Happy International Quilting Weekend!

March 21 happens to be International Quilting Day. Our SMQG meeting was held on Sunday the 22nd and so we declared the celebration to be a weekend…. And brought cake! Who doesn’t love a little rainbow flying geese to celebrate this great Art?! 

  

We kicked off our meeting by sharing the progress on the travelling quilts. Jaclyn created this improv pebble to add to Carly’s “pebbles on the beach” quilt. 

  

Sonya made some adorable shamrocks to add to Jaclyn’s seasonal themed quilt.

  

Lisa made log cabins for Sonya’s citrus sangria quilt.

  

Heather created these cute little houses for Julie’s neighbourhood quilt.

  

Show and tell was very colourful with ladies showing their rainbow mini swap items.

   

     

Nicole could enter her latest quilt top in the Michael Miller fabric challenge! 

  

Patti has been busy pattern testing. Love these pieces! 

   

 

Sonya has started not one, but 2 of the Pile of Fabric Skill Builder BOM quilts!  

   

Catherine is practicing her paper piecing. Can’t wait to see this one completed! (I have a weakness for rainbow geese!)

   

   

Lisa shared a lovely mini that she made for a swap and the bag that she made to take to Quilt Con! The bag literally does have a place for everything – just like its name!  

   

Our next meeting will be Sunday April 26th, 2:00pm at the Saskatoon Field House. We look forward to seeing you there! And don’t forget your show and tell and completed challenge pieces. We want to see what masterpieces you’ve made with the orphaned fat quarters. 

A Little Free Motion Inspiration

October brought with it sunshine and warmth, the changing colours of the leaves, and our Guild Meeting!

After the business, Bev was kind enough to provide us with a tutorial on free motion quilting. This is one of those skills that you just can never have enough practice or instruction about. And Bev’s skills are honed to perfection. It was a honour to learn from her!

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Look at her handiwork!

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This quilt is one of my favourites of Bev’s quilts. This is a memorial quilt for her father, and in the winding pathways, she has written out key points of his life with her quilting! It’s fantastic! I realized that I was too busy admiring it that I didn’t take a close up view, but it is magnificent! A quilt to treasure always.

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Remember Carly’s super weird green bug? The one she made into a quilt block?? If you’ve forgotten, you can check it out here.. Well folks, she’s done it again! She’s taken inspiration from the street she drives down every day on her way home. If you know the city well, it’s Lenore Drive, right by Marion M. Graham Collegiate. The school is flanked by massive trees with brightly coloured leaves. She turned the beauty of her drive home into another spectacular mini!

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And then everyone’s favourite part – SHOW AND TELL!!

Bev had been dying fabric!

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Carly made a quilt top with the help of her bee mates.

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Tarra and Kim pieced some magnificent mini’s!

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Sheila made a box pouch, with cross stitched quilt blocks on the front.

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And Nicole has been playing with curves! And doing a mighty fine job!

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The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild is also participating in the charity quilt drive for QuiltCon2015. We have chosen some fabrics, following the palate requested by the Modern Quilt Guild, and left instructions to make blocks that have HST’s in them. Some of the blocks have been rolling in! Stay tuned for more progress on our group charity project.

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