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.

Friday, 14 November 2014

October Quilt Guild Show and Tell

   Good Morning!

      It is "Catch Up Time".  Due to unforeseen circumstances with our new blog volunteer , she has resigned, and I will be taking over the Blog again.  I have been sent the October photos for our Show and Tell and you will see them in this post.


Helen's colourful Fall Leaves colourful!

Marilyn McKinney's Christmas tree skirt

Geraldine Grey with her Teddy bear wall hanging and valentine wall

Isn't this sweet?

This is our 'frex quilt' called echoing squares. Thanks to Sandra and
Kim day for organizing this fundraiser.


Janice Kitchen, these are gorgeous colour choices!!

Dora Martin's Thimbleberries trees and stars quilt - so cozy looking

Donna Chase with her woven placemats  - a retreat workshop

 Jennifer Speedy's brown and gold wallhanging

Pat Kennedy's wallhanging made from a panel. Pat's dog put the brakes
on when he saw the cat block! Funny!

Janet Mahoney made this cute owl quilt and self binding baby blanket...

and the back!

Janet's soy milk paintings (from Peggy Holt's workshop)

Janet's soy milk paintings 

Janet's soy milk paintings 

 Kim Day's cute 'pyjamia quilts'  - one will go to a young girl dealing
with cancer
Thanks for tuning in.  Any comments??
Kathy F

Thursday, 13 November 2014

ECQG Quilt Show...Big SUCCESS!

   The Elm City Quilt Guild Show was on November 7,8th in Fredericton at the Gibson Memorial United Church.  It was held in conjunction with Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers, and was by all reports a grand SHOW.

   I have a variety of pictures that I want to share.  I received photos from several people who knew that I was unable to go (for health reasons), so, without their permission, I will show you most of them  If anyone out there wants me to add any, please feel free to send them to me!

    Thanks to everyone...almost like being there!  Browsing the gorgeous quilts and decorations without the benefit of names and stories is unfortunate, but I know some and not all names, so I have just posted the photos.  Feast your eyes on this EYE CANDY post!

CONGRATULATIONS!! to my fellow ECQG Members.
Kathy F