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.