Friday, 17 June 2022

A close friend, past member and avid quilter passed away earlier this year and this is her stash.



JUNE 25, 2022 FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM



Thursday, 2 June 2022


Last night saw the final meeting of this year - a social and short show and tell.  Hoping to see everyone back in September with loads of show and tell to share.

First up is Peggy L.'s Floral Log Cabin quilt.  What a beauty!

Peggy H. & Beryl S. created the next two lovely quilts for donation to the Tiny Homes Project.
The ladies used printed sheets for the backings.  Great idea and an awesome way to use up all our little pieces.

Cheery table runner kits were given to all the Mini Retreat participants.  Gloria P. and Bonnie B. have completed their project - all ready for summer.

Joyce N. has completed another fantastic colour wash project - all about under the sea.  She never fails to surprise us with all her innovative ways to combine fabrics.

And our final showing was belongs to Bertha M.  Bertha did hand embroidery in the centre and hand quilted this beauty.  The second shot is the back showing all her hand quilting.

Thursday, 5 May 2022


Last night's monthly meeting saw us joined by local wood fiber artist, Ralph Simpson.  Ralph gave us some insight into his journey up to today.  After retiring from his career as a biologist, Ralph went to the NB College of Craft & Design and now creates and teaches weaving - baskets and other artworks using barks, grasses, flowers and other plants.  His talk was interesting and informative and his work is beautiful.  

Ralph opened the meeting and show and tell closed the meeting - enjoy the following pictures of both.

The following is Ralph's personal favorite of his works completed to date - beautiful work!

And now, our show and tell - everyone should be so proud of such beautiful work

Lucy J.'s  - Winter Wonderland 
Such beautiful detail which Lucy claims will never be repeated by her

Marie Lyne F. - block of the month project - so sweet

Dianne Kelly's Mystery Quilt - Pattern by the Quilting Shed
So bright!

Annette R.'s  All Stacked Up
The colours Annette has chosen has given a real 3D affect

Linda W.'s  - All Stacked Up Houses
Her first landscape creation - awesome work, Linda

Christine P.'s - Home Is - a Pat Sloan pattern
Looks so cozy

Annette R.'s - Crossing Paths
The black really makes this pop!

Peggy H.'s Mystery Quilt
Love the borders

Christine P.'s - Happy Everything
What a cute sampler type quilt

Peggy H.'s quilt that was designed by her granddaughters 
Beautiful work by Peggy and her design crew

Peggy also shared a photo of her sewing room and favorite elephant quilt from book she has made for her 50th anniversary.  Congratulations!

Bertha M.'s Lone Star set in Log Cabin blocks
A huge quilt beautifully executed

Joyce N.'s  Spools quilt.  Love the creative borders

Saturday, 30 April 2022

We've just completed Day 2 of our mini retreat. Many thanks to Christine, Catherine and Heather for all their hard work to keep us well entertained and fed. It was an awesome time with lots of shared information, tips and tricks on top of the beautiful prizes, laughter and tons of sewing.

A project was given to each mini retreat participant. Quite a few were completed and some were almost finished.

Marlene's beautiful quilt. She used her sewing machine's decorative stitches in each block.

Marlene's Cathedral Windows - each one is stuffed to pop!

Margie's gorgeous quilt - so much work!

Karen's gray beauty - almost complete

Gloria's Halloween Panel surrounded by log cabin blocks

Bonnie's table topper - almost complete just in time for spring. So pretty!

Tickets were sold on this lovely grouping of fabrics. We all really wanted to win and Catherine was the lucky lady

Allison won her lovely springy fat quarters in a draw

Friday, 29 April 2022

Two more completed quilts for the Tiny Homes Project. The first is a sampler quilt donated by Elizabeth Fusk and the second is one completed by June G. Beautiful work and it was so kind to pass them along to the Project.

 Day 1 of the Mini Retreat

We just completed day 1 of the first mini retreat since the start of Covid and what a great time! We're laughing, sewing, chatting and eating just like the old days - sort of - we are wearing a mask when on the move. Christine, Cathy and Heather came up with a sweet table runner project complete with the fabric to make it. Show and tell tomorrow. The meals have been fantastic! We've played a fun game that has us all digging deep into all the things we brought with us with awesome prizes awarded to the winners.

We all received kits for the sweet table runner below

Christine provided some more samples and told us how to make it bigger and bigger

Margie was keen to get her's started

Anita is hard at work on her quilt

Diane and Margie in consultation

The meals have been awesome.  Thanks so much to Christine, Cathy and Heather for all their hard week to make this such a fun weekend.

Game winners - Marlene, Mary and Bonnie
Congrats to all - have fun with your prizes.