|We are so ready!|
You see, November is a special month for us. It's our birthday! The guild has grown so much since a handful of quilty people met for the first time in a VON Boardroom in 2013, and we have the dedication of our many executive and guild members to thank for this.
This years party was a total hit! There were almost $500 in prizes to be won, and everyone went away with a little something. Fat Quarter Cupcakes were almost cute enough to eat!
|Yum! And so cleverly displayed. Thanks Patch for the load of FQ's!|
Big thanks to President Crystal for scouring the prize bin and for doing some serious hustle to collect all these wonderful prizes for us.
We had a little program too - Amanda showed us the sweetest technique for flanged binding. Crystal shared a sweet prairie point Christmas tree ornament that can be made with very little sewing. A perfect project for our homemade ornament swap that is held at our Christmas Party.
|Turns out flanged binding isn't that daunting after all!|
|Those sweet little points are attached in the middle to a disk of stable foam. Genius!|
Throughout the evening - we had cupcakes! And as was previously mentioned - MANY prize draws.
Shouting out to all our prize sponsors for the evening:
WOAH that was a lot of prizes. Here are some of our lucky winners and their goodies:
|Cute pattern, Linda!|
|Joanne won a 6 Month Subscription to Make Modern - the digital magazine that features our own |
Julia Wentzell's Potters Wheel Quilt on the cover this month!
|Sandra scored this sweet bundle from Clinton Modern Creative - an online fabric shop|
And - as usual - our show and share was epic. Feast your eyes:
|A set of vibrant place-mats for the charity auction that we support - as a big thanks for our meeting space.|
|A nautical pillow and table runner set also for the auction.|
|This one was commissioned to Linda - and she got to keep it! How Lucky! :)|
|And the big reveal - Linda's BIG birthday quilt|
|A labour of love, a collaborative effort.|
|Look at the texture in that baby!|
|Barb shares a pillow made at a curved piecing workshop from Fiber Fest - very nice.|
|And a runner from a mini-charm pack, also for the auction.|
|The dimensional nature of these pencils was really hard to capture in a picture, but they look almost round! |
|And sweet in baby size too.|
|Julie's Halloween Masterpiece - some of the blocks are paper pieced and others are wonky log cabins.|
Quilted with a completely appropriate spiderweb motif by our own Val L.
|A cute pair of QAYG Christmas Stockings - Thanks for the great class on these Adrienne!|
|The "on point" quilt - being taught at the beginner quilt class at Patch this session.|
Great use of low volume to blend some of the "points" and pop others.
|A sweet throw quilt from Jeanette - also for the Auction.|
|The back - that much coveted Ikea Numbers print.|
|This adorable, bright and nautical baby quilt is a special gift for a newcomer Mama in Jeanette's community.|
|a "HOME" pillow from our Newfoundland contingent member, Gillian.|
Thanks for your contribution to the auction, always good to see you!
|A festive strip n flip from Amanda - she says: "thank goodness for colour catchers!"|
|Sheryl shares a sweet string block baby quilt - that is intended to be a gift... but almost to cute to give away!|