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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October Meeting and Show and Tell 2018

A good meeting was held by Jennifer with Dianne K reading the minutes of our Sept meeting and committee heads giving updates.

Block Lotto:
Marj is showing Lotto Block number 2, the directions of which are to follow.

 Show and Tell:

A music gift for her brother 

Carolyn C talks about this quilt...
It is a BEATLES and guitar quilt to be a christmas gift

One of the stars!

Kathy F's Christmas, Halloween and Bargello table runners

Stack and Whack finished by Kathy F

Closeup of Judy D's quilting on her ...

whole quilt.  Pictures do NOT do justice,it is lovely!

Carol Anne McG shows her hexagon quilt wearing her beautiful chenille jacket.

Estella Mac and her Harry Potter quilt with its 4 houses shown.

Allison H and her Fall Wallhanging

Allison happily talks about her about to be grandchild's quilt with excitement.

Cecile and her red quilt of hundreds of 1.5 inch squares

And here is Cecile's gorgeous scrappy postage stamp quilt!!

Brenda C teaches us her method for this Baby Quilt

Joan Baldwin talks about Evelyn M's embroidered wall hanging...

...and the ONE block that she happily did!



Joan shows her 2 Chenille mats made with the same colour fabrics in a different order.

Joyce and her miniature red and white quilt

Joyce shows what can be done with HSTs

A display of Joyce's amazing postcards

And...a closeup of 3 postcards.

AND here are the Lotto Block directions:


Thats all for now.
Kathy

Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 2018 Meeting


  Welcome back to our CMQG year of quilting!

We had a great meeting on Monday with Jennifer S, this year's Coordinator chairing,  and Dianne K as our trusted Secretary taking notes. There were about 70 in attendance.

  The business meeting was full and during the Workshop portion, Liz and Allison discussed our next Workday project, Chenille Rugs which they will teach.






LOTTO BLOCK


Next came a discussion of the Lotto Block shown here.  


Have a look at the directions that Margie C has has developed regarding the monthly Lotto Block. These will be sent out soon Evelyn Mac.  Unfortunately right now I cannot incorporate the text and photos from the Word Doc, but I am including the text for your information.

Cotton Mill Block Lotto for October 2018
X Block

Make a block (or several) and bring it to the October meeting.  For each block you make you will be given a ticket on a chance to will ALL THE BLOCKS that are submitted that month.  The more blocks you submit – the more chances you’ll have to win them all.

Fabric A  - Medium to Dark Blue – cut 4 squares 4.5”  (all from the same blue fabric)
Fabric B– Medium Greens –these can be the same fabric or a mixture of different medium greens - cut 5 squares 4.5”(put your darkest or lightest green in the middle).
Fabric C– White solid or White Tone on Tone – cut 8 squares 2.5”

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the white fabric.  Place the squares right sides together on opposite corners of the Blue fabric.  See photo for placement.

Sew on the draw lines. Trim and press open.

Lay out the squares and sew in rows, 

PRESSING
On the top and bottom rows, press seams toward middle square, away from the blue squares.
On the middle row, press seams away from the centre square.  
Sew rows together.  Seams should now nest. 
Your block should now measure 12.5 inches 
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Show and Tell:



Then of course we had a wonderful post summer Show and Tell.
This started with the showing of several  Victoria quilts made from leftover fabrics, by Joan and Evelyn.  
Simple and warm!








Next came our members' who won ribbons in this year's Fredericton Exhibition.
Congratulations to you all!

Pauline showing her beautiful Christmas quilt


Pauline's child panel quilt with its ribbon attached.

Barb E's Bear quilt

front

and back...  a Duck quilt.😀

Next, Don C's winning Canada 150 quilt

front

and back

Don shows another winner

Cecile G shows her amazing Girls in Fan Skirts quilt

This was a well deserved Grand Champion!

and a closeup of one sweetie with rickrack, embroidery, hankie etc!

Bertha M's 1st winning Black and White hand quilted BOM quilt

Bertha's lovely BOM 1st winner, quilted by Marj Deveau

Winning miniature wall hanging by Bertha

Sweet Santa winner by Bertha

Christmas Panel entered by Bertha and won a first! 

And now, our members' Show and Tell


Estella's Red and Grey quil
Estella's quilt's full top




Estella's Wedding Quilt for her son with messages written in each block by attendees




Centre block

Allison has made Seasonal pillow tops. Smart! 

halloween

winter

Valentine's time

March-saint Patrick's 

July

Flower to cover summer!

June's lovely embroidered and hand quilted quilt

Hand quilted, Floral quilt shown by quilter June.

Pauline is back to show various blocks made into comfort quilts

Stash blocks by Pauline

Pauline showing one of her several  9 Patch comfort quilts she whipped up!

Jennifer G's Fuzzy Logic quilt

Jennifer's quilt made from tapestry fabric samples

Beverly M's bargello



Heather O'L's lovely HST quilt called Circle of Friends!

Heather O's Missouri Quilt quilt

Great job Heather

Angela explaining her multi pocked purse

Smart purse

Lisette F's striking quilt

Lisette talking about her QAYG (quilt as you go) by Leah Day

Beautiful machine quilting done by Lisette!


Pillow covers to match

Jennifer's "Wine Bottle" table topper

Lisette will work on the quilting of this Purple Lantern quilt at her domestic machine

Lovely Vintage Lines antique quilted doily artistically done by Joyce N

Joyce's amazing floral Log Cabin, great layout and machine quilted too!
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And to close the blog writing for today, I want to share great news...

YES, we have a PUBLISHED member!!

Joyce N has been published in ART QUILTING STUDIO the Autumn edition for her extraordinary imaginative nature postcards.   Isn't this exciting?  What a talent...







We are so happy for you and proud of you Joyce!!

That is all for today,
kathy F