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February Meeting 2016: Part Two

Ok, February Meeting Part II. Because 60 pictures seemed like a lot for one post! Our member Elisa, who is originally from Brazil, was celebrating the fact that she had been in Canada for one whole year. And what better way than with this boldly patriotic block!  Elisa also made this lovely nature themed small quilt. She has it all pinned together and ready for quilting. She's made some really nice fabric choices here, allowing it to be abstract while still clearly referencing the natural world. Really lovely work.  Karen brought in this giNORmous quilt, the block for which were made in 2011 as part of a block of the Week club from the Sew Sisters shop. It is made with the Stonehenge fabric line from Northcott.  She had so much of the fabric that she even pieced the back. Very impressive.  Karen also did not mess around when it came to making quilts at the Quilts for Refugees sew down. She made, count them, ONE….  TWO...  THREE...  FOUR...  ...FIVE! Five,

February Meeting 2016: Part One

Ok People, I'm having a problem with this here guild. Can I be honest here? Can I tell you what the issue is? Ok, here goes: There is just TOO MUCH TALENT here! I'm telling you, I get overwhelmed by it. So many great ideas. So many amazingly skilled people. So. Much. Beauty! I get home after one of our meetings, and my camera is literally heavier from all the pictures I took. We started with a look at the next block lotto pattern. Isn't it adorable? Its Raspberry Kiss by Rachel at Wooden Spoon . As per usual with our block lottos, all members have are invited to make as many blocks as they like, and then bring them in to the April meeting. You will receive one ballot per block you made and the winner of the draw gets to take all the lovely little blocks home to put together for a quilt top. Our next order of business was a fat quarter draw. We had so many people bring in fat quarters that we split the pile in two (warms and cools) and did two draws. Laura and Elena w