Wednesday, 27 August 2014

FREX Volunteers NEEDED

Hi all,
  Tis Fredericton Exhibition time again and w need volunteers for our booth and hand quilting project from the 31st of August to the 6th of September.  Please contact Sandra Day (450-2911)
if you can donate a couple of hours to sew or sell tickets for ECQG give away quilt or just be there!  There are a lot of hours to cover...we need you!
  Here are a couple of photos from previous years.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Newbie Quilter...ANNA!!

  I thought that I would show you all a member, Kathy O'Connell's,  granddaughter Anna.  The information that Kathy sent at the time I thought that I would blog about Newbies, is that "Anna is in Grade 3 at Connaught St, she will be 9 in June". Well, now Anna will be going into grade 4 in the fall and just had her 9th birthday!!  

Anna loves to dance and is an active bright little girl with an amazing spark in her eyes.  When she visited me recently she was animated, interesting in everything and looked me right in the eye when talking to me...something I think is very important!

 Anna is very artistic; loves to draw, paint, and has helped her Nanny design a couple of quilts for her dolls. One day this spring, Anna was visiting Kathy O, and asked if she could do some quilting, so Kathy took her down to her sewing room and left her to create something.  

Isn't this an amazing, complex, well designed little block for an 8 year old?  Great job, Anna!!  Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Does anyone else in the Guild have a Newbie story to share?

Just let me know.
Sew often,
Kathy F.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Hawaiian Luau, ECQG season closing party

  Party Time at Elm City!

Enjoy the photos below sent to me with identifying information, by Faye Charleton. Thanks Faye!   The closing meeting looked like a great celebration and despite the party atmosphere it was also a time of Show and Tell by members!

Lets have a look:

 Lovely table decorations...

 There was  even had a palm tree and a dancing hula girl on top of a pineapple!

Beautifully decorated and oh so colourful hall, created by the committee!!  Great job Gals!!  We have such amazing talent in our Guild, and not just for quilting!!

Yummy looking food as well!

This colourful quilt met people at the door.

2 lovely ladies with their grass skirts and note Dora's colourful sandals below

 Many of our members came in their finest hawaiian enjoy and get into the Luau spirit!

grass skits were plentiful!

 And as the celebrating wound down,  we have Show and Tell!

Marg R showing special wallhanging

The beautiful bride's dress wallhanging was done by a friend of Marg's -
Trish Wallace who is god-mother to Marg's granddaughter

Laurie Yeates explaining her Fairy quilt - so cute

Laurie Yeates' quilts -  broken dishes and ...

...single Irish Chain

Myrna's Echoing Squares quilt from the fabric exchange in January

Peggy Holt's orphan block quilt.

and another of Peggy's orphan Block quilts

 A baby quilt called Bugs Love - made by Gwenda

   Cathy Hachey and her Mom with 'Spring' UFO'S completed

Betty Curtis, Cathy Hachey's Mom with a giggle

  Marg Routledge finished her Nova quilt - a wedding gift for her
Looks like lots of FUN was had!!!    Thanks so much to the organizers.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Pattern shared...

Marie, one of our Guild members, was asked at the min-retreat by many about the pattern she was using for her brother's wedding quilt.  She has shared it for us.  Enjoy.  The fabric that she used was Historical Blenders by Howard Marcus Dunn.



   Last Friday and Saturday, our Elm City Guild held a two day mini retreat, called this because it is short, effective and we go home to sleep in our own beds, well-fed and sewn out!  Our food/snacks are provided and we need not pack up for the night, as everything is kept safe and sound Friday night for the next day.

  Nancy Colpitts had her store set up for everyone’s convenience.  Lots of non retreat goers made and appearance as well to shop and visit as well with great enthusiasm.

Nancy folding some yummy just-purchased fabric for Pauline!

  Thirty plus members attended and sewed, learned, taught, talked, socialized, ate, and just enjoyed the experience and each other.  Want that verified...have a look at Faye Charleton's photos.  (There should be a way that I can out 2 photos side by side, but it just doesn't seem to work, so take your time and just enjoy Faye's photos!)

  Thanks to everyone that participated, helped in the planning and those who played an essential role "pulling the retreat off" as they say.  A BIG THANK YOU!


Beth Brennan getting a jump on Christmas

new placemats with the new Christmas colours.

Janet's pinwheels

New-by Janet auditioning her borders.

Joy's lovely Christmas bowls.

Joy Sower's hand sewing the bowl closure.

Laurie Yeates has been making the "Blessings" blocks that Kathy sends out weekly from the Fabric Cupboard in Moncton NB.

Joyce Perry and Darleen Dewar making decisions...

Carol Hallett working in/on lovely greens.
Carol Taylor working on blocks for her Rag Quilt 

Cute blocks...

Bonnie Beek is working on these blocks for her Grandson...looks like an iSpy!

Carolyn Finnie made these cute cupcake placemats.
Kate working with tiny, tiny pieces!

Joyce Newman's fancy use of scraps.

Very nice!

Dora working on her star quilt

Myrna is working on 'Echoing Squares' block.

Peggy Holt...gorgeous!

Flo, working with browns.

Debbie Cochrane's Christmas placemats

Beth's summer placemats in the making.

Charlotte and her quilt top.

Marie Carte with her colourful quilt top (I sent the pattern out)

Kate working on a very interesting modern collage.

Charlotte's colourful charity quilt top.

Pauline working away on her baby quilt.

Sweet and relaxing pastels.

June's Christmas prints.

June and Kathy O working away.

"Working" in the kitchen?

Lucy Bourque working hard!!

Marg Rutledge at her sewing machine, peddle to the metal!

Maxine working with Bali fabrics.

Sandra, Laurie, Dorothy receiving a lecture from Joan... I am kidding!

Pat and her lovely pinwheels.

Ann back from a trip long enough to sew on her Twisted Ribbons quilt.

Darleen and Carol having a good day.

Sisters-Carol Taylor and Pat Ryer

...and Pat's lovely fabric.

Marie Carte's pretty finished quilt top.

Nancy's finished Braid Quilt.

Carol Blenkhorn's fine looking iPad mini case. front...

...and back.

Bertha  working with tiny pieces

Joyce Perry cutting paper pieces for a turkey design.

Cecile, happy in her work!

Janet's finished (minus borders) pinwheel top.

Bertha's finished runner.

Kathy O'Connell's handsome quilt.

Kathy O's Irish green quilt coming together...

Charlotte's completed quilt top.

   I enjoyed the photos and hope that you did too!  It always give me a chance to view the items I may have missed when I was "visiting".  It helps if you weren't there as well to see what people are working on.

  Please comment in the comment box with opinions, questions, observations is always nice to know that people are actually reading or looking at the pictures.

  Until next time!
  Sew frequently even if just for 15 minutes at a time...
   Kathy F.