Tuesday, March 12, 2013

President's Challenge

Donna demos a tradition block.  Way to go Jane...
As posted in September 2012, Donna has challenged us all to make an item from left over or newly made triangles. Submissions must be no smaller than a pot holder and no larger than a lap quilt.  Each project must contain at least one triangle.

The Categories are

  • Traditional.  Choose blocks using triangles of half square triangles.  
  • What were you thinking.  This can be anything - using triangles.
  • Mixed media. This can involve using many different techniques with different embellishments to create your  piece. 
The first prize in each category is a free quilting of the next queen size quilt you make.  Wow that's a motivator!!   These items must be given to Donna before or at the April meeting.

Show and Share March 2013

Even though our Snowbirds have not returned and a lot of our  "material girls" have headed for their annual exodus to Pennsylvania...we did have some wonderful items to see during Show and Share this month.

March 2013 Meeting

Diane McConachie presented her history of quilting with her trunk show.  She has grown from simple patch quilts to amazing complex blocks, applique, and  paper-pieced beauties.  Even though she hates public speaking, her narrative and  trunk show was great.  Thank you Diane.

from this
To this

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Crazy Quilt Workshop Feb 2013

I just received the following comments and pictures from Karen Bright (Workshop Convenor).  She recently completed the Crazy Quilt class with Mary Anne Richardson.  Sounds and looks like they all had a great time.  Love the results....

Ramblings of a Rookie - by Karen Bright

WOW!!!!!!!!   Two days of Crazy Quilting with Mary Anne Richardson and I am ready to take more classes from her.  She is an amazing teacher and the class was so much fun.  It was attended by Pam Campbell, Donna MacDonald, Linda McLean, Vicki Gowan, Margaret Bell, Donna MacIntosh, Mary Ellen Kennedy, Emily Johnson (non member, found us on the blog) and myself.

As we cut and stitched, we learned many little tidbits about the technique of Crazy Quilting and its History.  You do not have to be an expert to do this type of quilting and there are many projects that you do using this technique.

It looks like there will be another class being held in the future, so take advantage and get your name on the waiting list.  There are already 6 names on the list.

Karen Bright can be reached at bokar629@live.ca