Friday, 5 December 2014

Christmas Dinner December 03, 2014

A very delicious Christmas dinner was prepared and served to our members by the Gibson Memorial United Church congregation volunteers. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and are very grateful to the church for all they do for our guild. Thank you!

Prior to dinner being served Mulled Cider was served and some social time was had by all who attended. Our program committee really go all out for us and it is very much appreciated. Thank you!

 After dinner was consumed and bellies full door prizes were handed out and Show and Tell began,

 Anita's Flip Flop quilt for her Granddaughter

Ann C's Puss in the Corner

Ann C showing us the quilt that her husband Don made

                         Marj's 4 Bottle bag

 Cathy B's Christmas and Fall reversible table cloth

Cecile's Christmas quilt. The fabrics are all scrappy Christmas prints.

Cecile made this Log Cabin quilt using all 6o's original and reproduction fabrics. Very impressive.

Beautiful pastel quilt made by Gloria

Jennifer made this raffle quilt Shoot for the Cure proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer research

What a gorgeous Christmas star made by Joanne C

Joan's mini Twister Christmas tree

Kathy O made this quilt for her granddaughter

Marg R with her Christmas tree skirt, won't this look nice under the tree

Two really sweet pillows made by Marie

 Crabapple Hill pattern Winter Wonderland made by Marj

Close up of Winter Wonderland red work

Paulette's lovely table runner

Have a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season and I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!



Monday, 24 November 2014

Mini Retreat November 2014

Hi to all our members and visitors who have come to visit our Blog. I have volunteered to do the blog for our guild. After years of wonderful Blogging by Kathy F. I can only hope that I can follow in her well placed footsteps.

Our guild had a wonderful Mini Retreat on the weekend. Every one had a very productive time spent socializing, sewing and eating. Here are some of the snapshots of the weekend.

Ann's Snowman tree skirt. He is so cute


                      Quilts for Jackie's twin Grandsons.

Jackie happily making her quilts for her twin Grandsons

Karen and Linda in their element.

Someone has to prepare the meals! Thanks Dorothy and Wendy. Everyone was well fed.

Pat K's beautiful block. Can't wait to see them all finished and put together.

Cecile's beautiful Stack and Whack blocks.

 Bertha's lovely table topper

Carol's Twister table topper

Cecil's Stack and Whack blocks all together. Note the fabric on the top is what she started out with.

Dora's Art Quilt.....what talent!

    Pat's winter scene block

Wendy's Star block.......Looks good.

Janet's poinsettia being created.

A great time was had by all! Thanks to Joy and her committee.


Saturday, 15 November 2014

November Show and Tell

There was a lot of discussion at the November meeting about the upcoming quilt show which , out of sequence I am afraid, was posted here.  I hope that you enjoyed the Show either in real time, or on our Elm City Quilt Guild Blog.

Back to our November meeting, there was a lively Show and Tell as always, with lots of interesting quilts.  Here is a peek!  Faye Charleton does such a great job with photographing and getting the information to me!  Thanks so much Faye!!
Enjoy the variety.

Janet Mahoney with her quilted and finished soy milk painting from Peggy
Holt's workshop

Anne Palmer with 'ouch pouches' made by Sandra Day with Pat looking on

 Lovely yellow, green and pink quilt made by Gail Searles

Cecile Grant received 24 'rose of Sharon' blocks (poly cotton), put them
together and made 2 quilts.

Two sweet quilts made by Carol Blenkhorn

I spy with my little eye...

 Lucy with her 'twister' bag. Such nice colors.

 Nancy Colpitts made this block called metro rings  - cut with the new
quick curve ruler.

This is Dora Martins adorable I Spy quilt

Joyce Newman has been trying to use up scraps and made this quilt. Each
block is the 'Trip Around the World'

 Joyce Newman's amazing seahorse and dragon quilt!

Isn't this sweet for fall?

  These 2 lovely fall runners made by Joyce Perry.

That is all for now folks.  Remember the Mini Retreat next week!  These are such special events, 2 days of spoiling ourselves (once we have our quilting supplies moved from house to church hall!!).  It will be fun to see what everyone is working on and Faye will be there to take pictures, so, SMILE!!

Sew often,

October Workday at Elm City

  What fun and production we all had at the October Workday!!  I am always amazed at the variety of projects and what people are producing, while socializing.  Workdays are so much a part of our Guild an I recommend that you all, especially the Newbies, take advantage of the expertise that flows at these events.

  Have a look below at some of the projects underway...maybe you saw some at the Guild Quilt show all completed?

GORGEOUS piece of fabric!!

 We have a guild member Marg Rutledge, trying to decide how to use this stunning fabric in a quilt and getting "the most" exposure and colour.  With the help of our resident co-ordinator, Pat Kennedy, fussy cutting as shown was suggested.  Cannot wait to see what Marg decided!  What would you do?

Linda Wolstenholme has lovely colours chosen for the beginnings of her table runner!

Charlotte showing colourful fabric.

Charlotte with her beaded, decorated bag.

Kathy O'Connell is working on one of her Christmas quilt Appliqué squares, and socializing!

Marg Rutledge is pinning her quilt together for quilting-always room on our big tables!

Perry working on pretty floral blocks...
 Time to get some UFO's done and know the saying "done is good"?
 Kathy Feltmate's star blocks (from a BOM BC kit)...

Linda B. busy working on her 'blocks of the month'
   Diane Kelly's colorful blocks done with curves...

Convinced yet?  Come along to one of our workdays and see for yourself...bring your lunch and stay awhile.  Great value for $5.00!!
Kathy F.