Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Paper Piecing Workshop

Eleanor Plewes conducted her paper piecing workshop on January 29th.  The lucky participants got to learn how to paper piece teapots and tea cups with our resident paper piecing expert.  From the looks on their faces and the results shown in the pictures below...they had a good day!!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

5 inch squares

A big Thank You to all who brought in 5 inch squares.  They have been used by the Quilt Show Promotions Team to make fridge magnets.  A group of us gathered at Eleanor Plewes's place to create these items.  They will soon be distributed to some of your favourite quilt shops.  Fun day!!

A hard working bunch!!!!

Block of the Month Group

Despite freezing temperatures Chrissy  Atelaar and Donna Starr's hardy Block of the Month Group met last week.  Add one  more  completed block to their ever growing quilt...


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Show and share January

Here are some close shots of some of  the show and share quilts.  The work put into these quilts is amazing.

I love this little guy!!!

Jeannette Millar - Underground Railroad

 At our January meeting Jeannette Millar spoke to us about the Underground Railroad.  This "rail road" was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.  She told us how quilt blocks were used as codes.  The quilt patterns, used in a certain order, relayed messages to slaves preparing to escape.  Some of the common blocks used were Monkey Wrench, Crossroads, and Wagon Wheel.

It was a very informative presentation enjoyed by all.  Thank you Jeannette.

As a bonus Pat Chester and Carolyn Porteous brought in newly made Underground Railroad sampler quilts.  They were beautiful