Friday, 17 November 2017

November 2017 Island Quilters Guild Show and Tell

As it's getting closer to Christmas, we saw more quilted gift items at our show and tell.  Wonderful gifts that we hope the recipients all appreciate!  As well, three members showed competed quilted hangings made with vintage linens that we started at the Kelly Cline workshop in October.
During the meeting, we had demonstrations from 5 members about their favourite tools - I think there will be some additions to gift 'wish list' in the next few weeks!  Thanks to the members who did demos:  Kathy, Nancy, Myra, Myrna and Colleen!
Here are most of the Show and Tell items from our meeting:
Anna is making puppets from recycled sweaters

Barb made a table topper

Placemats by Dena

Placemats by Dena

Dena made several table toppers

Dena loves the 60 degree ruler!

by Dena

Table runner by Dena

Elsie made merry placemats!

Freda created this with her 60 degree ruler

Freda make an advent calendar with pockets and Christmas decorations for them.

Judy with her Christmas gifts!

Cute little pouches by Kathy

Vintage linen hanging by Kathy

Kathy has a new purse

Kimberly made this for a birthday

Vintage linen hanging by Lauren

Christmas placemat by Lauren

Myrna quilted a charity quilt

Lovely fairy block quilt

Rolanda made a hot pad (many, actually!)

Vintage linen pillow cover by Rolanda

Mary Anderson made this portrait for Rolanda (a Devon Rex)

November 2017 Hawberry Quilter newsletter

Monday, 23 October 2017

October 2017 Guild Show and Tell

We enjoyed some of our members' Show and Tell at this meeting, but also were treated to a trunk show by Kelly Cline, a Handi Quilter Ambassador and internationally acclaimed teacher.  Kelly is an amazing long arm quilter, but her other passion with fibre is using vintage linens in quilted items.  Whether she has quilted a top purchased from ebay or old pillow tops from garage sales or totes embellished with vintage table runners and parts of doilies, Kelly uses her creative eye to design and quilt amazing fibre art!
We had a lot more 'show and tell', but we forgot to stop and let our historian take a good photo!!
Melissa did an excellent job quilting this Connie Wilson quilt for Cathy

Just one of the many quilted items shown by Dena

Baby quilt by Dena

One of Freda's fun table runners
 The rest of the images show some of the items that Kelly showed us from her collection of vintage quilts.  If you can zoom in on some of the smaller ones, you'll be able to view the wonderful quilting!