Our 2014 quilt show included 9 regional quilt shops as vendors. Here is a virtual shop hop of their booth panorama photos. All images and shop website links are posted on the Quilt Show/Show 2014 Vendors page. Many of these shops are participating in the Ontario Row by Row Experience. Be sure to visit as many shops this summer as you can to collect the free patterns and enter draws. See you in September.
Our 2014 Show has come and gone. What a fantastic week end!
Voting for Viewers Choice was incredibly close with 1st and 3rd only 4 votes apart. That’s a quality show!!
Here are our Viewers Choice winners as selected by attendees voting on Saturday:
98″ x 98″
Nancy Eichel, Dryden
“Double Vision is made using the Cotton Theory method resulting in a reversible quilt. The back is Bobbin work using Alpaca wool yarn.” Machine quilted by Nancy Eichel, Dryden, Ontario
MISTY MOUNTAIN POND
89″ x 89″
Sharon DeLong, Dryden, Ontario
“This was my first attempt (and possibly my last), at paper piecing. A great way to use up material.” Longarm quilted by Joan Schneider, Dryden.
AND our 1st Place Winner selected by Show attendees Saturday is…
RIBBONS QUILT/MELINDA’S HEART
84″ x 88″
Stacy Montgomery, Dryden
“Saw the design and picture of quilt as Velma Nesbitt was making one. I loved the heart and bargello design. She got me the pattern and I asked for a bit of advice a few times, and then made the quilt on my own. Started in 2012, finished in March 2014. First one without an instructor.” Longarm quilted by Hazel Mills, Serenity Quilts, Sioux Lookout.
Congratulations to the winners!
Nancy Bergman, quilt artist from Kenora ON will be instructing “Don’t Sweat the Human Figure” how to quilt human figures from photos and “Flower Power” how to quilt a flower photo using Zapplique techniques. Courses will be taught concurrently at the Masonic Hall in Dryden. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.; course runs from 9:00-5:00 Saturday and 9:00-4:00 Sunday. Fee for kit for either class is $25. Additional costs for catering and hall rental will be approx. $50-$75 per attendee. To register or for more information, contact Heather Cortens, Retreat Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 807-223-5643. Supply lists are available here.
The theme for our bi-annual Quilt Show this spring is Christmas! So with that in mind, our members pooled their beautiful Christmas scraps and put together this beautiful 92″ x 112″ holiday raffle quilt. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available from guild members. The draw will be held at 3:30 pm on April 27, 2014 at the Thimble Treasures Quilt Show, Dryden Agricultural Centre. Licence #M313988
Update: Quilt can be seen at Fabric Fusion, 72C Van Horne. Tickets available there and at the Quilting Trunk (beside DQ) on Highway 17.
February is synonomous with hearts. Our Sewing Saturday project this month will be, appropriately, a heart baby quilt. The quilt is 36″ x 48″ (baby size) but can be made larger by adding blocks or increasing block size. The sample is made from flannels with appliqué shapes stitched leaving the raw edges exposed which fray softly once washed.
The quilt class will take place at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre in Dryden Saturday, Feb 15th starting at 9 am and running until 4 pm. Lunch is potluck.
For additional information contact instructor, Karen Greaves: email@example.com, 807-936-0024 or facilitator, Hellen Stafford: firstname.lastname@example.org, 807-9387-6793. Those who wish to come and work on their own projects are welcome.
Twister class will take place Saturday, January 18th starting at 9:00 am. Doors will be open at 8:30 am. Everyone welcome. Contact Marg 807-938-1113 if you would like to participate.
Here are a couple pictures of a twister quilt made from a layer cake. The two outside borders require extra fabric. The
approx. size is 61″x61″ if using a layer cake or 10 inch squares.
Materials needed are as follows….
1 package of layer cakes ( you will use 36 )
1 1/4 yds for first border
1 1/4 for second border added after recutting.
( larger borders for the second border or adding a third will make a larger
quilt. You could also add more squares if you want a bigger quilt)
If you chose to use charm squares, 24 squares will make a quilt that
measures 19″x26″ and will use 1/3 yd for the first border.
Joanne will be bringing in layer cakes and has charm squares in her store.
Dori (from Sioux lookout) will be assisting with this course (weather permitting) and will bring
the twister tool in assorted sizes as well as some layer cakes and charm
Any questions please call me at 223-8876
Thanks and see you on
Don’t forget your dishes and something for pot luck or bring your own lunch,sewing machine, manual, basic sewing supplies and a big smile!!!
Mark your calendars for the change in our regular meeting date for this month. Tuesday December 10 will be our Christmas Party. Bring sweets or savouries to share starting at 6:00 pm.There will be a re-gift exchange for those who wish to participate.
Saturday, Nov 16, Dori Hopko from Dori’s Sewing Studio in Sioux Lookout will be instructing what she calls “the fastest quilt top ever to do!” Josephine’s Knot is the project. The class begins at 9 am and runs until about 4 pm. Lunch is potluck or brown bag. The event will take place at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre 84 St Charles St in Dryden. For information about this class, contact Marg at 807-938-1113.
The quilt show committee will be meeting Monday, Nov 18 at 6:30 pm at 161 St Charles St.
Don’t forget our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, Nov 26 at 7:00 pm at the Go-Getters Senior Centre.
This past Saturday, a number of our members met to sew. Many participated in creating placemats for Meals on Wheels. Marg, our Sewing Saturday chair, described the technique:
“The pattern is a quick, simple method of making 4 placemats from 4 fat quarters. (Is similar to the mosaic method we did several years ago). The 4 F.Q.’s are stacked up, 3 angled cuts are made and then each stack of cut fabric has the top one, two or three pieces moved to the bottom of their piles. The pieces are sewn together and each has the fabrics showing up in a different spot than the one before. After pressing, the placemat tops are ready to have batting and backing applied. These can be quilted and finished with a binding or pillowcase turned, then quilted. ple method of making 4 placemats from 4 fat quarters. (Is similar to the mosaic method we did several years ago). The 4 F.Q.’s are stacked up, 3 angled cuts are made and then each stack of cut fabric has the top one, two or three pieces moved to the bottom of their piles. The pieces are sewn together and each has the fabrics showing up in a different spot than the one before. After pressing, the placemat tops are ready to have batting and backing applied. These can be quilted and finished with a binding or pillowcase turned, then quilted.”
We look forward to seeing these and more at our regular meeting Tuesday, Oct 22nd! Meeting starts at 7 pm and will be held at the Dryden Go-Getters Senior Centre on St Charles in Dryden. Join us!