Blog Sampler

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Quilt show information

It’s time to start getting serious about what we are planning to do and to enter into our quilt show. It’s only a little more than a month away. There is a list of things here to remember and to consider.

  1. Quilt registration forms FINAL deadline is Saturday October 8th.  If you think you may be done by then, please complete the form and either mail or drop off to Rose.  Please be sure to label your quilts and ensure that they have a hanging sleeve. Directions for the sleeve are posted on our blog.
  2. Vendors have been finalized by Pauline Radley and Julia Crawford. We are still hoping for members who would be willing to do a quilting related demonstration. Please talk to Julia or Pauline if you are interested.
  3. Volunteer sign up has been a little slow. There are lots of opportunities to participate and you have the opportunity to see a great show as well. We need volunteers for:
    1. Set up on Thursday from 10 am. We also need some volunteers who are able and willing to climb ladders and set up racks. We don’t discriminate against male participation.
    2. White gloving
    3. Information desk
    4. Members’ boutique
    5. Tea room, including kitchen duties
    6. Staffing our other display areas
    7. Welcome desk
    8. Relief work
    9. Tear down on Saturday at the close of the show---reverse of set-up on Thursday
No volunteers means no show. We need your participation for your show. Please see Edith Ward for sign-up

  1. If you have any leftover/spare bookmarks please return them to Charlene and she’ll look after getting them off to those that need more.
  2. The items for the Member’s Boutique continue to come in. Please don’t forget to submit your items asap to Mibsie or Micki. The FINAL deadline for the boutique is our next guild meeting in October. There is pricing and organizing to be done prior to the show.
  3. Baked goodies for the tea room can be brought directly to the show venue starting with the quilt drop off day and then on set up etc.
  4. Drop off will be October 19th at Oakridge Presbyterian church, Oxford St. W. of Wonderland, from 1pm-7pm.
  5. This is our 35th anniversary year. We’re taking a look back at previous guild challenges and would like to have as many of those for display as possible. Please contact me……or bring them along to the quilt drop off day.
  6. Time to get excited about our show!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Blog Sampler Mosaic #5

This is another block with only a number for a name, in my programs, at least. It’s Mosaic #5.

Cutting Instructions:

Light Fabric:                            cut 8 squares  @  2 3/8  x  2 3/8 inches
Medium Fabric:                       cut 2  squares  @  2 3/8  x 2 3/8  inches
Dark Fabric:                            cut 6 squares  @  2 3/8  x 2 3/8 inches


Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of the light 2 3/8 inch squares. Pair these right sides together with the 2 medium and 6 dark squares. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line and press to the dark fabrics.

Arrange as shown below and sew together.

Go here for the finishing instructions. The large triangles on the outside of this one are the darks.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sept. 8, 2016 meeting

We started our year off with a great meeting. The first order of business was the executive reports. They took a while, as we had to get all caught up on all the happenings. After all the reports, we took a break, and had an opportunity to go around and visit, sign up for workshops, and to vote on the five submissions for the challenge that was issues last year to create a piece to interpret the theme “35”, in honour of the guild’s 35th anniversary this year.

After our break we were treated to a Power Point lecture by Johanna Masko.

It was interesting to see her way of sorting her scraps. She has four large tubs sorted according to light neutral, dark neutral, colours, and one more that I don’t remember. She pulls her fabrics from those, rather than pre-cutting into set sizes. She has definite ideas about what is and is not a scrap quilt. She defines this appliqué quilt, with the leaves all string pieced is definitely scrappy. But she thinks that a  quilt made from a single collection of fabrics isn’t.
After her power point presentation, we got to see some of her quilts, all made from her scraps. There was a beautiful Log Cabin 
and a fun Tumbler.

 This one was made from a wide variety of blues, in a repeating rectangular shape.
After Johanna’s presentation, we were treated to members’ show and tell.
Nancy brought some baby quilts.

Barb showed this lovely grey and pink.
Mibsie showed her gorgeous appliqué piece.
Toni brought her finished stained glass picture from a workshop from last year.

And Sharon brought a quilt she made featuring a night sky line. There are more photos here on our Google photos page from the meeting.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A reminder from the Program Committee

I’ve had a request from the Program Committee to remind everyone about signing up for workshops. I don’t know what they are, at the moment, although I do know that one of them is going to be given by Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts. Please come prepared with cash or cheques for the workshops.
Thank you.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Information for First Meeting of the year

Am I the only one who thinks summer went by way too fast?
Our  first meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, Sept 8th. The speaker for the evening is Joanna Masko. It’s going to be a busy evening, with lots to do and remember. I’m putting a list here of reminders to do and to bring.

-registration forms for the guild membership
-volunteer forms for what you can do to help out at meetings through the year.
-35 year challenge projects. Attach an explanation of your interpretation of the theme. Your name    
should not be visible. There will be a table set up where the vendors usually set up for dropping off your projects. Members will vote during the break.

-bring your registration forms for the quilts you are entering into the quilt show. Link here
-fill out the volunteer information for the quilt show, during the meeting.
-bring your items for the member’s boutique.
-remember to attach hanging sleeves to all your quilts. How to link is here
-please consider entering any challenges or workshop projects you have done from previous years.
-please consider entering your Canadiana Row quilt.
-if you have any bookmarks left, please bring them to the meeting for Charlene to distribute.

-bring your mug for tea, as there will be treats at the meeting.
-bring your Friendship Star blocks for the Comfort Quilts. Instructions and colours found here
-notion of the month will be “show us your thimbles”.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Blog Sampler Mosaic #13

This block doesn’t have an official name in the Electric quilt or Block Base programs that I have. It’s simply called Mosaic #13.

Cutting Instructions:

Light Fabric:                            cut 8 squares @  2 3/8  x 2 3/8 inches
Dark Fabric:                             cut 8 squares @  2 3/8  x 2 3/8 inches


Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of the light 2 3/8 inch squares. Pair these with the dark 2 3/8 inch squares, right sides together. Sew a 1/4 inch seam on each side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line and press to the dark.

Arrange your triangle squares as shown below and sew together.

Go here for finishing instructions. The large light triangles are on the outside of this one.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Spaces available in a workshop

 I received a message from The Modern Quilt Guild a week or two ago, asking to post this information for our guild members. Here it is:
Could  you  let the Friendship Guild members know that we have a few spaces available in an upcoming workshop. Thanks

October 1, 2016
Anita Zobens Thread Bar Workshop
$75 for all day class which includes the class fee, kit fee and lunch is provided
Here is a link for more information