Show and Tell

 

Please enjoy , as well as get inspired by the collection of projects that the F.V.Q.G. members have been working on during our Social Distancing.

Cathy Galbraith

A memory quilt for a special goddaughter and her youngest daughter


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Donna Mae Whitmore

I finished the matching pillows for the quilt that was done 4 years ago.

A set of 7 placemats to match my dinner set.

Napkins to match the placemats.


I hope I didn’t over do this show and tell. There is 3or 4 that I didn’t get pictures of.All this since lock down now I have placemats on the go and my back yard is full of flowers.so I have been busy but I miss the guild meetings be much and all the work shops and friend ship gatherings.

This went to my granddaughter‘s friend in Kamloops


This for great grandson birthday

This a thank you gift for doing shopping above and beyond to a wonderful neighbours

A block of the month when Cynthia  Waiz was doing it. I won the blocks.

I made 80 some face masks, gave them away to friends and family.

This went to my great nephew in Yellowknife

Redid my kitchen windows. Toppers and lace with African violets

This went to my son in law


This went to my great grandson’s papa

This is friend ship blocks front and back

This is friend ship blocks front and back

One Sunday making dog treats.

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Beckie Stewart

Bonnie Hunter’s Covid mystery quilt ‘Unity’ finished.   Had no idea what end size was, as she was creating this pattern as it went along, but assumed it would be ‘largish’  I figured had enough assortment of greens, reds and blues and several meters of background, np.   Suffice to say it is large, have no g/r/b left and ran out of background.  Only place could find background was in Texas.   Took six weeks but no rush it got here.  End result worth the wait.
Beckie

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Sandi Bajcar

Wild Horses


Scrap Quilt


One Fabric Lonestar

Tumbling triangles- I started this at Harrison last year.


Shadow Dance- made with 10 fat quarters

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Myra Danyluk

I was inspired by a block that Cathy Raphael did. I think it turned out really cool.

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Beckie Stewart

Moral of this quilt – have a plan!   Never seen this block called ‘barn swallows’. Was supposed to be all paper pieced, but I opted to make hst which in order to fit had to cut to 2 3/4”.  Layout decided on required that it be a square.  Liked the border but picture I had only only showed one quarter and directions not published yet.   Looked  easy, shouldnt be a problem, but it was.   Couldn’t make the corners work. Sizing was all wrong and then I somehow had to reverse  the corners.    Carmie to the rescue, she wanted to use the border on a preemie quilt so she made a graph.  Got it, but was far bigger than the quilt and nothing could do about either, so a couple of borders with my very dismissed fabric and it came together.   Nothing for backing, batting limited as well, so both are pieced.  And yes hopefully have learnt my lesson, have a plan before you start!


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Maureen Pateman

One of the quilts I have finished this year.


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Jean Fong

This is a baby quilt for a friend’s granddaughter. I love simplicity in general and I think the fabrics here really sing against the cream background. I hand appliquéd all the circles.

 

I made this one for my great nephew who likes the colour blue and music. I had to research on google to determine what the instruments should look like as I am quite non musical, lol. I am very pleased with the result.

Jean Fong and Rita Steeple plus two other Quilters made this charity quilt.

It is a definite throwback to the seventies.

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Cathy Galbraith

I received this from one of our members and laughed and laughed.

I thought everyone might enjoy a laugh as well.


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Cathy Raphael

What I’m working on;
Trying to make a dent in my 2.5” strips. HST is 4.5”   Creates a cool pattern if you keep going. Off centre is best. Just watch placement of strips. Have fun


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Billie Hobkirk

Here are the preemies that I am “churning” out using the 2 inches squares that I selvaged from my scrap bags.  As you can see by the container I’m storing them in, I have barely made a dent in them.  I also used up random off cuts of half square triangles and much of my whites and off whites/greys/creams and also extra blocks left over from a couple of twin sized quilts I made a year or so ago.  Whew!  I feel like I whittling down my stash!

