The program at our October meeting was our traditional “Members Teaching Members,” and it was fun, inspiring, and informative, as always. Several presentations were given by members, and small groups moved from table to table, enjoying demonstrations of hexigons, folded stars, thread painting and machine embroidery, single fold bindings, a super quick table runner, ruler work with machine quilting, and paper piecing.
Many thanks to Barb and Les, our Program Committee, and to Linda F, Glenna, Marilyn, Maureen, Yoskyl, Les, and Kori for sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm and for all their planning and preparation for the meeting.
Paper Foundation Hexigons Yoskyl’s talk about paper foundation hexigons was accompanied by many samples and ideas for projects using these traditional blocks.
Yoskyl’s website suggestion: Patchwork Posse
Folded Star Mat Linda F demonstrated how to make a folded star mat, revealing the secret of this pattern – the prairie point! Careful cutting, folding and alignment of the prairie points produces lovely results.
Linda’s favourite sites:
Crouton Crafts (Amish Folded Star)
Sharon Holland Designs
The Quilting Kitty
Thread Painting & Machine Embroidery Maureen showed us how to create fabric art with thread painting and machine embroidery, outlining and filling in areas with beautiful threads and a variety of materials.
Single Fold Bindings Les demonstrated how to finish the edges of quilt sandwiches with a single fold binding, very useful for creating a low-loft edge for mug rugs, place mats and table runners. Who wants their wine glass to topple off the edge of a mat?!
Les’s website recommendation: ShopMartingale single fold binding video
Ten-Minute Table Runner Glenna showed us how to make a simple, super quick runner to dress up a table.
Glenna’s website recommendation: My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe table runner video
Ruler Work for Machine Quilting Kory brought her machine quilting rulers and demonstrated how they can be used to create many different and accurate designs on your quilts.
Kori’s website recommendation: Bernina e-book Ruler Work for Quilters
Paper Piecing Marilyn spoke about paper piecing and used her October Block of the Month to illustrate some of the techniques involved.
Marilyn’s recommended websites:
Piece by Number free pattern
Sometimes Crafter paper pieced block tutorial
More from this meeting …
Anne R brought in some mola work. The Guild has a Mola Workshop in November.
Penny’s Community Quilts Table was covered with placemats made by members, which will be donated to Meals on Wheels for their clients over the Christmas season.
A colourful display of pumpkin blocks – Marilyn’s September Block of the Month – brought the spooky spirit of Hallowe’en into the hall.