Education Topic: Needle Turn Applique
The August meeting for the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild was held on August 27th at the Home Inn & Suites in Stonebridge. Nicole led an education session for us featuring needle turn applique!
Nicole first talked about the basic technique of needle turn and brought us all samples to try our skills on. She also went over different threads, needles and adhesives that can be used in the process. The thread and needle examples were really great! It showed us that the products you choose can make a big difference – not only in the look of the final project, but in your experience making it.
It was a good presentation that gave us some hands on experience with needle turn applique. Most of the attendees had never tried it before. Thanks Nicole!
The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild members were given the opportunity to curate a fabric bundle through Mad About Patchwork. It will be available for purchase on Mad About Patchwork’s website in October!
The Ugly Block Charity Quilt is at Saskatoon Longarm Studio being quilted. It will then be on its way to the Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre’s fundraiser.
The QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge planning is under way! This year’s theme is Modern Traditionalism. Barb P. has been putting a lot of effort into designing the quilt and we can’t wait to get started!
Darla showed us a great magazine published in the U.K.: Love Patchwork and Quilting.
Val brought The 4″ x 5″ Quilt Block Anthology: 182 Blocks for Reproduction Fabrics by Carol Hopkins and Linda M. Koenig.
A great resource for rectangular blocks!
Linda showed us The Tunic Bible: One Pattern, Interchangeable Pieces, Ready-to-Wear Results! by Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr.
A great resource from the library!
Jana purchased some fabrics (Lagoon, Dark and Stormy, low volume, etc.) from the online (and local!) site Clinton Modern Creative.
September will be the last month for our Travelling Quilts! I can’t believe it will be done so soon!
The August rotation included:
Nicole made needle turn applique circle-squares for Darla’s Scale theme:
Darla made star blocks for Elizabeth’s Night Owl theme:
Barb also made a “Hootie” block for Elizabeth:
Lisa made blocks for Val’s Bento Box theme:
Jeannette, who is not in the travelling quilt group, joined in the fun and generously made a block for Jana’s Rainy Day quilt!:
Show and Tell
Charlene made a flannel quilt with a minky backing:
The minky back of this quilt shows the ‘J’ that she specially quilted:
Jeannette made a bag and used her own machine to embroider a Minnie design:
Heather showed us this cute green quilt that she quilted herself:
Linda showed off a piece demonstrating some fantastic quilting and hand work:
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting:
Sunday September 24th at 2pm
at Saskatoon Home Inn & Suites.