Members Teaching Members

The November 20 meeting was our traditional “Members Teaching Members” event, featuring presentations by five talented guild members.

We learned about new techniques and picked up lots of helpful tips, such as using wool pressing mats, how to pin intersecting seams, and achieving an accurate ¼-inch seam.

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January 2019 Update

In the last couple of months we said good-bye to 2018 and launched into 2019 with a new round of guild activities – more fun with fabric and quilting friends!

Our December meeting was a Christmas Luncheon, featuring delicious food brought by members and a round of enjoyable activities organized by the Programme Committee to get us into the spirit of the season.

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Cathy Miller, The Singing Quilter

Cathy Miller and her husband John put on a great show at our November meeting.  Cathy played guitar and sang  songs she has written about the world of  a quilter, with John accompanying on harmonica and vocals – and sometimes with a laser pointer!  Their performance was held in the beautiful Church Sanctuary at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  Prominent on stage was one of Cathy’s quilts, made mostly with pre-1972 blocks.

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October 2018 – Members Teaching Members

The program at our October meeting was our traditional “Members Teaching Members,” and it was fun, inspiring, and informative, as always.  Several presentations were given by members, and small groups moved from table to table, enjoying demonstrations of hexigons, folded stars, thread painting and machine embroidery, single fold bindings, a super quick table runner, ruler work with machine quilting, and paper piecing. Continue reading “October 2018 – Members Teaching Members”

September 2018 – A New Quilting Season

Les Ωuilt BacksOur September meeting was a busy one after a long, hot summer, and it was great to get together again and look forward to quilting activities ahead.

Thanks to our talented member, Les, who brought her amazing and varied collection of beautiful quilts to accompany her presentation about quilt backs.  As we learned, quilt backs don’t have to be just “the B side” of your quilt.  They can be stars in their own right, and add that ‘”wow factor” that makes a quilt pretty much reversible.  Les has tried many designs on the backs of her quilts.  Some she likes more than others, she told us, but she continues to experiment and learn from each quilt she makes. Continue reading “September 2018 – A New Quilting Season”

A Delicious Meeting before the Summer Break

Our June potluck luncheon was a lovely way to get together before summer.

The tables were decorated with stunning floral centrepieces – vases of orange roses, lady’s mantle and ferns set on teal coloured chargers with shimmering glass beads, courtesy of Linda F. They generated a lot of discussion about colour and creativity, which are favourite topics of quilters, many of whom seem to be gardeners, also!

Prizes were won by a number of members – door prizes, the May Block of the Month draw, and the Community Quilts draw for those who made wheelchair quilts. Continue reading “A Delicious Meeting before the Summer Break”

Jane Johnstone – Magical Miniature Quilts

IMG_3035_edited-1Jane Johnstone is a local quilter with a self-admitted consuming passion for making small quilts, and we were dazzled by her collection at our May meeting.  The smallest quilt looked to be somewhere around 6 inches by 8 inches in size.

She was introduced to miniature quilts through a course she took, and she was drawn into a world of colour and design, and ever-evolving ideas for new things to try with small pieces of fabric. Continue reading “Jane Johnstone – Magical Miniature Quilts”