October 2017 Meeting

Executive Elections

Bev (finances) and Jana (communications) have agreed to stay on the executive.  We also have a few people who have volunteered to help where they can with swaps, etc. even though they are unable to make a full commitment at this time.

This leaves two co-chair positions and a social co-ordinator position still wanting for volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time to this great guild!


 

Education Topic: Free Motion Quilting

Nicole and Barb did a great presentation on free motion quilting.

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Barb had a process of ten steps that she thinks about for her free motion quilting (FMQ) projects:

  1. What design will look best for my quilt or which quilt top will look best for my FMQ goals
  2. Thread choice – colour, weight, needle choice
  3. Stitch in the ditch to secure your quilt before starting the FMQ
  4. Resources – lots of great books, websites, etc. out there
  5. Look to your fabric choices for inspiration
  6. Practice – draw out your designs until you get comfortable
  7. Take breaks and relax to enjoy the process
  8. Marking – choose a product/method based on your needs
  9. Consider signing your quilt/project with FMQ, much like a painter would sign a painting, especially if you don’t use a label
  10. Keep a journal of your quilting escapades for future reference – stitches used, settings used, etc.

 

Barb showed us a quilt that she made as a gift for her niece’s wedding.

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She did the FMQ on her domestic machine and took us through her creative process.

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She decided on metallic and shiny thread to give the quilt a more elegant look. She took inspiration from the swirl design in some of the fabric to FMQ a swirly pattern over most of the quilt.

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She also made a heart template with paper to mark out and quilt some hearts for interest. She talked about how she marked out the string loops at 2″ intervals with chalk to give herself distance targets.

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Barb showed us a dry erase board that she uses to practice and plan her designs on:

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Bev likes to keep quilted design samples for reference:

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Nicole gave great encouragement to those of us intimidated by FMQ. She recommended starting with more natural shapes. She suggested to choose within your ability to avoid discouragement (and disaster) but to continue to challenge and advance your FMQ skills.

She showed a mini quit she did with FMQ made to look like the wind:

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Nicole talked about shape by shape FMQ and choosing quilting patterns based on the shapes within your quilt top. For example: different designs to use specifically in triangles, hexagons, etc.

She recommended the book Shape by Shape Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters:

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Our 2017 QuiltCon Charity quilt has some great examples of this:

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It is also a great example of combining FMQ and straight line quilting – you don’t need to choose just one!:

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We were reminded that sometimes a really simple backing can show off beautiful quilting (the back of our 2017 QuiltCon Charity Quilt):

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Kudos again to Saskatoon Longarm Studio for doing a great job!

Be sure to check out this quilt on display at the Saskatoon Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show Oct 27/28!

Nicole showed us her gorgeous Gravity Quilt – look for this one at the quilt show as well!:

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She used a water-soluble marker for some of her FMQ:

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She also found her own ‘shape by shape’ creativity and made some super cute peacocks:

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Bev sent along a great quilt example called Charlie’s Journey.

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It is FMQ with the story of her father’s life. What an amazing family heirloom!:

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Some other great resources:

Barb likes Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and Sherry showed us Free-motion Quilting Idea book by Amanda Murphy:

 

There are lots of great websites, online videos/workshops, and blogs to look at.

Lori Kennedy’s The Inbox Jaunt is a great one to check out.

We followed with a group discussion about tools, such as gloves and supreme sliders, and table placement strategies to hold the weight of the quilt while quilting it.

A lot of great information to think about! Thanks again Nicole and Barb!


 

Other Business

The Mad About Patchwork bundle curated by the SaskatoonMQG, “Frozen Berries”, was shown. It proved to be popular and sold out quickly. What a great bundle (good work Nicole). Our guild was generously given a bundle for free – thanks Mad About Patchwork!

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Members worked on the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt at the last Sewcial (Oct. 14th). It’s really coming along nicely. Sherry took on the task of piecing the back. She didn’t have a plan, just went with the flow, and this gorgeous design emerged:

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Awesome work Sherry!


 

2017 Christmas Sewcial

The annual Christmas Sewcial is an event that members always look forward to!

Sat. Dec 2nd at Home Inn & Suites from 8am – 8pm, come and go.

Members only,  No Charge.  Lunch will be provided (buns, lunch meat, veggie tray, etc.), attendees are invited to bring potluck snacks/goodies and your own beverages.

Handmade Gift Exchange – bring a wrapped handmade gift for a chinese gift exchange. Handmade items (along the lines of something you would see in an instagram swap) such as a mini quilt, small bag, etc.

