Staying Connected #54

More lovely quilting and sewing by members …

From Janet … Here is my “Landscape Quilt,” finally finished from a day of instruction in a Landscape Workshop led by Rachel Derstine from Philadephia. It was a long day (9:30 am to 4pm), a lot of fun, and totally outside my comfort zone.

I loved hearing all the chatter and questions and seeing how everyone’s quilt progressed. I started it on April 11, it’s done now, and it was a challenge.

From Maureen … Please meet: Tessie and Bessie, Cluck and Skittles.

The first two were for my grandgirls, the third for my grandson, and not to be left out, my fourth grandchild, who is only 18 months, gets the last one.

Tessie and Bessie

And also from Maureen … These friendly little felines are pajama bags. They are 15” with a bean bag weight in the bottom to make them sit tall. Since construction is not my strength, I found them a bit fiddly to make and had to keep my seam ripper handy.
There is a zipper back that opens to the pouch.

Maureen’s patterns are from Cool Cat Creations by Gerri Richards of Rothesay, NB.

Cool Cat Creations Group – a public facebook group

From Anne W … My cardinal quilt.

This Birch and Water lilies quilt is from a workshop through Lions Gate Quilters Guild with Rachel Derstine. She had a pattern for participants to use with maybe batiks in a modern style?? However, since I’m more of a realist, I made up my own pattern and used fabrics from my stash. She taught me several new ways of doing things, so a highly enjoyable day.

Rachel Derstine Designs

From Marilyn … This is a community quilt made with blocks made by members when Les O and Linda R were Community Quilt Coordinators. Les assembled the quilt, added the borders, and found fabric for the back. I quilted it and put on the binding and Barb M did the hand stitching. A true Seymour Quilters effort.

And also from Marilyn … I have always enjoyed the Cherry Blossom Exhibit at the Silk Purse. Last year I finally entered a piece and it was accepted, but the show was cancelled. It is on this year.

This fan gradually emerged while I was playing with wedges and the idea of a cascade of cherry blossoms.

The Silk Purse is open and the exhibit is on until 2 May. Find more information on the West Vancouver Community Arts Council website.

From Sonja S … A birthday gift for my granddaughter. Used one of Jo-Ann Jenkins’ mouse embroidery kits and mauve fabric (her favourite colour) from my stash. The back was also in my stash.

Many thanks to Janet, Maureen, Anne W, Marilyn, and Sonja
for showing us the many different things we can turn our hands to.

A Taste of Spring

Birds Singing
Grass Greening
Colors Blinging
Nature's Springing

- Patricia Neely-Dorsey, author and poet