On Saturday March 4th, quilters gathered with Vera McInnis (Bearly Works Creations) to take on the task of learning crazy quilting. We were thankful that weather permitted Vera to travel and be with us. It was an excellent workshop and quilters discovered that the only rule in crazy quilting is to have fun!. A lot of members used a variety of cotton, but a few branched out with different textures using velvet, silk, and organzas. There is no wrong way to do crazy quilting so members stretched their creativity and had fun. Looking forward to seeing their pieces at Show and Share. Here are some images of some of the participant’s work. Thanks to Patti Clark for taking the pictures.
Due to a cancellation in December we held a New Year pot luck on January 9th. It was an absolutely wonderful meal . . . you ladies really did a great job. I know that -22 degrees, sickness, and vacations kept some members from attending. Nonetheless we had a lovely evening and saw some beautiful mini quilts from the Mini-quilt challenge. Jacqueline Adams’ quilts were certainly a favourite as she took first and second place. See pics below.
Jennifer is a art teacher at Prince Andrew High School. Her knowledge of colour and fabric was extensive and as often as we quilters deal with fabric and choosing colours, there is always something more to learn. In this hands on mini-workshop we used fabrics to create our own personalized colour wheels and with Jennifer’s assistance we did good!
She was an excellent presenter – helped “newbies” understand colour coordination, hues, tints, saturation, value, etc. all the terms that we hear on a regular basis. Her slide show using great works of art to help us envision how fabrics work together was truly inspiring.
Here is just a few pictures of the evening:
Some lovely fabrics came our way — 2 1/2″ strips.
On September 12th we were so pleased to host Linda Smith’s Trunk Show. The woman knows how to quilt! Here is a slide show of her beautiful quilts from the beginning when she was hand quilting traditional patterns up to and including her most modern quilts. She is a truly inspiring woman. Thank you Linda for sharing your story and your wonderful work-of-art quilts. Her blog can be viewed here.