Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Here is a photo of the finished prayer quilt for their Conference this weekend where it will be presented to the Bishop. It was nice to see all the different blocks supplied by various churches and see how they depicted the theme of prayer.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tomorrow will be our second meeting for the learn to quilt group at church. Here is a photo of the Fireside Log Cabin block we will be making. Last meeting we learned how to cut the strips in desired lengths. Tomorrow we will be piecing the blocks. Eventually we will have enough to make a queen size quilt that we will auction at the Ham and Strawberry supper in June.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Here are some photos from last night's Pad Party. Once again thanks to Jane and Sharon for all their planning and organizing. 185 pads made and $1500 raised for our trip to Nicaragua!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Satuday Aug. 28, 2010
11:30 – 4:30
Grace United Church
Hosted by Helen Hubert &
Pot Luck lunch starting at noon.
Theme: bring your brain. Seriously!! We will have flip charts and/or white boards to show & share quilting ideas. Think specifically about weird blocks you have felt really good about quilting. Personally, I hate Bears Paw blocks, so I’d love ideas on that.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Just letting everyone know that I am now carrying Quilters Dream Cotton on the 98" roll.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
WOW, is there really good news regarding taxes? For me there is! HST will be implemented on July 1st and when doing my inquiring about how Melon Patch Quilts should get ready for it, I found out that the GST rules are the rules they will use for the new HST.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Well we have had 3 learn to quilt meetings at church and the ladies are doing wonderfully! Everyone is so eager to learn how to cut and piece the prayer quilts. We have 1 quilt almost finished (just needs the binding hand sewn), 1 quilt that needs to be quilted and bound and then enough blocks for a 3rd quilt. I think that everyone wants to continue with our meetings in the fall and hopefully they will all be challenged to make a queen size quilt that we can auction at the Ham and Strawberry Auction in June 2011. Here is a photo of the 1st quilt.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
WARDSVILLE - A big old-fashioned quilting bee - only with paintbrushes instead of needle-and-thread - is one of this community's 200th birthday gifts to itself.
As Wardsville celebrates its centennial next month, it is also telling the story of its founder, George Ward, in 30 large murals that will be affixed to buildings in and around town.
They're called "barn quilts" because the squares look like traditional quilting blocks.
And this may be the first such collection in Ontario.
"This is really rural, country folk art," said organizer Denise Corneil.
Painting, taping, and sealing the 8 x 8-foot blocks has taken place for months in the basement of Beattie Haven retirement residence.
When finished, the blocks will go up outside select barns, sheds, stores in a 60-kilometre radius, with a map that will direct drivers to the various sites and explain their meanings.
Volunteers have also stitched a fabric quilt that includes the same blocks.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Well it is the night before I hand in my entry for the IPM Quilt show later this month. I bought the quilt top from Quilts and Calicos and then it was up to me to do the machine quilting! I have clipped threads, picked lint and pressed and starched until I think it is ready to go. Now I have cold feet about the whole entry idea. Each colour of fabric in the star has a different design and the cream corners were the perfect area to do some freehand feathers. I spent about 2 weeks drawing and redrawing the feather areas and then marked them so that I could then quilt. It took me 6 days to quilt the top during the March Break and then a few hours here and there to do the binding, sleeve and finishing touches. Wish me luck and I will keep you posted on the show later in May.
Just recieved an e-mail today with news from Africa so I wanted to post it and let everyone know how well the program is doing. (I have posted a few photos from a craft fair where the Mzansi Quilt Centre had a booth a few months ago.)
"The quilting program is still on track and it seems as if we are selling more that ever before. Last month was a banner month with sales over 30,000 rand. We have some responses from the web site, and more of the local quilters are bringing their tops in for quilting. The Midlands Meander has attracted many tourists that come here to buy, and since the prices are so reasonable many buy quilts for presents. The local missionary outfits have found that the centre will make table clothes, so we are turning out literally dozens for the price of the fabric plus a small charge for binding. Added to this we have been selling wall hangers that we placed at several of the hotels for décor."
"We were visited by sheep ranchers from the
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I just love quilting feathers and the double wedding ring quilt is the perfect design to showcase MANY, MANY feathers. In the rings I quilted a continuous curve design and then in the white background you can see the feathers. My eyes are going a little buggy as this is the 3rd day of working on this quilt. I think I will be dreaming about feathers tonight again!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Here are some photos of a Daisy quilt pattern that I just quilted as a shop sample for Quilts and Calicos. It is a really cute children's quilt with bunnies and ducks and daisies of course. It sure makes me think of spring today even if there is a bit of snow coming down.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
On Monday April 12th, I will be helping some ladies from Grace and St. George's Anglican churches learn to quilt. We will be starting at the very beginning by learning how to cut with a rotary cutter and ruler. This night we will be cutting purple fabric strips that will be used to make some sting blocks and then sewn into prayer quilts that we use at church to give to members that are ill.
Anyone can come out and join the group whether you are a member of the churches or not.
St. George's Anglican church: 12656 13 Mile Road just off of the Denfield Road.
April 12th at 7:30PM
Please remember to bring your purple fabric, quilting supplies and sewing machine. Supplies and fabric will be supplied if you do not have them.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
If you arrive between 7:00 am - 9:00 am you will receive a ticket to get 35% off your purchase.
If you arrive any time after 9:00 am until 5:00 pm you will receive 30% off your purchase!
I wonder if we are allowed to shop in our PJs? Hope to see everyone on Saturday bright and early!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Yesterday at HITC I finished my February Stashbusters quilt. I think I will quilt it tomorrow because it is really pretty and I can't wait to see it finished. Also it is for a friend's birthday back in February so I have to get cracking!
Today is the Grand Opening at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. where my best friend Jane has set up shop with her longarm quilting machine. I will be leaving in a few minutes to spend the day in Jane's new home away from home. Congratulations Jane!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The last Saturday in February many of the local longarm machine quilters had a SOLO social at Jane's house. I was there for days getting ready for the event and to visit with Jane too of course. We Mari Lyn from Bytowne Threads displaying her threads and we all had to buy a few spools of Aurifil threads. The pot luck lunch was delicious and we even had a cake to celebrate Helen's birthday. Jane was showing us her newly expanded longarm studio and taking registrations for the longarm classes she will be teaching. April is booked up but there are still some spots available for May! Here are some photos from the event.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Well my fabric is all washed- yes I said washed, and cut out ready to go to Quilts and Calicos this week for Heather Stewart's next Stashbusters class called Pathways. I am still trying to use up my stash of fabric so that I can have the excuse to buy more. Hopefully this class will make a bit of a dent. Here is a photo of the sample quilt.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Some of you may know that I am a HUGE fan of the rock band Cheap Trick. I have made a few quilts for the band and usually try to give the quilts to them at their concert. This past week they were in Toronto again and of course I was there. After standing in line for 5 hours I was guaranteed a front row centre spot to stand for the show. Here is a photo of the Sgt. Pepper quilt I made for them as they were doing some shows in Vegas this past fall. This quilt is like the bass drum that Bun E. used at the Vegas shows. I also have a link to an article that reviewed the concert. Here is the link or if you just want to read the exciting part this is a quote from the article.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Here is a link to a cute and easy grab bag that I will be making this weekend at Memories Manor. They have other fast and easy patterns too so have a look around their web site for more projects.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I am just quilting this adorable BOM from Quilts and Calicos. They will be offering it soon so that we can all get a jump start on our Christmas projects and get them done in time! Here is a picture to tempt you add just one more project to your list.