Thursday, 25 June 2015

Pictures from the June Meeting!

How is it the end of June already? Happy summer to those of us with kidlets now underfoot, and bon voyage to our members travelling near and far (remember to bring me back some fabric!)

Here are pictures of our show and share (current works/finishes only) from the June meeting. Our first quilt pics will get posted later on.

Gabrielle's "Lizzy House" mini swap quilt. Those are all [mostly] Lizzy House fabrics. 

Janelle's rainbow strip quilt. Nice border!

Love the scrappy back too!

Marianne's improv piece, started in the workshop with Krista. But of course Marianne did it quilt as you go style! 

The back.

Another Marianne wonder piece. This one started life as another quilt but Marianne cut it up and made this instead.

And the back!

Chris S. cool improv piece.

Nicole made the pincushion/thread catcher from Krista's book using fabric won at the last meeting.

Nicole made this for the BTW challenge open to PNW MQG members. Fingers crossed it's accepted!

And the other one she made.

Guest Kathy showing a nifty improv quilt.  We like this border as well!

Kathy with another quilt. We've never seen this pattern before - so wow!

Guest Elizabeth wanting suggestions. This was made with leftover bits from previous works.

Jacquie with her prize winning quilt; she took a 2nd prize at the recent Westshore show. Dressing like her quilt was just a happy accident!

And the back.

Rosalie with her small quilt.

Jan's amazing quilt. Those circles are all cut out from the larger squares. So precise!

Jan again with an excellent use of ombre colour. 

Rita showing the table runner she taught in China. Rita works at Calico Cupboard and was asked to teach basic quilting and modern quilting in China this spring. Congratulations Rita!

Lourdes with another art piece.

Terri S. with three custom quilts she made for bunks on a boat. Each of the three aquatic mini quilts are patterns made by local designers and one or two might even be by one of our own members!

Guest Gail showing some super colourful fabric and soliciting advice for how best to cut it up and use it. 

So glad you could join us Gail!

Sharon V. showing the centre of her work from Krista's workshop last month. 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

June Block Lotto - Wonky Curves

This month's block is from a wonky curve block and the tutorial we're using is from our own Marianne!

Thank you so much for talking us through this Marianne. And how awesome is it that she got off the plane and came to the meeting?

This is the palette. 

The Kona colours are (L-R): Oyster, Sunflower, Pickle, Laurel, Sage, Cotton Candy Green

Choose four of the six colours to work with, and a mixture of solids and prints is fine.

Fabrics Needed:
  • 1 8" square of light coloured fabric
  • 1 8" square of medium coloured fabric
  • 1 8" square of medium-dark coloured fabric
  • 1 8" square of dark coloured fabric
NB: the handout from the meeting said 4 squares of each colour. That is WRONG and you will have a million blocks! Use ONE of each colour and you'll be fine. 

  • Stack the fabric into 4 piles, arranged from light to dark 
  • follow the instructions in the tutorial

  • Trim each finished block to 6.5" 
  • Each set of four 6.5" blocks is one ticket, 
  • Do not sew the 6.5" blocks together!
NB: you have until the AUGUST meeting to hand these in. We will NOT be collecting blocks or doing a new tutorial until August due to the awesome potluck picnic in July.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

It's meeting time again!

Gosh, we're excited because we get to see all of you again!

June meeting 

Thursday, June 18th 7-9pm
Scout Hall at 505 Marigold Road

Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring your first quilt to share (and shudder at). We promise we'll laugh harder at our own mistakes than at yours. 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

May meeting pics - guest starring Krista Hennebury!

 Pictures from our May meeting! Pour a cup of something to enjoy, we have many pictures.

We had a big crowd for our May meeting, looking forward to hearing Krista talk.

Some of the projects from Krista's book.

Bryan showing how NOT to sew the block together! Please use the tutorial as written.  
 And show and share!
Nicole made these three and quilted them all differently.


Ruth showing a nice arrangement of nine patches and HSTs.

Laura tried out the quick curve ruler for a larger project. Apparently the ruler is a success!

Chris S. showing a clean and crisp batik quilt.
And the back.

A few more bags from Chris. 
This bag is from Lois, and she did FMQ around the flowers.

Lois's entry for the recent "modern Victoria landscape" contest at Satin Moon.

Two placemats from different sets from Lois.

Monica's improv/wonky crosses. Love the red border!

Ursula showing a beautifully quilted butterfly mini quilt.

Catherine quilted one of the charity quilts for us. She admitted later that she's never quilted for someone else before. 

We'd say she knocked this one out of the park! Thanks Catherine!

Jo-Anne's newest quilt.

And more great quilting!

Bonnie-Lynne looking fabulous showing two simple bags she whipped up with fabric she bought on the Quilt Crawl we did in March. And psst, did you know that Bonnie-Lynne is a brand new quilter? It's true!
Bryan made this Elizabeth Hartman pattern and all of his sisters want it. Impeccable piecing Bryan!

Netta with a colourful awesome quilt.

Stacie with her awesome colourful quilt. It's a Judy Niemeyer patter (no idea which one sorry) done in all Tula Pink fabric. This took a third place ribbon at the recent Westshore Guild show. 
Michele is an astronomer and made a supernova star quilt.

And the back!

Sarah with a giant Elizabeth Hartman fancy fox.

And Sarah's pointy quilt. No really, it's called "Pointy".

Danica with some amazingly tiny appliqued circles.

Sorry we don't know who this is but we really really like your quilt.

The circle quilting is super too. And we think it's guest Kelly!
And a pretty blue jay from Kelly.

This? It's not quite the hot mess it looks like. We brought back the display table for show and share, so that folks can take a closer look at intermission.

Some of the notebook covers headed to the Vancouver MQG. We did a personalized swap with them, tailoring each one to a specific person.

And everyone holding up the covers they made.
Then it was intermission or social time!
Krista signing her book.

Browsing our fabulous library!

Susan from Red Barn Quilting talking to Krista.

Looking at Krista's projects.
 Then it was time for our very special guest star, Krista Hennebury!

Krista first showed some slides, talking about "what is modern quilting" and then moved on to her own quilts and projects. 
This is a treasured whole cloth quilt hand stitched by her mother.

An early project from a Gee's Bend class.

From a nine-patch exchange.

And the back, with graffiti fabric.

A colourful mini quilt.

And two minis made using Oakshott Cottons.

The Christmas Scrappy trip around the world block lotto that Krista won at one of her own retreats. 

And the back.

The famed selvedge quilt. Tutorial is on Krista's blog

Krista's Blackbird quilt. She told an interesting story about how it was received by the Canadian Quilter's Association and by QuiltCon/the Modern Quilt Guild. It won 1st place in the Use of Negative Space category.
The back.

And then Krista moved on to the quilts and projects from her book.

The cover quilt, quilted by Krista Withers.

Ruler/mat tote, designed by Berene Campbell. Berene also did our logo for us!

Improv under the influence! Krista taught this workshop for our members.

Same technique, different fabrics. 
We finished the evening by giving away some door prizes and we would like to thank our generous supporters and shops:

Capital Iron, Cloth Castle, Gala Fabrics, Satin Moon, Sawyer's, Red Barn, Jennifer W, and Krista herself donated a tote for our door prizes, and her book to our library.

Thank you Lana for the photography!

And that is that! Join us for our next meeting, June 18th.