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Friday, January 22, 2016

January 14th Guild meeting

We met on Thursday evening for the first meeting of 2016. Both President Lorna and Vice-president Angie were absent, so Teresa B. chaired the meeting. Of special interest from the executive reports were the notes of appreciation received from My Sisters’ Place, Rothholme Women’s and Family Shelter and also from Children’s Aid. All were grateful for the donations received. Our vendor for the evening was Trina from the Cotton Harvest Quilt Shop in Seaforth.
Our program for the evening was mini trunk shows from three of our members.
Cathy S. has been quilting for over 30 years. For the last ten years she has been a long arm quilter. In most areas, she states she is “self taught”. She showed a selection of her quilts, showing various techniques she’s tried over the years. A 50th Anniversary quilt using photo transfers. The centre block section is a design from Judy Martin. The rest of the stars use the sizes found in the centre section. It was hand quilted. Cactus Rose, a pattern from Judy Niemeyer. All of the blocks were paper pieced. Then the flowers were added with needle turn appliqué. It was long arm quilted. It took first prize at the Western Fair several years ago. Endless Chain, a design by Emilie Richards. In the original pattern, the coloured wedges were made from a striped fabric. In this quilt, the wedges were string pieced to get the striped effect. 
The Canadiana Quilt from last year’s program. 
La Passacaglia, an English paper pieced design by Willyne Hammerstein. 
Jacqui V. came next, showing a selection of quilts she has made over the years. She sews primarily on antique machines, doing most of her piecing and machine quilting on a foot powered treadle machine. She loves doing One Block Wonder quilts. This is one of many that she has done. 
Jacqui called this next one “Leftovers”. She had made a quilt using circles cut from squares and didn’t have the heart to throw out the leftovers. So she arranged them onto a background and stitched them down.

This quilt is made with tiny log cabin blocks. All had to be arranged on a design wall so that the colours would be in the proper place. This next one is called Indian Orange Peel, 
the result of a class/workshop she took a number of years ago. 
This next one is the result of a Bonnie Hunter challenge to use tumblers as leaders/enders for making a quilt.
Our next trunk show was from Joan who owns the quilt shop in Mt. Bridges. The first two quilts pictured here are from blocks from shop hops. I love the settings she has used for them, and also the border treatments. This next quilt is a design from Crabapple Hill Studios and is called Snow Days. As a change of pace from doing large bed sized quilts, she did up this bed runner.
And then, there is this gorgeous sampler. I believe it is the Farmer’s Wife Sampler. If I am wrong, please correct me.
After all that quilty goodness, we were treated to some member show and tell. These are just three os them. There was this gorgeous medallion quilt, 
a spring wall hanging
 and a child’s quilt.There are lots more photos of the evening to be found on our Picassa web page here.


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