Mariners Quilt Guild

Melting organza with Karen Henry

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On February 22, 2016, Karen Henry was playing with a heat gun to shape and melt organza fabric into sweet little containers. She shared the techniques and demonstrated how she made the bowls.  She also shared new ways of art quilting that she has been exploring and showed us a new way to mount small works on a frame.

Along with our member’s show and share, we had an incredibly fun evening.




New Library books

The newest additions to the Mariners library will appeal to a wide variety of quilting interests.

If you have a small project in mind or a stash of Kaffe Fassett fabric, take a look at 101 Fabulous Small Quilts and Kaffe Fassett’s Brilliant Little Patchworks. For those who enjoy working with classic designs but want to try something different, dip into Double Wedding Ring Quilts: Traditions Made Modern, Cabin Fever: 20 Modern Log Cabin Quilts and Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design. Quilters are busy people so By the Block: 18 Surprisingly Simple Quilts and Quick Column Quilts will  appeal. Mariners taking Linda Hubbard’s workshop on machine quilting with the walking foot will want to have a look at Foolproof Walking-Foot Quilting Designs: Visual Guide Idea Book. For those that like workshops in book form, Shape Workshop for Quilters shows how to incorporate six basic shapes into your quilt designs. Fans of paper piecing will enjoy Paper Pieced Modern and finally, for those that like the challenge of the art quilt, Colorful Fabric Collage: Sketch, Fuse, Quilt! demonstrates easy-to-master techniques.

Margaret’s House

Patti Clarke stopped by Margaret’s House last week and delivered the donation of funds raised through the sale of raffle quilt tickets for Margaret’s House.  Patti indicated the donation was warmly received.  She didn’t want to interrupt their schedule by taking pictures, especially as clients were there.  Here is the link to their website, so you can see where your donation went.  Thank you everyone for participating.  Click here for Margaret’s House

 Margaret's House