November meeting

The November meeting was “Beyond the Quilt” a big show & tell of all the different things our members make in addition to quilts.  Warning, this post will be very picture heavy!

Nicole brought us a super cute sew together bag she had made.

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Erin brought in this cute self-binding blanket to show off.

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Sheila showed us an Advent Calander, with popsicle sticks of activities to do instead of candy (so smart), a cute quilted hot water bottle holder, and a current WIP, a knit mermaid tail blanket.

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Elizabeth Brought 4 knit apparel items she made using patterns purchased from CustomFit by Amy Herzog. Sign up, and you can buy a pattern written to your gauge, in your preferred yarn, and sized to your own measurements. That’s a cool find, Elizabeth, thanks for sharing!

 

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Donna showed us a knit nativity set she made, complete with box!

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Jenn brought a plethora of bags to show. A boxy bag and wide open pouch (design from noodle- head) and a triangle pouch from Crafty Gemini. Plus some cute little pin cushions!img_2734 2016-11-27-14-23-04

Jen also brought this bag she made from an old coat!

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Sonya showed us a brilliant stand up pencil case she made from Ikat bag.

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Sonya also brought a collection of clothes pin people she’s been making with her daughter.

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Patti S. brought us some of the rope bowls she’s been making. And a “hitchhiker scarf” she’s made. She also showed off her version of the noodle head open wide pouch and her beautiful cork bag.

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Barbara made these beautiful seasonal door hangers and a watercolor wall hanging from Whims.

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Lavonne brought a lot of things to show us! Multiple types of bags for kids and adults!

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Lavonne also brought some water colors, cross-stitching, and Crocheting she has done.

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Sherry showed us some soup bowl, kids tuggys, pot holders, and crochet scrubbers she’s made.

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She also made this beautiful bag from a panel.

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Tarra brought a hat and little cardigan she’d made using kool-aid dyed yarn!

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She also showed off her handmade dress, and hunger games inspired shawl.

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Now, here’s where it gets confusing. Tarra and Lisa both had so many beautiful bags to show off; I lost track of which bag belongs to whom! Hopefully, I can come back and edit who’s is who’s, but for now, we’ll just enjoy the beautiful bags.

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I’m fairly sure these last 2 were from Lisa’s pile. img_2770

Lisa also brought a sewing mat she received from Sonya.

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Phew, that’s a lot of beautiful “non-quilt” work! And now to show off some beautiful quilts and quilts-in-progress!

 

Bee Hive 1:

more quilt blocks for Elizabeth’s confetti quilt:

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another bird for Bev’s “Birds of a Feather” quiltimg_2774

and finally more quilt blocks for Margaret’s “Village Garden” inspired quilt.

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Bee Hive 2:

Sonya brought in another inspiration block for anyone who might need some more inspiration. img_2771

Show and Tell:

Heather brought in a few more blocks for her “Family Circle” quilt. A beautiful way help her mom remember the whole family. 2016-11-27-15-22-14

Tarra made this cute little scrappy Christmas tree and a beautiful record and cassette tape quilt for a friends baby. She even plans on embroidering in names of bands her and her friends listened to!

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Lisa brought in her fish quilt top. Some of these beautiful fish are from when she was queen bee of hive 2 in June. It looks so much fun!

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Jen showed off her quilt made from a sushi roll.

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Heather showed off two recently completed quilts.2016-11-27-15-19-51 2016-11-27-15-19-32

Book, Blog, and Bolt:

Nicole found two excellent books to share:

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Tarra found this fun quilt panel to make an advent calendar for her kids.

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2 thoughts on “November meeting

  1. My name is Susan and I’m from Manitoba. I read your newsletters and all things SMQG and really enjoy all of your activities. I wonder … could you explain to me what your “Bee Hives ” are all about and how they work. I’d really appreciate hearing about this. Thanks.

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    • HI Susan, thanks for following us and enjoying our guild activities! We are taking a modern approach to a long time quilting tradition of quilting bees. In our bee hives, each month one person is the “queen bee”. The queen decides what block she wants made and any parameters around making it including colour choices, size, etc. Then the next month, the next person on the list becomes the queen and everyone in that hive makes the block designated by the queen. In the end, each queen should have enough blocks to either start a quilt or complete a smaller sized one. And the bonus is you get a variety of blocks and fabrics from everyone’s stash! There are a lot of online bees happening these days on Instagram as well. Happy Quilting!

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