Monday, July 26, 2021

Virtual Meeting - July 26, 2021

 Pictures were a bit scarce this week, so I will start with a shot of my current foster cat, Carleton.

If you can't find the cat, you might look on top of the frig. Carleton is our 188th foster cat and he is off to his new family, this week.

Because I love this so much, I have to show you this picture first.

Shirley Lambert painted this for her 5 month old great granddaughter, Bella. I'm sure that Bella will be using this set for many years.

Anita has been back into her scraps again.

This is the first top.

And this is the second. She is sending these to Victoria's Quilts.

Finally, this is a quilt I finished in 2015. I gave it to my son, who sends me pictures regularly of dogs, cats, and friends, curled up under the quilt. 

Since the province has opened up a bit more, I think many of you are enjoying visits to family and friends you haven't seen in nearly two years. With that in mind, I have decided to skip the next meeting date, and our next Show and Tell will be August 23. Until then, everybody stay safe!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Virtual Meeting - July 12, 2021

I guess everyone has been doing summery things, because our Show and Tell is smaller than normal, but it is great!

Anita made a baby quilt for her granddaughter, due next month. 

When it was finished, she decided that she didn't like the way the big polka dots competed with the bright solids, so she made a second baby quilt.

I think the baby and her parents will love both of the quilts!

Diane Hart is working through her UFO's and finished this wall hanging.

Helen Anderson has been making clothes for disabled "American Girl" dolls to give to the Shriner's Hospital.

Joy's nephew was very specific about what he wanted for a baby quilt for the coming baby: Baby animals, a wolf cub, and predominantly pink.

 I think Aunt Joy checked all the boxes with this hand appliqued crib quilt.

Kate (that's me) made this shawl last summer, but it took months to weave all the ends in. It is finished now. The pattern is called Floatini. The yarns are merino and silk, and mohair.

Pat Nyenhuis made an I Spy or Vocabulary quilt from some scraps she got from Marilyn Lauer. 

The quilt will be heading to the Far North shortly.

It was a small number of pictures today, but all of them are wonderful.

Our next Show and Tell will be July 26. Take lots of pictures!


Monday, June 28, 2021

Virtual Meeting - June 28, 2021

 Welcome back. I hope you are all enjoying our summer weather. 

Anita reports that Sew For It in Bells Corners is closing this fall, with Ed and Betty finally retiring. If you need anything, or just want to wish them well, drop in soon.

Our members are still working away, creating beautiful things. 

First up is Anita. While she is recovering from surgery, she has been doing some cross stitch. 

Christine Welsh welcomed another grandchild, last week, this one a grandson. She made him this quilt and quilted it using ideas from the book Walk.

Helen Anderson made this quilt and eventually presented it to the Royal Matron of the Order of Amaranth for Washington, as a gift from Canada.

The borders have the provincial flowers embroidered on the dark squares.

Janice Pound finished a UFO called Stitch Happens. It was quilted by Krista and has Tula Pink Sewing Machine fabric on the back.

Janice also made a Mini Maker Case in a workshop with the Kanata Guild. It is intended to be used with a mini iron, and she made it to match a portfolio made from a By Annie pattern called Zip It Up.

If you would like to make your own Mini Maker Case, the pattern is free and can be found here:

Kate (that's me) finally finished my Pony Express bag.  The bag pattern is based on a classic Dior bag. The pattern is from Ujamaa Bagettes and the proceeds from the pattern go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. 

The Dior bag uses more conservative fabric.

Nicole is busy making quilts for Victoria's Quilts.

Pat Nyenhuis made this quilt from a kit from Connecting Threads. She says she doesn't normally buy kits but she really enjoyed making this one. It was quilted by Krista.

Lots of lovely work here. 

If you are interested in making a fidget quilt, Helen Anderson has made some and can give you some advice. 

Have a very happy Canada Day! Hopefully the weather forecast is wrong, and we won't have rain. 

Our next Show and Tell is July 12.


Monday, June 14, 2021

Virtual Meeting - June 14, 2021

Tomorrow is the last day to register for Quilts Canada Virtual Show. Here is the link if you would like to look at the quilts and maybe find some new online vendors.

Meanwhile, I spent the last week sewing and it looks like I wasn't the only one.

