Mariners Quilt Guild


Meals on Wheels:

The Mariners Quilt Guild has for many years supplied Christmas placemats to the Meals on Wheels program.  This program has received tremendous feedback from their clients and they receive many phone calls from grateful recipients.  It has become a tradition with them and us – something we would like to ensure we keep up.  Keep this in mind as you work with your Christmas fabric – we hope each member will contribute at least two placemats, but certainly more would be welcome.

2017-18 Layer Cake Exchange 10″ x10″

Members sign up for any exchange in which they wish to participate. They will be advised about a week before the exchange of how many squares they need to bring for that month’s exchange. Fabrics should be primarily the colour specified, but patterns are welcome (dots, dashes, leaves, etc)

Sept 25: sign up for the October 23rd exchange – colour Orange

Nov 13: sign up for the November 27th exchange – colour Purple

Jan 8: sign up for the January 22nd exchange – colour Blue

Feb 12: sign up for the February 26th exchange – colour Pink

Mar 12: sign up for the March 26th exchange – colour Green

Projects & Exchanges

2014-2015 Charm Square Exchange
Members sign up for any exchange in which they wish to participate and receive a list approximately 1 week before the exchange advising how many squares they need to bring for that month’s exchange.

Ideas for using your charm squares: Christmas Tree Skirt or Table Topper

Gift Project Ideas
Quick gift projects recommended by Mariners’ members.  Quick Quilted Gifts

Improvisational or Free Piecing
A list of resources provided by Gillian M. in April 2015. Improvisational Piecing – Suggested Resources.

English Paper Piecing
An Introduction to English Paper Piecing from Margaret Swift’s presentation.

Stringing You Along
Stringing You Along ideas for using strings and strips, presented by Heather Loney.

Folded Star
Folded Star Instructions

Fabric Bingo Card
Here are the Fabric Bingo Card Instructions. Please bring in any swatches for swapping with others if you can. Thanks!

Placemat patterns
The Mariners Quilt Guild is pleased to participate in Meals on Wheels by supplying placemats with a Christmas theme for their clients at Christmas time. Members can make placemats in any format, style, or size they wish, but if they are looking for pattern suggestions, here are a few : Placemats. Quilt As You Go Placemats. Squares Placemat. Thanks for participating!

More placemat designs: Placement Ideas_Oct2014

Strip Exchange
In 2013-2014, members participated in a fun “Strip Exchange”, exchanging 2 12″ strips that fit the colour or theme for the month. Mariners Strip Exchange In the spring, we had a sewing session to complete jelly roll quilts like this one demonstrated by Jenny at Missouri Quilt Company: Jelly Roll Race! A Quilt Top in Less Than an Hour!


Maple Leaf Block Exchange
Several members participated in the Maple Leaf Block exchange in the fall of 2012.
Some beautiful fall leafs to make a cozy fall quilt. Maple Leaf Quilt Block Pattern