November 7, 2019

June (but really beginning of July!) 2019 Meeting recap

June Meeting

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend this one!  And, it happened in July, not June:).  So, apologies if I get any details incorrect!  And I wasn't the only one that had to beg off, so thanks to Laura Henneberry for filling inf or Adrienne at check-in, Doris Lovadina-Lee for filling in for Catherine selling raffle tickets, and Christine for filling in for Shannon on the minute taking!

Girls for Days
Becky gave a recap on the Sew Day, saying that it was a small goup, but they got alot accomplished!  Work on this continued until about October, but this is finished now.


 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge
Coordinated by Lynda, the theme for 2020 is text . The winning design was Bobbie's Make Do and Mend design! The blocks were constructed out of upcycled textiles, and volunteers were called for to construct the blocks for the top, as well as the associated finishing activities.

Speaking of QuiltCon charity quilts, the quilt from 2019 has gone to Red Door Shelter.  They chose to raffle it off at Canada Day at a special celebration in Stan Wadlow Park.  Pleasingly the quilt raised about $800-1000 dollars for this worthy charity.

National Mini-Quilt Swap
Adrienne described the call for the national swap, registration closed on July 15th, and all the recipients received their quilts by the end of September.  If you participated (I did! ), I hope you had a great time, and loved your the quilt you got!

Spotlight-Making a Pressing Matt
Peter kindly shared a demonstration with us on how to make a pressing matt with some simple materials. Using MDF board and duct tape, he attached a piece of plastic sheeting, then layered thermal batting with the shiny side facing the MDF board, then an overlayer of muslin fabric (apparently the rough texture helps things from shifting around while pressing). Your last decision is whether to keep it portable, or to attach to a table for your own pressing station!

Block Lotto Draw
There were 34 blocks in total, and Becky (lucky girl!), apparently won them all!

Fast N Easy Gifts
Stef demonstrated how to make an envelope pillow using fat quarters and a pillow, see here for sample instructions!

Karen demonstrated how to make cloth napkins with rolled hems using a serger.  Apparently the Workroom's Serger Essentials Class is great for learning how to us one, if you haven't before.

Show and Share- Apologies, I'm pretty sure I've confused some of these!
·        Valerie Prideaux: Improv map quilt using quilt labels from all of the past Quilts at the Creek shows

·        Jillian Leake: Monogram cushion with pockets and handles for the son and daughter of Canadian family friends
·        Lynda Hutchison: “Finally Finished”, a 3 year old UFO made of 400 HSTs
·        Karen Powers: A table runner made at The Workroom’s Learning Curves class
·        Joan Kilpatrick: art quilt recently shown at Quilt Canada, using a digital print on silk, with an embroidered layer
·        Xandra Shen: “Chrysanthemum” UFO, challenged herself to use her scraps and longarm-quilting it
·        Sandi Copper: hand-quilted fabric acquired at the TMQG garage sale, while taking The Workroom’s Whole Cloth Quilt class

·        Anna Figueira brought 3 pieces
o   UFO of a 2013 Block of the Month from Homespun called “Flowing in the Wind"
o   Sashiko sampler made while on the road
o   Kaffe Fassett Persian Carpet medallion quilt
·        Peter Byrne: a quilt using 1,440 HSTs raw edge appliqued onto a black background

Gift card was won by Karen Powers
Door prize (pressing matt made by Peter) was won by Gail Shaw and Helen Ma won a tote with notions, fabric and a pattern!

That's it for the recap of the June meeting!  


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