Mariners Quilt Guild

Business and the Quilt Block Challenge

Jean's quilt took top honours in the Quilt Block Challenge.

Jean’s quilt took top honours in the Quilt Block Challenge.

It was business then pleasure for Mariners on May 12. Mariners chose the executive for the coming year at the AGM portion of the meeting, efficiently run by Jacqueline and Margaret. Then it was on to see the results of the Quilt Block Challenge. Margaret S.’s idea came from an exhibit of Polly Greene quilts at the Mary Black Gallery last summer. Continue reading

Some notions are great ideas

Dominique's modern quilt

Dominique’s modern quilt

Check a dictionary and you’ll find that a notion is an ingenious article or device. At the last Mariners meeting in April, Heather highlighted an array of these great ideas available at Atlantic Fabrics, many on sale in conjunction with the store’s 30th anniversary. Or, as Heather said, it was a chance to see what’s new and to do new things with what you already have.

So what did she show us? Too many to name all but here are a few that make quilting easier: several cutting systems from Sew Easy and Fiskars, especially helpful for those with arthritis; a selection of rulers, both multi-purpose and specialized – Dresden plate, log cabin, attic windows, hexagons and more; and folding cutting mats of various sizes. Heather also Continue reading