Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 9 2017

 Hiding behind this Interrupted panel is our President , Jacqui.  She took the class with Agathe while the rest of us were at the Villa.
Joan made this quilt for her grand daughter who doesn't like flowered material..and there is not a flower on it.
This neat bag was made by Marlene to carry quilts in..thought you'd like to see it.
 and here is the quilt. A simple design, embellished with applique and so very effective. A combination that always looks great.
 Jean needed a card table cover and made this Friendship star to do the job.
 along with this baby quilt.
Vera availed herself of the panels that Carolyn was giving away and made this cuddle quilt to go to Joyce.
This sweet quilt just got quilted by the morning quilters. It belongs to Vivian , our centigenarian
who outshines us all.
Jacqui made this sweet child's quilt.
Judy got to reminiscing and brought in a sampler that she made a while ago, showing all the techniques taught to a member by Georgia Bonisteel and passed along to the Guild.
Another panel , found by Vera...this one is great for little boys. It was a very generous thing for Carolyn to do...something we should all consider with our overflowing stashes...not mentioning any names here.....

Monday, May 8, 2017

Evening Sussex Vale Quilters' Guild, May 8, 2017

 JoAnne saw this being made at the Villa Madonna last year and kept it in the front of her "to do" list. Here it is in all its glory...the retreat bag, beautifully made with really neat fabrics and not only that, being used.  Congrats JoAnne!
 She also made this magic eights that Susan Snyder taught us in her block of the month programme. Hallowe'en fabrics for a spooktacular event.
This is JoAnne's beauty as well.  Darn, I forgot what it is called. Looks great though!
 Dianne is hiding behind this child's quilt she made....it is comfy , cozy with flannels...good job, Dianne...
 She also made play mat for a child...clever girl.
 AND these fish...they are so darn cute!
This is Chris's masterpiece...a block of the week pattern from the Fabric Cupboard.  Now she is going to quilt it.
 Marilyn finished this gorgeous quilt at the Villa...it is so unique...looks like a maze. I don't think I could keep all the pieces straight in my head. It's a breeze for her.
This sweet quilt is one she saw at the Fabric Cupboard and decided she wanted to make it.  Easy pattern and so effective when put all to gether.  Great work night time ladies!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017

Look at this beauty that Beth got finished and brought in to show us. It is made for a friend, from square dancing dresses(skirts) and the pattern is called Square Dance...appropriate, no?

Love the covered bridges fabric that Wal Mart manufactured for the Square Dancing ladies.  If you click on the picture you can enlarge to see what it looks like close up.
 Here, Marilyn is showing us the cosmetic bag she made for her month long trip she is taking with her DH this summer...means she's got to take it all with her and this Emmaline bag will hold it.  She made straps to finish it off.
Here is her Open Wide bag that she made at the Fabric Cupboard in Moncton. Love the fabric she chose.
 Elsie got her Block of the month Row by Row quilt put together...love the co-ordinated scrappy look....she did an amazing job.
Joan made this Road to Kansas(I think that is what she called it) quilt in soft blues with yellow. The camera does not capture the soft and subtle tones. It is stunning!
Susan ...you can see the white hair behind her interrupted panel she made on program day. She enjoyed the process so much she went home and dug into her stash and......
came up with another panel to play with.  She did an interesting technique for the mitered corners. She put in a half square triangle in place of the mitering and it worked extremely well. Such a clever lady.
This beauty , a LeMoyne star with some applique is a gift for her sister in law....lucky lady!
Love this Snail's trail...again a quilt by Susan....she keeps busy. Love the combination of colours and the movement in the quilt.
 Ethel is working on squares for a swap...she is doing these squares in her friend's colours and her friend is doing the same in Ethel's colours.  What a neat idea for a wonderful keepsake.
Mary brought in an oldie but goodie to show us.  From a fabric swap several years ago...she made this sweet apron from Judy S's fabric. The fabric was swapped and the quilter got to make what ever she wanted using the fabric. A really good idea for program....Agate?????

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14,2017

 Today was a very special day
and it seemed only appropriate that we celebrate with a very special lady.

 100 years young, Vivian Patriquen has been a member in good standing for many  years and not only a delight to know she is an amazing quilter.








Here she is , sitting in a place of honor in front of two or her quilts.  There were many more displayed with each and every piece exquisitely made.  She is such an inspiration for us all.
 These were the centerpieces that Jacqui J, our president made and so fitting.
Next to Vivian is Ellen Henderson, who is a youngster of 98.....both of them looking so very fine.
 Sandra started out show and tell with her Quilter's Connection  150th Canadian anniversary table runner.

This lovely quilt is the second one Elsie has made...she took a class at the Quiltery with Beth Rasmussen.
 Judy has been hooking up a storm..I believe it is for a function that is upcoming with the Sussex Hookers group she belongs to.
Evelyn made this sweet Cuddle quilt to go to JOyce's Stash.
 Judy Hughes is finishing up a PHD and if ;you look closely you will see the wonder clips on the edge as she was finishing up her binding today.
Behind this sweet quilt is Jean Thompson...it is a cuddle quilt.
 along with this cutie...some Scotties for the cuddle quilt stash.
Susan made a cuddle quilt too
 along with this sweet quilt for the cuddle quilts.
Then she showed us her progress on her Penquin quilt..pattern by Sindy Rodenmeir of Fat Cat Patterns
 Marg found some panels in her stash and got busy quilting to add to the cuddle quilts. Once the word goes out about the need, the SVQG responds quickly.
 Marg is also cleaning up her fabric stash and made this scrappy sixteen patch. Sure do love scrappy's.
 Marg Stevens, a former member came to help us celebrate and brought this gorgeous quilt to show. the bag that Gail R is holding up is the carryall made from scraps.  Clever idea from a clever lady.  Sure was good to see the Bloomfield girls...we miss them.

Last but not least, Jacqui showed us her "peek-a-boo" quilt...so cute.

You can see more of Vivian's work on the right of Jacqui's show and tell.  More proof that Vivian is a prolific quilter.  It was a wonderful luncheon and a delight to be able to celebrate her 100th with her.  Just want you to know on my 100th, I would like a party  too.....just sayin'.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday , March 13, 2017

Janice got her paper pieced 150th Logo done...in her colours.  She tells us she had to 'fudge' it to make it fit properly.
 Marion said she had to do the same ....she told us she blessed it many times before she made it work. I guess you could say mine has been blessed as well but it is sitting in pieces on one of my tables and I think it just might stay there.
Linda has been busy...can't remember the name of this pattern but it sure works well in those colours.
 This rail fence is a chemo quilt with fleece on the back. It is soooo very cosy and comfy!
 This beauty is Roaring Waves , again in Linda's colours. The pattern really pops.
 Wendy is back and here is a quilt she made..same pattern which shall remain nameless. She's not sure if she likes it...out of her colour comfort zone....I think it is gorgeous.
She beat me as the "bag lady" with this zip it purse.  She said it took about an hour and a half to make. Lots of pockets and lots of room.
 Marilyn took apart one bag and made it into another ....works for me.
 Then she made this cute little wallet size bag. Almost like the Bionic bag without the zippers.
This beauty is one of those sew together, cut up and then sew again and it is all done in beautiful batiks...next one in shades of brown and beige.  A fascinating design!