Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 9, 2018

 Here's Marj starting the New year off with this wonderful cuddle quilt she quilted. JOyce thought she would put it in the shop at the hospital to help raise funds.
Kay has grand babies galore and made this sweet quilt for one of them. She called it the Turtle Square.
She also made this crazy quilt stocking for one of her grand babies. Such a sweet heirloom.
 Vera needed a hanging for her "measuring" wall and this skinny snowman fit the bill.
Susan's hubby is a fishing enthusiast and helped determine the correct colours for the fishing lures on the quilt that she made for him.  One must be accurate in depicting fishing lures!
 Susan also won the Christmas fat quarters and used them to make this Yuletide Dresden plate table runner.










Spring is Coming (just ask the snowman)
 This lovely curtain pattern is available with help to put it together by Susan.
Jacqui got into the pillow mode and made this great Autumn pillow......
 and this Christmas pillow....
and this Christmas pillow....from pictures, no less. Great Job!
 Judith made her paper pieced tree...
cut apart some Christmas towels and crocheted handles for them....










then made some hot pads. She was busy!
Ethel...great to see her back....made lots of placemats for Christmas....
some sweet quilted bibs.....
but this was the most interesting of all. She started a Quilt journal. This quilt was started in 2010....and got finished this year...she gave it to Joyce to add to the cuddle quilt program.

That was our first meeting for 2018...as you can see we are a prolific lot...we will have more as the year goes along.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

It's back to the daily grind or should I say evening grind.  Here's Dianne's  Christmas tree mini...isn't it sweet.
Jeannie made this snowman table runner with an added surprise...it will be corrected when she gets home and finds a way to take out the button on the inside .
 Caroline made the skinny snowman and "birthed" it rather than add a border and binding...clever girl.
Then she showed us this so masculine, made with batiks quilt she did for her son...lucky guy!
JoAnne is working on her Canada 150 celebration quilt.  Love the fabrics she put together...not finished yet.
 Linda got bag happy and made this one for her daughter...has a snap!
But this one has a zipper that Linda put in ...all by herself...with no help from anyone. See, we told you, you could do it!
 She had some trouble with her machine and ended up quilting this quilt to work out the kinks. She calls it ugly...we disagree.
Now this beauty was made at the last minute because some one was supposed to go out and didn't...so , Christmas eve it got done...it matches Dear Husband's truck...concidence?...I think not. Anyway...he is one happy trucker.
 Marilyn is always doing something!...this is one of those pillows that every hand piecer should have...next meeting the ladies are going to make one. I use mine constantly...I cheated and bought one that Leigh Smith made and I am sooo glad I did.
 In between sewing Marilyn knit this gorgeous cowl..soft and warm at the same time.  Easy peasy was what she said it was , to do.
This gorgeous log cabin  is amazingly more beautiful than the picture shows. The colours are so much more vivid. Makes the other ladies want to get theirs finished.

 We're off to a great start for the new year. Should be a great time.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Banquet 2017

 Here we go, another wonderful Christmas Banquet held at the All Season's Restaurant in Sussex.
 As usual, the room is well decorated for the holidays and the food was great. Marilyn is busy with tickets for the baskets of Christmas fat quarters.  We also celebrated a 70th milestone for Ruth Muscroft...Happy Birthday to her.
 Show and tell started with Leigh showing us her paper pieced Christmas tree...lit as well..notice her Christmas necklace of miniature lights.
 Hiding behind this beautiful table cloth is Judith Hughes. What a great job she did.
 Helen has been busy making more wallets and here she shows us just one of the many sets of placemats she has been making.
 Jacqui made this adorable pillow...well stuffed  and as cute as could be.
Muriel got her knitting needles out and made this beautiful scarf...soft yarn and lovely pastel shades.
Susan..another fan of Sindy Rodenmayer made this Block of the Month penguin quilt. Well done!
Gail Rodgers did this beautiful applique quilt and Agathe quilted it.  Outstanding collaboration .
 Ever resourceful, Jean Thompson paid homage to Canada's 150th with this runner.....
 and , as usual, another baby quilt..this one from the 'fractured panel' project......
 We should also call her the apron lady since she makes so many wonderful aprons.
 Pat Byrne is hiding behind this Christmas themed table runner she made for her daughter.
 Believe it or not! this beautiful quilt was made by Vivian Patriquen and then she quilted it by machine..puts us all to shame at 100years young.
Renate tried the twist from the BOM program that Susan Snyder is co-ordinating.  Turned out really well.
 Two day retiree, Beth Aiton has been busy.  making this cosmetic Bag.....
this cardinal table runner....
 these sweet tree ornaments.....
these Christmas present sacks.....(that look says, ok! enough with pictures!).....
AND she finished this quilt top ...from a couple of years ago....great job! and that's only after two days of retirement.....we can't wait to see what she does next!
Carolyn  got her Christmas BOM from a couple of years ago finished...hand quilted!

 This gorgeous Hunter's Star belongs to Joan Smith and Agathe quilted it for her...
Judy made the bonus pattern that Susan provided  in the BOM program...
 as well as the twist technique but kept hers untrimmed for a Peppermint swirl...
then she dug into her PHD's and finished this snowman table runner.  Good work there Judy.
 Vera decided only one attempt at the intricate paper piecing project was enough and determined that a candle mat would do.
 Then she tried the swirl technique in two colours.

 Jeannie Ewart made her skinny snowman with a long scarf..

Janice made a cosmetic bag....
 and two...count 'em skinny snowmen. Hubby made her a neat hanger for one...second one in progress.
 Agathe proved that the pp method wasn't  THAT difficult....
 Ann brought some nostalgia to show. These ornaments were made by Bea Elliot and Ann was the recipient in an ornament swap a few years ago.
Last but not least Marilyn brought her Christmas quilt...ZigZag with a nine patch cut technique using Christmas fabrics.

It was a fun night with some fun games and some happy prize winners.  Merry Christmas to all...see you next year!