From Marilyn ... November is our month to have Members Teaching Members as our program for the general meeting. Each year a few members demo a technique, a tool, or an item of interest to the membership. This year we had three speakers. Cheryl showed us her Folded Log Cabin quilt in which the blocks … Continue reading Members Teaching Members
On January 22nd we had a Free Motion Quilting workshop with Nicholas Turcan. He presented several ideas for quilting and was very good at encouraging us to move beyond our comfort zone. We had fun practicing our quilting, especially, the curls. NOTABLE:-- Can use a small whiteboard to doodle quilting designs-- Generally Nicholas does not … Continue reading Quilting with Nicholas
"Raindrops on roses, And whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, Brown paper packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things ..." My favourite quilting things can't compete with the magical images in that well-known song from The Sound of Music. "Brown pizza boxes, tied up with strings, etc." ... No, … Continue reading Favourite quilting things
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!
Our September speaker certainly came at the right moment: with our sweltering summer finally giving way to Fall, we're all keen to get back to our sewing rooms! For hours, no doubt, which could mean injuries if we don't pay attention to how we're sitting, standing, ironing and so on. Deanna McMullen, registered Clinical Physiotherapist and … Continue reading Tips for injury-free quilting from a Physiotherapist