Our Christmas Party with Show and Tell

Speaker Stacy Day

Stacy entertained us with stories as she talked about the inspiration for the quilts in her book “Child’s Play”.  It was delightful to see how her colours and techniques worked together to make beautiful quilts both children and adults would love to have.

Amazing Applique – November class

Instructors Gail Newell and Moreen Rutherford split the day.  In the morning Gail walked the class through machine applique from Pattern to finishing.  We started with stitching ‘alien blobs’ and the brave graduated to sea creatures.  In the afternoon Moreen displayed a huge variety of projects and then got the class started on their own mini project, a Hawaiian, elephant or butterfly applique.

Front of a ‘boring bag’. Appliqued bag holds items to occupy little people when they are in boring situations.
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Aquatic kids play quilt. Designed by Gail Newell. Blocks were sashed together after applique and quilting. It is machine applique and quilting. After stitching practice blocks at the workshop Suzanne, Sherry, Vickie, Karen, Freda, Jean and Brenda felt confident enough to work on the aquatic applique and quilting.

October Outreach Quilts

Appliqued Circles by Pat Lai, four of Joan Sherwood’s several Preemie quilts. Preemie Quilt by Suzan Laferte, Kid’s Sea Creature quilt by Anette Brower and Book Bags by Jennie Hsu.

At our October meeting Martha Todd talked about quilt making delightfully slightly wonky designs, curves and using whole fabric.  We were intrigued by her journey into  hand dying with both dyes and rust!Martha Todd

Cultural Days September 29, 2018.  Kids making paper bag books with great concentration put together some cool projects surrounded by fabric art of all sorts.

Cultural Days bag books
Making books out of paper bags, magazine pictures, stickers, ribbons and other stuff amid quilting displays and demonstrations.

Member Entries to Textile Category of Midsummer Arts Dream Juried Exhibition 2018