Sunday, March 13, 2022

 A Couple More for Your Viewing Pleasure!

Jennifer S. has forwarded the following photos.  The first one is a quilt top for the Tiny Homes.  Jennifer made this one from orphan blocks that she has magically made into a handsome sampler quilt. 

The second photo is Jennifer's "blocks of the month" forwarded to us each month by Marj D.    Nice looking blocks - can't wait to see the finished product. Love your shamrock fabric!






Thursday, March 3, 2022

WHOO HOO - MORE NEW STUFF!!!!

Barb E. and Kathy F. are helping to keep the next dry spell of submissions at bay.

Barb. E. submitted this first quilt earlier but included more info that this will be a Tiny Homes  donation.  The pattern is called "Arrowheads" and Barb used all scraps for this quilt.

The second is also a scrap buster for the Tiny Homes project.

Barb said of the third photo "Bookcase, is a panel I made and put on a duvet cover. Titles of books are pieces of selvedges. I am using my domestic machine to quilt them myself.  I can see a difference in my pile of scraps, finally."

Great Work, Barb!  The donation quilts are sure to be appreciated.





And Kathy F. also has projects to mark off her list of UFO's.  First up are Kathy's blocks of the month with January, February and March completed.


And finally today is Kathy's "Happy Villages" and it is so cute!!!  She's even included the pattern cover for anyone wanting more info.  








Awesome work, ladies.  I'm so happy you've forwarded them for posting.

Monday, February 28, 2022

New Stuff Two Days in a Row!

Jennifer S sent me the following today - Hexies - better yet - Free Hexies now made into beautiful quilts as gifts for some lucky people.

Jennifer said "The attached pictures are 3 quilt tops I have made from free hexies from Joyce Newman. I believe they were from different people as the seams were not the same and not the same as mine I discovered so I had to get creative!  The finished one is a comfort quilt and already has a home. The other two will either be a comfort quilt or a shelter quilt. A few snags along the way as I tried to piece them together and get them to lay flat."




Wonderful work, Jennifer.  Hopefully we will be able to meet again soon.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Some Awesome Projects Just Finished!

It's been a while since I've had some completed quilting projects to post.  I am happy to say the dry spell has been broken and hopefully more will be shared to keep it going.


Today, Estella M. has forwarded the following.  Estella says:

"I delivered a comfort quilt to Glenda Crawford today.  She was so pleased to receive it.  Thankfully her cancer diagnosis was not as serious as first tests showed.  She will continue to be monitored but seems to be doing great and is back to work.

I made the quilt top as well as the following three.  Also made a couple of sewing machine covers."


Well done, Estella.  Such beautiful work and a wonderful gift to receive.  What a nice pick-me-up.


Estella's scrap busters!








Tuesday, January 18, 2022

A Beautiful Donation to a Wonderful Cause

Every year for approximately 10 years, Jennifer S. has made and donated to the UNB Reds, a beautiful pink quilt for the "Shoot for the Cure Think Pink" fund raiser.  Here is 2022's version.

Jennifer said "Jeff and the UNB Reds are doing an online auction again this year as are all the universities across Canada to raise money for Breast Cancer research. If anyone would like to visit the site and bid, it is as follows 

https://www.32auctions.com/RedsSFTC2022."

In the first two years, Jennifer hand quilted these herself but has since had the volunteer help of Joan B and Evelyn M who provide the batt, thread and the machine quilting.  What wonderful assistance to receive to keep this yearly tradition going.



This is a lovely gesture that I'm sure the UNB Reds appreciate.  So spread the word that tickets are available for this charming quilt with proceeds going to a great cause - and our fellow guild members can add that you know the quilt artists personally.

Friday, January 7, 2022

A New Year and New Completed Projects

Like you, I'm wishing we could meet in person to share our finishes and to work on our projects while chatting away with our fellow guild members.  Since this cannot be at this time, I'm happy to post some beautiful work just completed by Barb E.

Barb said "All scraps! I cannot see a difference in the storage drawer. If the triangles had been all the same color, I would have had a lot less stress!  It is called ARROWHEADS. I saw the picture on Facebook. The only clue I had , she said it was a place to use a CHARM pkg."




Barb also made the following and said "A pressing mat. I make a baby blanket and topstitched teflon fabric....the gray cover on an ironing board....on the plain side. This time I quilted strips to the diagonal white strip onto the 8 inch square of batting, making sure the strips were 3/8 inch bigger than batt for seams. I added purple fabric to the other side and this is where I sewed Teflon, on top of purple.  There are 2 layers of batt in the middle.  Every piece was scrap. Then I quilted stitch in the ditch straight lines through everything...5 lines. I use mine on my glass stove top or on a wooden TV tray.

I also made makeup remover pads, to be washed and reused - two layers of flannelette and one layer of cotton.  I cut 3 inch circles, stacked them, zigzaged edges.  

Finally I can see a small clear space in my storage drawer!"



Great work, Barb.  It's such a great feeling to see a big dent in the scraps and thanks for the ideas on how to use them.



Wednesday, December 29, 2021

GOING OUT WITH A BANG!

Estella M. has certainly been on a roll and has 2021 going out with a bang.  All of the following arrived via email last night and what a lovely group of pieces.

Estella said "Thought you would like to see what I did to put in the long Covid winter.  The cats and dog were for granddaughters for Christmas.  The teal one was a wedding gift.    Table runner for my daughter in law.  Flower quilt went to a friend in Michigan.  Others gifts for friends, etc. "













Wow, those are awesome.  Everyone must be thrilled with their gifts.

If anyone else has anything they'd like to post before year's end, please forward it along.

Happy New Year and all the best for 2022.




Monday, December 6, 2021

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

It was a little chilly this morning but all our hearts were warmed by the generosity shown by our fellow members.  

So many quilts and so much clothing, knitting, coffee and condiments, cleaning supplies and a cash donation - all for the Fredericton Homeless Shelters.  Two SUV'S jammed full were gratefully accepted by Warren Maddox, Executive Director and Tina Noble, Assistant Director.  Warren mentioned that both the male and female residents  really enjoy the hominess that the quilts make to their beds.  He also mentioned that when a resident transitions out to their own apartments that they get to take a quilt with them.

There were also many donations of bags, calendars and small Christmas items passed on to Cecile G. this morning for the Meals on Wheels Christmas dinner project.  Cecile generously donates a lot of time each year gathering items to make these dinners special for each recipient.  She is very grateful for all the help she receives and is happy to report that the Guild's members made over 300 bags and many, many mug rugs.  

The shelters and Meals on Wheels weren't the only ones receiving this morning.  Jennifer S. handed out gifts to all who showed up, each containing best wishes, a homemade cookie, Christmas poem and a puzzle.  Thank you for preparing those, Jennifer.  The cookie was yummy!

Following are some pictures that were taken this morning.  Not all turned out as well as hoped but here some of the morning's festivities,


Jennifer S and Evelyn M were already to receive donations and give out treats.


And then it started.....
























Warren Maddox pulling the name of the winner of the gift basket - which turned out to be Pam W.  
Congratulations, Pam.

And Tina Noble receiving the cash donation and a treat!


Thank you to everyone and happy holidays to all!




  A Couple More for Your Viewing Pleasure! Jennifer S. has forwarded the following photos.  The first one is a quilt top for the Tiny Homes....