After each guild meeting those who wish to participate in our Wednesday PM group may bring a brown bag lunch and stay for an afternoon of sewing. You may choose to work on the project selected for the month or one of your own. Details of each project will be listed on this page and supply list will be provided.
This little sewing bee is a great way to meet and make new friends, get in a little extra sewing time and share expertise with others. We hope you will join us.
November 2018 Project : Bowl Cosy & / or Insulated Dish Carrier - with Maureen O'Neill
You could get a start on both or do either one. Once you make one for yourself , you
will be wanting to make some as gifts. They are much appreciated!
Bowl Cozy ( for soup bowls or microwave).
-2 10.5" squares of cotton fabric (both the same or different)
-2 10.5 " squares of 100% cotton batting *(prewashed) will be provided at no charge *
(if they are to be used in the microwave , it is important that 100% cotton be used.)
This will make a pot holder for a normal size soup or cereal bowl. If you plan
to make serving bowl size holders you will need approx. 12" squares of fabric.
Insulated Dish Carrier
-2 20"-22"squares of fabric (both the same or different)
-1 strip of fabric 5"x 22"
-2 strips of fabric 5"x7"
-2 20"-22" squares of batting, at least one should be insulated batting
(provided at no charge*)
* for those who stay for the afternoon to work on the projects
Also in January:
Quilt Labels Debra Graham
I will be going over a number of ways to prepare a label for your quilt.
If you can please, come with a 10 by 10 inch piece of white or cream fabric and micron
pigma pen in a colour of your choice or an ultra fine Sharpie. We will talk about a
number of simple and more challenging ways to label your quilts.
January 2019 Project: Night and Day Quilt Block with Teresa Jacob
8" squares = 12 ½ " unfinished Block
10" squares = 16 ½ " unfinished Block
You will need 4 Contrast squares (all the same ) and 4 light squares (all the same)
Choose whichever size you would like your unfinished block to be.
You will need a straight ruler, a square ruler for squaring up your block, a cutting mat, a rotary cutter, a pencil or marker of some type, your sewing machine, thread and bobbin.
We do not use any templates for this block....NONE
MAY 2019 Project with Shirley Challice - Easy Stack & Sew Block
This is a great way to use up small chunks of fabric, made completely scrappy or "organized" scrappy. My blocks are made from 10" squares, but if you want to cut larger, or smaller, you just need fewer, or more squares. Blocks finish 1 ½" smaller than original squares e.g. 2 - 10" squares = 2 - 8 ½" fin-ished blocks. My finished quilt is 51" x 68" - may be made larger with borders (or more squares) Requirements: 48 - 10" squares (sorted into 24 sets of 1 light/1 dark, or medium) Neutral thread Usual sewing equipment"
April 2019 Project - Double Disappearing Nine Patch with Helen Blaskievich
Materials required are:
If you pre-make the Nine patch blocks, we will have time to try some other
- Nine patch blocks made with 5 dark and 4 light squares 3" X 3"
- and an additional 4 light squares 4" x 4".
disappearing blocks. So bring extra fabric.
The usual basic equipment is needed:
March 2019 Project - Crossroads Block with Judith Creally
- rotary cutter, rulers, and mat, sewing machine, power cord, threads, scissors, etc.
This block is a great way to use some of your stash.
To make a 12 inch block (finished size) you will need:
4 - 4.5 inch squares (background)
10 - 2.5 x 4.5 inch rectangles (assorded prints)
You decide how big you want to make your quilt.
36 x 48 (12 blocks)
48 x 60 (20 blocks)
60 x 72 (30 blocks)