Wednesday, 22 October 2014

ECQG QUILT SHOW!!


Lets all register our quilts, and let us all attend.  What fun it will be to see all of our quilts in one place, set up artfully on the pews of Gibson Street Memorial Church!
Elm City Quilters’ Guild will be partnering with Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers in presenting our fall quilt show “Grandmothers’ Quilts Then and Now”.

        Gibson Street Memorial Church, 
        183 Gibson Street, Fredericton, NB 
        Friday, Nov 7, 10:00-6:00
        Saturday, Nov 8, 10:00-4:00

Our beautiful new and antique quilts will be displayed over the pews as well as in the community room.
Refreshments will be served. Our local quilting vendors will be on site with their exciting line of fall fabrics and notions.
        

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Label Suggestion!

 
    Over the summer a suggestion came in from Peggy Holt on how to line a label for the back of your quilt.  Interestingly I use the same method slightly modified, so I will walk you through it in 3 easy steps.

   
  1. First, sew a dryer sheet to the right side of your label and then cut a hole large enough to turn right side out.  I use fragrance free dryer sheets...




 2. Then turn right side out through the hole.  The hole may stretch, but this is just fine.


3.  Flatten and use your tools to make the corners right-angled.

  I most often sew my labels into the binding of my quilts, therefore I can do the above method sewing one side and the top, turn right side out and no need to finish the other two edges as they will be inside the binding!  Easier still.

  A new Blogger has been found and Helen MacKinnon, a brand new ECQG member will be taking over the writing of the blog.

 Thanks for reading.

  Kathy F.


Saturday, 27 September 2014

Peggy Holt's Soymilk and Watercolour Painting Workshop


   Today was the first workshop of the 2014/2015 term of the Elm City Quilt Guild and it featured a very talented artist in our guild, Peggy Holt.  With the assistance of Joy Sowers and Gloria Pearson the workshop went off without a hitch.  It was so well organized and flowed smoothly from 9am to 3ish pm with lots of happy Guild members!


   The members in attendance learned a lot today.   We learned that Peggy is writing a book and learning how to typeset. We learned how to watercolour from light to dark,  and made a good attempt of painting on fabric!  There was variation from the newbies painting a fairly simple project to the more experienced painting very complex pieces.


   Many thanks to Peggy and the Workshop Committee for the preparation and carry through of the day. Let me now show you some of our day's highlights in pictures that I took with my iPhone (as our Photographer wasn't there today).  The pictures could be better.

   Our teacher for the day as I said is learning how to typeset and here is her first try...
     not bad, eh?
Emily Carr writing after attending her first Art Show that her sisters funded

Peggy's adaptation of a work of Emily Carr

Here are some samples of Peggy Holt's works as she teaches -  and I scoot around and take pictures.

Peggy teaching

Crowd shot!

Beautiful works of our teacher Peggy.

Peggy showing a fabric landscape.

Class at work, from my seat.

Vibrant!

Boat through the screen.

Can you see the screen...as in previous photo?

   Enjoy the following photographs of individuals in the class and their projects in various stages of finishing.




Suggestions and guidance was given to us all throughout the day.




















Saturday, 13 September 2014

September 2014 Show and Tell


 
  The first meeting of our Guild year, was held  Wednesday September 3rd, after a very busy summer.  "Show and Tell" was held and below are the quilts that were shown.  Faye Charleton took the photos and sent them to me.  Faye is our photographer this year for ECQG.  Great job, because everyone moves pretty quickly! Thanks to Carolyn Finnie for recording the quilters names.

 
Lovely Double Irish Chain by Pat Parrill

Charlotte used a charm pack and put them together with black-striking!

Pretty purple strips by Susan Mayo

Marg Rouledge's lovely runner which was a kit purchased in Alaska.

Lucy B's lovely professional wallet made in Gail Mitchell's "guinea pig" class.

 Pretty pink and black quilt - Sparkling Gemstone - by Bonnie
Beek

 This quilt (2 pictures) was made by Diane Carson's mother and she (Diane) is looking
for someone to finish it


This piece called Meandering was done by Jo-Anne Craig in the "What not Club"
Lovely wall hanging called Widdly Tinks also by Jo-Anne Craig

This little 'sock monkey' quilt made by Jo-Anne Craig 

Kathy O'Connell's beautiful Bow Tie!

Kathy O'C's colourful scrappy Sunny Lane quilt.

I am thinking that Joyce Newman's quilt should have special mention...it is 3D and very skillfully done Joyce!!!!
Joyce's amazing wallhanging

Here it is closer look at this wallhanging, with a remarkable face and beautifully coloured 3D shield.
GREAT work Joyce!!

Beautiful work ladies, nice to see that the summer days were well used most likely when the weather wasn't ideal.  

Next time,
Kathy F,

Friday, 12 September 2014

Member Art Show

 
   Just a reminder that Peggy Holt a very talented member of our Guild is having an Art Show at Endeavour's art store on Queen Street, Sunday September 14th from 12-5 pm.  This is the last day of Harvest Jazz and Blue's Festival, so many of you may be in downtown Fredericton, so...do stop in.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Here we are at the FREDERICTON EXHIBITION !

Guild member, Kathy O'Connell,  sent some photos of what she saw at the Frex from her volunteer time yesterday at our ECQG booth.

Have a look at some of our winners as well as our quilters and ticket sellers.  There appears to be lots of interest!

Sandra and Pauline quilting while Kim sells tickets.

Sandra Day "supervising" a new quilter, while Pauline answers interested passers-by.

Bunnies - Doris Kilburn

Card Trick - Cecile Grant

Irish Chain - Darlene Dewar

Black and White - Doris Kilburn

Pastel Patchwork - Darlene Dewar

Autumn Splendour - Bertha Mazerolle

Blue and yellow - Pauline Love

16 patch, Purple Stars - Darlene Dewar

Blue Patchwork - June Goodine

Mason Jars - Bertha Mazerolle
Congratulations all!
Remember our first meeting of the new Guild year is tomorrow at 7pm at the Gibson Memorial Church Hall.
See you soon,
Kathy