Block Lotto – the Christmas Sewcial will kick off our first Block Lotto, see below for details! We are thinking about doing the draw around noon. Be sure to submit your blocks before then – contact us if you want to participate but can’t come until later in the day.


 

Block Lotto

We are excited to introduce the fun of Block Lotto to our guild!

Simple explanation: Bring a block, get an entry, and the winner takes home all the blocks!

We are currently planning to hold a block lotto four times per year (March, June, September, December). The details will be listed two months before each lotto outlining that lotto’s unique guidelines.

The rules for participation are as follows:

  1. Must be a guild member
  2. Be present at the meeting or event to win
  3. Use modern fabrics
  4. Follow the guidelines for that particular lotto

 

Block Lotto – December 2017

Sat Dec 2nd   –   Christmas Sewcial

Block Theme: Christmas

Colour Theme:  Reds and/or greens. Can use whites, low volume, etc. Other colours can appear but the overall colour should read red and/or green.

Block Size: ANY – to encourage creativity!

However: One entry will equate to 12″ of block length.

Examples of one entry would be:

  • one 12×12″ block
  • one 6×12″ block
  • two 6×6″ blocks
  • three 4×4″ blocks

Feel free to enter as many times as you would like! If you don’t wish to win the lotto, but want to participate, donation blocks are gratefully accepted.


 

Book/Blog/Bolt — Show&Tell

Darla attended a Libs Elliot workshop. This is her completed Embrace the Chaos quilt top:

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Libs signed some fabric for her project, what a great idea:

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She was also sure to get a signature on one of the bottles that Libs designed for Absolut Vodka:

She also showed off some patterns/fabric:

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Sherry brought some Alison Glass Chroma fabric that she purchased from Clinton Modern Creative:

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Nicole showed us a quilt top also using the Alison Glass Chroma fabric (happy coincidence) and shot cotton for the background. She used the luminary pattern, which she describes as a take on a modern lonestar:

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Sherry was working on this quilt top, using her blocks from last year’s guild quilt bee, at the October Sewcial. It’s a drunkard’s path design and she brought in the finished top to show us:

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Charlene showed us some great Jingle Jangle Christmas flannels that she picked up at Prairie Chicks:

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Jeannette made a memory quilt using fabric from her husband’s sleep pants. She plans to give it as a baby quilt. The top has embroidery saying “Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of”:

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Donna made a quilt using up a bunch of scraps:

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Barb made a Halloween table runner, she also made coordinating mug rugs (not pictured):

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Jana showed off some more low-volume fabric she got from Clinton Modern Creative:

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And her latest Sew Sampler subscription box:

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Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be:

Saturday November 26th at 2pm

at Saskatoon Home Inn & Suites in Stonebridge.

Sheila will be presenting on Ergonomics for Sewing!

 

April 2017 Meeting

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heather also brought in some of the new Heather Givens fabric line Literary! Great low volume fabric.

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Travelling Quilts

Barb made these blocks for Sherry.

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Sherry made these blocks for Jana

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Jana & Nicole made these blocks for Val

Jana also made these cute owl blocks for Elizabeth.

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Val made this pineapple for Lisa’s retro theme and some other geese strips and cute fussy cut cups.

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Elizabeth made these wonky stars for Barb P.

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Darla made this strip using Nicole’s fabric choices for her quilt.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Elizabeth also made this spectacular quilt last month but we forgot to include it in the blog post!

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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.

 

 

 

March 2017 Meeting

Education Topic: When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters

We had a great time discussing and showing some good examples of when sometimes no matter how much planning you do, mistakes still happen to quilters.  Here are some of the common mistakes we talked about:

Squaring Up – Darla showed how if you don’t square up your fabric and apply enough pressure on the ruler, you end up with not a straight strip of fabric.

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We also talked about the importance of squaring up blocks as you construct your quilts.  The above block should have finished 12.5″ but you can see by the spare strip of fabric that it came short by 1/4 ” on one end and upto 1″ on the other end. One way to avoid this is to ensure you are using an accurate 1/4″ seam when piecing.  There are a number of different tricks and pointers out there for finding the right space on your machine. All machine manufacturers also have 1/4″ feet available for their machines.   A simple test you can do on your machine is to sew 5 2.5″ squares together.  Press to one side.  Measure the strip and it should be 10.5″. Make any needle adjustments necessary.

Using different machines – Val discussed the importance of using the same machine for your projects.  If you use two separate machines, you risk having blocks not finish at the right size.  She spoke of a past project where she used two different machines and the blocks finished on one machine finished an inch shorter than blocks made with the second machine.

