Our October Meeting – Creating with Scraps

Our October meeting was a busy one, and quilting with scraps seemed to be a common theme.  There were lots of ideas for creating something new out of scraps and keeping us stitching over the winter. Anne gave a presentation about making watercolour quilts.  She has a clever system for storing small squares of fabric that are easy to … Continue reading Our October Meeting – Creating with Scraps

Dianne Stevenson – Caring for Quilts

Dianne Stevenson came to our April meeting with her presentation "C.P.R. - Conservation, Preservation, and Restoration: Breathing New Life into Old Textiles."  We learned how to care for old quilts and how to prevent damage to newer quilts. Dianne referred to herself as “the curator of an extensive textile collection,” describing textiles as "threads bound … Continue reading Dianne Stevenson – Caring for Quilts

A Tip on Clutterbusting

Clutter - that haphazard assortment of things that somehow take over your space.  This internet tip gave me a new spin on quilting and sewing clutter.  Buy a rotating desk organizer at a stationery store and fill it with some of your most often used tools.  You can stuff a bit of batting into the … Continue reading A Tip on Clutterbusting