Education Topic: Hand Embroidery Basics
The April meeting of the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild was held on April 23rd at the Home Inn & Suites in Stonebridge. Tarra M. lead a discussion and demonstration of hand embroidery basics. Tarra has been hand stitching labels for her quilts and minis for a few years now. She has also used her creativity to embroider personalized gifts for people including pillow cases and napkins.
Tarra discussed basics such as fabrics, needles, floss/thread and hoops that she recommended to use when creating embroidered pieces. Some of her suggested tools of the trade are shown below along with a book that she finds a great resource of information for anything stitching. Thank you Tarra for sharing with the group!
Heather also brought some books from the Guild Library to remind everyone of the great resources that we have for any topic of creating.
We also welcomed a guest – Charlene who became a member! Welcome Charlene!
Other business discussed included:
- A visit by Nicole & Darla to the Prince Albert Quilt Guild on April 25th to discuss Modern Quilting.
- The Charity quilt is back from Quilt Con and will be submitted to the Saskatoon Ex along with the Saskatoon Quilt Guild show in October before being donated to Ronald McDonald House of Saskatchewan.
- Communications position is still vacant! If you want to take on blog post writing and the newsletter along with some shared social media responsibilities please let us know!
- We are at 29 members this year so far!
- At this time, due to a lack of volunteers to come forward to plan a quilt show, the show tentatively planned for 2018 will not proceed.
- We collected the final ugly blocks from our challenge in February. These will now be compiled into a modern designed quilt and given to charity.
Book/ Blog/ Bolt
Jana brought some examples of quilting subscription boxes that she signed up for. She showed us what was included in them and the true final cost after the USD exchange, duty and shipping.
She brought a Quilty Box which featured Monaluna Design fabric, thread, a pattern and Flatter sample. The other box was the Sew Sampler available from the Fat Quarter Shop. This box contained the popular Cotton + Steel Les Fleurs & Wonderland fabric, pattern, thread from Cotton & Steel along with a cool magnetic pin bowl and notebook.
Barb P. brought in a cute Riley Blake bundle she bought from Dinkydoo Modern Fabric.
Charlene brought a book on Modern Quilting for your domestic machine. Time to get out of the ditch! This is a great book with lots of great ideas for machine quilting.
Heather also brought in some of the new Heather Givens fabric line Literary! Great low volume fabric.
Barb made these blocks for Sherry.
Sherry made these blocks for Jana
Jana & Nicole made these blocks for Val
Jana also made these cute owl blocks for Elizabeth.
Val made this pineapple for Lisa’s retro theme and some other geese strips and cute fussy cut cups.
Elizabeth made these wonky stars for Barb P.
Darla made this strip using Nicole’s fabric choices for her quilt.
Show & Tell
Nicole showed a dress that she made for her daughter using the Geranium dress pattern from Made By Rae. She went on to make two more that night!
Donna made this bright and beautiful quilt for her daughter and brought it in for us to see!
Jana made this warm and fuzzy flannel quilt using the Canada 150 fabrics available in stores right now.
Sherry made this beautiful butterfly mini for herself to enjoy! And Bev made this wonderful modern mini too.
Elizabeth whipped up this snappy tote bag using the new Maker Maker line of linen.
Elizabeth also made this spectacular quilt last month but we forgot to include it in the blog post!
And we want to take a moment to wish Elizabeth a fond farewell as she prepares to move to New Brunswick for a new job opportunity! Stay in touch!
And that is a wrap on the April meeting!
The next meeting is Sunday, May 28th at 2pm in the Home Inn & Suites in Stonebridge. Our education topic will be Quilt Math with Jen M.