Wednesday, 1 March 2017

December and January update

Instead of our regular meeting we had a wonderful turkey dinner served to us by the Gibson Memorial United Church volunteers. As usual it was delicious and well attended by our members. A short Show and Tell followed desert.

January's meeting was cancelled due to bad weather so nothing to report.

Monday, 7 November 2016

November Meeting

A great talk and display of colour was given by Peggy H. Insight into the use of the colour wheel with examples and definitions of the different aspects of colour. Show and tell followed with a great assortment of talented quilters.

Peggy giving her talk on colour

Charlotte showing what she had done at the
NS Fibre Arts Festival 

Joyce's Deck the Halls wall hanging

Miniature Boston Common made by Joyce 

One of Joyce's recycled denim bags with
 intricate free-motion quilting

A second bag from recycled denim by Joyce 
Allison's Woven Threads 

It's A Jungle Out There by Deborah

Christmas Runner by Donna

Spicy Spiral Christmas Runner by Esther B.

Pat's Friendship Star

Pat also made this Hunter's Star

An example of Peggy's colour gradation from Joyce's
Scrap class

More examples from Joyce's Colour Gradation Class

Jacqueline made this Gemini scrappy quilt for
Quilts of Valor

Bonnie's Snowball Quilt

Janet's Sweet Owl Quilt

Hockey quilt made by Susan M.
Well there it is another Show and Tell to inspire us all. Don't forget to attend our workdays to get your projects finished, socialize and learn from others. We always have a great time. Wednesday November 9th is our next workday. Door opens at 8:30 and we sew till around 3:00. So pack a lunch and join us.
Always in Stitches, Marj

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

October Meeting

Octobers meeting was very interesting. Joyce gave an informative talk on Creativity and where she derives her creativity. She had lots of samples of her creative process with many of her works starting out with just a thought but ending up being works of art. I enjoyed her presentation very much and am sure others did as well.

This years NB Ex raffle quilt

Second quilt made from the left over blocks made for the
NB Ex Raffle quilt that will be given to charity.

One of Joyce's creative pieces that grew from just the
very center heptagon 

Another example of Joyce's gradation of colour in strips

Joyce's Zig Zag in colour

Here she is showing circular colour gradation 

Christmas ornaments in colour gradation

Joyce's samples out on display for us all to enjoy

Joyce's Blue Jay made by paper piecing very tiny pieces from
a pattern by Cynthia England

Carol's Scrappy Fall 

Falling Triangles also by Carol

Square in a Square by Peggy

Wonky Stars for Hanna by Deborah

Hearts for Hannah mad by Deborah

Madison's Square Garden quilt by Deborah 
Peggy's YO YO pot holders

Dianne's Halloween Runner

Marj's Frosty Runner

 I almost forgot to do the October blog. So busy that I thought I had done it, when in fact I had not. Sorry for the delay to anyone trying to locate it.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Where did the summer go!

Well our 2016 - 2017 Guild year has begun and all of our committees have been hard at work planning. We have a wonderful schedule of activities and events coming up.  Lots to look forward to.

Here is a sample of the work done over the summer by some of our members. Please participate in our Show and Tell by bringing your work to show or you can help by holding items for others at the Show and Tell. If you do not want to show your work yourself someone else will do it for you.

What a welcome to our tea party
A beautiful quilt with lovely tea pot and cups, jewelry
and of course the cream and sugar  
Margie made this sweet Zig Zag baby quilt

Cecile with her Parlor Cats quilt and Bag
for Victoria Quilts

Allison made Attic Animals too cute

Doris with gorgeous fall colours called Scrappy Nova

June's Fuzzy Logic done in Batiks was huge

Peggy's quilt is called 50 Shades of Grey
(wonder if she read the book?)

Peggy also made a couple of the mesh bags. They are
always handy.

Lucille with her large beach bag

Lucille, What a great technique Called Ribbon Quilt

Lucille's landscape interpretation of the Swallow Tail Lighthouse
 on Grand Manan Island 

Jo-Anne made a Big Block quilt using winter scene prints  

Jo-Anne's Over the River embroidered and pieced quilt,
Very creative

Beth made Cake Mix (not for consumption)

Bath also finished an aging UFO Stack and Whack
maybe some of us will get inspired to complete our UFO.s 

Quilt as You go done on a serger

Joyce's foundation pieced Dark and Stormy Night

"A River Runs Through It" landscape by Joyce

Close up of Joyce's Landscape

Another of Joyce's scrap quilts called Serpentine

What an impressive Show and Tell. Don't forget to bring your items for our meeting on October 5. The Tea Party was a great chance to catch up with each other and have some sweet treats. Hope to see you all in October.
Always in Stitches, Marj