Friday, 12 June 2015

Fraser Valley Quilters' Guild Show, a purchase and a new project in the works....

Can you believe that this was a group project?  Our guild supports various community projects over the past history of the guild.  We choose one and for two years that community projects is a recipient in different ways.  This dignity quilt was made for one of those groups.  Cher Olsson and Val Smith collaborated on the design and the surrounding hearts were made by 50+ members.  It was sewn together at our Harrison Hot Springs retreat and quilted by them.  
 Here is a closer peek at the wonderful dove that is the centrepiece of the design.
 A few details.
 Val Smith also designed and quilted this lovely piece made with silk hexagon shapes...her favourite and then machine quilted inspired by Zentangles.
Liz's Last Bouquet was made by Irene Hardvallis.  The class was taught by Liz Faminoff, sadly Liz had a stroke partway through the class and is not able to teach any longer.  Irene dedicated this quilt in honour of some of the classes she has taken with Liz.
 My friend and neighbour Mary Shore made this quilt Dance for Joy.  She was inspired by Roberta Horton, and Pippa Moore their use of these fabrics and being a source.  The pattern is by Charlene Phinney.
 Another friend and neighbour Betty Harrington made this delightful little quilt. She was inspired by Molas she saw in Guatemala for her design.
 A long time guild member Norma Justessen challenged the evening members to do a BOM starting in September 2013. (I apologize that the next photos are not as sharp as the preceding ones.  My SLR battery died and then I remembered that I had my iPod that I could use as a camera.)

This first one was made by Donna Mae Whitmore, she used half square triangles instead of squares for the two borders.
 My apologies, I didn't take a picture of who did this one.
 Beckie Stewart did this one and included the checker board borders Norma suggested.  It was machine quilted by Loren Tolhurst.
 Wendy Whiting did this beauty. Eileen Zornes of Eileen's Quilting in Summerland did some lovely quilting.
 A closer look at her quilting.
 Marion Cardenis used brights and various whites from her stash.
 Sunbonnet Sue in Daily Life was made by Fumiko Noghchi, Fumiko each show does a Wow! Quilt!
 She only had a limited amount of the background and border fabric and got inventive with the setting using those taupes I find very challenging. This was all hand appliqued and hand quilted!
 With A Little Help From My Friends by Val Smith was improvisational pieced using Batik scraps destined for the land  fill and some from friends.
 Home is Where the Haunt Is by Doreen Fleury, she fell in love with the pattern when she found it on line when she read all the captions.  Machine pieced and quilted...she found the embroidery a bit of a challenge.
 Once again my apologies, I can't read the card.  The class was a painting workshop with Katie Pasquini Masopaust in February 2013.
 This is Robin Fischer's from the same class. She calls hers Doodles.
 Lynne Fanthorpe has spearheaded teaching our guild members how to machine quilt with their domestic machines.  She took a sarong that she purchased in Hawaii and used invisible thread to quilt it as a whole cloth quilt.
 A bit closer at the seaweed she quilted in blue thread feather designs.
 Tulip Farm by Barb Cheetham started in October '07 and finished in February '14.  Pattern by Black Bird Designs.
 Pineapple Express by Lily Wong inspired by quilts she saw in Hawaii.  A mix of machine piecing and hand applique.
 Closer look at one of the pineapples.
 Flow Motion by Sharon Allman from the Katie class.  Machine pieced and quilted.
 From the vendor's market I came away with 7 of Sue Spargo's new Eleganza Perle Cotton threads.
 A new project I'm working on in three sizes.  Designing as I go...hope you enjoyed the show.  It is at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley B.C.  It is on again tomorrow, just a two day not three day one this year.

1 comment:

paulette said...

All lovely quilts!! I especially liked the Japanese quilt...wonderful!!