Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 2013 Bee Night Photos

May 13, 2013 was our last Bee Night of the year. Margaret, our guild secretary, showed us how to create attractive potholders in either a tulip or poinsettia design. The results were colourful and helped remind us that summer is on its way. Thanks to everyone who came out on a cold windy evening!

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Friday, May 03, 2013

April 27 Workshop Photos

Here are a few photos from the April 27 LeMoyne Star workshop with Leianne McCallum.  Ours stars came out perfect! 

April 22 Show & Tell Photos

We had a great turn out for Show & Tell in April, with 14 quilts of all sizes on display! This first one is from one of our Membership Co-ordinators, Hetty. It's a cot-sized quilt called "Jungle Path:"

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

April 22 Meeting Summary

A taste of Africa!

This month’s guest speaker, Garnet Smalley, from The London International Quilt Festival, provided an entertaining and educational trip to Africa through a selection of quilts from many African countries. They were just a small sample from a group of over 150 quilts that will be featured at the London International Quilt Festival, in London Ontario – June 12-15, 2013.

Quilts styles were varied, but the colours were bright and exciting. Quilts included beading, stamping, metal embellishments, and fabric weaving. Many featured native wild life – giraffe, elephant, landscapes or the typical daily chores of the women including water carrying using jugs on the head, or celebration in dance. Stories from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, and Uganda were depicted through beautiful graphic quilts.

Garnet shared his African travel stories in pulling this collection together – including tales about pot holes that were way beyond the size that we manoeuvered through our parking lot. The show collection of quilts is still growing with quilts from Nigeria...that were made by men! The show displays will provide details on each quilt, as well as workshops, lectures and vendors – some featuring African fabrics.

It was a great presentation exposing us to a taste of Africa through quilters’ efforts from around the world! For more details please visit the show website here.