June 4, 2023 Meeting Review

The Saskatoon MQG met on June 4 for a sew day at Home Inn & Suites in Stonebridge. This was a special day because Roxanne provided a Kawandi Workshop. It was all about stitching in stories. Roxanne prepared us by saying “let whatever you do today be enough”. We learned that these are utilitarian quilts made with found and gathered scraps by Africans (Siddis) in India. Fifteen of us managed to learn about Fula, the Pillars, Tikli, the Belly, and that batting has a right and wrong side (show the dimples, hide the pimples). Now to everyone participating, PLEASE try to have these completed by the quilt show planned for August!!! Thank you so much Roxanne for this amazing experience. It was so lovely to learn more about you too. We are all set for hand sewing at the lake now.

We also received exciting news that our own Linda Seemann-Korte has a project published in this new karaft-tex book. This sounds like a pretty cool product to try out as it runs through the printer like paper. See the book and one of her published bags below!

Then there were lots of fun projects including traveling quilt blocks to see. Maxine did something different. She purchased pet screen from Home Depot and made a bag. The pet screen is all plastic so it is easier on our machines than a product with steel. See the eye candy below. Have a safe summer and looking forward to hopefully catching up in the park on August 27th. More news to follow. Finally, if you are lounging around and want to play with colour, Pam showed us “A Quilty Solid” app by Steph Skardal. Be sure to check out the webinar on The Modern Quilt Guild website to learn more about how to use it.

April 2023 Meeting Review

The Saskatoon MQG met on April 23rd for a sew day at Home Inn & Suites in Stonebridge. Our education topic was quilt as you go. For anyone wanting more information on the many ways to do this, check out Monica and Alaura’s work at https://www.patternpoole.com/. Also, Teresa DownUnder just put out a YouTube video on “How to Quilt-As-You-Go” 9 different ways.

We are very much looking forward to Roxanne’s Kawandi workshop on June 4th at Home Inn & Suites. It will start at 9 a.m. If you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to reach out to Roxanne for the supplies list. We will do a combo sew day/Kawandi workshop. We have the room from 9 to 8 as per usual. The room wasn’t available in May on days that avoided the May 24 weekend.

I seem to be the only one that hadn’t heard of making projects with the fabric salvages. That was a nice thing to learn about on the weekend of Earth day. The Canadian quilt is the pattern Glorious and Free by Quilter on Fire. Shari went home with 2 less bags than she brought. We are lucky to see the newly sewn ones before anyone else! So nice to have Bev back. The traveling quilt blocks are looking so nice. Here are a few photos from the day.

As mentioned earlier in the post, on June 4th we are having a combo sew day/workshop at Home Inn & Suites. Happy sewing until then.