Tuesday, 12 January 2021

KQG Sew & Tell January 2021 - Take a moment to enjoy the featured works of our members! Did you know our group made 142 quilts for Outreach in 2020? Thank you to all who gave of their time and talents towards this worthwhile cause.

 


Trunk Shop - Just a reminder to members that the KQG will be doing a Trunk Show for Thousand Islands Quilt Guild - we are looking for submissions. We would love to see what you have been working on - especially if it falls in one of these categories:



Pandemic projects

UFO’s completed during pandemic

Antique Quilts (50 years or older)

Scrappy Quilts

Raw Applique/Reverse Applique/Turned Applique

Tree Ornaments

Household items

Wall hangings

Garments

Things made for workshops that KQG hosted

Things made at workshops you attended at other guilds

Other projects not mentioned above


Our Shop of the Month Monday night was Watergirl Quilt Co. - Here is a link to her website: https://www.watergirlquiltco.com/

Just Get it Done Quilts - YouTube -Our guest speaker Monday night was Karen Brown. Check out her videos - lots of good stuff!


 

Friday, 13 November 2020

The Hamilton's Fabric Sale

Jennifer Hamilton is having a fabric sale: Nov. 16th-Dec 5th.

Several hundred bolts priced from $2.00-$8.00/yard
Appointments available weekdays 10am-7pm. Weekends 10am-4pm.
Email: ladyjbhamilton@gmail.com to book your appointment.

Sew & Tell November 2020 - our members are busy making beautiful things!


 

Thursday, 12 November 2020

This is a great (free) site for quilt blocks...

                            https://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

Screenshot shown below
Site shows blocks -can sort by block name (alphabetized) or by block size



Sunday, 8 November 2020

Online Quilt Classes http://www.iquilt.com/


 Shared by one of our members

A great website -AQS, Online Quilt Classes - iquilt.com that has a number of online courses that have already been rated by reviewers.  The courses are relatively inexpensive, about $20 US if you are a member or $25US if you are not.  There are good descriptions of each course, and you can buy the DVD instead if you want to.  There is a nice variety of courses too.  I am planning on taking the Sashiko course over the winter and likely one by Katie P-M.  I think some guild members might be interested in these courses too.

 

Linda

Friday, 6 November 2020

Poppy Machine Quilting Tutorial


 Lori Kennedy has on her website an excellent tutorial with plenty of pictures showing how to machine quilt a poppy.


Here is a link to her website. I have also included the images and steps below (her website allows this as long as we show attribution).  Enjoy!







THE POPPY-A MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by stitching the edge of one of the petals–a short line. (NOTE-since this is a background fill or allover motif–we are not starting in the center.)


Add a large oval, then stitch the first full petal.


Add several more large petals around the central oval.



Complete the petals and stitch toward the center oval.



Stitch around the oval with a jagged, scribbly line.



Closely echo stitch around the petals to add more definition to the Poppy.


  
Add another row of close echo stitching to travel to the area where you would like to begin the next Poppy.


Do not worry if the petals of the Poppies are odd shapes–they will look like they overlap.    It is more important to keep the Poppies very close together than it is to make perfectly shaped petals.



Monday, 19 October 2020

October 19th Guest Speaker Pauline Farey

 October 19th

Our Guest Speaker will be: Pauline Farey
Another delightful episode in the: ‘What was the Judge thinking?’ series.
Please join us on October 19th when our favorite Quilt Judge, Pauline Farey, will return to talk to us about why judges withhold first prizes due to border issues.
Pauline has been quilting for over 40 years and is a certified OAAS Quilt Judge. She has promised to explain what quilt judges are looking for when they evaluate the borders on your quilts.... why border problems occur.... how to fit a border correctly.... and how to create the most
effective borders for your quilts.
We are sure that you will enjoy Pauline’s witty insights, and that you will come away with some new ideas to consider when you are designing the borders for your quilts.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

October Meeting

A reminder that this month's meeting has been scheduled a week later than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Our next  meeting will be on October 19th @ 7:00 pm on Zoom.  Please let me know if you are having trouble using Zoom and we will see if we can help you.  Send email to:  

kqg.newsletter18@gmail.com