Unfortunately our June meeting and community sew day have been cancelled, the hall is not yet ready to open up and allow us in. There is a possibility for a virtual community sew day, that information will be sent out when/if available.
Please note: Ruth Groot is looking to step down from community service, if you or you and a friend would like to take over please contact Chris Yoo.
Please remember our May 14th meeting is cancelled due to the Stay at Home order. The safety of our guild members, guests, and instructors should always come first. Since the authorities have not yet opened up congregating in groups of 10 or more, the hall will NOT be open for sew day. Please plan on sewing the day away at your home and keep yourself healthy. Whether or not we have the June meeting will be communicated when we know if the order will be lifted. Work on those UFO’s!
Please remember our April 9th meeting is cancelled due to the Stay at Home order. The safety of our guild members, guests, and instructors should always come first. Since the authorities are now cautioning against congregating in groups of 10 or more, the hall will NOT be open for sew day. Please plan on sewing the day away at your home and keep yourself healthy. Whether or not we have the May meeting will be communicated when we know if the order will be lifted. Work on those UFO’s!
A Quilter from Victoria, Australia / A Quilter from Ohio, USA Exchange Quilts
Here are the quilts for the nineteenth team from the over 320 teams that participated in the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE). 201
teams submitted their quilts to be a part of the Exhibition in Houston 2018 and we are featuring the 24 teams selected for the first IMQE
Separated by oceans and continents, time zones and hemispheres it’s surprising how much my quilt buddy, Kaye, and I have in common. In
addition to our passion for quilting, we love sharing our skills with others. We both live by the water, enjoy time spent with our grandchildren and
are both blessed with a sense of humour! We have exchanged numerous emails, shared images of our work, pictures of our family and lots of
laughs! I am so happy to have Kaye as my friend! Kaye is an expert in “La Passacaglia” quilting and I decided that my quilt should be made
from pieced blocks. Using Aboriginal designed fabric depicting turtles, I worked on an idea based upon the dreamtime story “WAYAMBA THE
TURTLE” to illustrate our unique Australian culture. (The story is on the back of the quilt). I was inspired by Maxine Rosenthal’s book “One
Block Wonders”, where each hexagonal block is unique. With careful cutting and freehand machine stitching, I made more than sixty 3-inch
blocks from the one piece of fabric. I arranged the blocks in a colour and design sequence that would follow the story, beginning at the top right
with blocks that represented the home camp, working clockwise to the billabong and the marshland where the women and children foraged for
food. This flowed into the hunting ground and then the desert and finally the petal window showing the turtle in the creek.
Title of Quilt: Pineapple Pleasure
Quilter’s Name: Kaye Koler
Location: Amherst, Ohio, USA
I have done my job as a quilter if this little quilt brings joy and warmth to my partner (#392) on the other side of the world….down under in
Australia. I am naturally drawn to antique quilts, a love my Gram shared with me at an early age. And yet, at the same time, the aesthetic of
modern quilts continually inspires me. So mixing the two are often a great combination for me. I like to call it modern traditional. Miniatures came
to the forefront of my quilting when I discovered foundation piecing more than 20 years ago. I learned I could achieve such great precision rather
easily. This miniature was especially enjoyable to create for my delightful partner Brenda! It’s been a pleasure getting to know and love her! We
have SO much in common even beyond quilting. A great match and mate indeed! And what better block pattern to use ….? The pineapple is the
international symbol of welcome and hospitality! I added a little “sparkle” using thread around the coral and green blocks! So befitting for my
new friend and exceptional experience with the International Miniature Quilt Exchange, 2018!
Don’t faint, I’m still a member of our guild!!! At the meeting in November, I’d like to have a workshop of ALL and ANY members willing to help create kits for the Home of the Brave.
Starting at 10 and bring a lunch or come later and bring dinner – it’s all day and any time you’d like to come!
Please bring a cutting mat, ruler and cutter. Some may want to bring their sewing machines. I’ll have an iron and board (a second one would be helpful) and all the material that I have collected to be able to make triangle backings for the nine-patch on point, the detail strips and borders.
I HOPE alot of you will be able to attend. I have gotten the number of soldiers’s families/spouses to be found down to 50!! If we all pitch in, we can get that number even lower!!!
I know I haven’t been around to meetings, but I have NEVER stopped working on HOME OF THE BRAVE.
Thanks for your help Lindy,
Home of the Brave
101st Airborne Associate Member
Lindy, will you please forward this Barbara Brackman blog article? Thank you.
Vicki Morris suggested the idea of doing redwork (red floss on white background) embroidery for the Red and White Quilt Challenge for the Christmas and Summer Potlucks to display in our quilt show next fall–what a terrific idea–and here’s an example I thought might interest people:
Gentleman is selling his late wife’s quilting and sewing supplies.
He has an Accuquilt machine with nine dyes and three mats. Many are new. He is selling these as a package. Also has fabric from overseas trips.
Saturday, October 3rd. 10am – 4pm
5194 Colorado Ave, Sheffield
3 doors down from the Backpacker shop
If you have contacts with other guilds, please share this with them.