Monday, 27 April 2015

Pics from the April meeting (and new space)

Welcome to the April meeting and the Scout Hall! We had more space than we've ever had before and that was wonderful. Almost as wonderful as the quilts, our lovely members, and our amazing guest speaker this month.

We're still figuring out the optimal setup but we know
we'll get it perfect next time.

We had the funny and knowledgeable Vikki Agate, art teacher from Shawnigan Lake School do a talk on colour theory and elements of design

And we had show and share by our members. Now a quick note about the pictures: Lana pointed out that while the preschool room was crowded and had tiny chairs, it did have great lighting! We're figuring out improvements for future, but in the meantime, enjoy.

Barbara used our "Framed In" block from last summer to make these placemats and table runner.

Donna with the back (L) and front (R) of another fresh quilt.

Marg (L) and Thea (R) travelled to the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup and share a couple of highlights. The Chihuly glass museum was especially inspiring!

Gabrielle made this lovely ribbon for us to present to the best (in our opinion) Modern Quilt at the recent Westshore Quilt Guild show. Thanks to Westshore for allowing this opportunity to support modern quilts in your guild, and well done Gabrielle!

We knew Gabrielle has the mad skills to make this so lovely.

Kimberly showing a baby quilt. Love those subtle curves!

Fran showing a quilt for the Threshold Housing.
Ruth quilted and finished the quilt she made during the slice and insert workshop with Katie Pedersen last month.
Lois with another fabulous quilt.

Another Lois quilt. This one used a really cool technique/pattern the name of which escapes our memory at this point.

Anne with her butterfly quilt, modified from the Hope Takes Flight pattern from Kaufman. The link takes you to the free pattern.

Detail of the quilting. Anne is a talented longarmer, and she is quilting three! of the HST quilts for KEYS for us. Thank you Anne (and all the other quilters too).

Margaret used the slab blocks she won in a previous block lotto, back (L) and front (R).

And Margaret again with a table runner and place mats. This looks like the Uneven Stacked coins tutorial from WAY BACK at Satin Moon days. 

Rima showed this little block with a cool technique. Each strip has three pleats in it into which she put a coloured bit of fabric. Those are then stitched down and then the columns sewn together. Up close it was really interesting. Do us a tutorial Rima please?
Rima also made this little pouch bag from two FQ and a bit of cleverness!

Janelle with another great quilt.

Back of Bethany's triangle quilt.


Sarah showed us this mosaic quilt she started AGES ago, but then she gave up in frustration. After seeing some of Katie Pedersen's quilts last month she was inspired to do THIS instead:

And she did lots of different dense FMQ patterns everywhere. 

Newest member Lourdes brought this amazing wall hanging she made using lots of hand dyed fabrics. Welcome to the guild Lourdes!


Christine showed this fantastic modern quilt. 

And the back!

Another quilt from Christine. The quilting on this one was pretty great too.

The Ribbon Star block from last month was won by Anne of the butterfly quilt above. 
 And that's the end of the April meeting wrap up. We hope to see you at our next meeting, Thursday May 21st at Scout Hall. We will be welcoming Krista and her quilts and her new book - hope to see you then!

Events, happenings, stuff to know about....

  • Sew in on Friday night. 7pm-11pm at the Cloth Castle, 10$ and bring whatever project you want. This one is a GO! people. It will happen and there is space for you to join us. Email to hold your spot.
  • Workshop spaces available, only 3 left. Saturday, May 23rd 9-4 (location tba this week) $75 which includes lunch.
  • We have a guest speaker and trunk show at the May 21st meeting - Krista Hennebury will join us at our new meeting space, Scout Hall 505 Marigold Rd.
  • The Gee's Bend Quilters will be in Vancouver as part of the Maiwa Textile Symposium in the fall. Click this link to get a good summary of their dates and times.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


To the winners of the MODERN category at the Westshore show on the weekend. Winners are all chosen by Viewer's choice.

1st place: Marilyn Fuller

2nd place: Jacquie Arondas

3rd place: Stacie Wilson

Marilyn's quilt was also the choice of our three judges (the ribbon on the right, made by Gabrielle in the style of Elizabeth Hartman's QuiltCon ribbons).

And guess what? Marilyn, Jacquie, and Stacie are all in our modern guild too!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

April Block lotto - Economy block

This is a super cute economy block!

These are the awesome colours we're using!
As always, the names above are the KONA colours. Feel free to use any fabric you like, but these are for reference.

These are the sizes to cut!

How do I make this? 

The sizes are WRONG, but the pictures 
and how-to are excellent.

Finished block is 12". 
As always, one block = one lotto ticket, 
so make one, make two, make lots!

Pretty picture!

Hooray, it's meeting day!

Hope to see you tonight at 7pm, at our new home.

Vikki Agate is doing a talk for us on colour theory, and we'll have lots of other fun besides.