Losing Your Vision – Nicole brought a quilt she made this year. Her plan was to have a minimalist triangle quilt.  It didn’t quite turn out that way.  She also had this quilt as an example of to not quilt in the dark! She didn’t realize that she had changed different shades of blue in the quilting.   See below.

Tension Issues – always check the back of your quilting, not just the front!! We have all seen pictures on Instagram.  Make sure you check your tensions so you don’t end up with loose threads on the back!

Planning Your Design – You’ve got your top all done and a cool backing now be sure to take the time to plan your quilting design to finish off your quilt!  Nicole and Jen suggested practicing your design on a quilt sandwich, doodle on paper.  You can also practice your your quilt design on a busy section where it will be less noticeable.  And for all of the planning you may do ahead of time, sometimes when you start quilting the plan takes a different turn and you just have to go with it!!

Quality Fabric Selection – Elizabeth and Nicole discussed the importance of using high quality quilting cotton.  Both had examples of situations where cheaper fabric was used. Nicole had blocks made and then had to wash the blocks due to something staining them.  The cheaper material came apart and the blocks were a mess to deal with after.   Elizabeth mentioned that Oxi Clean helped get the stains out of her quilt stain situation.

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It was a great discussion that everyone participated in!

Ugly Block Challenge – Members brought some ugly blocks as part of the challenge from the February Meeting.  All remaining blocks are due at the April meeting.

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Book/ Blog/ Bolt 

  • A reminder that your local library continues to be a great source of quilty and crafty inspiration!  Darla brought a stack of books recently taken out on loan from the Saskatoon Public Library.
  • Lisa brought some new lawn fabric for all of us to see!

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  • Heather brought in some of her Quilt Con fabric purchases!

Pouch Swap

We had our finale for the pouch swap with members.  Thanks to everyone who participated in this swap!! There were some fantastic pouches given and received!!

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Travelling Quilts

Another month of blocks made for those participating in Travelling Quilts.

Sherry made Nicole some log cabin blocks with her requested colour palette.

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Barb made Darla her blocks showing scale.

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Darla made Sherry’s blocks using her fabric included for the blocks requested.

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Val made Elizabeth this great tree block for her quilt.

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Elizabeth made Lisa a retro strawberry and connected it with cool low volume fabric with forks and spoons!

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Val’s starter blocks are great log cabins using the colours shown.  And Lisa made the star block for Barb.

Show & Tell 

Some more great quilty goodness shown by members this month!

Sheila has been busy making baby quilts and her family’s Christmas quilt for 2017! The back is just as great as the back on the Christmas Triangles quilt.

Dyanne made a bright and bold bargello quilt for one of her children.  She used real insignia flags on the back too!

Nicole also made an amazing bargello quilt at a recent class held at Prairie Chicks in Warman.

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Nicole also finished a long time WIP for her Mom.

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We got our charity quilt back from being on display at Quilt Con in Savannah, Georgia this past February! See above.  Thank you again to Bev for planning and designing this beauty and to all of the members for participating through creating diamonds!  And a huge thank you to Michelle at Saskatoon Long Arm Studio for providing the spectacular long arm quilting!! This quilt will be entered at the Saskatoon Exhibition and the Saskatoon Quilt Guild shows this year before being donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Saskatchewan.

The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild wishes Sarah Ethier a fond farewell as she moves to Winnipeg for a great new career opportunity.  Thank you Sarah for being the Communications Chair this year!  You did a great job!

I think this provides a good summary of the meeting.  I know that we didn’t get pictures of everything so I apologize for missing a few items.

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend at the April meeting where Tarra will be demonstrating and discussing hand embroidery.

Cheers!

February 2017 meeting

The educational/discussion portion of this month’s meeting was Ugly Fugly Fabric. Here are some of the ugly fabrics found in some of our member’s stashes. We also learned that a lot of our members loved everything in their stashes! A round of applause for anyone who falls into that category.

We’ve come up with a group challenge, and a way to use up those ugly scraps. Using Amy Ellis’ quilt “Brilliance” as an inspiration, we are going to try to put all of those ugly scraps into a stunning quilt. Hopefully, it works, and we can clean up a few of our stashes.

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Travelling Quilts

This year we plan on doing “travelling quilts”. This is a chance for guild members to create an inspiration block or two and pass it on to other members. Once the package of quilt blocks has made it through the entire group, it returns home as quilt top ready for final assembly and finishing!

