Monday, 14 July 2014

July Sew In Day

A glorious sunny Nova Scotia Saturday....In a lovely, bright room..sewing machines were humming, fabrics were being cut, ideas were being exchanged at a furious pace...and then it was lunch time all of a sudden.  After that, out came the Creamsicles and more sewing and more inspiration.  A great time was had by all!
Anja was sewing up a storm with her awesome South African fabrics. 

Getting advice on quilting designs

Betsy was doing some awesome straightline quilting on her Michael Miller challenge quilt

A very organized quilter


This cute little block will show up on our guild banner very soon

Adrienne worked on some Bee Blocks


We didn't get many photos because we were just too dang busy sewing!

Hope you will join us next time.  Please get in touch if you need more info.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

July Meeting Highlights

Our July meeting was well attended on a lovely warm evening  and  started off with a prize drawing for the nametag challenge.  Everyone who made and wore a nametag was entered and Sandra was the winner of a lovely fat quarter.

Since there were a few new faces, everyone introduced themselves and told a bit about themselves.  We had a surprise guest too!  M-R Charbonneau from Ottawa, who blogs at Quilt Matters, dropped by to say hello.  M-R is an amazing modern Canadian quilter and if you don't already know her, check out her blog and you will fall in love with her talent, plus she has Maritime roots!
Left to Right - Linda, M-R,Anja,Adrienne,Karen and Ann



L-R  Dominique, M-R, Anja, Linda, Karen and Ann
Our guest speaker was Chris, the owner of Patch-Halifax, a new modern quilt shop opening in our city in August.  Chris told us about her plans for her new shop on Robie Street and about all the amazing modern fabric lines that she will carry.

Members who are making 6 1/2" blocks that will be used to surround our banner center, received their packs of Kona solids that are required.  Also, a signature block from each member participating  will be included in the  backing design of the banner.  Karen did such an amazing job on making the centre and once the blocks are added to the design we will have the most wonderful banner to display, starting with at the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in October.

Then, Show and Tell.  Everyone's favourite part!  Unfortunately, there was a snafu with Adrienne's camera and  most photos were messed up.  Just a few came out well enough to show but be assured we saw some wonderful projects.    Sorry! 

Karen's applique quilt

Dominique's improv quilt
Aimee's awesome Cosby quilt!
 

and the back of Aimee's Cosby quilt.
Tomorrow is our July Sew-In day.  It will be held at 1 Prince St., Dartmouth from 10 am until 5 pm.  Bring your machine and your lunch and a project or two to work on.  Hope to see you there!  Please get in touch if you need and further info.