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Judy Leslie

Like many Fraser Valley Quilters I spent several weeks making masks. My husband and I are very fortunate that we have a cabin at Pitt Lake where we can travel via our boat and remain in total isolation the entire time. Knowing that we will be spending so much time there I ordered a very reasonably priced, simple Janome that operates off our solar system. A start/stop button is especially important, since I haven’t been able to use a foot pedal for years. These first photos show my setup, including the wonderful views I have of Pitt Lake.  (photo 1)

I then turned my attention to supporting the art/quilting organizations I belong to, namely CQA and SAQA.  Even though Quilt Canada 2020 has been cancelled, they plan to continue with the Postcard Challenge to raise funds for the Glenrose Paediatric Brain Injury Unit in Edmonton.  I made a dozen postcards, finally labelled and mailed them.  At the moment CQA is uncertain about how they are going to sell these fundraisers on-line, but Kathy Galbraith will certainly let everyone know how you can support this important effort when they have worked out the details.  (photo 2)

SAQA (Studio Art Quilters Association) has a yearly, on-line auction. You can view their past auctions on their wonderful website and join in their on-line auction in September. Many SAQA members create 12” x 12” pieces using a variety of techniques.  I always like to try something new. This year my piece is called Ancient Messages Circling Through the Universe. I recently made an array of new stamps, including some smaller, intriguing shapes. Several of these designs reminded me of motifs that I have viewed in museums housing prehistoric relics. In these times of uncertainty, this piece represents a reflective view on our lives contrasted with challenges from the past. I used fine silk overlaid on small 3D motifs and painted the silk with diluted Dynaflow and Lumiere. I then used Lumiere on my stamps and finally painted and appliquéd textured Tyvek circles Machine quilting and a great amount of hand quilting completed the piece.  (photo 3)

I’m sure, like all of you, I feel blessed to have an interest in an activity (and ‘stash’ and half completed projects!) that helps keep up a positive, thankful outlook.  A big thank you to our executive and especially to Kathy Galbraith for maintaining this column so we can stay in touch.

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Beckie Stewart

All those little extra pieces stored away for a ‘rainy day’ are no more and I dont think I will be keeping anything that size again anytime soon!

 

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Rita Steeples

Just a few of the quilts I’ve finished since this “Social Isolation “ started!  Last years “tinners project” destined for Cops for Cancer, my Grandson’s birthday quilt (he choose the fabric- not to bad for an 8 year old, Readers corner quilt (easy- I just had to piece the top and quilt it!, and then a group of preemies. The last preemie quilt (with the turtles) was made entirely from orphan blocks.

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Beckie Stewart

Here is the utube  pattern which a lot of us have now gravitated to.   Enlarge the pattern by 12%.   Some are using elastic (gold), some using bias tape, 45-50”.   This is fast and does use as not use as much material as pleated masks.

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Subject: DIY FABRIC FACE MASK: PRINTABLE PATTERN IN DESCRIPTION BOX WITH MEASUREMENTS

Check out this video on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/6hpzLQTy-SA

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Cathy Waddle

I saw this letter in the Langley Advance yesterday. 
The writer has been coming to my home to pick up the caps and bags that are mainly made
by Wendy Whiting. Wendy has also been donating to VGH where my daughter works as a nurse
and where I have been focusing on most off my sewing of caps and bags.

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Beckie Stewart

Edyta Sitar Covid mystery quilt.  Only had one multi coloured fabric, a freebie from somewhere,
not my colours and of course nothing to go with it. 
Thanks to Lorna Shapiro ,curbside drop off and pick up, fabric choices through email.
a plan was hatched. This quilt did require a bit of ‘brain matter’ putting it together.
Although still not my colours am happy with the end result.

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Sue Treen

I like Dr. Bonnie Henry’s motto so decided to turn it into a little wall quilt. Stay safe everyone!

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Lorraine Wilson

Hi all.
I have just finished this top. I call her Exuberance and she is a joyful and colourful dance across her plain white background. Many thanks to Judy Leslie for the bucket of bright scraps and to Irene Harvalias for the white strips in the background.I’ve had so much fun creating this quilt top. Just have to sandwich and quilt it.

