Staying Connected #45

Welcome to this week’s show and tell. You will also find a short item about the presentation given by Thomas Roach, Vancouver textile artist, at our February meeting.

From Sharon R … Used this bunny panel to make up a quick little baby quilt.

From Linda D … Every year since she was a toddler I’ve bought my (now 24 year old) daughter a Valentine’s Card.

This year I found a simple one with an old typewriter on the front. It just says, “ have a nice day” which we all wish for everyone, really.

A typewriter has additional meaning for her as she LOVES my Grandfather’s old one that he used shortly after the war and I now have it. She will one day.

I KNEW I had typewriter fabric in my stash! Got home from the store, found it immediately and made these two placemats for her.

It seems that Harvey likes them as well!

I hope you all had a nice Valentine’s Day and that next year this pandemic will be history and we will be out and about celebrating it with friends, family, loved ones.

From Eleanor … Someone asked if anyone was doing the CQA block of the month. This is the first 6 rows. Not sewn together yet. Great way to use scraps.

From Diane … My chair was starting to fall apart the leather was chipping and I was walking around the house with little specks of white leather all over my rear so I made a chair cover.

Finished another Aunt Grace quilt. Still have lots of that fabric left.

From Yoskyl … I gave this to my granddaughter, Claire, for her 21st birthday. She hopes to become a medical doctor.

I hand embroidered the roses on to fine cotton before being applied….many years ago when my eyes were better, and my hands were steadier!

From Moira … This is a placemat I made with hexagons that I made some time ago and didn’t know what I was going to do with them. After doing the Walking Foot Quilting workshop I thought a small project was a good way to practice what we learned.

Thank you to Sharon, Linda D, Eleanor, Diane, Yoskyl and Moira for sharing their quilting.

Thomas Roach, Stitched Textiles

Thomas Roach gave his new presentation called “Spirit, Place, Stitch and Story” at the February meeting.

Thomas is a textile artist who has designed vestments and installation art for churches, including Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.

He incorporates many different materials and techniques in his pieces, including silk, organdy, metallic pigments, indigo dyeing, and screen printing. He has an affinity for running stitches and the “reuleaux triangle” and includes text in his creations.

The colours, designs, and symbolism in Thomas’s works were captivating, and it was interesting to learn about places such as the Isle of Iona in Scotland that inform his work.

It was a very enjoyable presentation, with many members in attendance on Zoom.

Thomas Roach’s Website
Common Threads Indigo Project, Christ Church Cathedral
Reuleaux Triangle
Isle of Iona, Scotland

The Indoor Garden

A Christmas amaryllis bulb that just won’t quit. It’s now on its third set of blooms!