Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday Quilting

We have started getting back together again on Thursdays to do some quilting.  Now that summer is over things are getting back to normal and Pierina and I are back from Europe, we decided that we should start getting together again to do some quilting and visiting.  This was the first time that everyone was available so we didn't get a lot done but we sure had a fun time.

Joyce is working on her bed scarf  and
is planning some cushions to match.

We were trying to decide if she should leave
a border around the centre or not.
We decided that the border looks better
on than cut off.

So now she has to cut out some more squares
for her cushions.

Pierina is quilting her SunFlower table topper.

Maria is adding binding with piping onto her
Convergence Quilt.
She is using Ricky Tims method of binding
that we saw at the Super Seminar.

We had a visitor this week.
Bev is visiting from B.C., she is wearing a scarf
that Maria made and is knitting one
for herself.
I think I have to make a few of those.

I was working on the piano key border for
my Schnibbles Quilt.
It took me a while to decide how to put them
together and I finally decided that
the four sides should all be the same.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Schnibbles Class

Last night I took the second of two classes making a Schnibbles Quilt.  We used Carrie Nelson's Schnibbles times two book.  With this book you can make quilts using 5" charm squares or 10" layer cakes or just that size of scraps.

We also used Deb Tucker's Wing Clipper Ruler to make our flying geese for the quilt.  There is a video on youtube on how to use this ruler.  I took this class because I had heard a lot about this ruler and wanted to learn how to use it. 

Wendy was the instructor
She has made a lot of these quilts,
so it was a great class.

It is always good to take a class from
someone who has made the quilt

The class busy working.

Maria's - almost finished

Marlene's - one row done

Maureen's piano key border.

Maureen's finished and
she used all scraps.
Isn't it beautiful.!!

This is mine.
I have to add the piano key border.
The border is sown together so hopefully I should
have it finished in a day or so.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kitty Komono

I finally finished quilting the Kitty Komono Quilt that I bought in Trego, Wisconsin on the Ricky Tims Seminar bus trip.  It is a baby quilt for my Great Niece who is expecting in December.  I am going to be a Great Great Aunt again.

If you look closely there are cats in the squares.

The squares were a little tricky with the 45 degree angle
on them but with a little help from
my friends I was able to
complete them.

That is one reason to join a Quilters Guild.  There is always someone to help you when you need it and to get ideas for finishing quilts.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Empty Bowls Caring Hearts

To-night I went to a dinner called "Empty Bowls Caring Hearts".  There were 335 people there all supporting local charities - The Thunder Bay Food Bank and Shelter House.  There was a line up to get in because if you got there early you were rewarded with a hand made bowl from the The Thunder Bay Potters Guild or a quilted placemat from the The Thunder Bay Quilter's Guild.  More people wanted the bowls and if they ran out of bowls you received a placemat.

A long line-up to get in.

Some of the crowd including our mayor.

Placemats and Bowls

Some of the pottery bowls

Lots of bowls and Placemats

There was also a silent auction of bowls and plates that were
autographed by celebrities.

Elizabeth Manley

Jack Layton & Billy Manzik

Fred Turner & Randy Bachman

Rick Mercer from the Mercer Report.

Joe Fiorito - local author

Good News Jazz Band

The bowl I selected by Ann McGoey

Maria's bowl by Alan Moon

A great night for a great cause.