Kudos to Langley Quilters' Guild members! What a wonderful show you put on this year! There was so much inspiration to be had, and of course a goodly number of shopping opportunities, too! Oh, and raffle prizes galore to be won (not by me, sadly, not a one!). I ran into a number of Seymour … Continue reading Langley Quilters’ Guild Show: The Threads That Bind Us
Many thanks to Suzanne P for hosting this one... what a fun day we had on May 9th! There was a lot of sewing prep for this class for those who chose to wrap their clothesline in fabric (and no prep for moi, because I left my clothesline unwrapped for a more beachy feel!), but … Continue reading What you missed if you didn’t come to the clothesline bag workshop!
Following our Wednesday Workshop with Dougal Walker, Linda D and I were at a sewing day on Saturday and both of us continued working on our Wonky Stars! We were wondering if anyone else has been making progress? We'd love to see how you're doing! Send pics of your progress to me, Penny N, and … Continue reading Wonky Stars continued…
What a fun day we had on April 25th with Dougal Walker in the Wonky Stars Workshop! It was a full house and many thanks to Barb M, Les O and Glenna W for making it happen. The morning was spent sewing itty-bitty scraps and bigger leftover bits together to form the improv centres of … Continue reading Wonky Stars Workshop
We recently received a very generous donation of fabric from a lovely lady in North Vancouver. The quilting fabric will be used to make quilts for donation in the community (Community Quilts), but she was also trying to find a home for other types of fabric, including felt and velvet, buttons and craft supplies! With … Continue reading Sharing fabric in the community
I imagine most of us rushed home from the February meeting to sew, inspired by the multitude of quilts, large and small, that Lauren Tolhurst of Busy Bobbin Longarm Quilting brought to show us! She likes to inspire people, and encourages working without a pattern. "If you work with a pattern, you're not solving problems, and so … Continue reading Lauren Tolhurst: A trunk show to inspire
When Pippa Moore, our January speaker, first left Canada to spend three years in Lesotho in Southern Africa, she took along a quilt she was working on. It was in blues, off-whites and muted forest green. Things changed once she found herself entranced by the vibrant, saturated colours much loved by the African women she … Continue reading Inspired by Africa: How a BC quilter’s art went from West Coast to wild
For those who didn't manage to make it to our Christmas pot luck, boy did you miss out! We arrived to festively set tables, complete with beautiful runners and the prettiest centre pieces (thank you, Linda F); the latter were later won by one lucky member at each table. Apart from the fabulous food - … Continue reading Wow – what a lovely lunch!
Susan Jensen was the speaker at our November meeting, with a presentation of fabric art entitled "Nature's Threadwork Landscapes". Susan finds her inspiration in nature, everywhere... in the smallest details - such as the tiny veins in yellow maple leaves - and in the largest vistas, such as the beautiful mountains that surround us. The thing, … Continue reading Finding inspiration everywhere
October's meeting was truly packed with good stuff. Right off the bat, as we signed in at the door, we each filled out a small form for December's Secret Santa Mug Rug exchange, just names, favourite and least favourite colours were divulged. At the November meeting, those who have not yet drawn a recipient's name … Continue reading Hints, tips and ideas galore!