Monday, 20 February 2023

Island Quilters Guild - February 2023 Show 'n Tell

Brenda P. shows one of her fibre art post cards.

Brenda P. with her felted flower scene pillow.

Deborah G. shows her confetti landscape hanging.

Deborah G. shows a landscape wall hanging.

Freda B. shows a car seat quilt for a baby- a gift for a hospital.

June N. shared a quilt she made.

June N. showed a brightly coloured quilt.

Lauren M. showed a table runner.

Melissa showed a rainbow prairie point pillow cover.

Myrna F. showed this 'pie' and 'star' table runner.

Myrna F. took on an unfinished quilt top from the 'fire quilt' box.

Myrna F. made this hanging.

Myra T. made this clamshell, patchwork and applique quilt.

Pat M. shared her 'One Block Wonder' quilt top.

Rolanda T. showed a 'lay flat' shoe bag.

Rolanda T. showed her completed Riley Blake challenge quilt.

Rolanda T. showed her landscape wall hanging (after workshop by Catherine Timm).

Sally W. showed a quilt destined for someone who loves dogs!

Sally W. made a table runner with beautiful tropical flower fabric.


Island Quilters Guild - February 2023 Myra Tallman EPP Program

 On Manitoulin Island we have many talented quilters.  We have quilters who love piecing blocks, those who love applique or foundation paper piecing or making rag quilts.  There are many quilters whose quilted projects are never seen by others and those who gladly share their skills and quilts.  

In the Island Quilters Guild, we welcome all quilters to bring their positive energy and good will to encourage members at every level to share their work (and sometimes their difficulties - we learn from those as well as from successes!)

At our February 2023 meeting, one of our members, Myra Tallman, showed us some of the work she has been doing for the last few years with English Paper Piecing.  She is the most skilled in this area on the Island and probably in the country!  She has been working with Millefiori patterns (Millefiori Quilt is an interpretaion of the beautiful Venetian Millefiori Glass. Millefiori translates from Italian into English as "thousand flowers".) Her presentation took us from the very beginning stages of this type of piecing with paper patterns, fabric and glue sticks to the important phase of combining colours and patterns to make amazing quilts.

She showed us numerous examples of the types of fabrics she uses to cut the shapes needed.

She made extra large templates so that she could demonstrate how she arranges the shapes and then moves them around before finalizing the pattern she wants.

Myra couldn't go through the entire process, but she did reference the books by Willyne Hammerstein, which come with patterns and templates.  

At the end of the program, Myra gave us each a handout of tips as well as a kit of templates to challenge us to make one block.  At our March meeting, we will take some photos of our results!

Thank you very much, Myra.


Sunday, 19 February 2023

Hawberry Quilter - February 2023


Island Quilters Guild - November 2022 Show 'n Tell


Pam M. showed just one of the quilts she made for Christmas

Sally W. made a Gnome quilt for her grandson.

Great toques knitted by Sally W.

Rolanda T. finished her project from the landscape confetti workshop.

Rolanda T. made this collection of birdhouses.

Rolanda T. shows many of the blocks from the Riley Blake challenge.

Patricia F. shows her Summer Sampler quilt top.

Pam M. shows one of the quilts she has made for Christmas.

Myra T. shows one of her amazing EPP quilts.

Myra T. made a cushion cover with an EPP block.

Freda B. made this winter wall hanging.

Freda B. made this winter table runner.

Freda B. made a winter hot pad.

Dena B. shows her pieced and appliqued quilt.

Charlene C. shows some Christmas projects.