April 18, 2014

March Meeting

Our March meeting was led by the ever able Rebecca Burnett. We dealt with a lot of little business matters and Rebecca led us in an interesting Zentangle workshop. Zentangle is a style of intuitive doodling, which was very fun and relaxing. Rebecca's idea was that it could be helpful in generating new ideas for quilting patterns.

We were very pleased to see a lot of new members and a few visitors as well.

There was lot of exciting show and tell at this meeting.
Valerie Prideaux brought in a beautiful little half-hexagon quilt top. I love the way the hexagons seem to float on the negative space.
 Valerie also brought in a finished quilt. I believe this pattern is called Courthouse Steps. 
Debbie De Santis brought in this lovely, simple little quilt. She'd purchase a cutting system (I can't remember which one) and this was her first quilt made using that new tool.
Rebecca brought in a top that she'd quilted, but not yet bound. From afar it has a lovely simple feel, with a lot of impact. 
But up close she's done some really intricate quilting. 
 One of our new members is Angela Wu. She's been working on this Dresden Plate and is nearly finished. 

Such lovely, fine stitching!

And our other new member, Michelle Woods brought in these two cushion covers that she'd completed recently. I love the colour combination with the grey solid and the vibrant, scrappy brights. 
Also, the hand quilting with colourful thread is a beautiful final touch.

 We had a visitor too. Heather Bennett-Chamberlain came spent the afternoon with us, as she plans to start a quilt guild in the Grimsby area, and wanted to see what our meetings are like.
She brought this sweet quilt for show and tell. 

 A simple, clean lined modern log cabin setting off a forest-creature themed feature fabric in the middle. Beautifully done.


  1. Wow! Lovely projects. I am looking forward to coming to a future meeting and getting to see everything in person!

  2. can you let me know if heather does start one? I live near her and would love to connect with her