Blog Sampler

Monday, August 22, 2016

Spaces available in a workshop

 I received a message from The Modern Quilt Guild a week or two ago, asking to post this information for our guild members. Here it is:
Could  you  let the Friendship Guild members know that we have a few spaces available in an upcoming workshop. Thanks

October 1, 2016
Anita Zobens Thread Bar Workshop
$75 for all day class which includes the class fee, kit fee and lunch is provided
Here is a link for more information

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Blog Sampler Hovering Hawks

Here is this week’s block, named Hovering Hawks.


Cutting Instructions:

Light Fabric #1:                          cut 2 squares  @  2 3/8  x 2 3/8 inches
Light Fabric #2:                          cut 3 squares  @  2 3/8  x 2 3/8 inches
Dark Fabric:                                cut 5 squares  @ 2 3/8  x 2 3/8 inches
                                                     cut 6 squares  @  2  x  2  inches


Assembly:

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all the light squares. Pair these, right sides together with the 5 dark 2 3/8 inch squares. sew a 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut the apart on the drawn line and press to the dark.

Arrange your triangle squares along with the 2 inch dark squares as shown below. Pay close attention to the arrangement and position of your triangle squares. The picture here is from the Electric Quilt program. In the picture I took of mine, they were all turned the wrong way, so I couldn’t use it here.  It is very easy to get them turned in the wrong direction.

Go here for the finishing instructions. The large dark triangles are on the outside this time.









Saturday, August 13, 2016

Registration and Volunteer Forms

Good afternoon, everyone. I have added the registration form and also the volunteer forms to the blog. They can be found at the top of the right hand side bar. If you click on them, the should be printable. I hope everyone is having a great summer. It’s hard to believe it’s almost the middle of August. Get your forms printed off and sent to Teresa early, and save yourself the line up at the first guild meeting.
Edit: Oops..... having trouble with the links.... this is going to require a do-over.
Double edit: the registration form seems to be there, but I’m still having trouble with the volunteer forms.
Triple edit: the volunteer form is here now too.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Blog Sampler Whirlpool

Here is this week’s block, called Whirlpool.

Cutting Instructions:

Light Fabric:                 cut 8 squares  @  2 3/8  x 2 3/8  inches
Medium Fabric:            cut 4 squares  @  2 3/8  x 2 3/8  inches
Dark Fabric:                  cut 4 squares  @  2 3/8  x  2 3/8 inches

Assembly:

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side, through the middle of each of the light 2 3/8 inch squares. Pair these up with the 4 medium and 4 dark fabrics. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line and press to the darker fabric. Arrange all your triangle squares as shown below and sew together.
Go here for the finishing instructions. The large triangles on the outside are the lights this time.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer 2016 sew-in day

About 20 quilters gathered together on July 23rd to catch up on summer happenings and sew a few stitches on a variety of projects. We sewed on Quilts of Valour, Comfort Quilts for the guild and some of our own personal projects. It’s always a good opportunity to use the large tables to lay out a project, or baste a project, without having to crawl around on the floor. What’s more, it’s fun, and a great way to catch up with old friends and make new ones and get to know each other better. There are more photos of the sew-in day here.













Thursday, July 21, 2016

Blog Sampler Blockade


Here is this week’s block, called Blockade.

Cutting Instructions:

Light Fabric:                     cut 4 squares  @  2 3/8  x  2 3/8 inches
Medium Fabric:                cut 7 squares  @  2 3/8  x  2 3/8 inches
Dark Fabric:                      cut 1 square   @  4 1/4  x  4 1/4 inches
                                           cut 1 square @ 2 3/8  x 2 3/8  inches

Assembly:

Draw a diagonal line down the centre of each of your light 2 3/8 inch squares. Pair these squares up with the dark 2 3/8 inch square and with 3 of the medium 2 3/8 inch squares. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line and press your seams towards the darker fabrics.

Take your 4 remaining medium fabric 2 3/8 inch squares and draw a diagonal line through the middle of each. Using the method described here, pair them up with the dark 4 1/4 inch square to make 4 flying geese units.

Arrange your pieces as shown below, and sew together, first into quarter sections and then to make the complete block.
Go here for the finishing instructions. The dark triangles are on the outside for this one.
            


Monday, July 18, 2016

A couple of announcements and reminders

We have a new sponsor listed in the links to various businesses and shops. It’s called Knit Stitch. Check it out, when you get a minute. The rest of the links to our other sponsors are found in a list about halfway down the right hand side bar.

Rose B. who is chairing the quilt show committee, wants to put up a display of various challenges the guild has done over the years. She has requested that we go through our quilts and find any challenge pieces that we have done. If you have them, these can go back in time as far as possible. Are you thinking about the show yet? Have you decided what quilts to enter? Are you thinking about the 35th anniversary challenge piece? What about getting items together for the members’ boutique?

I just want to give a quick reminder about the sew-in day on Saturday, July 23rd from 9am to 4 pm. Bring your lunch. This is a free sewing day, there’s no charge for it and no time line. Come when you can, for the entire day or just an hour or two. Visit with some old friends and make some new ones and catch up on what has been happening over the summer. If you are planning on coming, would you take a few minutes and make a set of comfort quilt blocks. The link to the colours is found here. The instructions are found close to the top of the right hand side bar. Please bring them with you. A few of the comfort quilt committee members will be there working to put some blocks together into quilts. If you can’t be there on Saturday, please bring your blocks to the first meeting of the year in September.