Cathy Simpson made this quilt for her grandson's graduation from Grade 12. It was quilted by Krista.

Christine Welsh knit a christening shawl for her granddaughter Annabel who was born last week.

Diane Hart made this cute little bag for her niece. Can you tell her favourite colour is purple just like her aunt.

Dianne Watchorn is ready for Canada Day.

Johanne Vadja has finished a Kaffe Fawcett quilt.

I (Kate) made an antependium or pulpit fall for our Church. It celebrates inclusion, and is based on a pillow top pattern I saw on "We All Sew". My thanks to Pat Nyenhuis for a tiny scrap of pink. It seems that as the mother and grandmother of boys, I don't have any pink in my stash.

Marilyn sent us two quilts this week. The first is called Broken Hearts.

The second is Mexican Fiesta.

Nancy has a great story with her quilt. In 2000, she was gifted a large number of fabric samples. She had enough to make 48 blocks of 16 squares. She set them aside until recently, when she bordered them in white.

She set them aside again because she wasn't happy with it. This winter she took a class called Orphan Blocks and from the class, tried framing them by colour. 

She took the leftovers and added them to the back. The quilt was quilted by Krista.

That was a great show! I hope you all enjoyed it. 

Our next show and Tell is June 28.


Monday, May 31, 2021

Virtual Meeting - May31, 2021

 Welcome back! We have a wonderful Show and Tell, today. The UFO piles must really be going down. In person shopping might soon be required for some of you and we are hoping that will soon become normal, again.

Barb Karim has our first quilt. This is so simple, but so wonderful.

Beth Marshall received this quilt from her paternal grandmother. It was the raffle quilt for her grandmother's Women's Institute group, and Grandma won the raffle!

It is on a Vilas bed that Beth also received from her grandparents. 

Carol McFee started this quilt in 1994, while watching the Winter Olympics from Lillehammer.

She hand quilted it, finishing it this year. I love what she called it!

Dianne Watchorn says she is keeping this quilt for herself. The pattern is "Bundle of Ten".

Dianne made this quilt for the grandson of a friend.

Doreen took inspiration from this picture her son took at Dead Horse State Park in Utah.

She turned it into a wall hanging.

Doreen made this wall hanging for a granddaughter who loves cats. She says she picked up the pattern from the give away table.

Jan Pound picked up the fabric and pattern for this wall hanging in Las Vegas in 2010.

She says she learned couching and using leather in applique making this. It was quilted by Krista.

Johanne knit this Powder Wrap Shawl in Maker's Savvy May Knit Along. It looks so cozy.

Joy asked her great nephew what colours he would like for a baby quilt. He replied that he wanted "mostly pink, with baby animals including a wolf". Awfully specific! The baby's last name will be Wolfe. Joy is enjoying doing some hand applique, outside on nice days.

Judy Case made this quilt from her scraps using Robert Kaufman's "Neighbourhood" pattern.

I made this shawl from some lovely yarn I received for Christmas from someone who knows what I like.  The pattern is called "Through the Witch's Garden". I used every bit of yarn I had to finish it.

Marilyn send this bright door.

The City has crystals on the steeples as lights.

Marion Roussie completed her version of "Over the River and Through the Woods". 

Marion changed the quote on the centre panel to something more appropriate to her daughter's family and this year.

MaryAnn says she bought the panel and coordinating fabric from Quilting Quarters, when it was still next to Your Independent in Almonte (she thinks is was about 12 years ago). She has decided it is time to finish it.

Nancy Wright's husband brought these fabric's back from a golfing trip in the Carolinas. I was a jelly roll, when jelly rolls were just a new "invention" It was in her favourite colours and it was doggy prints.

She pieced the back, and it was quilted by Krista.

Teddy, her dog, seems to have claimed it.

Pat Nyenhuis sent a picture of her half log cabin quilt she started at a workshop at Poole Creek a few years ago.

Pat finished a wheel chair quilt, that she calls Joseph's Coat of Many Colours. The belt is attached to loops and can be used to keep the quilt from falling off. 

In this picture, you can see how the belt is attached. The belt comes off so the quilt can be washed.

This was an excellent UFO. Thanks to everyone who sent pictures. Remember, if you want to see a picture closer, you can click on it to see a larger version.

Next Show and Tell is June 14.