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Julie Plotniko – Popcorn Can Quilts

Julie Plotniko, Vancouver Island quilting instructor, gave her presentation called “Popcorn Can Quilts” at our March meeting. As someone who makes their popcorn on the stove top in an old pressure cooker with a tin pie plate for a lid, I was … Continue reading

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The New York Beauty Block and Tips for Quilters

Two of our members entertained us with presentations at our November meeting. The New York Beauty Block   Marilyn talked about the variations and possibilities of the beautiful New York Beauty block and brought samples to show us. The blocks are … Continue reading

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Dianne Stevenson – Caring for Quilts

Dianne Stevenson came to our April meeting with her presentation “C.P.R. – Conservation, Preservation, and Restoration: Breathing New Life into Old Textiles.”  We learned how to care for old quilts and how to prevent damage to newer quilts. Dianne referred … Continue reading

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Krista Hennebury Workshop – A Recipe for Modern

Choose your colour ingredients.  Use a few traditional techniques.  Add lots of innovative cutting and improvised piecing.  Spice it up with your own creativity, and you have a recipe for a modern quilt. Krista’s workshop, “Improv Under the Influence,” was … Continue reading

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Posture & Quilting

It can be so easy to get caught up in the pleasures of hand quilting, applique, and machine quilting.  Or perhaps deadlines and the desire to finish drive you on. Time flies by, and then you wonder why your neck hurts. … Continue reading

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A Tip on Clutterbusting

Clutter – that haphazard assortment of things that somehow take over your space.  This internet tip gave me a new spin on quilting and sewing clutter.  Buy a rotating desk organizer at a stationery store and fill it with some … Continue reading

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Barb Mortell – Breaking the Rules

Barb Mortell came to our May meeting from Denman Island, where she follows her passion for innovative and improvisational quilting, and other creative pursuits.  The theme of her presentation was “Log Cabins – Traditions & Innovations.”  As we admired and studied her quilts, Barb … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting in November 2013

At our meeting Lynn Fanthorpe came to speak on Fearless Machine Quilting. Following are some of Lynn’s hints for successful machine quilting. Use sheets of unlined paper and practice machine quilting ideas.  This can help your brain get into the rhythm and … Continue reading

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October and the VMQG

Everyone enjoyed our speakers from the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.  Holly Broadland is the founder of the VMQG and co-President and Felicity Ronaghan is the other co-President. Holly and Felicity talked about the Internet and the role it has in Modern … Continue reading

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Non-slip Mat and More

Oddments from Linda S There is a neat idea for a mat for under one’s sewing machine on the blog she can quilt. When you are looking at blogs and you find one that you like, check out the blogs that … Continue reading

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