Friday 5 January 2024

January at the Guild started off with a wonderful trunk show by our own Lucille P. Although photographed as Lucille showed us each of her creative projects, they will never show the beauty and talent that you can see in person. Our members saw some potential work day ideas as the projects waltzed across the floor. Thank you for sharing, Lucille.

This was followed by our monthly Show & Tell - again, so much creativity, beautiful work and some wonderful and sometimes funny background stories


Lucille's Trunk Show:


Her First Quilt - Corn & Beans




Bargello



Jewel Box



After a lengthy time of not quilting, Lucille returned with a winter moon wall hanging




Trees using the Karen Henry confetti method




Thread painting using a Libby Lehman pattern





Swallow Tail Light House, Grand Manan - using Karen Henry's confetti method





A bag donated by Lucille and won by Cecile G. in a draw




Appliqued and embroidered center piece




Kaleidoscope pattern by Ricky Tims




Teaching herself ruler work on a mug rug




Lucille's pattern for teaching herself ruler work




Judy Niemeyer's Prairie Star pattern - foundation paper pieced, trapunto and also quilted by Lucille




Ribbon Illusion - trapunto and thread painted




Log cabins and applique




Lucille's current project involving log cabins and strip piecing




Puppy's Portrait - thread painting




A just completed top - Homeward Bound
A block of the month with lots of applique




A hand crochet table cloth made by Lucille's grandmother




AND NOW FOR OUR SHOW AND TELL



June G.'s Love Blooms Here - lots of applique to keep June happy




Stars, flying geese and beautiful hand embroidery by Dorothy J.




Susan M. had to be dreaming of warm weather and sand when sewing this quilt





Janet S. showed us her lovely Double Irish Chain - completed over the holdiays



Peggy L. was a busy lady this fall.  First up - a last minute Christmas gift that kept her up very late for a few nights.




Peggy also had a beautiful gift for her daughter  - lucky girl
Embroidered and appliqued




Peggy also made this gorgeous Bursted Star quilt.  It will be on display shortly at the Quilting Shed.




Marg. R. brought some fabric from New Zealand to make this Daisy Chain quilt  The quilt will now return to New Zealand for her granddaughter.




Marg also made a table runner to match a friend's diningroom




Christine B.'s eye catching Solar Flare - paperless paper piecing and Tula Pink fabric




Christine also made Jen Kingswell "Wensleydale" pattern using Tilda fabric




A lucky couple is about to receive a beautiful wedding gift - a "Metro Rings" quilt made by Cathy C.




Cathy also made this sweet little quilt for a new granddaughter.






Cecile G. put on her "idea" cap and come up with a wheelchair quilt that includes pockets, pictures and texture










Joyce N. is always so creative - this time with "Black Light" that includes a silk backing. Although the original pattern called for paper piecing - Joyce didn't. She did her own thing with a wonderful outcome.

Wednesday 13 December 2023

With Christmas coming and lists and lists and lists - I forgot to post the few pictures I took at our December dinner. Our silent auction had lots of interesting, eye catching items that gathered lots of attention.


The auction table had lots of attention!





And yes, there was dessert!



The hard working crew of Gibson United Church zoomed in and out of the kitchen delivering another delicious meal.



Tuesday 7 November 2023

November's meeting!

We were treated to a view of the past by Kelly Hill, Historical Costumer and Craft Coordinator at Kings Landing. Kelly brought us 5 quilts and several blocks to view and gave a short history of each. She explained that these quilts are kept in a dark climate controlled room, on tubes of acid free paper. Her presentation was followed by our monthly Show & Tell.



The five quilts from King's Landing



Our presenter, Kelly Hill, giving us an overview of each quilt. She brought these particular quilts as they reflected a record of what people wore.




This quilt has been dated about 1930 and came from Upper Gagetown




Circa 1890




Log Cabin - circa 1890 It is brighter than the previous quilt and has little to no batting.



Snowball and 9 patch - circa 1870-1920. It was made from a mix of fabrics including upholstery fabric



9 Patch - circa 1910-20. Some blocks within the 9 patch are sewn of different pieces of the same fabric.



Mrs. Allen of Pokiok - circa 1830-40. The dyes of the time have eaten trough some of the fabrics



Kathy brought us her happy Halloween runner. Love the colours.




Kathy also brought us her eye catching Halloween lap quilt of pumpkins and crows. Quilted by Janet S.


 


Doris K. brought us an antique quilt made by her husband's grandmother and explained it's 66 years old and well loved.



Allison H.'s Remembrance Day wall hanging is for her father's apt. door.


Allison also shared a quilt top made by her mother 35 years ago. The quilting was started by her mother, continued by Allison and completed by a local church group.




Myrna M brought us her blue log cabin quilt. This gorgeous quilt was quilted by the Burtts Corner group.



Peggy L. shared this beautiful appliqued flowers quilt. It was inspired by and quilted by Dorothy J.