Saturday, 29 March 2014

Show and Share – March meeting

Here at long last are the pictures from our March meeting last week - our most fabulous, best attended, first trunk show, super awesome meeting!

This month's block: the Burly Quilter Block - 
won by Marg Shepherd!

We had a whopping 52 people at the meeting! Satin Moon was full to bursting but we all squeezed in somehow. Thank you as always to our generous and gracious host Linda. Marianne Haak from The Quilting Edge gave an excellent talk and showed us her beautiful quilts. 

We also collected our blocks made in our guild colours, generously donated by Robert Kaufman fabrics. These will be turning into a table banner for us to use at events in future. 

We announced our first workshop, to be held Saturday, May 10th. Krista Hennebury will be teaching the "241 Bag" by Anna from Noodlehead. Click HERE for the info about the class. Email us if you want to be part of this one. Cost is 45$ members/55$ non-members. 

Two samples of the 241 bags - lots of different styling options!

Bryan demonstrated this month's BOM, the Monochromatic X&+ block. Instructions are HERE.

After signups, snacks, and shopping we came back for Marianne's presentation. You couldn't tell but Marianne is new to speaking and teaching engagements. We are so lucky to have her be part of our guild and to share her experiences with us. Here are just a few pictures of her and her quilts. 

Front of the quilt
Back of the quilt

"Colourshot" detail

"Aura I"
Marianne tried diagonal joins instead of square.

Even her scraps are beautiful. 
Thank you again Marianne for coming to our meeting and speaking to us. Enjoy the snow back in Edmonton and we will see you in May!

Following Marianne we had our show and share. 

Barbara's table runner

Jane's friendship quilt, made collaboratively with a group of friends. Not very modern by her own admission but finished and still lovely. 

Gabrielle's granny square quilt. She did a lot of these blocks at our first sew in!

Thea went to the bead show earlier in the month and saw modern quilts in the beads!
Judy was one of the three winners of our very first BOM! She was able to make TWO twin quilts out of her portion of the blocks. 

Quilt 1, with a pink binding.

Quilt 2, with a green binding.

Nicole's baby quilt for her soon-to-arrive niece or nephew. Pattern is from Cluck Cluck Sew but Nicole did all the math herself to make it this small.

**the baby is on its way this weekend!!**

Stacie's cool quilt from her stash. 

Another Stacie quilt - mixing flannels and cottons together. 

Susan's "Husband's Sudoku" quilt. She randomly assigned each number a colour and used a finished sudoku puzzle for the layout. 
Back of Susan's.

Kari made these two pillowcases to match the queen size quilt she made for her mum's Christmas present. Pattern is from Anna Maria Horner

Terri did this as a sample for Satin Moon. It is an advent calendar - the balloon baskets are pockets and the roofs of the houses all lift up. 

Terri also showed us this nifty binding technique. It gives more of a "blanket edge" instead of a traditional quilt binding. We are looking forward to the tutorial Terri!

Esther won the uneven stacked coin block of the month at her first meeting in November, and here is the finished quilt!

She pieced the back using a striped fabric. 

Judi showed us her happy birthday table runner. 

Lucky Michele won two passes to the Art Gallery as well as a catalogue of the Carole Sabiston exhibit. Thank you AGGV for donating this lovely prize!

Nicole's husband had this made for her. 

Our traditional last shot of all the quilts piled up for everyone to look at and touch. 

And that brings us to the end of our March meeting wrap up. We hope to see you at the April meeting, Thursday, April 17th at Satin Moon. Happy sewing in the mean time!

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