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Marion Cardenas

I used scraps from my stash on this quilt. I am just waiting on the perfect fabric for the border.

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Anne Van  Hove

After not being able to sew for quite a while due to my husband having Alzheimers (plus having to get a new machine shortly before I had to stop) it has been quite a process to get back into it after he went into care.  Finally 5 tops done – one sandwiched. Hoping to get a few more done before I do the rest.  As you can see am sticking to very simple patterns and will just do straight line quilting.

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Val Smith

I was looking through a pile of “doodles” from Elaine Quehl workshop(from several years ago)

I saw this one through new eyes. My Coronavirus quilt! (13×13).

Uses Inktense pencils, water soluble pastels and Fabricol pens.

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Sue Treen

i have been trying to do a little art quilting. This one is a pattern by Susan Teece called “Victoria’s Waterfront”.

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Robin Fischer

Hand dying fabric.

These have been done with thickened dye and scraping a credit card over the surface. Lots of fun!

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Brenda Steer

Butterfly handkerchief quilt

Scrub Caps

Scrub bags

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Wendy Whiting

This was the first bunch I made for Langley ER. I ended up making them 50.
 Cathy Waddle’s daughter wanted some hats so I made her 20

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Nancy Chan

Here are a few of my finishes the last few weeks. Haven’t started anything new, but nice to get some of these UFO’s moved to the Finished Pile. Stay safe everyone!

Plus some much needed scrub caps.

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Bonnie Morrissey

“From the outside looking in”
as we are on the inside looking out - hoping for better days.

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Janice Cook

This is my ‘practice’ quilt from Lorn Moffat’s class, “Spring Whimsy”. The class itself was both entertaining and educational. I found that it allowed me to embrace spontaneity and freedom to “just do it” fun to learn technique and practice with colour and texture scraps, free motion thread painting, raw edge appliqué and facing.
As you witnessed, “a fun time was had by all”.

Fumiko Noguchi

Hi, this is my recent finished work.
Treasures from the scrap bin.
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Cathy Galbraith
i have been working on Judy Neimeyer’s “Raindrops” paper pieced with curves galore. Top two rows done, might get it done by June 2021!

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Celeste Boisoneau:

This is a quilt my sister made with the kaboom panels. I quilted it “in the hoop” using the Edge to Edge quilting program on my embroidery machine.

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This is what Janice MacKenzie did for Easter

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Beckie Stewart

Bonnie Hunter is creating (on the fly, she says) a Covid mystery quilt, called ‘’Unity”.
Every Monday you get a clue which adds to what you have already done.
It’s a challenge, accuracy paramount for pieces to line up.
Getting these small pieces to correct size was problematic for me,  so have paper pieced.

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Carmie Kozak’s lovely little bluebird

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Elke Krug

In Order not to go stir crazy 😜  and feeling helpless I turned to sewing Masks 😷 . 
My Daughter works in a Senior Home in North Van .She got about thirty not seen in this picture.
 So here I go sewing more and trying out different patterns and makes how to make masks .
 Carmie fired me on . 
By for now stay healthy and safe , Elke


Beckie Stewart
Result of an all day quiltathon by Gudrun Erla using very old dated fabric.
 Was quick and easy.
It’s not beautiful but when quilted will become a very useful outdoor quilt and
 the fabric is no longer neatly folded in a cupboard  waiting for?
Cathy Raphael

Distracted for mask making. A few to have on hand. No elastic.






Cathy Raphael
Stars that need some adjusting, bee hive inspiration after Lorna Moffatt’s class.

Three of many preemie tops on the go.

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Beckie Stewart

This was made from scraps from our recycle table

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Billie Hobkirk

I decided to tackle my collection of scraps, too small to do much with but too pretty to throw out.  I cut what I could into  squares ranging in size from 2 inches to 4 inches, strips and triangles.  Basically trying to get the most use out of the fabric.  I had a good trip down memory lane as I sorted through the fabric scraps.  It was fun to remember the quilts they were used in people who received those quilt.
I’ve now started to use those squares and hope to produce some preemie quilts.  First top done!
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
Billie Hobkirk