Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Year End, June 2017

 Here we are, all starvin' and just itchin' to get at the wonderful buffet that the Timberland provided for our year end banquet. It was a wonderful meal, with lots of variety in food and flavor. It was home cooked and fabulous.
Leigh started off show and tell with her version of the block of the month row by row.  Love the colours she chose and the way she put the border together.
Joyce made this gorgeous broken star from a kit and perfected her skills ..so soft and beautiful.
 Martha got into wool felting and made this purse...ever practical as one could be, she found curtain rings to be perfect use for the strapping...smart cookie!
Jeannie struggled with this log cabin at the villa but once she got at it by herself without all the distractions it all came together....looking great!
 Marilyn just got this Delectable Mountains back from Agathe and it turned out perfectly.  It's one of the projects the "Ladies of the Evening" will be working on next year for those of you interested in making one.
Helen loves making wallets and gets many requests for one...including this one...her 28th!
 Beth found this amazing fabric and put together an Attic Window wall hanging . She chose the absolutely perfect  fabrics to enhance it.  Well done, girl!
Judy got into the spirit of the 150th anniversary and made this mini quilt. She said it was a freebie pattern on line.  Atta Girl!
 Vera showed us her fascination with red and white and decided it , too , would be her homage to the 150th Anniversary.  Nothing like a simple design to end up being stunning.

JoAnne is all excited , she got to make this project bag at the Villa Madonna and uses it regularly. So practical and pretty...


Then , she showed us her own design for a maple leaf using the delectable mountain technique that Marilyn showed her. She's a clever, clever woman!
 Her sister, Jean knit this beautiful sweater...you cannot see the cables in the yoke but they are there and fabulous.
This beauty is a Friendship star that Jean made at the Villa this year. Black and White and red all over.  Sure works for me.
 Pat brought in the Dresden plates she was working on at the Villa...both machine piecing and hand applique...you go, girl!
 Joan made this hockey quilt for a fund raiser for her grandson.  She tells us that the hockey players are both male and female...Politically correct and fun..who could ask for more?
This beauty is also Joans and she informed us that although the instructions said easy, she begged to differ...good thing she knew what she was doing 'cause it turned out excellently.
Renate brought in her Squares n Motion. It's backed with minke and  comfy cozy.
 Jacqui got into the bowl making and made this really neat bowl with a topper to it.
This was her first attempt and it turned out just great.
 She called this one Achy Breaky heart and is made to be given away...lucky recipient.
She told us the name of this one and asked for help in the finishing touches.  When she showed us what she thought she would like to do we all agreed she didn't our help at all, she had the right idea.

Another year coming to an end for the summer. I don't know about you, but I quilt all year. It is still my greatest passion...some would say obsession.  See you in the fall!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 9 2017

 Hiding behind this Interrupted panel is our President , Jacqui.  She took the class with Agathe while the rest of us were at the Villa.
Joan made this quilt for her grand daughter who doesn't like flowered material..and there is not a flower on it.
This neat bag was made by Marlene to carry quilts in..thought you'd like to see it.
 and here is the quilt. A simple design, embellished with applique and so very effective. A combination that always looks great.
 Jean needed a card table cover and made this Friendship star to do the job.
 along with this baby quilt.
Vera availed herself of the panels that Carolyn was giving away and made this cuddle quilt to go to Joyce.
This sweet quilt just got quilted by the morning quilters. It belongs to Vivian , our centigenarian
who outshines us all.
Jacqui made this sweet child's quilt.
Judy got to reminiscing and brought in a sampler that she made a while ago, showing all the techniques taught to a member by Georgia Bonisteel and passed along to the Guild.
Another panel , found by Vera...this one is great for little boys. It was a very generous thing for Carolyn to do...something we should all consider with our overflowing stashes...not mentioning any names here.....

Monday, May 8, 2017

Evening Sussex Vale Quilters' Guild, May 8, 2017

 JoAnne saw this being made at the Villa Madonna last year and kept it in the front of her "to do" list. Here it is in all its glory...the retreat bag, beautifully made with really neat fabrics and not only that, being used.  Congrats JoAnne!
 She also made this magic eights that Susan Snyder taught us in her block of the month programme. Hallowe'en fabrics for a spooktacular event.
This is JoAnne's beauty as well.  Darn, I forgot what it is called. Looks great though!
 Dianne is hiding behind this child's quilt she made....it is comfy , cozy with flannels...good job, Dianne...
 She also made play mat for a child...clever girl.
 AND these fish...they are so darn cute!
This is Chris's masterpiece...a block of the week pattern from the Fabric Cupboard.  Now she is going to quilt it.
 Marilyn finished this gorgeous quilt at the Villa...it is so unique...looks like a maze. I don't think I could keep all the pieces straight in my head. It's a breeze for her.
This sweet quilt is one she saw at the Fabric Cupboard and decided she wanted to make it.  Easy pattern and so effective when put all to gether.  Great work night time ladies!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017

Look at this beauty that Beth got finished and brought in to show us. It is made for a friend, from square dancing dresses(skirts) and the pattern is called Square Dance...appropriate, no?

Love the covered bridges fabric that Wal Mart manufactured for the Square Dancing ladies.  If you click on the picture you can enlarge to see what it looks like close up.
 Here, Marilyn is showing us the cosmetic bag she made for her month long trip she is taking with her DH this summer...means she's got to take it all with her and this Emmaline bag will hold it.  She made straps to finish it off.
Here is her Open Wide bag that she made at the Fabric Cupboard in Moncton. Love the fabric she chose.
 Elsie got her Block of the month Row by Row quilt put together...love the co-ordinated scrappy look....she did an amazing job.
Joan made this Road to Kansas(I think that is what she called it) quilt in soft blues with yellow. The camera does not capture the soft and subtle tones. It is stunning!
Susan ...you can see the white hair behind her interrupted panel she made on program day. She enjoyed the process so much she went home and dug into her stash and......
came up with another panel to play with.  She did an interesting technique for the mitered corners. She put in a half square triangle in place of the mitering and it worked extremely well. Such a clever lady.
This beauty , a LeMoyne star with some applique is a gift for her sister in law....lucky lady!
Love this Snail's trail...again a quilt by Susan....she keeps busy. Love the combination of colours and the movement in the quilt.
 Ethel is working on squares for a swap...she is doing these squares in her friend's colours and her friend is doing the same in Ethel's colours.  What a neat idea for a wonderful keepsake.
Mary brought in an oldie but goodie to show us.  From a fabric swap several years ago...she made this sweet apron from Judy S's fabric. The fabric was swapped and the quilter got to make what ever she wanted using the fabric. A really good idea for program....Agate?????