Community Quilt Day – Pillowcases & More

Our Community Quilt Day on January 29 was attended by over twenty members. On a dark and rainy day, the church hall was a warm and friendly place to hang out and sew together.

Placemat kits were available and community quilts were sandwiched, but “Project Pillowcase” proved to be the theme of the day.

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Community Quilt Delivery

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.

Community Quilts Day – Slab Quilts & More

IMG_1838Members met at the church hall on March 8 to make community quilts.  We cut, pieced, sandwiched and quilted, while swapping stories and sewing tips, truly testing our multi-tasking skills.

Several of the projects were slab block quilts for Canada’s Big Quilt Bee initiated by the Canadian Quilters’ Association to mark Canada’s 150th birthday this year.  The slab block quilts were fun to work with – so many different fabrics and colours coming together into playful, interesting layouts.  They will be given to Ronald McDonald Houses which provide accommodation for seriously ill children and their families when they must be away from home for their child’s major treatment.

Linda’s homemade soup was delicious, Les’s “long table” setup worked really well, and the beverage service to workstations was excellent.

Machine quilting with wavy lines seemed to catch on with several members, and spread – well, like a wave – through the hall.

Community Quilt Day March 2016

IMG_2358_edited-1It was a good day making community quilts.  Linda’s soup was heating on the stove for our lunch.  Les was busy keeping all of us busy.  Tea, coffee and treats were nearby.  Some of us won raffle prizes.

Sewing machines were humming, and many quilts were sandwiched.

We shared ideas about layering quilts, choosing colours, and other things (including Downton Abbey), as we created new and interesting quilts out of a diverse mix of fabric remnants and donations.

Community Quilt Day November 2015

Nineteen smiling members participated in Community Quilt Day.

A good number of quilts were finished, and quite a few unfinished ones got taken home by our members to be finished in their homes.

Lots of goodies as well.

All in all quite a successful day!  ANNE W.

Community Quilt Day March 2015

With the rain teeming outside, guild members gathered in our meeting hall to work on quilts for the community.  Sharing some time with fellow quilters was an enjoyable way to spend time, and cutting, stitching, designing, and other tasks kept everyone busy.  Many thanks to Yoskyl for producing custom-designed labels for our community quilts.  Thanks also to Les for organizing the day.

January 2015

Happy New Year and Welcome to the new executive and committee members.

The program was in two parts.

  • First we heard about Stephanie and her plans for the our new shop on the North Shore — Stitch and Bobbin.
  • Secondly, Lorna gave us a lesson on the use of the Twistn Stitch ruler.  It looked like fun and the results were certainly impressive.

Someone mentioned that a picture of our Hugs Across the Nation quilt for Quilts of Valour is in today’s North Shore News so I found it and here it is:

 

Quilt of Valour NSN

 

 

HQWT in March

Our Have Quilts Will Travel show went well.  We had quite a few attendees.

We present information on the history of quilting and show at least one quilt made for the Quilts of Valour.  The one below was made by Linda F.

HQWT March 2014

Several members showed quilts that included an antique quilt, various lap quilts, full size quilts, and art quilts.

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Diane’s grandmother made this quilt.

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Discussion over Glenna’s Stack n Whack

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Naomi’s art quilt and a modern fan quilt in the background.

There was a lot of interest in how the quilts were made and awe with the work involved.

Community Quilts Day in May 2013

May 8th was our Community Quilts Day.  We had a lot of fun making jelly roll quilt tops and sharing a lasagna lunch.

IMG_6306The only quilt I know of where one person can iron the seams while another sews more seams on it across the room!
IMG_6310 Most people worked in groups.
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These were l-o-n-g strips to deal with!

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What fun.

Elaine and Chelan say –
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Comunity Quilts Day.

p.s. They want us to think about honing our quilting skills on the backlog of quilt tops in our community quilt bins.  I wonder what they are planning.

HQWT in April

Here are a couple of pictures from our last Have Quilts Will Travel.  We went to Churchill House here in North Van.  Residents enjoyed hearing the short history of quilting and seeing quilts made by our members.

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Marianne’s Flower Quilt

HQWT 2

Judy’s Mystery Quilt

This was our last Travel Show this Spring.