Staying Connected #31

Welcome to our online show and tell.

From Maureen … From my grandmother in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. Queen size, all hand stitched. Binding was machined and hand finished. About 1973?

There were a group of women on the prairies who quilted together in small towns. They always called each other by their married names. Mrs. Wharington, Mrs. Pearce … lovely history.

From Moira … A friend shared these photos of projects that were revealed at John Lawson Park when our Group of 8 Stitch Girls met for our social distancing monthly meeting.

Linda D’s wall hanging and table topper …

Linda D’s baby quilt …

Wendy’s quilt …

Sharon R’s stashbuster quilt …

Moira’s quilt …

From Linda R … some projects

From Anne R … These are two small zipped bags I made for my daughter, Caroline. She has a larger one about 10” and these are 7.5” and 5.5”. I made the original at Beckie’ s Little Bags class. They are easy to make and very useful for travel.

From Elaine … This is the lovely mug rug that Marilyn C designed for me. She blended all of my colours beautifully in the pattern and by using a thread that also blended the colours. The maple leaf is the perfect focal point. Thank you Marilyn.

From Chris … These are 3 door hangings I have made from a book “Kim Schaefer’s Calendar Quilts.

Each one, the background is made the same way, 4 1/2 inch squares and appliqué the design on. Of course as it is an American publication, the pumpkin is October, the turkey November, I used the design for the poppy. I should add more to it – one of these days. I just made the pumpkin this year and just finished it. It won’t be up long.

Many thanks to Maureen, Moira, Linda R, Anne R, Elaine D, and Chris for sending items for this post. And the smiles are lovely to see, too!

Hallowe’en is almost upon us …

Historians tell us that ancient peoples in Britain and Ireland believed that between October 31 and November 1, the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world broke down, and creatures from other worlds were able to cross over into the world of the living.

Misty mornings, rustling leaves, and spider webs are setting the scene for this spooky time of the year.

The word is that in the darkness of All Hallows’ Eve, a full moon and the planet Mars will be visible in the night sky.

Happy Hallowe’en!