Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 22 Show & Tell Photos

Here are the photos of the quilted items that members brought in for Show & Tell at the October General Meeting.  Thank you to everyone for bringing them downstairs before the meeting, and special thanks to Pat for filling in as the photographer!

Our first quilt is a wall hanging called "Twilight Star" that Liz brought in:

Please scroll down or click through to see the rest of the quilts!

Children's Literature Placemat Challenge

Our Presidents' Challenge this year is to make a child’s placemat using a theme from children's literature. This could be from a children’s picture book, novel, nursery rhyme, poem or song. Everyone can bring their completed placemat to the November meeting, where members will vote for their favourite. Here's a couple of examples that our Co-Presidents have created:

Members may enter one placemat, with the idea of donating it to the children’s department of a local hospital to use for their patients. The title of your placemat will be the name of the piece of literature you have chosen, e.g. “Humpty Dumpty.” Appliqué, piece blocks, use specific fabric or whatever you choose, and of course add your imagination. We can't wait to see everyone's ideas!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lisette Wins McCall's Quilt Design Star!

Our own Lisette Leveille, a new member at Rouge Valley Quilters' Guild, has just been named the Grand Prize Winner in the Amateur category of the McCall's Quilt Design Star 2012 competition.

Please scroll down or click through to read about my chat with Lisette and see all four quilts that she entered in the competition.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 22 Meeting Summary

Here's Patti Carey with one of the many quilts she showed at our General Meeting on October 22.  By all reports there were a lot of great ideas shown! I am sorry I missed it.

The workshops page has been updated to include all the information on our February workshop, the Colourplay Weekender Bag with Trisha DellaVella and Mary Eeg. There are still spaces for those who would like to sign up!  Click here to read more.

The next block in our calendar BOM is a candle.  If you didn't get your copy at the meeting, you can also find it on the Block of the Month page.

I received a lot of great photos of the Show & Tell quilts.  Watch for them early next week.  Happy sewing everyone!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Unusual Fabrics?

Have you ever wondered what to do with those panels, patches, stripes and scenics that you see in the quilt shop or have in your stash? Come and see our speaker Patti Carey from Northcott at the General Meeting this Monday. Using a trunk show, Patti will spark your creativity and fill your head with ideas on how to use those unusual fabrics.

Members who have not already done so may pick up their 2012-13 Membership Card at the front desk.  All members are reminded to wear their cards to be eligible for a draw for the door prize.  Guests are also welcome for a $5 fee.

Other things to do at the meeting include:
  • Bring in your completed Block of the Month from last time, and pick up the instructions for the next one.
  • Sign up to make a beautiful quilted Christmas stocking, designed by Moda, at the next Bee Night.
  • Bring your latest completed projects for Show & Tell.
  • Visit the new Historian's Corner on the lower level to view photos from the first days of the guild, and a previous quilt show.
  • Return your Library books, or borrow a new one. Remember, Library books are loaned for one month only.
And of course, remember to bring your mug for coffee or tea downstairs at the break. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 2012 Bee Night

Our last Bee Night was on Monday, October 15. Terry Skelton helped an enthusiastic group of 18 guild members make quilted sewing machine mats. There was such a variety of colours and prints. It was obvious from the conversation and laughter that everyone had a good time!

The next Bee Night will be on Monday, November 12, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. We will be making

Friday, October 12, 2012


There is a variety of updated information that is now available on our website.

  • Information about Kelly Dumaresq's Square in a Square workshop on December 1 has been added to our Workshops page. There are still a few spaces available!
  • The Guild Trips page has been updated with the information about our planned trip to the AQS show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
  • A few more links to member's websites have been added to the Quilting Links page. If you are a member and would like your blog or website added to the list, please email us at rvqgweb@gmail.com
  • New information about upcoming speakers has been added to our Program page.
  • There was a correction to the latest Block of the Month pattern, "Fall Leaves."  You can find the updated version in the October 2012 newsletter or on the BOM page.

Happy sewing everyone!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

September Show & Tell Photos

Here are some photos from the Show & Tell part of the meeting on September 24, 2012. Only quilts that were brought downstairs for display before the meeting were able to be photographed.

You may click any of the photos to see them larger.

Linda brought her large, 96", beige star quilt, which was hand quilted. It was given as a wedding present last weekend:

Elaine showed a brightly coloured lap quilt named "Chicks and Batik:"

Jane brought in her "Treasure Trove" lap quilt, which was designed to be made from 2 1/2" strips:

Sandie showed two lap quilts.  The first is "Playing Around," from a Fons & Porter pattern, and the second, "Spinning Flowers," is made from flannels:

Megan's flannel quilt "Bears in the Woods," is her own design, inspired by Kelly DuMaresq's Square in a Square presentation last year. It is destined for Quilts of Valour:

Louise showed a panel quilt, "Summer Nights and Northern Lights," with two co-ordinating pillow covers, that will be used at the cottage:

And finally, Susan brought in two quilts that she had finished on behalf of the son of our former member Ann Mitchell. The watercolour wall hanging just needed quilting, which Susan did herself. The blocks for the sampler quilt were all done, and Susan joined them and added the borders, then sent it out for long-arm quilting:

Thank very much to everyone who brought in their quilts!