Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October Meetings 2016

Monday evening and Wendy puts us all to shame with how prolific she is.  Here she is modelling the rainbow shawl she made for her DH .....
and it is reversible.  Well done Wendy!
This is her roaring waves...the project for September...Hers is all ready to be quilted.  She made great colour choices as they really pop and show the waves the way they should be.
 This is Marilyn's Magic Eight project...the October project...how to make eight half square triangles in one go.  Can make a quilt or a table runner or whatever you want ...a fast and easy way to make HST's.
The nimble fingers of the morning quilters finished this Chemo quilt in the morning.  This one belongs to Marilyn and she will finish the binding...isn't it bright and cheerful?
 Ethel got the fabric for this nine patch a while ago and in between her road running and other projects she finished this comfort quilt top and even got the binding prepared...now the ladies will hand quilt it.
This sweet quilt is for a grand daughter that showed amazing patience for it to be finished. Grammy took it off her bed to bring it to show and tell and we're glad she did.
 Ethel has been communicating with a pen pal for a long time and she gets these amazing gifts from her.  This sweet quilt is an homage to friendship.
Jacqui made some more folded wreaths...these are a commission for someone that wanted a fall theme. Wonder just how many of these she has made.
 Vera has a grand son in Red Deer Alberta that will be getting this hockey quilt..the border fabric even has hockey pucks. Definitely a boy's quilt....
Just look at this, star points perfect  on a table topper and two place mats...this lady is 99 years old and just like the energizer bunny she keep on going.  Amazing!
 Judith is teaching some friends to quilt and this is one of the techniques she taught...quick and easy and  an encouragement to continue...
Joan downloaded a  pattern for layer cakes and enjoyed making this quilt...sure is pretty.
 This is Renate's version of the roaring waves..it is backed with fuzzy fleece...warm and cozy for certain.
Muriel is still Smitten with Mittens and used the fabric that looked like knitting for her mittens this time.  Works for me.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

We have Winners!

 Autumn Splendour is not a judged show, the ribbons that are awarded are for people's choice, first , second and third.  Anyone visiting the quilt show is given a ballot and they choose which quilts they like the best. Here are their choices.

This is Block of the month by Evelyn Kyle.
Sewing Machines by Gail Fearon
and Tiddlywinks by Judith Hughes.  These are in the small quilt/Wall Hanging category.
In the bed size category this is Joan Smith's Star Medallion. , Second Place
Gail Fearon's Whoo Knows , third place
and Judy Steeves Hidden Circles.a well deserved first place. Congratulations to the winners

Autumn Splendour 2016

It is always interesting to watch a quilt show come together...it seems like mass confusion at first  but then it just seems to gel and everything  works.  Marilyn got herself a keeper in Kevin , he stayed right to the last quilt being hung and his help was so very much appreciated. He worked with the other hubbies to get the racks all organized then he used those lifters, climbed those step stools and helped hang the quilts where we asked...what a guy....and he did it with a smile. His reward!!! he went on a weekend golfing with his pals.
 It's always great to be around organized people and Agate got everything arranged numerically and it all got set up with ease....smart cookie, that woman!
The ladies were wonderful, bringing their quilts in early...it's always a bit of a bottleneck and annoying to wait in line but they did and things went very smoothly.
Here's our raffle prizes....Joanne's Legacy quilt...a whole cloth quilt that she had marked so beautifully and the ladies quilted in her honour. Having such a pretty quilt on the table certainly made it all look great.
Hard to believe how much the ladies make to sell ...should have taken a picture at the end of the show to let you see how much actually left in the delighted arms of the purchasers.

Our Guild quilt on the right....Friends around the Square and beside on the left the star of our antique quilt display.  The quilt in the foreground is one of our "Chemo Quilts" being quilted.
 What you saw when you walked in the door...a little oomph and a lot of "wow"....it continued all the way through.

 This is our guild corner...just a small sample of the projects we did in the past two years.

 A couple of lights burned out....we had the option of having an electrician coming in to repair during the show and we opted against that , it would have been much too disruptive.

 Our banner in the front entrance.
a podium with our guest book...wonder how far away the people came from...I know there was a couple from Saskatchewan.
Cynthia did an amazing job of decorating the entrance...so very inviting and festive. It was a great show...again....

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The start of a new Year

Here we are , starting another year of show and tell..Agate showed us something we will be working on this coming year...a new technique using a panel...it intrigues me...now I have to find a panel to do this...it is call disrupted panel...makes sense doesn't it?
 Carolyn got the bug from Vera...and I understand , Leigh as well...this is an "Architectural Gem"  and what a gem it is ...mostly batiks and black sashing...gorgeous!
This is Kay's quilt ...I call it a shoebox quilt based on the various sized blocks you find in a shoebox in a quilter's sewing room . In this case it is from Bea Elliot's collection of squares and Kay  put it together beautifully and called it "Bea's Sampler"....I believe it will be finished for a wedding gift...lucky couple!!
 Judy got some fabric from Hawaii...her daughter went there and brought some back for her Momma...wonder how she knew Judy would love to have fabrics from Hawaii???
 This Judy got into miniatures and wowed us with this "Little Twister"....
this nine patch wee one.....
and an even teenier one.  They are stunning!
 Cnythia got her groove on and made her 9 patch variation into a seasonal quilt by fussy cutting the centres of her nine patches.  Looks great.
Renate is like the energizer bunny , she just keeps making quilts...this one is a "Roman Stripe"...keep on going there, girl!
Cheryl is trying to hide but we know it is her. She is showing the folio that Marilyn made for the treasurer's books..nice job.

Well, we're geared up for a brand new year...this one is a quilt show year so if you are reading this in time, the show starts Thursday, September 22,2016 at 1:00p.m.  Be sure to come see it all...