Here are some examples of the inspiration blocks:

here is what Lisa has given the group. 2 inspiration blocks and a gorgeous fabric.

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Elizabeth’s beautiful “night owls” the pattern is from Sew Kind of Wonderful and uses quick curve rulers.

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Darla’s quilt is all about scale. Here are her 2 inspiration log cabin blocks.

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Nicole’s quilt is all about colour! She’s given the members a background fabric and a jelly roll of bright colours. It’s up to the other participants to have fun with it!

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Book, Blog, and Bolt

Val showed off two new magazines called quilts and crafts simply modern. She has Issues 6 and 7!

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the week before our meeting Val had spent some time in Winnipeg and picked up these amazing Australian fabrics.

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Erin showed off her new book Dare to be Square Quilting by Boo Davis. And a magazine called Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks.

Jana showed off 2 cute and fun books. Fat quarter style for It’s Sew Emma. And the Trendy Table by Heather Peterson.

img_3533Jana also got a box set of the Missouri star quilt co. Block magazines.

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Our members have been busy! There was a lot to show off this meeting!

Jen showed off her mini baskets. Using the free pattern by Fabric Mutt.

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And her growing collection of baskets made using the 1-hour basket tutorial found here.

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Lisa showed us her black and white quilt featuring the adorable animals from a panel.

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Barbara showed off her Urban windows quilt which uses a quick curve ruler.

img_3543At the January meeting, Barbra also showed us these beautiful placemats that matched her stunning table runner. I forgot to include them in that blog post, but had to make sure they got their moment to shine!

Sheila has lot’s of baby quilts to make this year, she plans on making one every month until she’s caught up! Here is the quilt she finished for January.

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Sheila also made this cute cross stitch pouch to hold all of her cross stitch supplies in. How brilliant!

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And some of the progress she’s made on her Gypsy Wife quilt top (after taking it apart to correct some major issues!)img_3551Sherry showed off a recent WIP. A stunning plus quilt. Hopefully, she took a picture before she finished it and can enter it into the Periwinkle UFO/WIP challenge!

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Sherry also showed us her fun and colourful improve quilt plus a cute fold over clutch.

img_3549img_3548.jpgSonya had fun making this Cotton and Steel inspired baby quilt. It even includes a pouch and stuffed toy bunny!

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Donna showed us her colourful bag and matching sew together pouch.

img_3558Jana showed off her first ever zippered pouch, I think it turned out fabulous!

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Dyanne showed off her Bargello quilt she’s making for family, they choose the colours, the design and she’s creating this stunning quilt.

 

img_3562Amy showed off her celebration quilt. This quilt was started for a friend who was thought to have cancer but didn’t. So now it’s a quilt to celebrate life and how many happy moments there are. She’s also using it as an opportunity to get some learn long arm free motion quilting.

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Jeanette made these two beautiful quilt tops for her grandkids. Elephants were a special request, and she made the centre of the blocks with machine embroidery.

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We collected house blocks for the Montreal Modern Quilt guild. They are combining all of the contributions to make quilts for victims of the mosque shootings in Montreal earlier this year. Here are some of the contributions from our guild!

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January 2017 meeting

Our first meeting of 2017 was focusing on learning about tips, tricks, techniques, and rulers to make half square triangles and flying geese.

Half Square Triangles (HST’s)

First up was Tarra showing us how to make 2 or 8 HST at a time. She also explained how to do 4 at a time, but they finish with a bias edge and can get wonky (in a bad way!) if you’re not careful.

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Tarra used the tutorials in her Quilters Planner. But here are some links to tutorials using the same methods and math charts to make it easier, for 2 and 4 HST’s and for 8 HST’s.

Once the blocks are made, it’s time to trim, Tarra also brought in her HST Bloc Loc ruler. Bloc Loc rulers are brilliantly designed, they are like most any other acrylic ruler, but with a groove down the middle, so you can butt the edge up against a seam ironed to one side.

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Next up Nicole showed us how to make a bunch of HST’s from 2 jelly roll strips. A similar tutorial can be found here.

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Sheila also mentioned using a piece of marked tape in front of your sewing machine similar to this tutorial.

Flying Geese

Lisa taught us how to make 4 flying geese units at a time. No point in me trying to explain it as there’s an excellent tutorial here.

Lisa also showed us her modified Quilt in a Day Flying Geese Ruler. She put little silicon pads along the edge of the marked line, so she can quickly place the ruler appropriately and butt it up against the seems.

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A simmiler idea to her Bloc Loc flying geese ruler!

