Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 2017, Meeting and Show and Tell, Cottonmill Quilt Guild

  Our meeting to start off our new year was short and well attended!

   A new item brought up was our "New to You" table that will be available at each meeting.  The idea is members will bring in quilting items that they no longer want or will use and members will take home what they DO want.  One man's 'don't wants' are another man's treasure, right?

    Joanne G, CMQG secretary,  read the minutes of December's meeting.  Joan B, CMQG Coordinator, addressed recent queries.  Our workshop committee member Linda W, addressed the group with February's project of a lovely pillow cover. with samples.  Following Show &Tell , a short workshop on paper Piecing was given by Jennifer S and people continued to sew for the day.

Show and Tell 

Joyce N has been busy wit her gorgeous machine quilting!

Note the machine quilting on this baskets wallhanging

Beautiful colour way quilt (learn more in her Scrap Class at The VILLE)

Linda P shows us her 2nd Funky Chicken quilt.

See the cute chickens?

Stunning Canada 150 wallhanging made by Betty Ann E.

Colourful bali "in the hoop" wallhanging made byMarilyn McK!

Close up of the stunning work and fabric choices.

Rail Fence quilt that was made and  Lisette ....

and impressively machine quilted by Lisette as well. 

Jennifer S's BOM block

New folded quilting technique tried successfully by Jennifer

Jennifer's needle turned Hawaii turtle pattern

up close!

Jennifer's annual quilt for Breast cancer 

backed with basketball fabric!

Perfect idea for grandnieces pillowcases by Othella


New western grand baby quilt by Grandmother Carol M

Carol's tree skirt in the making

Beverly M. made this for her Boston cheering husband

up close

Hopscotch quilt by Connie reminding us to check out the new stock at Christmas Crab Quiltery

Don C finished his miniature Around the World.

Don is working on this beautiful Quilt of Valour!

Cose up of some of the available Canadian fabric.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

December Meeting of CMQG including Show and Tell

Unfortunately I missed the exciting December Meeting and the silent auction and S&T and our Christmas luncheon.  However, Dianne K was kind enough to take photos and send them to me , so enjoy, with thanks to Dianne.

Ann C has finished her runner and it is lovely.

Colourful quilt Linda P. for appliqu├ęd frogs!

Lovely animal quilt.

Hasn't Estella been busy? 

Flo B has a great contrasting colour runner for her table.

Evelyn MacN shows her amazing embroidery

Joan and Evelyn show their projects


Close-up of embroidery 

Embroidered Santa from top to bottom with striking pieced border!

Pauline shows imaginative picture quilt with plaids from the person pictured.

Merry Christmas everyone and BEST of the Season.
See you in the New Year...2017!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 2016 Meeting and Show and Tell

The Monday meeting of the CMQG was attended by 66 members and was "officiated over" by Joan B.

A topic covered during the meeting was the Cool Cat Pyjama Bag that many of our mini retreat participants made.  These PJ bags were made with the help of Joan and the pattern was an original by Gerri Richards in Quispamsis NB.  A fun project during the November retreat. They are so cute and were all lined up on the piano in the small boardroom.

Great display everyone.

Aren't they CUTE? And so individual and colourful, each one!

After the meeting we had Show and Tell.  It was a large S&T by many talented members, so I hope that enjoy it through the photos!

     SHOW AND TELL for November:

Joyce's jean bags with beautiful FreeMotion Quilting

Joyce is free motioning projects

A small Twister item made from leftovers

Larger wall hanging again beautifully free motioned

Joyce's Owl and Rabit

Barb E made this autumn scene from shredded fabric

Joanne B shows her christmas place mats

Sweet pillow top Joanne
Nila's beautiful batik runner

Nila's Christmas stripped apron

Cousins Nila and Dianne with their reversible aprons!
Dianne's kitchen items fabric patterned apron

reversed to red

Dianne's Oh Canada quilt from Gail M's class
Estella M has been BUSY!

Estella's Fidget quilt

2 zipperred bags that Estella made

Estella made this doll diaper bagful her granddaughter's doll

and dolly's carseat cover...

and this sweet pillow

and this lovely themed runner

Estella continues with this thoughtful Daughter Quilt

closeup of one square

Estella's last item, a binding tool star quilt

Jennifer S's snowman hanging

Jennifer admits to a runner "kick"

Jennifer's lemon/lime runner

another colourful runner by Jennifer
beautifully unique runner!

Don Coles shows his Hockey Quilt

the centre

Don's backing fabric is also hockey related

Don's 9-patch Deer panelled quilt

Don's beautiful reproduction fabric quilt

Pauline L's hand quilted star quilt 

quilt is made from this book

Closeup of Pauline's quilt done by the ladies at Church

2 "quick runners" of Pauline's

Lemonade quilt (from the same book) by Pauline

Joan had Othello make this Mermaid tail for Christmas gift

Joan B made this ISpy quilt for her granddaughter

A closeup of Joan's quilt

Othello wreath centrepiece

Cecile's happy strip quilt

A close up in case you want to make it!

Ann C and her lovely Poinsettia Runner

Ann C's and June G's almost finished Poinsettia runners

 Joan was asked to make a 'special' vest for her daughter to wear at her Christmas Party in Toronto. After spending HOURS both sewing and embroidering Joan models the finished product! High fashion this year at that staff party!

I hope that you enjoyed our November Show and Tell.

See you in December!