Sunday 27 October 2019

Guild challenge - A block-based wall hanging

Deadline:  February Meeting

The finished challenge pieces will be a guild special presentation in the Prince Edward County Quilters Guild Quilt Show July 11 and 12, 2020, at the Community Centre in Wellington.

Guidelines for this challenge:

  • A block-based modern quilt, which has one universal block that repeats itself. 
  • It can change size or colour in the setting. 
  • It can be set any way the maker likes, except in a traditional setting.
  • It can have a border.
  • It may not have a border.
  • It can be asymmetrically set.
  • It can be cropped.
  • It can be made in solid colours.
  • It can be made with batiks.
  • It can be made with bright, modern fabrics.
  • You can make it any size, as long as it is at least 30” X 30”, maximum perimeter 160”.

November 16th - Workshop - Double Disappearing 9-Patch Variations

This is an all day (6 hour) workshop for up to 24 participants, taking place at our meeting place in Ameliasburg on November 16, 2019. The instructor is our President Bill Stearman. It will be a FUN, INSPIRATIONAL and INFORMATIVE day!!!

In the morning (3 hours), we will look at examples of  four DD9P block variations ... Traditional, Transitioning to Modern, Modern, and Improv.  
Participants will learn how to construct the block, and receive useful tips, and  a full colour pattern for construction of the block. 
All fabric for construction of four sample blocks, is supplied by the instructor. These sample blocks will be suitable for use as a cushion cover (15" square).
In the afternoon (3 hours),  participants will continue working on the four block variations, with a particular focus on the Improv variation. 
MATERIALS LIST for DD9P Variations Workshop

Please Bring:
  • a sewing machine in working order, your favorite ¼'' piecing foot and the machine’s users’ manual
  • an iron and ironing pad, if ironing stations are not provided
  • your usual sewing supplies, including a seam ripper, spare needles, neutral coloured thread, pins (optional)
  • rotary cutter, a spare blade, assorted rulers (8, 9 or 12” square, 6” straight ruler), cutting mat
  • a simple design wall

Provided by the Instructor:
  • precut fabric to make single blocks, suitable to use as cushion covers, for each of the four variations
  • an illustrated handout demonstrating each block variation, with detailed instructions and pointers
  • a pattern for a quilt using one of the variations
There is a fee for the workshop, and a separate for the workshop kit. Please contact Lyne Lusk for more information or to register.

BOQMQG's first annual retreat

Thank you to member Pat for organizing our first annual quilting retreat at Inspired Getaways in Waba, Ontario from 8-10 October, 2019. Friendships were deepened, creative juices flowed, and tummies were filled with delicious meals prepared by retreat building owner Karine Chapleau.

Inspired Getaways is a lovely old home converted into a quilter's dream retreat building with cutting tables, rulers, storage, comfortable accommodations and yummy meals - all with quilters in mind.

A number of our members attended this fun-filled and creative event and are looking forward to our next quilting retreat or event.