May 2018 Meeting

Book/Blog/Bolt – Show & Tell


 

Linda showed us a wall hanging. It is a quilt as you go style project with needle turn applique flowers that have sequin details:

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Linda also showed us a wedding gift she made. The centre is a Laurel Burch panel:

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Sherry showed us what she made with her travelling quilt blocks. She is going to use it as a tablecloth, it is 3 layers of cotton – she used a layer of plain cotton fabric instead of traditional batting:

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Barb brought a quilt she made for a relative that was on the Humboldt Broncos bus. She did the free-motion quilting on her domestic machine:

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Barb showed us some fat quarters featuring low volume that she purchased at Along Came Quilting in Calgary (by the Chinook Mall):

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Sherry showed us some shibori fabric that she purchased from a quilt shop in Beiseker (near Drumheller):

Amy showed us a quilt she is currently longarm quilting. It features Wombat paper piecing patterns which are free online. She improv pieced the gray background and the back of the quilt is Free Fall by Tula Pink:

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Donna showed us a Patchwork board game that is quilting themed:

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Diane brought a strip quilt top and was looking for ideas on how to quilt it:

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Jana brought a fabriculous pattern to show:

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She got some canvas and waxed canvas from the same store:

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Block Lotto


 

May’s Block Lotto theme was Improv!

Linda was the lucky winner this month.

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Someone (forgive me as I forgot to write down who it was) brought an improv book for us to check out:

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Next Meeting


 

Our next meeting is July 22nd.

 

March 2018 Meeting

New Meeting Format

March was our second meeting of 2018. Members came out and enjoyed the sew day format.


 

Book/Blog/Bolt – Show & Tell

The 2017 charity quilt is back from QuiltCon in the states:

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Look at that beautiful quilting that Michelle at Saskatoon Longarm Studio did for us:

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The back of the quilt almost looks like another quilt altogether!:

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Val showed us a quilt made from Kaffe fabric that she’s been saving over the years:

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Val showed us this awesome squares quilt:

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Val also showed us a fun modern tree quilt. The pattern is from Simply Modern magazine. She notes that the magazine is translated into english so patterns need to be closely scrutinized for errors.:

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Charlene makes her own quilt labels with an inkjet printer using her own fabric. Before printing she applies the fabric to a special poly butcher paper from the states:

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Charlene also showed us this clamshell ruler she got from Dinkydoo which makes many curved options:

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Barb brought her finished quilt from our travelling quilts. Her theme was “under the stars”. She quilted it on her domestic machine:

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On the label she put the name of each person who contributed blocks:

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Heather showed us quilt she made using vintage handkerchiefs. She put yo-yo’s to cover any holes they had.  It has been longarm quilted.

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Bev made a quilt from her granddaughter using Elizabeth Hartman’s Fancy Fox quilt pattern:

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She is quilting it with some organic lines:

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Linda made a bear mini. She put extra batting under the bear potion to make it pop:

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Linda also showed us an Easter quilt:

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Darla showed us some of the Purely Canadian Eh! fabrics:

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Darla was also working on a quilt block that got a lot of attention. It’s a free pattern called Cut Loose by Free Spirit:

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Jana showed her latest Sew Sampler subscription box:

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Block Lotto

Michelle Freedman has graciously allowed us to use her Urban Chicken Block for our March block lotto. Thanks Michelle!

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There were 17 blocks!
And the winner is…. Barb!:

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Next Meeting:

Our next meeting is May 27th. It will be an extra long one going from 10am until 8pm!

Block Lotto will also be held at the May meeting.