Who would have thought a year ago that we would be in the world we are living in now....not me, for sure. But it is what it is and we all have to do our part and be as mindful as we can. So, we will wear our masks and we will distance as much as we can and we will QUILT!!
Ethel who has taken care of the guild quilt in previous years realized that it may be difficult for us to participate this year and brought along this wonderful quilt she made for a grand son and suggested we give panels a try this year. This was an example of what one could do to create beyond the panel.
Marilyn is actually behind this beauty...it is a block exchange...by that I mean you provide the fabric and it is exchanged with another member and you get your fabric back with a centre done and you finish up.....well, this is a wonderful sample of how one can 'finish up'.....
This is also Marilyn's...it was a fabric exchange with the technique to create our patriotic maple leaf flags. Marilyn got it done this summer in time for Canada day and proudly displayed it outside her home for all to see.
Not a typical jelly roll race but certainly a stunning way to use a jelly roll...especially in those colours. We had a long hiatus from quilt guild and everyone got a lot done.
This example of a round robin that was organized by Vera and shows some amazing applique and piecing. Vera labelled it with the names of all the participants...a wonderful keepsake.
There were quite a few of us that did this stained glass technique with Brenda Dunsmore in the spring but Ann typically thought outside the box and did a gorgeous burgundy background with a dark sunflower then had it mounted behind glass ...note the large leaf in the corner of the framed quilt...talented lady, that Ann!!
Marlene participated in the block of the month that turned out to be a 'fidget quilt'. Unfortunately, with Covid interrupting our lives everything is put on hold. It will find its home once life gets back to normal.
She also showed us this beauty...a showcase for an amazing fabric. She picked up on all the soft, pastel colours in her showcase fabric. The picture does not do the justice to the absolutely feminine nature of this quilt...
This was a block of the month from a couple of years ago...a really sweet pattern that taught several techniques. It made a perfect quilt for a little girl and probably that was Muriel's intent in finishing hers. Lucky Grammy...lucky grand child!
I believe this is another project that Muriel finished up...one of her PHD's....projects half-done. Regardless it is wonderful.
Renate rearranged her furniture and realized she needed a co-ordinating throw rug...what a perfect chance to make this with matching fabrics.. great job, Renate....
I couldn't begin to count the number of 1.5 inch finished squares in this beauty nor the hours spent piecing them together...Carolyn thy name is patience...it is fabulous!
Judy got another stunner finished over her lockdown time....this one, and Carolyn's will be show stoppers when we can finally have our quilt show....
Ethel, our resident bag lady made some more totes....she is like the EverReady Bunny, she just keeps on going....tirelessly and puts us all to shame with her generosity and kindness.
But she is trying to clean up her stash....teehee....it ain't gonna happen....don't tell her that fabric just reproduces itself when you aren't looking. Ah well, nine patches are always in need.
Susan spent a busy summer...while everyone else was using the red truck Christmas panel she appliqued her own...smart cookie!
Then she made this Dresden plate...another sweet quilt and of course, hand quilted.
She was all geared up for the Villa Madonna this spring when everything went to hell in a hand basket and got cancelled. She made it anyway....it is one of those quilts one has to pay attention to lay out completely and she did an amazing job. Atta girl, Susan!!
Well we are off to a start...albeit a different way of life for our guild...only one meeting a month...mostly show and tell to motivate us to keep on keeping on. This , too, shall pass and just think of all the things we can make now that we can't go gallivanting around like we used to. Cheers, everyone...quilt your little hearts out....and show and tell!