Tuesday, 27 February 2018

February 24 Workday

Our February general meeting had to be canceled due to the weather but our workday was a wonderful success. There was a fabric exchange and many ironing board covers creatively constructed.

Looks like everyone had a great time and now the ironing boards will be to beautiful to use.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Bleeding Quilt Fixed

Bleeding quilt and how I fixed it with Dawn dish soap @ The Crafty Quilter

Dianne found this during her internet surfing and thought it might be useful. I truly hope that this is information none of us will need! Just in case though here is the link.


or this one gives the step by step instructions


Thursday, 4 January 2018

January's Meeting

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Even the bitter cold did not stop us from attending our first meeting of 2018. It was nice to see everyone out after the busy holiday season.

Charline with her very handy microwave cozy.
 I (Marj) have made them in various sizes and use them all the time in my home,

June has done a fantastic flannel applique with free motion quilting.
What a fabulous quilt it is  beautiful!

This is the back of June's flannel quilt.

Anita pieced and free motion quilted this Scrappy Star.
What a lovely quilt

Back of Anita's quilt

Allison made a selection of appliqued decorative pillow covers 

Another example of Allison's applique.

Connie's Hockey Rink Warmer Quilt with pouch for hand warming
and pocket. What a great idea, Wish I  had one when I was
spending many many hours in a cold rink years ago.

Joyce has been at it again and these pictures do not do her work justice. The quilts
were moving too fast to get a good shot but they are so beautifully free motion quilted. 

Another of Joyce's linen appliqued and free motion quilted pieces. She is a talent
beyond words. 

Well that was all for Show & Tell for this month. The storm is coming so stay warm and safe. 


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

December's Christmas Dinner

As usual the Gibson Street United Church volunteers delivered a wonderful turkey dinner again this year. There was lots of socializing with a cup of hot spiced cider in hand. Dinner was served, a seasonal Show-N-Tell then followed by a draw for prizes. 
Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.

Dinner is Served

Prizes waiting to be drawn

Pat displaying her win!

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


November Meeting

Marian Lanhus was introduced as tonight's speaker. Marian and her husband Bruce. They moved to Gagetown, NB took over the Step A Side B & B renaming it Lang House after their name Langhus, which means long house in Norwegian.
Marian is an avid collector of old and loved quilts. She showed a few of her quilts and also gave a demonstration on framed blocks within double panes of glass. Marian then introduced her friend Author Kathie Goggin who shared a portion of her writing with us. 

Framed blocks using a double panes of glass so both the
front and back of the block are visible.
This quilt shown by Marian has fabric of all different colours and
fabric content, Most likely made from old clothing. There is polyester
fabrics like crimpolene within it.

This quilt was a pieced top only. It was not sandwiched and quilted
but the outside edges were turned under and hemmed. 

This quilt was made in 1870 by an 88 yr old woman initials TBR.
This information is embroidered into the quilt. Each alternate block set on point
is hand embroidered as seen in the photo below.

Close up of embroidered block.

Author Kathie Goggin reading a passage from her manuscript.

Joyce showing in this and the following pictures how she used hankies and
linens as a base for her extraordinary quilting.   

Great meeting and wonderful to see all the talent that our guild possesses.