Wednesday, 14 December 2016

December Social!

It's time for our annual Christmas/Hanukkah/Solstice Social! We skip the boring bits and have show and share, our basket swap, lots of food to share and fun with friends.

Thursday, Dec. 15
505 Marigold Rd
7 - 9pm

We also have a donation drive for KEYS, collecting useful things for the teens staying there over the holiday season.

Please bring the usual things:
  • a mug for beverages
  • show and share
  • name tag
  • LIBRARY BOOKS! very important
Unusual things to bring:
Donation items for KEYS:
  • male/female clothing in teen sizes
  • socks + undies
  • shoes/boots
  • toiletries
  • DVDS
  • gift cards in small amounts (~10$) for Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Walmart, and similar

Thursday, 8 December 2016

November show and share pictures

Time for the roundup of beautiful quilts and projects made by beautiful and talented folks! Here's what we had at the November meeting.

Our December Hanukkah/Christmas/Solstice Social swap item this year is a one hour basket or a pixie basket. Go here for instructions about both.

The MQG QuiltCon charity quilt theme this year was micro or macro. We did a bit of both! Dawna and Natalie co-ordinated this project to completion.

L-R: Pam, Netta, Dawan, Natalie. Not pictured is Nicole or Catherine.

This was beautifully quilted by Catherine Hodgson on both her domestic and long-arm machines.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this quilt.

We also had a mini presentation about Instagram swaps presented by Kari and Stacie. 

And now for the rest of show and share!

Margaret made this Christmas table runner.

But made it reversible so that it's an all year round table runner.

Sharon made this quilt as you go, guided by Margaret.

Susan made this classic sailboat quilt.

But added an awesome improv back! She was inspired by our block lotto from June.

This shows some of the quilting.

Susan also made this Christmas wall hanging featuring fussy cut animals, birds, and snowmen, AND has a working string of lights! Susan bought the string of battery powered mini lights from Capital Iron in Sidney. For more info, Cheryl Sleboda uses a lot of LEDs in her work.

Chris S made this fabulous quilt.

LaVerne made this super bed quilt. Nice colours!


Barb made this as a Christmas quilt.

Carol and some of Elizabeth Hartman's bunnies.

While Anne made the newest Elizabeth Hartman pattern, the Sleepy Sloth. Excellent pattern matching in the background Anne!

Pam V made this cheerful log cabin quilt.

This satellite group (L-R: Daria, Pam V, Pat B, Dawna) made open wide zipper pouches as a group.

Dawna showing the mini quilt she made for the MQG mini quilt swap.

Guest Dede showed this fantastic modern quilt.

Danika is making this tree for the same instagram swap Stacie is.

Stacie listening to a question about this wallet made with CORK FABRIC. Ask her about it sometime, she's a little excited about it.

Nicole finished the block lotto sampler quilt finally. This has all the block lotto blocks from Oct. 2013-Dec 2014 and is for the guild to display at events. First post about it HERE (and didn't we look so young back then?)

A small bit of the back.

Pat B won the Northern Lights twinkle stars block lotto!

Thanks for sharing everyone, you make good quilts.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Are YOU coming tonight?

Time for a meeting everyone!

This month we are having a meeting-of-all-sorts:

  • elections! (short and sweet if we've got keen volunteers. Drawn out and painful if everyone sits on their hands.) All the info is HERE.  We've got nearly everything covered (we hope!) but we're still really want a Treasurer and the coffee squad.
  • Kari and Stacie, our experienced swap queens, will give a little presentation about internet swaps, how to prepare, what to send, things to consider. (Guaranteed to be hilarious.)

What else? Friends, laughter, and beautiful quilts made by talented people. Can't wait to see you.

7 - 9 pm 
505 Marigold Rd (Scout Hall)

November Block Lotto

This month's block is taking a very traditional log cabin block,changing it up, and using a modern palette of grey and yellow.

You will need:

-One 4"x4" square of yellow print or solid fabric.  Any shade of yellow, but make sure it reads clearly as yellow( not too strong contrasting colour in the print).
-Lots of strips of grey prints or solids in varying widths.  Up to 12.5" in length.

This will only be a quarter log cabin block.  So starting on one side, add a 4" long strip of grey,  Add another grey strip to a second side.  Trim the block so that the sides are straight.  Add another grey strip to the first side, then the second, and square it up again.
Continue adding grey strips to the two sides until you get a 12.5" square block.
Pretty straight forward.  Just make sure it doesn't get wonky as you are adding.

As always, one block = one ticket, so make one, make two, make a whole cabin of blocks. 

Hand these in at the JANUARY 19th meeting.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

October Show and Share pictures!

Kathleen was an awesome (and funny) speaker, but first we had our members' show and share! 
Natalie and HER KIDS made this for a soon to be niece/nephew and cousin.

Mary made this polaroid quilt from blocks contributed by her satellite group.
Netta knocked this long standing WIP off her to-do list.
We think she knocked it out of the park. Read her blog post about it HERE

This is Judy F.'s fabulous quilt. The dark fabric is what she got in the ugly fabric swap at the July picnic.

And the back of her quilt. Or the other front.

Judy also made a little Hallowe'en wall quilt for her sister too.

Ursula made this amaze-balls quilt using a charm pack she had picked up. If you look closely at the binding, it might look like a certain dog Ursula made a while back.

A slightly better shot of more of the quilt.

Why does Anne E look so chuffed?

Her quilt was profiled in British quilt magazine! Go here for a much better look at the quilt.

Kelly made this very cool woven ribbons quilt.

Guest Gail made this four patch quilt with her siblings for another sibling on the occasion of a 60th birthday.

Lois with another great quilt.

Lisa W. made this runner from a row by row pattern we think?

Lisa looking serious about her bag made at a Cloth Castle workshop.

Lisa had this to say about this fabulous rainbow quilt: "it would have been a lot easier to buy the pattern first."

Jillian made this terrific improv quilt for a new baby.

A closer look at some of the great modern fabrics used.

Janelle with a drunkard's path mini quilt.

And the fancy fox got glasses AND quilted since last meeting!

Faye showed her first quilt ever! Way to go Faye!! We're proud of you!

And the awesome improv back.

Nicole made this from old jeans and sashiko stitching in the tradition of "boro" quilting for an art show in Vancouver. Pleased to report the quilt sold! Many thank to Netta for the jeans.

Judy L made this casserole cover with her fabric from the ugly fabric swap challenge.
Daria and the improv quilt which came out of the Cheryl Arkison workshops last year.

And then it was time for our guest speaker, Kathleen Riggins of Kathleenquilts. We put ALL the pictures in their own album on Flickr, but here are a few highlights. 

There was a mad stampede to look at the quilts up close. 

New member Christine G. won this month's block lotto.
 And that was the October show and share!