Tuesday, 20 January 2015

January 7th Meeting

Even the bitter cold did not keep our members home. We bundled up and attended regardless of what Old Man Winter was dishing out. Our meeting was very informative. Gwenda Mattinson and her husband Eugene gave a talk on Long Arm Quilting and how to prepare your quilt for your long arm quilter.

 
As always our very talented members had wonderful items for show and tell.
 
Heather's Pinwheels

Joyce always has an interesting quilt which she also did a lot of machine quilting on 

Marie made this quilt for a friend using the Take 5 pattern

Pat P's quilt of pieced circles

A few of the table toppers from our December workshop

Sandra's sample blocks for this years fabric exchange

Susan's stunning heart wall hanging in black and white using the Twister
 

2015 is off to a good productive start. My New Year's resolution is to work on my PHD (projects half done) and so far I have one finished and working on number two.

Marj 

 
 

Saturday, 20 December 2014

December 2014 Workday

The last workday of the year was a wonderful social and productive day. Some of our members made table toppers taught to us by Joy. The creative fabric choices really made each topper look different and so beautiful. We enjoyed a lunch of rolls, cold cuts, cheese, vegetables etc. and Caesar  salad prepared for us by Dorothy and Wendy.
Ann's Topper almost done

Bonnie's almost ready for the table

Charlotte's is beautiful with palsy  

Geraldine's is finished in traditional Christmas green and red

Janet's well on her way to finishing

Joy's sample for teaching us how to make this beautiful topper

Marj's finished topper

Finishing the topstitching
Janet's Poinsettia wall-hanging


Joyce is free motion quilting
 



Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Safe, and Healthy New Year to all my fellow, wonderful, Elm City Quilters See you in the New Year from Marj

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!

Marj

 

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.