Saturday, December 05, 2009

December Update

Note from the Editor - this is Kath's latest communication with the quilt group.  As I have been away from the group and therefore unable to post pictures, I thought this letter a perfect update.

Hello Quilting buddies,
It was confirmed with Susan today that we will meet at her place on December 10th from 10-2 or there about. Please let me or Susan know if you will be able to be there.

We have decided on finger food and Susan will provide the beverages.

Kath with attempt to demo the denim circle quilt with variations of a purse and several techniques for similar results. Dora has a Doll quilt to show and tell with this technique.

Susan has a pattern she picked up in Shelby on our day trip and will share it with us. It is a purse with several sizes available. It was shown in the fashion show there.

Dora will show Tena and whoever else who wants to see again, the smart bag we made previously.

I also would like to mention that Dora received another stash from the MCC store but directed toward our group. She is the sister of the lady who started with all the truck loads of fabric in the first place. It will be fun to get a quilt made and then invite her for coffee to see it in the future some time.

Please feel free to take books of raffle tickets from Dora or Susan, for sale. I also will try to remember to take along the posters for who ever wants them. If you know of a shop who will carry them for us, supply an envelope and a poster and make sure they know they are accountable and you are as well, to make sure nothing is lost in the process. We want to be good stewards of what God has given us.

Also, we have several prayer requests, and celebrations. Today is Katherine's 75th birthday. Dora brought cookies on Thurs. to celebrate and they were delicious. Dora always has that touch of comfort and joy.

Lisa was let go from the position she was expecting to return to after her maternity leave. Please pray for the perfect job replacement. Meaning where God would have her as a witness, where the money is adequate to the need and of course with timing so Cory will be able to watch the girls.

Shirley is up and running about after her second foot surgery but we all know she would appreciate the prayers on her behalf. It is not an easy situation when a loved one is needing assistance yet the care-giver is also under recovery. We trust her to our Lord's care. Hang in there Shirley.

Tena will be having surgery on the 16th I believe, to remove a growth in her bladder. Let us remember her during this time as it will be hard to be laid up during this busy season. We will pray that she heals quickly and is able to prepare for the Lord's birth and all the festivities that come along with that.

Ana will be in her exam season, not just the Christmas season. We miss you, friend.

Dorothy, Kath and Dora arrived safely home from their travels so that is a praise item. Also, I am sure that Elsie told me where she was off to this week but I do not recall. I do believe that John had surgery on his hand today and we could remember him. It will take extra patience for Elsie to keep up with the home and cooking as well as helping John since his hand will be out of service for some time. It would be great to remember the baby in our midst and hope Laura gets her sleep in between her busy life.

We must celebrate with Kathy S. on her great accomplishments with Happy hands. It is exciting to hear how much she has accomplished. I wish she had some pictures to show us but maybe just a conversation is good enough to catch the drift. She has really made a difference in someone's life with her work on behalf of the group at E Free.
Susan returned safely this morning from Calgary. The storm hit after she got in to Lethridge and that is a bonus at this time of year. Thank you again Susan for accommodating us at your home this coming Thursday.

I would like to close with a verse that I cut out of a card.

May the glory of God shine around you and His love always brighten your way.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September 10

Kathy made this quilt and Kath quilted a large part of it. She found a fan pattern that she used to make clam shapes on some of the squares. This matched the seashell pattern in some of the fabrics.Elsie dumped all the balls she made on Katherine because Katherine said she would put decorative stitching on the seams.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

August 5

We met at Dora's today for coffee and show-and-tell.

Dora, Kath, Kathy, Elsie, Dorothy, Tina, Shirley and Lisa were there.

A while back, Dora gave us a class on how to applique. She used flip flops as her example. She made hers into a pot holder.

The last time we met, we made balls and bags. Kathy S really liked them and proceeded to make lots.

Kathy S working with denim.

Kathy S's creation using donated pre-cut fabrics.

Dora made several different sized balls after our last meeting.

This will be a possible day project for us in the future.

We are also considering a day to make aprons.

MCC finds

Dora works in the fabric section of our local MCC. She brings the best finds for us all to look at and to decide what to do with. Some we buy for our own use, some are repaired and put up for sale and yet others are used for quilts that we will sell at the MCC Auction next year.

This was donated to the the thift store already basted.

This didn't come from the thift store, but Tina is going to take on the challenge of putting it together. Some of the blocks are fully made, others are just cut.

Tina's also going to put together a Bow Tie quilt. Blocks, pieces and fabric were found at MCC.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June 11

Play day at Susan's

Elsie and Dora picking fabric for a Iris wall hanging.

Their choices:

Susan and Dorothy working on their bags:

Dora brought finished pentagon shaped applique style pieces for everyone to sew a ball. This one is Lisa's:

Elsie's bag

Dora brought cake for the three June birthdays: Kath, Kathy and Lisa. We had lunch out on Susan's deck. It was such a nice day that some of us stitched our balls together on the deck afterwards.
Members present:
Susan, Dora, Kath, Kathy, Katherine, Anna, Shirley, Dorothy, Lisa, Elsie

Susan's Grandma's Attic

Kath's Show and Tell

Kath's quilt for one of her grandaughters. As she says: It's all done. Not three quarters finished: It's complete!

Square Yo-Yos!

Today we had a quilt day at Susan's. Anna came around 3pm with her show and tell. Square Yo-Yos.

The inspiration:

The template:
The two inch block:

Lots of them:
Anna is making yo-yos for the squares we are putting together from Dora's charm packages.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Biscuit Sit Upons

Elsie made these for us to use while we quilt. They will feel so much better than the hard chairs we are used to. Thanks, Elsie!

It's Raining Cats

This quilt was inspired by blocks that were donated to MCC and salvaged by Dora.

Lisa pieced it and Dora quilted it by machine. It will be auctioned off at next year's event.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bow Tie

Elsie has been working with ties lately. This is her fourth tie quilt. Check out her 1st one.

This quilt will be at the MCC auction next year.

Cool 9 Patch

Some of the ladies from LBCQ went to the guild meeting this week. They came back with a lot of stories and a new-to-us pattern. You start with a simple 9 patch. This one has 6" squares.

You then cut the nine patch into quarters and re-piece in any way you wish.

There are lots of pattern possibilities. It was suggested that it might be best if all your 9 patches had the same centre square before you cut them. It would provide continuity to the quilt.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Colouring at Kath's

Mrs Thiessen embroidered this gorgeous flower on a vine outlines for our group to use in a quilt. They were paneled along with the bold colours that you can see below. We quickly relized that the flower just didn't show to their full potential so we decided to colour them in.

Using crayons that will be come colour-fast after they are ironed, we went ahead and coloured. The basic rule of thumb: Stay inside the lines.

Anna the artist. Recall that these are done with crayons! Amazing!

Show and Tell: Dora


Feb 3 S and T: Kathy S

Kathy received some ready cut scraps from someone. She turned them into this:

Biscuit Quilt.