Tuesday, September 20, 2016

First Meeting of new Guild Year

Our first Cottonmill Quilt Guild Meeting was held yesterday and was very well attended with about 70 members there including 4 new members.  Joan Baldwin held the meeting and Show and Tell as always, was a hit.
Barb Elliott, CMQG's our Community Projects person,  asked Stephanie Seymour from York Care Centre to come and address the Guild.

     Stephanie is the Manager of Activation and Volunteer Services at the Centre.  One of the things that some members of our Guild has been doing is making Activity Mats for Alzheimers patients. Stephanie explained their role and how well appreciated they have been.  Often fidgety, patients use the various parts of the mats to keep their hands busy.  It was an enlightening talk.  Following is a picture of an example of a 24 x 20 inch lap mat.

Margie Clouston, of the Workshop committee talked about various activities coming up, the next being the construction of this bound Goody Bag:

Goody goody Binding Kit

Please have your pieces cut for next month's meeting if you are going to make this cute carrier. The full directions are available at  

Joan talked about the quilt made by a small number of CMQG members over the summer to be auctioned at the Alzheimers Gala Dinner in October. Why do you think? Beautiful isn't it?

Show and Tell finished off the meeting part of our day and then members went into the board room for a lesson in English paper piecing of grandmother's flower garden.


Barb E's "stack and whack" for Victoria quilts

with a matching storage bag

Barb's BOM

Connie F's baby quilt (front)

and back!

Connie made this Row on Row 

and Connie's 2nd Row on Row

Many in Connie's Thursday group will make this stunning bag from yesteryear,:-)

Connie's Oh Canada Quilt from gail Mitchell's Ville class

Connie F and her zipper cosmetic bag

Lisette F's runner with first "go" at free motion

Lisette's second great job at free motion 

Othello's scare crow wall hanging

Othello's TeeShirt quilt made for her daughter...

with tee shirts...

of meaning!!

Pauline L's quilt as you go flower garden

Pauline L's Texas Star

closeup of Pauline's stars

Joyce holding Leigh M's log cabin pillow

Sandra L's BOM with...

...beautiful hand quilting

Jennifer S's runner from demo'd technique

Jennifer made 3 quilts with...

ONE jelly role and a few extras

Karen Drew's jelly role race

and Karen's relaxing large quilt...look at those flying geese!

Myrna T's comfort quilt

Bertha M's pinwheel quilt.

lots of ways to put pinwheels together Bertha says.

Just look at those points!

Joyce showing her "stripes" quilt

with her domestic machine's machine quilting

LOVELY back Joyce.

Joyce's chevron...

with fabulous quilting!

GREAT Show and Tell, eh?
One more thing to add to S&T are my EYE Spy's that I made for my granddaughter and grand nephew this summer...and neither were available for S&T as they were/are being used!!

A little young, but, "I spy with my little eye"...


Joan will be leading a class on her sweet PJ doll (pattern by gerri Richards of Rothesay) during the November local retreat for CMQG.  Did you notice her dollies in some of the photos? Even her husband Joan says, noticed and likes these cuties !  So...how can I resist?

See you all NEXT time!
in the meantime-
HAPPY quilting,

Thursday, June 23, 2016

June meeting and Show and Tell

Well, another Guild year is over.  The following photos are from the last meeting that included a sale of various items by members for members.  Then a super yummy pot luck was held and members and guests attended.

Show and Tell:
Barb E explaining her

One Block Wonder

Barb E and her sweet Moose Wallhanging

Margi C and her "little Gifts"

"Little Gifts"

"Little Gifts"

Alta F and her lovely completed BOM!

June G and her 'amazing' maze!

Beautiful baskets June.

June's summer runner.

June has done it...


and again.  This time a disappearing 4 patch.

Carol Ann M.'s lovely Quilt as You Go...

...and its back.

Joanne B's beautiful Block of the Month with appliqué

Lisa N shows her work

Jennifer S with her pink and purple baby quilt.

Joan B and her sweet pyjama bag

Joan showing her panel quilt...very effective border.

Joan's second panel...striking!

Francis and Bertha with their black and white log cabin pillows

Bertha talks about her "pick a posie' bag

Joyce N's zigzag

and back

Joyce's sweet maple leaves

activity aprons...Great JOB!

  Thanks to everyone for a great year, and to Nancy C for photos and Joanne G. for recording S&T names for me.

 See you in September. 🎶

Kathy F