Monday, April 18, 2011

Notions of Spring

How wonderful it is to be able to work from home.  I've been busy designing a project for our TopStitchers Club.  It's a pin cushion and thread catcher all in one.  The project features delicate machine appliqued spring flowers on a classic, machine quilted, hanging diamond background.  The thread catcher is large enough to hold clippings from an entire quilt top. 
How do I know this?  Those clippings are from my As the Spool Turns quilt top.  Below is a picture of the fabric strips stitched together.
This next picture shows my spools complete.  After laying out the colourful spools in the order I liked, I ironed little freezer paper squares, in numerical order, in the centre of the spools.  This helped me to keep the spools in their proper position while stitching the quilt top together.

  Here's a picture of a portion of the top. 
The centre of the top is all pieced.  Now I'm starting on the borders.  Sew much fun!!
Following are pictures of "Notions of Spring".

Happy Sewing.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

West Coast Quilt and Fibre Art Challenge

Thank you to all who participated in our quilt show this year.  We had many beautiful quilts and lots of tough competition.

The Viewer's Choice Award for first place was won by Maria da Silva with her quilt "Confusion".  Maria took home a Bernina serger generously donated by Bernina.   Maria's quilt also earned her a first place ribbon for Traditional Design quilt.

Congratulations Maria da Silva. 
Second place Viewer's Choice Award was won by Lorraine Greybe with her quilt "Feathered Floral Fantasy".  Lorraine took home a big basket full of fabrics generously donated by Trend-Tex Fabrics Inc. and one of Bob Marr's ironing boards generously donated by Little Oak Pattern Co. Ltd.  Lorraine's quilt also earned her a 2nd place Traditional Design quilt ribbon

Congratulations Lorraine Greybe.
Third place Viewer's Choice Award was won by Janis Clark with her quilt "Nathan's Quilt".  Janis won a basket of threads and notions generously donated by Marathon Threads Canada and a Bob's Table generously donated by Little Oak Pattern Co. Ltd.  

Congratulations Janis Clark.
Third place Traditional Design Quilt ribbon was won by Fumiko Noguchi for her quilt "In the Meadow".

Congratulations Fumiko Noguchi.
 First place Innovative Design ribbon was won by Lynne Fanthorpe for her quilt "Arrowhead Crossing".

Congratulations Lynn Fanthorpe.
Second place Innovative Design ribbon was won by Judi Leslie with her quilt " Maui Celebration".

Congratulations Judy Leslie.
Third place Innovative Design ribbon was won by Debra Sanderson for her quilt "Orient Expression".

Congratulations Debra Sanderson.

First place Art Quilt ribbon was won by Linda Poppy for her quilt "Heritage".

Congratulations Linda Poppy.

Second place Art Quilt ribbon was won by Cynthia Frenette for her quilt "April Showers".

Congratulations Cynthia Frenette.

Third place Art Quilt ribbon was won by Maria da Silva.

Congratulations Maria da Silva.
The following quilts were submitted by four of Susan Greenwood's Grade 11 students.  

Natasha Carriere's "Midnight Oasis".

Alexndra Laddish's "Vertigo"

Marina Smailes's "Spring Awakening".

Marzia Ambrosini's "Norwegian Woods".
I'm very impressed with the quality quilts these new quilters produced.  Great job.

Thank you once again to all who participated in our quilt show.  Following are more wonderful quilts and random shots of the Sewing and Craft Show.

Maureen Wood's "Prairie Star".
Long arm quilted by Linda Tellesbo.

 Heather Corbitt's "Lift Me Up".

Marlene Serdult's "Melon Block".  Quilted by Louis McTague.

Darlene Campbell's "Daisies in the Cabin".

Elaine Kethler's "Dreams of Africa #2".

 Annie Liu-Ho's "Garden Song".

Judi Hooton's "Baltimore Bouquets" on left and Louise Sturgess's "Baltimore Album" on right.

Karen Berry's "The Fish Kisser".

 Lysa Mair's "Cherry Blossoms".

Lola Miller's "The Dance of the Fans".

Janis Clark's "Miss Peacock Accepts with Pleasure...".

Glenna Wood's "Amish Roman Stripe".

Heather Cunningham's "The Stars Align".

Louise Sturgess's "Dresden Plates".

Glenna Wood's "Treasure Boxes".

Patty Wood's "Cinderella Gets Married".

Linda Johnson's "Summer in Bloom".

I hope you enjoyed the show.

Happy Quilting.