A place to share stories and photos about quilting projects.
DONNA H. Placemats. Donna made these adorable placemats, inspired by the book Quilt Talk: Paper-Pieced Alphabet with Symbols & Numbers, 12 Chatty Projects by Sam Hunter, which is in the guild library.
JUDY S. Quilted Tablecloth.
“My collection of blue and white floral fabrics had never made their way into a quilt. I decided to bring them out of the cupboard and create something that would allow me to enjoy their beautiful colours and designs.”
DONNA H. Quilting with a Friend.
“My quilting friend Dale asked me if I would do some cutting and pressing for her as she has MS. She is having trouble with her hands and is unable to stand.
Dale designed the quilt and chose the colours from her voluminous stash. I cut, sewed and pressed the blocks. I also sewed a few rows. Didn’t want to stop. All this to the sunshine, trembling poplars, and glassy lake at my summer retreat. The quilt will be finished in a few months and will go to community quilts.”
DONNA H. Owen’s Train Quilt. Owen looks pretty happy with his new quilt made by Grandma Donna. It is perfect for his new big boy bed and his Thomas the Tank Engine pajamas.
“I bought the fabric at a quilt shop in Oliver when I went to Penticton for a quilt show. They gave me a pattern to accompany the fabric. Took a while to do but was very easy.”
JUDY S. Window Valances.
“One valance is a seminole strip. I chose ‘Dominos’ from the book ‘Simply Seminole’ by Dorothy Hanisko, which is in our library. The other valance is constructed of quartered nine-patch blocks.
A fun little project to cozy up a window.”
DONNA H. David and Alea’s quilts.
“The pattern came from one of the guild’s library books called “French Braid Transformation” by Jane Hardy Miller. As you can see, it is a wonderful pattern for using bits and pieces. The pillow is a pattern from Jera Brandvig’s website.”