Wednesday, 10 June 2015

June Meeting - AGM, Election - Victoria Vanderlinden with The Value Game

Our June meeting was a busy one; starting off with our Annual General Meeting and the Election of a new Executive for the upcoming year.  Follow this, Victoria Vanderlinden gave us an informative talk about the terminology used in describing color; a trunk show to demonstrate these terms; and also a game to test our new knowledge of "Value" in color theory. 
Here are a few pictures of the quilts that Victoria brought to the meeting. 

Victoria with samples of how "value" can change what you see!

The "Forget me not" quilt which will become a wedding gift.

The much loved "chicken quilts"

Salsa Piquant!

And "Moca Cremes"  that everyone loves!

May Meeting with Martha Schellingerhoud

At our May 11th Meeting, we had a trunk show with the phenomenal quilter Martha Schellingerhoud.  It was amazing to see the huge quilts she had designed, and made completely on a domestic machine. We were also fortunate to have her teach two workshops on Quilting in Sections.  This was an opportunity to learn three different methods of quilting on a domestic machine that she has invented. 

Here is a selection of the quilts she showed us during the trunk show.


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

March Trunk Show with Michele Gagne

Michele Gagne, a very prolific long arm quilter, visited us for a trunk show in March.  She brought with her some of the quilts which she has completed since her last visit almost two years ago.

Here's a selection of what she showed us. 
A log cabin quilt, with her choice of cheerful colors; which are her trade mark.

Yes, she does "modern" quilts too!

Fabric collected to make a black and white jacket was turned into this gorgeous item.

A "mystery" Block of the Month pattern, that would please any quilter.

An "I spy" quilt with a twist. 
Michele used a dark to light, and light to dark
combination to mix things up.  
Great results.

The results of a class Michele taught on
Following Directions. 

An Challenge that involved Applique and using
only the fabrics in your stash. 
Now that is  truly a challenge!