Friday, 26 February 2016

Show and Share - February meeting

The pictures are in reverse order but that's okay! 

Pat K. won the block lotto. She also co-ordinated her outfit in case she won.

Brieta with a quilt made for her little sister.

Guest Bonnie from the Yukon is a pilot and avid birder who make art quilts about flight. This one shows accurate representations of several different species. 

Stacie is making this for an online swap. She is using glow in the dark thread for the matchstick quilting.
 What is matchstick quilting? A very popular style of quilting, matchstick is sometimes also called "the stipple of modern quilts". It is straight line quilting approx. 1/8" or less apart. It will add a lot of stiffness to a quilt if you aren't washing it, but once washed it has a beautiful texture and adds a lot of drape to a finished quilt.

Barb R. made this slice and insert pillow using the techniques in one of our library books,
Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.

Guest Cynthia with this quilt which she called "pick up sticks in space".  
Cynthia again with this quilt rescued from her daughter's garage sale.

Pam V with a lovely polka dot quilt.

Pam made it to 10 of the 11 stores in the Island Shop hop last summer where the theme was solids. She didn't like the pattern they gave out so she made her own. 

Jeanne made this lovely feather quilt using the Anna Maria Horner free feather tutorial. Jeanne was so excited when she finished, she hopped in her car to drive over to our meeting. But she was a week early! We're glad she came back and shared this with us. (Sorry about the spooky eyes Jeanne).

Dawna! She offered to make a set of quilts for a Syrian family coming to Victoria but they are arriving much sooner than expected. Dawna chained herself to her sewing room and produced these in a very short amount of time. 

We can't wait to see this one finished and quilted!

Jan S. with a cool skulls quilt (sorry Jan, we forget the details).

Ruth continues to be a pillow case making machine!

Margaret with her values plus quilt from the Cheryl workshop. 

Margaret won the blocks in the block lotto in January. Her satellite group makes the block lotto each month and has a draw amongst themselves so that one person can put in all the blocks to our draw and have a much better chance of winning. Margaret won it in her group and won all of them at the meeting but didn't care for the finished quilt. So she gave it to her satellite friend, seen below, Pat. Pat also won this month's block lotto, way up at the top!

Pat with a lovely wee mini she made.

Pat again with a baby quilt.

Lisa is thrilled to bits with the bag she made to carry her new sewing machine!

Anne D with a great improv runner.

Susan T with a quilt called Fiesta Ware.

Susan and a very awesome road quilt.

Sarah is so relieved that this one finally done!

Nicole's project from the January bias tape challenge for the Mighty Lucky Club.

And the back. 

And there we go! Thanks everyone for showing us your triumphs and telling us the stories and hiccups that go hand in hand with making a quilt. 

1 comment:

  1. As a very new member I am amazed at the diversity of quilts during the show and share. So many fabulous ideas and colors. Truly an inspiration. I am impressed with the appreciation of the group for all the quilts displayed. Linda G