Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 2016 Meeting, Show and Tell

This month's meeting was chaired by Joan Baldwin on a beautiful autumn October morning! The changing leaves were a beautiful medley of reds,oranges, yellows and greens to view on my way to our meeting.

Our workshop committee volunteer, Margie C, explained our year's project the Hunter's Star with Cecile G.  There are a variety of colours that one can use.  I believe that this will begin in November, so think about your colours...and get ready!

2 colour

4 colour


One Square-2 colour

One Square-4 colour

One Square - scrappy
   A lovely letter was written by Lisa Ng our CMQG member who has returned to Malaysia after a great few months with us at Cottonmill.  We miss you too Lisa.  Keep quilting!

   Our Mini Retreat that will be held on November 2,3 now has a waiting list. Linda W was diligently collecting money to hold participant's places for this FUN even


This month we had a Teddy Bear made from a 1916 vintage family quilt made by Carol Anne M for a friend.  It was amazing so I took several photos so you could see the many hand embroideries.

Teddy's front and the letter S on his head

Teddy's back

part of Teddy's head/face


left foot

right foot


Carol Anne showing Teddy, see the date under her right hand?

On to our more traditional fare:

Brenda C's Owl Autumn pillow

Ruth G's "Cinnamon" quilt more realistic colour

Kaaren D's Thangles quilt

and Karen's rag quilt

A closeup of one of Lucy B's "flags

Lucy's whole Oh Canada quilt

Othello's  handy goody carrier

and Othello hiding behind her Christmas panel

Beverly made 2 of these for the cottage bunkbeds

Bev showing the back of the quilt and pointing out the bedroom wall colour. POP!

Joanne B showing her lovely fall table runner

Linda W was busy finishing her star quilt, quilted by her MOM!

Linda also did this sweet Church quilt.

That is all for this month folks, thanks for viewing.
Kathy F

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 ! can I resist?

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