We’ve started something new and it involves our members in the Guild being “guest bloggers”, so occasionally we will ask a member to write the blog and give their perspective on the meeting.
February guest blogger was Kathleen and she has a flare for creativity that shows in her writings, too.
As written by Kathleen:
The wind blew a refreshing crop of imaginative stitching our way.
Attendance 25 members, lured in part by Debbie Eccles Trunk Show.
Susan opened our meeting and distributed 2017 membership cards and MQG lapel pins. Susan shared a challenge from Montreal MQG to commemorate the Montreal Mosque Massacre. See the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild page for details.
Canada Post delivered our QuiltCon challenge quilt via Texas to Savannah, Georgia. Our Quilt “Shockwave” will be on display when Dorothy, from our Guild, attends Quiltcon and she has promised a small blogpost and many pictures from her adventures in Savannah.
Tara wowed us with a great idea that got all of us planning our own Improv Quilt in a day ( to coin a phrase LOL) .
Using fabric brought by each of us, each sewist adds their “signature fabric” and the sewing goes Round Robin through all those participating passing your own addition on to the next table. Sounds good . Let’s do it ! More info at the end of this post.
Tara displayed a selection of fabrics supplied for a Riley Blake challenge and mod triangle blocks by Sheila Christensen. Her Instagram handle is mysteryquilter and here is an example of her work:
Quiz for you. Name the quilter!!
Here’s your clues.
-backs that could be fronts
-a black phase
-art wall hangings
-kits and improv
– selvedges selvedges selvedges
You’re correct its Debbie Eccles ! Debbie wowed and inspired us with hexies, snowballs, selvedge hexies and arrows, improv crosses, Kaffe Fassett houses and more.
Deb’s favourites are Al Coté Art quilts, her first thread painting and of course selvedge edged quilts
Our favourites….every one !
Thank you Deb for finishing nine UFOs in 5 weeks!
Deb’s inspiring words
“Don’t be afraid to make a mistake, turn it into an improv quilt”
“A windy day” blew in with the funky musical accompaniment of Jennifer, Lindsay, Kathleen and with Terri ,our inspiration, displayed their Laura Tote by Schlosser Designs bags.
Pam had a mega scrappy quilt , Jayne with cute owls , Janie’s 3D pinwheel, Lorna’s Dapper pinwheels and improv clothesline, Debbie, the Thrift Enabler’s, twisted houses stapled to a thrifted canvas picture frame, Karen’s toque, Effie’s leaves behind tulle, Audrey’s kites, Dorothy’s heritage windmills.
Show and Tell
Terri with two gorgeous quilts both longarmed by Jennifer, Pam and Effie with a cool Canadian quilt going to their great niece in North Carolina, Heather sported a mod tote by Noodlehead,J ennifer with a colourful runner and a Harry Potter themed quilt and Tara’s lovely lamb Ba-a-a-a.
Visitor Megan, from Oakville, with an ingenious tote and a quilt featuring a see through typographic “Safe and Sound”.Please visit again soon Reagan !
Tori displayed a triangle pieced beauty and shared that Kindred Spirits has renamed their community quilts “Eli’s Blankies” in honour of Michelle Denham’s late grandson.
March. flying geese
April Modern Amish
May make a statement-use text,typography.
Saturday March 25
Time 9:30 to 4 pm – Start the Improv Workshop at 10 am sharp.
Potluck lunch and this is a Nut Free Environment
QUILTER of the MONTH for March is Jennifer Dyck. Thank you.
Tara’s Improv Quilt Top proposed for Sew-in on Saturday March 25th. We still have another meeting on Thursday March 9th, before the Sew-in, where Tara will be sharing her ideas on this! We are hoping to make this a day long event
Each of us should take home a finished Improv quilt top in OUR fabric choices PLUS a fabric addition from each sewist participating.