Tuesday, 26 January 2016

January Mini Retreat

There was a Mini Retreat held in January and everyone had a wonderful time. Here are a few pictures of what was happening.

Photo above and below Joyce made
 this amazing quilt top with 'orphan blocks'
along with several of her own.

Joyce also made this quilt with a donated center panel and she added 
the teacups.2nd picture is a closeup of the large flower
 block in the 'orphan blocks'

Pam making a quilted book for her Grandaughter

Charlotte making 4 patch blocks as seen below 

Hard at work.......Not....just lots of fun.

    Natalie's Zig Zags in pink 

Diane C's pretty stacked squares quilt top

Joan B used scraps to make this pretty quilt top

Anne O's  rectangles quilt in gorgeous soft colors

This is June G's heart wall hanging
Perfect for Valentines Day

Gloria's floral piece from the Elaine Quehl
workshop...and a close up below

Looks like a good time happening here?

Peggy L was working on place mats in the shape of leaves using pretty greens...

Looks like everyone had a good time and were getting a lot done as well. I really don't want to miss the next one in May.

Always in Stitches Marj

HAPPY NEW YEAR ........January's Meeting

I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Hopefully every one has a quilting year filled with incentive, passion, and productivity.  Here are the photos from Faye taken at the January meeting.

Photo above and below are quilts made by Debbie C. from a class
taught by Cecile G.

   Dorothy J's quilt made using her 'Tinner' project blocks
her theme I think was Grandmothers Flower Garden

Pat K's quilt made using her 'Tinner' project blocks 
her theme I think was How much is that dog in the window?

This is Bertha's 'Tinner' project quilt top.
I don't remember what her theme was?  

Peggy Holt's disappearing 9 patch 

Debra B's green white and black quilt

    Connie's hockey quilt done with a center panel 

Gifts, gifts and more gifts quilt done with a layer cake by Connie. 

Lots of hearts by Connie

Anne's quilt done in neutrals 

Another quilt by Anne made with an oriental panel

    Marie-Laure's spicy spiral table runner 

Joyce's mini trip around the world

Joyce created a maze in a quilt

Bonnie's pillow wrap from a class at December's workday

From the photos above I can see that these ladies are off to a good start for the year 2016. A lot of  incentive to be seen here.

Always in Stitches, Marj

Friday, 4 December 2015

Annual Guild Christmas Dinner

We had the best meal ever at the Gibson Street Memorial United Church on Wednesday night. Our meal was prepared and served to us by the very experienced volunteer members of the church. Our meal was piping hot and everyone had there meal served to them very quickly. The turkey dinner with all the fixings was delicious. Bea Holmes of Fredericton was the NB Ex Quilt winner with a photo of her being presented with the quilt below. Poinsettia door prizes were drawn for, then followed show and tell.

The winner of the NB Ex Quilt Raffle
was Bea Holmes of Fredericton

Dianne, as the runaway tree skirt

Lorraine with her cute I spy quilt

June Goodine's Christmas quilt - twisted ribbons 

Bertha's lovely Christmas tree skirt

Cindy Hearn's block of the month quilt 

Joy's spicy spiral Christmas runner

Cecile's animal quilt for Victoria's Quilts 

Marg R's blue's quilt for Victoria's Quilts 

Connie's presents quilt

Another quilt for Victoria's Quilts

For Victoria's Quilts as well

For Victoria's Quilts

Another quilt made with a panel for Victoria's Quilts

  I want to wish each one of my fellow members a Happy, Healthy and Safe holiday season. Be kind to each other and keep those sewing machines humming!

Always in Stitches,

Thursday, 3 December 2015

November Guild Meeting

At the November meeting Marie Carte told us about the Quilts of Valour program. This program provides quilts to those members of the armed forces who are struggling with trauma as a result of their service to Canada. Also, she reminded us we can show our thanks, and that a gift of a quilt from one Canadian to another brings love and hope when someone is struggling with trauma. If you are interested in this program you can visit http://www.quiltsofvalour.ca/ for more details. Or contact

Marie giving her talk on Quilts of Valour
Label that is put on every Quilt of Valour

One of the Quilts of Valour

Show and Tell

Janet's painted with soy milk pieces

Marie's flower applique from Elaine Quehl's workshop

Marie's wedding ring quilt made with the curve ruler

Doris with her lovely winter skating quilt done with a panel

Dora has made a double slice quilt with batiks

Liz made this cute quilt with dump trucks and stuff boys like 

Sandra made this lovely nativity scene wall hanging for her church

Cecile made this cute 'cat' quilt

Susan with her runner done with Tonga Treats

A wonderful warm flannel quilt made by Linda

Linda's Double Slice

Debra made this 'I spy' quilt - so cute

and another 'I spy' quilt made by Debra

Dianne's BOM quilt a Cotton Mill Quilt Guild project

Janet's Log Cabin and Flowers

Street after street of houses and shops mad by Joyce

Joyce's Poppy from the Elaine Quehl Workshop

A quilt made by Joyce from printed pillow panel for Victoria Quilts

Joyce's ingenuity at work again for Victoria Quilts

Joyce also made this wall hanging called Sambulo Sisters

  WoW! We certainly do have a very talented membership. It is so wonderful that  we also share our talents with each other.

Til next time keep stitching.
Always in Stitches,