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Nest Darla showed us the Flying Geese x4 no math ruler.

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one square of the solid line (for the Goose) and 4 of the dotted line. You go from this:photo-2017-01-22-2-45-56-pm

To this:

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Heather also mentioned that she uses this method but with a regular ruler and math chart online. Here are a tutorial and math chart if you want to try it!

Book, Blog, and Bolt:

Darla found some fabulous fabrics, a low volume receipt print from Periwinkle.

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and a Cotton + Steel panel from 440.

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Nicole found her City Maps, Cotton + Steel panel at Prarie Chicks in Warman.

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Sherry showed off her new book Quilting Happiness By Christine Lane and Diane Gilleland.

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Barbara showed off her book, Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen

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Darla brought in a couple of example magazines from Simply Modern, a magazine Patti S. has a subscription to.

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Show and Tell

Nicole showed off her square bear baby blanket

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and a gigantic Kite Flight quilt, a free pattern from the Robert Kaufman fabric company.photo-2017-01-22-3-17-35-pm

Erin brought in her recently finished quilt top. photo-2017-01-22-3-16-24-pm

And a completed Jelly roll race quilt made with 1930’s reproduction fabrics. photo-2017-01-22-3-15-45-pm

Sherry showed off her stunning scrappy quilt, she plans on keeping it for her bedroom.photo-2017-01-22-3-14-17-pm

Barbara brought in a beautiful table runner, with gorgeous free motion quilting.  photo-2017-01-22-3-07-38-pm

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Barbara also brought in some placemats she made in a class with the Outlook quilt guild, when they had Sandy Cook teach them some modern piecing techniques.

Last of the Bee Blocks

Hopefully, everyone is caught up with their Bee blocks and passed them on to their Queen Bee. Here are some that arrived at the meeting!

Darla got 3 more maple leaves.

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Sonya got another periwinkle retro block.photo-2017-01-22-2-58-19-pm

Sherry got a bunch more drunkards path blocks as well.

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Summer Fun!

Hello! Here is a recap of July’s meeting. New location! New members! Fun times. We are now meeting in the community room in the Sobey’s on Preston. It’s nice and bright.

First Jaclyn gave us a talk on block printing. Jaclyn was lucky enough to take a blocking printing class with Lizzy House at Quilt Con in February, and she brought all of her tools to show us. It was very informative and most of us are keen to learn more!

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We began show and tell with our travelling quilts. Round 1 first.

Sonya added this ADORABLE block to Julie’s neighborhood quilt.

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I made a pebble for Carly’s pebble quilt.

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Jaclyn made a nice improv tree for Bev’s quilt.

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Bev made these adorable twinkle stars for my star-themed quilt! I love them.

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Kim added some beautiful color crosses to Sheila’s quilt which is all geometric shapes.

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Kelly made some pretty log cabins for Sonya.

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Sheila got creative for Jaclyn’s seasons quilt and made a beautiful sunset over the lake using a circular flying geese paper piecing pattern.

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This is Julie’s addition to Lisa’s quilt. Fractal block. So pretty.

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Lisa made this beautiful diamond for Heather’s astrological quilt.

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Getting a head start on August Lisa made this adorable camper for Jaclyn’s seasons quilt!

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For travelling quilts round 2, Nicole made this modern maple for Kim’s quilt.

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Sonya added some sweet gems to the bottom here for Sheila’s quilt.

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I made this improv block for Carly’s quilt.

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Carly made these x plus blocks for Lisa.

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Reverse applique pebble for Jaclyn made by Kim.

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Another adorable paper pieced block by Sheila. This time an anchor for Nicole’s water-themed quilt.

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Lisa made some sweet pinwheels for my quilt!

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And finally just plain old show and tell.

Sonya finished quilting her husband’s Christmas/birthday quilt. It’s so lovely.

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She also made him a mantra book. So crafty and clever.

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Bev made this quilt for the memory of her friend.

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Nicole is finishing up this baby quilt. Love the negative space!

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And finally, another masterpiece by Dyan.

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Well that’s it for July! Don’t forget or sew day tomorrow. And our next meeting is Sunday, August 23rd at 2:00 pm in or new location at the Sobey’s on Preston.

We have a new meeting location!

Meeting Reminder and NEW LOCATION!!!

Just a reminder our next meeting is this upcoming Sunday, July 26th at 2pm in the community room at the Sobey’s in Stonebridge. This is a new location for us! The Sobey’s is located at 3100 Preston Ave South, right at the corner of Circle Drive South and Preston Ave. The community room is located inside the main doors and then inside the doors to the left (exit). 
What to bring:
– Travelling quilts if you are participating
– Show and tell!

