Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Kamloops Modern Quilt Group April Meeting

Our last meeting was held April 12 at Katja's.  Nineteen adventuresome women were in attendance.  We jumped right in with our challenge "hot pink, out of the box."

Several participants made for a fabulous show and tell!

Katja showed a picture of a modern block of the month coming soon to the shop.  Stay posted for more details as they become available.

Linda proposed an exchange of 2 1/2" squares of modern fabric.  100 different fabrics per bag and up to 10 bags each to exchange.  Betty will be in charge of the exchange next meeting.

General show and tell was next.

A great variety of projects!

The next meeting will be at 1 pm. at Katja's May 10.  The challenge for the May meeting is "traditional made modern"  with the colour black.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Candy Coated

A friend ask if I would help make quilts for a family who recently were burnt out of their home. As every quilter would, I agreed, and then headed for my scrap bag.

I found just a few scraps that I thought would work for a ten year old girl.

I cut and slashed the pile into manageable sizes, pulled out my Sunday Morning Quilt, and got to work.

I threw a little thread at the quilt!

And here it is.  "Candy Coated" ready to go.

I'm linking to finish it up friday hosted by Amanda Jean, one of the authors of the Sunday Morning Quilts book.

Monday, 7 April 2014

A Stash Buster Finish

I finally quilted one of my Stash Buster Quilts!

I had to quilt this one first.  All that open space to play in, yahoo!

And play I did!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Retreat Show and Tell

At the retreat on the weekend we had a show and tell on Saturday night.  Here are a few of the projects that were presented.

A very talented group of women!!!!!

We had a fat quarter raffle and the winner of the Orange fat quarters dressed for the occasion.

To say she was excited over her win was an understatement.

Thanks to Betty and Hailley for putting on a fabulous retreat!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Wish Upon A Star

This quilt was made from Sweetwater's "Wishes" fabric, as well as a few scraps from a previous line.  It was funky and fun to do.  I can't wait to move it into my class rotation at Katja's.

I have been MIA on the blog lately, I'm sorry.  I was at Kajta's to meet a friend and to take a picture of this quilt.  Somehow I managed to leave my camera behind.  I guess I was having such a great visit with everyone there that I just simply forgot it.  Well, it took me a bit to realize I didn't have it and then the hunt began.  The store didn't have it, my friend didn't pick it up, so where was it?  The group that was using the class room for a quilt day had picked it up thinking it belong to one of their friends.  Thank goodness!  My camera came home and I am once again functional.

I was away for retreat for the weekend, and what a great retreat it was.  Thanks to Betty and Hailey for hosting us all!  I will post a few pics shortly.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Kamloops Modern Quilting Group

The Kamloops Modern Quilting Group had it's second meeting this past Saturday.  I offered to post the minutes and pictures for members of the group to view.

Minutes - Meeting - March 8, 2014 - 1 PM

Chaired by Katja - 14 members attended.

Carla showed a group of modern quilts as well as individual blocks, most of them done as block exchanges with internet participants.  She talked about the pluses and minuses of internet interaction, commitment being a necessity as it affects a lot of people.  It has been a positive experience for her and she would encourage people to try it.  The quilts were beautiful and interesting and blocks seemed to mesh well with all others.

Show and tell - Most people had something to show - ranging from finished modern quilts to the block challenge "make a modern block - 12".  Everyone who got up explained what, in their opinion, made it a modern block, i.e.. fabrics, colours, pattern, quilting, etc.  Many positive critiques were given as well. With group participation, a challenge was chosen for next meeting;  "Hot Pink-outside the box."

Next meeting - April 12, 2014
See you all there!
Jeri -
Secretary for the Day!