Shrinky, Stretchy, Pliable Patchwork Workshop

Shrinky, Stretchy, Pliable Patchwork with Barb Mortell — well, we shrank, we stretched, we even proved ourselves pliable, or at least that our skills are. Wonky proved to be a great deal of fun and the day flew. I won the (self-awarded) prize for the smallest wonky blocks, 2 inch wide courthouse steps. Myra’s blocks-in-progress are just below to the right—and yes, we were using the same shirt fabric, having exchanged sleeves from the men’s shirts we’d each collected from family and $2 shirt days at the Sally Ann!

Laurel (give me the shirt off your back) Hickey

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Show & Tell: Betty Clarke

Hi Fellow Quilters… If you have not heard about the Missouri Star Quilt Company you are in for a delightful experience. It is a website which offers a whole bunch of tutorials on quilting and sewing. I have made several of their quilts: the jelly roll race quilts, the disappearing hourglass and the disappearing pinwheel quilts. And there are multiple versions of each of these.

Try going to the website only if you have a bit of time otherwise you might be late for an appointment or you might burn your dinner. You get my drift. Have fun! (check out the choices in the right-hand list of videos)

Show & Tell: Sonia Milanez

Hi everybody, I hope you’re all enjoying the summer as much as I did! I’ve been sewing all summer making gifts. As you’re reading this, I’m in Brazil visiting family, so I decided to show-and-tell through this newsletter! Here are some of the quilts I’ve made. The square quilt is a queen-size quilt for my newly-married niece. This was my own design, and I got my inspiration from a Damien Hirst painting. The kangaroo quilt was also my own design, and is the second free motion quilt I’ve made. This is a gift for a cousin that lives in Australia. The heart quilt is for my brother who had a stroke several years ago. Have a great meeting, and I’ll see you all in October!


May Meeting Wrap-up

Krista Hennebury talked about the Modern Quilting movement and the writing of her book, Make It, Take It, showing projects from the book and selling (and signing) copies as well.

As I love going to workshops, on my to-do list before the end of summer is making the Ultimate Equipment Tote from Krista’s book (bottom photo) for my large cutting mat and rulers, all of which tend to flop around in a shopping bag while being transported.

Laurel Hickey

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Canadiana in Cloth

The last workshop for Canadiana in Cloth with Dianne Stevenson is in June. Over the past months, participants have created a variety of blocks with a Canadian twist, enough in some cases for a sampler quilt. From Anne Pelton: “Great series! We have all loved it.”

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Photos by Anne Pelton