Jane Johnstone – Magical Miniature Quilts

Jane 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 … Continue reading Jane Johnstone – Magical Miniature Quilts

Julie Plotniko – Popcorn Can Quilts

Julie Plotniko, Vancouver Island quilting instructor, gave her presentation called "Popcorn Can Quilts" at our March meeting. As someone who makes their popcorn on the stove top in an old pressure cooker with a tin pie plate for a lid, I was unfamiliar with popcorn cans.  Julie, however, had amassed a collection of popcorn cans over the … Continue reading Julie Plotniko – Popcorn Can Quilts

Community Quilts Day – Slab Quilts & More

Members 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 … Continue reading Community Quilts Day – Slab Quilts & More

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