Last Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 5, mornings we had fun creating improv blocks with Krista Hennebury. Using the Zoom platform Krista showed videos of her directions regarding each block and then provided support as we worked on each one. Zoom allowed us to include two people from Ontario: a quilter from Krista’s wait list, and, Lynda, a SQG member currently in Ontario.Continue reading ““Speed Date with Improv” Zoom Workshop”
Whatcom Museum in Bellingham had a travelling exhibit of quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG). The exhibit showed about 60 quilts that were made by past and current MQG members. The MQG has more than 12,000 members across six continents and 39 countries. Support for this exhibit was provided by the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum.Continue reading “Whatcom Museum – Modern Quilts”
Quilt Canada in Ottawa lasted four days. There were several quilt shows, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and an extensive merchant mall. Barbara M and Marilyn C attended from Seymour Guild.
Here is Anne’s guilt for the CQA Quilt Guild Challenge for the theme of “Quilting Goes Viral”.Continue reading “CQA Quilt Canada 2019 – Ottawa”
Our first Quilt ’til You Wilt Day was a huge success. 19 members and members-in-waiting accomplished many hours of cutting, piecing, sandwiching, and quilting.Continue reading “Quilt ’til You Wilt in May”
Quote — “Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen
Berene is a local quilt/fabric artist who presented a slide and trunk show to illustrate her journey in coping with anxiety. She guided us through her toolbox of attitudes and actions she used in her journey.Continue reading “Berene Campbell – Finding the Cracks of Light in the Darkness”
On May 8 Krista Hennebury facilitated our experiments with free cutting of strips and much fun was had by all. Members and guests discovered they could cut straight lines free hand. Everyone was careful to heed Krista’s warning to “pause before cutting and know where your other hand is”.Continue reading “Courthouse Colourplay Workshop”
Krista is a North Vancouver quilter who is active with all things quilty. She has a blog and an Instagram site, she develops and publishes patterns, authored Make It, Take It, gives inspirational presentations and workshops all over the world, shows quilts, and participates in guilds.Continue reading “Krista Hennebury – The Search for a Signature Style”
Early in October Les and Marilyn delivered the Hourglass Quilt to the Lynn Valley Legion Branch 114, 1630 Lynn valley Road, NV. Diana Saboe was excited to receive the quilt and told us that it will be used as one of the prizes in a raffle to raise money in December for the hamper drive. Thank you to all the members who contributed to the quilt. We hope to get tickets on their raffle and have them available at the November meeting.
Diana mentioned that the Legion is open to everyone and is trying to build up a positive image in the community. They do not yet have anyone to set up a website for them but their activities are listed in the Lynn Valley Events Calendar on the Lynn Valley Life website.
Now that Quilt Canada has come and gone I hope you will have time to make the Churn Dash Block. Please make the background white and the foreground a print in a saturated colour. Just bring it to the June meeting for a chance to win all the blocks in the lotto!
I will not be presenting a new block in June but I will do blocks for September to November.
Happy Quilting, Marilyn