure she will have many fabulous quilts to show us.

You can find out more about Debbie on her Blog, http://aquilterstable.blogspot.ca/ or follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/aquilterstable/

We also have our birthday fabric challenge with the Libs Elliot fabric. Please bring whatever you've made. 
Did you participate in the ugly fat quarter toss at the July picnic? Please bring whatever you've made. 
  • Leave your mug at home! We will be providing the mugs for coffee and tea service. Coffee and tea is now $1 per cup.
  • Cookies or squares for your birthday month
  • Modern show and share
  • Your block lottohttp://www.mqgvictoria.com/2017/08/august-block-lotto.html
  • Your round robin quilt along (if you're in that group)
  • Library books
  • Money... for 50/50, merchandise, coffee and tea, etc.
  • Guests $5 drop in fee

Thursday, 31 August 2017

August meeting pictures: our new space, Jennifer Watson trunk show, and the usual!

Stacie welcomed us to our new space at the Royal Canadian Legion. 

A few homey touches, like our guild bunting.

A keen crowd.

More folks!
This space is HUGE. With an elevator, and decent parking, and room to grow, and better lighting, and no ugly gold-with-tassles-valance-and-drape to upstage every picture, we like it already. 

Kari, our ever faithful secretary and Heather, our indefatigable VP.

Natalie, our librarian.
 And show and share!
Darlene with a quilted room number for her classroom. 

Barb's quilt.
Small confession time: we wrote down the names of the folks who shared quilts but we're not sure where one person's quilts stops and the next person's starts. We'll give it our best shot.

Barb's or Rosalie. And note the use of TWO different MQG challenge fabrics in this!

Barb? Rosalie?

Pretty sure this is Rosalie's. What's black and white and red all over? This quilt and a penguin with a sunburn.

Still Rosalie? Maybe Janelle? AWESOME HSTs though.

Janelle?

Janelle's use of blue and orange and lots of triangles is excellent.


Ruth took a dying workshop at VISA. 

Overdyed vintage table cloth.



Kate made this for a swap. Send it to my house Kate!

Back, with the label on the yellow and orange triangle.

Kate made this for the Pantone Greenery challenge but wound up cutting of the green bits because she hated them. The finished quilt looks pretty awesome.

Guest Terry showed this nearly done awesome HST rainbow goodness.

And a sweet vintage dresden plate.
Then we had a trunk show from our own Jennifer Watson. We all know her as one of the very best quilters for hire in town but she's no slouch when it comes to her own stuff. And funny! She shared so many great stories about the quilts and her process. 



This Sea Glass quilt is a pattern from Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, and won a ribbon the first year the Victoria Quilters' Guild show had a modern category.

Detail shot.

Jennifer used the scraps from the previous quilt to make this one.



Jennifer said about this one: "done is better than perfect, but you still have to like what you've done."

A special quilt for a special girl in Jennifer's life.

Jennifer quilts for her mom Patricia as well.

Patricia, also a member of our guild, is a master at appliqué.


A pattern which supports an elephant rescue society in Thailand.

A Charley Harper pattern. 


This quilt was made with leftovers from the orange and grey quilt up above.

Made with some friends in a satellite group, originally shown at our January 2015 meeting.

Some MQG challenge fabric is in here!

back of the above quilt

Another big award winner for Jennifer. MQG challenge fabric again.

The most excellent (and frustrating!) quilting.
 A few yet to be quilted works.




Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing your quilts and love of quilting with us. You have been a steadfast supporter of the guild since the beginning and we are lucky to have you.

Sharon V takes home the block lotto!

Friday, 18 August 2017

August Block Lotto

Hot days of summer around my house call for MANY popsicles and other frozen treats.  So what better inspiration for this month's block lotto!

The popsicle block:

There are LOTS of pieces to cut, but once  you get that done, it comes together pretty quickly.
 Go to https://www.fabric.com/blog/summer-block-party-popsicle/ for detailed step by step instructions.  The creators of this fun block, Elise and Emelie, are excited to see how our blocks come out.

Our colour palette is, well, popsicle colours.

Fabrics you will need:

-assorted prints and solids, of yellow, turquoise, pink and orange.
-beige to brown print fabric for the sticks
-white on white print for background fabric

completed block with be 12.5" square.

Have fun, and treat yourself to a real popsicle after you finish.

As always, one block = one ticket, two blocks = two tickets, so make lots of treats for a chance to win the entire wall of popsicle blocks.