Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017

Our meeting began with Muriel showing us the quilt she made for her friend who is undergoing chemo...notice the neat bag on the floor to match.  Clever lady and a wonderful friend.
Carolyn drove herself a little crazy with small two inch squares and half square triangles making this great lion for her crayon challenge. Her colours were teal, orange and white...looks like she got them all in there.
Judith loves making these little wee preemie hats....so cute
Plus she made here paper pieced tree in the program day workshop.
Marge got her three crayon colours in this wonderful quilt. Her colours were blue, red and yellow...even the backing fabric fit...a happy  happenstance.
 Muriel got the centre of her paper pieced Christmas tree done.....
 and a redwork ornament that she worked on with her amazing light enhanced glasses...those real expensive kind...teehee!
 Gail did her block of the month ...the hexie challenge.
as did Leigh...along with some drain bags for Joyce.
 Leigh also had some fun with her pp Tree by adding lights that blinked or stayed ...a novel idea.
 Sharon showed us a hat and mitten set that Judy S. made for her....
 along with her hexie mug rug...way to go, Sharon.
Vera did her hexie BOM as well and showed us her candle mat.
 This cuddle quilt is made from a panel with interesting cats on it along with flannel on the back...great for snuggling while watching TV.
 Renate is back in form  with her mug rug BOM done.
 Ann made this paper pieced Christmas tree in green....
 and one in blue.
 along with a crocheted chemocap she made for a friend.
Sandra had some fun with waste canvas making this sweatshirt for her son. She says it is her first and last attempt.  Any others will be very expensive to purchase.....wonder why????
Jean made another cuddle quilt...I swear she has the monopoly on making cuddle quilts...no one can keep up with her.
Judy is working on her PHD...she already has her masters.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

October 23, 2017

I stopped in to the hall last night to see how the Evening ladies were doing.  They have been working on cosmetic bags from Emmaline Bags and Caroline showed the four she had made...all in batiks and gorgeous.
 Linda showed once again that she is not quite traditional and a little bit modern with her version of the log cabin.  She backed this beauty with minke and quilted it on her long arm...in between work and home life...busy lady.
Christine is lovin' this technique and justifiably so. It's a zigzag quilt made using nine patches in scraps and background squares put together and cut on the diagonal..She did hers in Christmas fabrics...well done, Chris!
She also showed us her cosmetic bag using black interior...turned out just great.

The ladies have been busy as bees and have more planned ...stay tuned! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017

Look at this beauty....it is one of our comfort quilts ...all hand quilted and ready to be bound.  Ann will take it home and take care of it until it is needed.
 Jacqui showed this basket that she made using the special rope.  She is more than willing to share her experience with this technique...so keep your eye out for the rope that is needed. 
When asked what she had in it she shared this little zippered pouch she made last program day.


An achy-breaky heart is the name of this beauty
made by Jacqui . It is backed with minke and so comfy,
Marjorie made this sweetie .  It has little boys fishing...some having more than one fish and a couple having none......cute little fishers.
 Susan is hiding behind her little wall hanging that is perfect for Hallowe'en.  The spider is made with rickrack...so inventive , this lady.
Lucky Susan  has another baby coming to her family and this sweet baby quilt is more than welcoming.
 Joan is hiding behind this wall hanging that she adapted to her own specifications and created a whole new design......so clever.
 Judith made these pot holders to practise her machine quilting...continuous line, no less and it worked out very well.
 Leigh jinxed herself by saying they hadn't had babies in her family for a long time and now she has to eat her words....these gorgeous baby quilts she made will more than make up for it.
love this Zebra quilt..so cute.
 This stunner started out queen and is now king size.  Love the way Carolyn put together her log cabin...a staple quilt that always impresses.
Then she made this quilt as you go for her sister in hospital...beautiful turquoise.......
 reversible and pink on the other side. Sure to brighten anyone's day.
Bargello beauty....thy owner is Ann. What a gorgeous selection of colours. They pop and make you think of fire...can't wait to see this finished.
Marlene made this quilt carrying bag...right size for queen sized quilts.....
and then she made this table runner with pansy fabric...to give away to a lucky recipient.
 Evelyn got to making some Celtic work...long enough for hubby who was afraid it wasn't coming home.
This is Vera's concession to the two hundred anniversary of Canada's confederation. Nothing quite like red and white...so cheery.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017

 We've had the summer off and now it's time to get back to what really matters....quilting.  Here's Marilyn's latest project.  She has made a whole bunch of these mittens and given them away already.  What a great idea , not only for gifts in themselves but a way to wrap gifts.....she's a clever one!
 This retreat bag is one of the samples she brought in for the Monday Night ladies ...to see what they will be working on in October...as well as any daytime ladies should they wish to come in the evening.
 Jackie made this quilt for a gift..it is called "Achy-Breaky Heart"...it's got cozy mnke on the back.
 This beautiful quilt belongs to Vivian Patriquen...it is our row by row project for 2016 and it is stunning.
Judy H. went on another retreat and came back with a gorgeous quilt....
 Leigh is testing her sanity with this itty-bitty miniature ...NOT paper pieced!
This sweet quilt was another of her projects over the summer and it went to the cuddle quilt programme.
 This lovely wall hanging  was also something Leigh experimented with and felt the contrast in the ribbon wasn't what she wanted. It was suggested that she get out her crayons and darken it just a tad.  She thought we were crazy!
 This beauty is another of Leigh's summer work.  Sorry can't remember what she called it...regardless it is delightful...the shading is just right.
 Bea got some summer projects done.  Here's a table runner she made with Kansas Troubles fabric......
a musical themed pillow case for a great nephew...
 another flowered pillowcase.....
and another in chintz.
 Cynthis made this quilt for her grand daughter who is into Paris themes...it had a batt and fuzzy minke on the back and it is snuggly!






Jean made this cuddle quilt and brought it in to Joyce.







Marlene made this scrappy and quilted it over the summer months.