New members always welcome. 

Any questions feel free to e-mail Jaclyn and Carly at SaskatoonMQG@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

April Showers…

More like April snowstorm! Our last meeting had us a tad worried we would have a small turnout, what with the blizzard and power outages of the weekend. But we had a packed meeting full of quilty goodness!

Travelling quilts round 1 are looking fantastic:

Carly had Jaclyn’s travelling quilt and did some cute little umbrellas for April.

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Jaclyn had Sonya’s log cabin quilt. I love the colours!

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I pattern-tested Jeliquilts goose chase pattern and thought it perfect for Sheila’s travelling quilt.

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Kim had Heather’s astrology-inspired travelling quilt and incorporated her colours and theme.

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Sheila had Kelly’s personality quilt – choose colours based on your personality, put a little of yourself in the quilt. This was the result!

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Sonya had Lisa’s quilt. Lisa chose the colours (pink, grey and yellow) and gave us artistic freedom! Adorable little Hazels, Sonya 🙂

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Kelly had Kim’s quilt, bright colours, bold shapes. Love it Kelly!

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Julie had Bev’s improv trees. I adore the rainbow one!

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Lisa had my star-themed quilt and made me some beauties, with Tula and Lizzy, some of my faves!!!

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Heather had Carly’s pebble quilt. Sweet stripes Heather!

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Bev had Julie’s neighbourhood quilt and made some log cabins – fun take on the theme!

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Now for Saskatoon Travelling Quilts ROUND 2!!! We’ve been having so much fun, and the blocks being made by our superstar guild members were so fantastic, we wanted to start another round for people who didn’t get in the first round! My theme for round 2 is low volume with teal, purple, pink and lime green, and a choice of churn dash, geese, wonky stars, pinwheels and pluses! I think it will be fantastic.

Jaclyn learned some new techniques at QuiltCon, so challenged us with some reverse applique for her round 2 quilt.

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Kim has chosen modern maples for her new travelling quilt. I can’t wait to try these!

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Sheila loved doing Kelly’s block so much, she used the same pattern to start of her new travelling quilt! The theme is geometric shapes with navy, teal and gold. I have this one first 🙂

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Sonya has made a beautiful medallion, that she would like us to frame. Love the fabrics you used Sonya!

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Lisa has chosen a fun, scrappy plus/cross block. I love doing this block and this will make one beautiful quilt Lisa!!

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Darla (new to the travelling quilts!) has chosen a prairie theme for her quilt. Make it feel like home 🙂

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Nicole has chosen an underwater theme. Blues for a main colour, along with fish, boats, waves, whatever speaks to you!

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Carly has gone with bordered improve pieces. You’re going to push me out of my comfort zone, as usual, Carly 🙂

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Carly gave us an incredible presentation on paper piece design. It was interesting and very informative. We are now all challenged to come up with a paper pieced pattern. What to do…

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And finally, we had show and tell. Jaclyn made this fun plus quilt for her friend’s baby. So cute, Jaclyn!

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I used two of the (ugly) fat quarters I picked up at the February meeting in a reversible dress I made for my 4 year old. She loves it! I also made the Fancy Sailor top I am wearing.

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Patty showed off a beautiful mini she made. Wonderful colours Patty!

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Darla has made use of the quick curves ruler – beautiful!

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Carly’s been sewing more garments. Love this top Carly!

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Heather had two finishes for us to admire…

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I love this Heather, it is so pretty.

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Kathryn had 3 little quilts to show off. First, Gaggle of Geese. Well done!

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Matching baby quilts for twinsies! So cute 🙂

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And another baby quilt. The appliqued jacks are fantastic.

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Well that wraps up the April meeting! We’re all busy getting our quilts ready for the SMQG Showcase on June 14th from 10-4 pm at the Nutana Legion, 3021 Louise St. We hope to see you all there! Bring friends, it is going to be fabulous!

Next meeting will be Sunday, May 24th from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Fieldhouse. Have a great May long weekend!

Call for Entry!

Did you know we are having a little modern quilt show on June 14th? More details will be coming soon but for now we wanted to share that we have put out a call for entry. Click above on the Events link to be taken to the form and additional details. The information can be copied and pasted directly into an e-mail and sent to us at saskatoonMQG@gmail.com, or printed out and mailed in. Please also let us know if you have any questions.

We can’t wait to share modern quilting with Saskatoon and area!