Meals on Wheels:
The Mariners Quilt Guild has for many years supplied Christmas placemats to the Dartmouth 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.
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 Instructions
Fabric Bingo Card
Here are the Fabric Bingo Card Instructions. Please bring in any swatches for swapping with others if you can. Thanks!
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
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