Monday, 20 November 2017

DiVersity Heritage Quilt Show June 2017

 I wanted to share some photos from a Quilt show I went to see back in June. 
Their theme was "Women & War Story Quilts", very interesting & well done.

Each of the squares utilized the
 same background fabric.
The use of a military issue blanket, made for a great
background for these squares of remembrance.

Close up of the stripped diamond centre
Framed newspaper templates.

Hand sewn
Made of 1/2" hexagons & each flower has 7 hexagons.
Made to commemorate the 230 French women
resistors in Auschwitz during World War II.

Entitled 'Camp Communication'
Also published in newspapers back in the day
were nursery rhyme blocks.
Close up of Barber Barber
Ole Mother Hubbard
Hey Diddle Diddle
Humpty Dumpty & 1930s fabrics

The border quilting reads
'Canada's Women, keeping the home
 fires burning'

Airplane block utilized to remember the 
Women in aviation.

Feathered Star

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

November 1rst, 2017

Dianne shows a completed chemo quilt.  

A scrappy community quilt made by a group effort. 

Dianne taught Doreen, Arlene & Marion how to make hexagon placemats.

October 25th Community / Chemo Quilt Day

Many hands make short work of pinning a community quilt.

Bev works on a scrappy quilt.

Arlene putting borders on.
Sandra ironing a quilt

Linda choosing borders.
Dianne quilting a community quilt.

Doing what it takes to reach & get the pins in !
Carole working on a quilt.

October 18th, 2017

Arlene, Hazel & Dianne show the results from the
small wallet & passport pouch class taught by Cindy.  

Dianne's been BUSY making Christmas gifts. 

Joanne working on her
colourful leaves

Olaug & Deidre checking out the sign up sheets

Deidre's finished court house steps. 

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Schedule for the 2017-18 Season

Strip Exchange ~ We are offering a fat quarter (18" x 22") fabric exchange.  Everyone participating picks their favorite color or theme. Sign up by Oct 4, 2017. You then purchase the kind of fabric requested by others and you will also receive the same number offat quarters strips of your choice. Deadline for the exchange is May 16, 2018. (Arlene in charge)

UFO Challenge ~ Everyone participating brings four (4) UFO's to the October 18th meeting to display to the members. You then pay $8 into the UFO pot collected by Celeste.  You decide which project you want to finish first. You have 2 months to finish your UFO. (Finished means complete and useable). When finished you get $2 back from the UFO pot.  If you have not finished your project without a reasonable excuse your $2 stays in the pot.  If you cannot attend the designated meeting you make arrangements with a friend to bring your item to the meeting.  At the end of the year a name of one of the participants is drawn and the winner receives the left over money from the pot.

Block of the Month ~ Participants pick their own fabrics. Instructions for 12 blocks are handed out during the season. (Linda in charge)

Mystery Quilt ~ Participants pick their own fabrics based on material supply list. (Celia in charge)
Demos ~ Demos are done at the beginning of the meeting for 15-30 minutes for whoever is interested.
Meetings ~ At any meeting you may work on your own project or work on comfort/chemo/preemie quilts.
Dates in BLACK are regular meeting dates (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month 9:00 am -2:30 pm
Dates in RED are classes. 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Clean up to 4:00 pm
Dates in GREEN are Community Quilting (Chemo/Comfort/Preemie) days on 4th Wed. of the month 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Oct 4 ~ First meeting of the season, membership fees will be collected. Discuss & approve schedule.  Sign up for Classes and Activities. Block of the Month #1 handed out. Work on your own project
Oct 11 ~ Cindy will teach Passport Travel Purse and Sew Easy Wallet
Oct 18 ~ Block of the Month #2 handed out. Work on your own project.
Oct 25 ~ Community Quilting
Nov 1 ~ Block of the Month #3 handed out. Demo by Doreen on Binding. Work on your own project.
Nov 8 ~ Bev will teach Pin Cushion/Scrap Bag
Nov 15 ~ Block of the Month #4 handed out. Demo by Linda on setting squares on point. Work on your own project.
Nov 22 ~ Community Quilting
Dec 6 ~  Block of the Month #5 handed out.  Work on your own project.
Dec 13 ~ Christmas Party🎄and Pot Luck 🍲.  Show and Tell for First UFO.
Jan 3 ~ Semi-Annual Meeting with Pot Luck 🍲lunch. Block of the Month #6 handed out. Work on your own project
Jan 10 ~ Class - TBA
Jan 17 ~ Block of the Month #7 handed out. Demo by Linda on Flat Piping. Work on your own project.
Jan 24Community Quilting
Feb 7 ~ Block of the Month #8 handed out. Work on your own project.
Feb 14 ~ Class - TBA
Feb 21 ~ Demo by Arlene on Log Cabin Block. Show and Tell for Second UFO. Work on your own           project
Feb 28 ~ Community Quilting
Mar 7 ~ Block of the Month #9 handed out. Work on your own project.
Mar 14 ~ Class - TBA
Mar 14-18 ~ Sorrento Retreat
Mar 21 ~ Block of the Month #10 handed out. Work on your own project.
Mar 28 ~ Community Quilting 
Apr 4 ~ Block of the Month #11 handed out. Demo by Sandra on Machine Applique. Work on your own project
Apr 11 ~ Class by Linda on Colorwash Table Runner
Apr 18 ~ Show and Tell for your third UFO. Work on your own project.
Apr 25 ~ Community Quilting
May 2 ~ Pot Luck 🍲 Lunch for Invited Guest Group - TBA
May 9 ~ Class by Arlene on Casserole Carrier
May 16 ~ Block of the Month #12 handed out. Demo by Sandra on Mitred Corners on Borders
Fat Quarter Exchange to be distributed among participants. Work on your own project
May 23 ~ Community Quilting
May 30 ~ Class by Dianne on Quilt as you Go Octagon Placemats
June 6 ~ Work on your own project
June 13 ~ Class by Cindy on London City Bag
June 20 ~ AGM and windup with Pot Luck 🍲 Lunch.  Show and Tell for Fourth UFO.

October 4th 2018

One of Linda's placemats made
using a 'lover's knot' block.
A Premie quilt made from the scraps
of her granddaughter's quilt. 

A close up one of the faerie
blocks on Linda's quilt.

Marion's completed Chemo quilt.

Celeste's table runner made from
 2 of the blocks taught last year.
Wallet from a class taught
last Spring by Cindy
Wallet inside.