Our October meeting was a busy one, and quilting with scraps seemed to be a common theme. There were lots of ideas for creating something new out of scraps and keeping us stitching over the winter.
Anne gave a presentation about making watercolour quilts. She has a clever system for storing small squares of fabric that are easy to access whenever the creative urge strikes. She cuts pieces from fabric left over from projects and stores them in foil pans, which stack nicely. She “paints” her quilt on her design wall, taking her time with the creative process.
Diane introduced us to a new project called “Mystery Scrap-it.” Part 1 started out with an unconventional way of cutting fabric into scraps. As Diane says, “this mystery project is to free your mind from conventional patterns and to try new techniques, embellishments and stretch the imagination.”
Eleanor talked about Canada’s Biggest Quilt Bee, initiated by the Canadian Quilters’ Association for Quilt Canada and Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. Our guild will be making slab block quilts for Ronald McDonald House. It was suggested that including some children’s fabric in these blocks would be a good idea.