Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Fraser Valley Quilters' Present...Felicity Ronaghan!

My former evening co-chair and then chairperson when I was President of FVQG came to do a trunk show, presentation and between meetings workshop today.  Felicity joined FVQG in 2001, she was such a dedicated member that when she delivered her daughter G ten and a half years ago the baby was born on the December meeting day at 1150!  She announced that during her talk at....shivers time 1150 this morning!
 Felicity shared some of various challenge pieces and shared in her talk how she manages to do things in 20 minute windows of quilting time a day.  Some days more than 20 minutes built around her family life, work and other obligations. Check out Felicity's Blog here.
 Another Vancouver Modern Guild challenge piece.
 Named by G Dancing in the Moonlight.
 Solid Fat Quarters cut up and sewn in stripes.
 She and her family moved from Vancouver to Naramata in the Okanogan several years ago and this is Naramata Sunset.  The region is known for it's fruit trees and when looking for a house to buy she saw different wood pallets outside one night two of which were painted blue.
 Created at a workshop with the Ladies of Gee's Bend.  Hand quilted, a rarity for Felicity.
 The One that Got Away made from a solid charm pack!
 Felicity joined the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild and had organized a Round Robin one year.  Each month they were given various prompts.  Her choice was to have tones of one colour for her various rounds by her fellow robins.  She deconstructed it and added some red and the black and white to make it the size she wanted.
 The second round robin again was deconstructed and re sewn.  This one has some Essex Linen included.
 A sampler class she taught using only solids...no prints.
 Se sent a picture into You Patch for a black and white challenge and this is what resulted!
 On Instagram you can find her @felicityquilts this is one of her #beesewcial quilts  Each month they sew blocks for one of the members.  Hers was Winter Improv.
 Between the meetings she was going to share her technique for a bull's eye improve cushion.  Set differently it becomes Eye Tears (I think, will confirm).
 We got the first reveal of her The Canadian Sampler.
 This pattern was designed by various Canadian Quilters and is available at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.  From their blog here is the information about the pattern. This setting was Felicity's own design. Felicity designed the Maple Leaves 4 Ever block and went to school with the coordinator and owner of Sew Sisters!
 Her show and tell all laid out.  Check out Felicity Quilts Instagram feed here.
 Unfortunately her Bull's Eye class was fully booked, I had hoped to be a last minute drop in, so I went for a walk along the quay instead.
 The tulips are on their last legs.
 The pink ones are starting to loose their petals.
 The city gardeners will be pulling them up along with the other Spring Bulbs and planting the Summer annuals.  The hanging baskets will be out on the Victoria Day weekend.
 I love the centres of tulips with their dark stars.
 The Dogwood tree is our provincial flower.  The provincial tree is the Western Cedar.
 I always seem to miss this one in bloom but caught it today.
 My favourite bull's eye tulips.
 One rogue yellow and red tulip.
 The Rhododendrons are in full bloom.
 Love this red one.
 Small blue flowers in our rockery garden.
 Last night I laid out block 5 of Simple Folk.  I got the stems and vase stitched down and during the meeting I got 8 of 9 leaves and one outside flower stitched!
There are two blocks this month along with one applique for Grasshopper and a 25 pieced en point block 3 to do.  Four of them!


WoolenSails said...

She really does beautiful work and I love her style.
A shame you couldn't get into the class, but it looks like you were surrounded by beautiful flowers on your walk.


Kyle said...

Felicity's work is amazing. I'm sure she was a wonderful speaker and inspirer for your guild. Too bad you weren't able to attend her class.

felicity said...

Thanks for your kind words, Sandi!

Anna said...

I really like Dancing in the Moonlight :) my daffodils are done but the trees are all blooming...definitely allergy season, LOL