2017-2018 Flying Needles Quilt Guild Kick-Off


Winning Talent

redOne of our resident artists, Ana, took 1st & 3rd place in her quilt category at the Calgary Stampede.  Congratulations Ana!

Congratulations also to Pat S whose nautical quilt won a CQA rosette.  Well done!

pinkWell done to those quilters who participated in the Charity quilts this past year.  Over the course of the year more than 25 charity quilts were made and donated.  That doesn’t include the placemats and activity blankets people also made.  Thank you.  It is heartening to hear the stories of the difference each of these projects have made in people’s lives.

If you have a story to share about one of these donations please let Shirley C know and we can feature it in our blog with a story each month.

The 2017-2018 guild meetings start this month.  Remember they are greenalways on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Start time is 9:30 a.m. Please be on time as demos will start right on time as you don’t want to miss anything!

blue Dates for this fall are:

  • Sept 9
  • Oct 14
  • Nov18 (starts at 10;30) corrected date/time
  • Dec 9


September Meeting Info:

  • Please note that there will NOT be a potluck for thelavender September meeting this year.
  • If you have a travel iron or a small iron with a small ironing pad, please being those to the September meeting. We’ll need as many as we can get to ensure that everyone finishes their project. Curious?  Met too!  Come and see what’s in store!

yellowDon’t forget to bring your Show N’ Tell items, we all want to see what you’ve been working on.  The program for the year will be presented at our first meeting.  Come and see what is in store. It will be an exciting year! Again this year those who wish to stay and sew in the afternoon are welcome to do so.  Great community, fun and lots of sewing!

We have some new members that have joined us.  Welcome Deniselight blue

Set Up & Clean Up Crew for September: Linda B, Carol B, Diane O, & Dawn B.

If you can’t make it please be sure to find a replacement for yourself.

  • Note to crew: don’t forget to bring cream for coffee.

Upcoming events in Alberta

Leduc Quilt show.png

Quilt show in Leduc in October 13 & 14, 2017 – Black Gold Quilt Patch

Quilt Show 2017 Poster

All Beings Confluence

Community Project Workshop at the Leduc Quilt Show:

An invitation to participate in    All Beings Confluence

This is a community based project, in which individuals are invited to create a long narrow panel that depicts a life form or species on this planet. Think about what Being you want to represent or that speaks to you.  It could be anything – single-celled bacteria, a beautiful flower, a jellyfish, a tiger, and a tree – any living being.

Each Being will be depicted on a sheer panel that is approx. 30” wide and 8-10 ft. (!!!) long.  They are hung so that they fill a whole space and we never see a single living Being by itself.  We are invited to walk amongst them and have the experience of being a part of a vast, complex and interconnected Whole.

In the last five years, this installation has travelled to over 40 locations and has been seen by more than13,000 people.  It continues to grow every time it is exhibited.  “Confluence” means gathering together and mingling like two rivers.  If you are willing, we would love to add your creation to the Confluence and let it travel to future venues.

I see my job as facilitating and assisting each of you with your vision using whatever skills and materials we have available.   Come and join me in celebrating our place amongst all the other life forms that surround us.

Martha Cole

“Companion to the Beings”

Overview of the Workshop

Day 1                    Meeting together in circle to get the “lay of the land”, so to speak.

Complete a full scale drawing on paper using charcoal, choose our fabrics, etc.

Some of you may actually get to the painting!

Day 2                    Using Wheat Paste mixed with acrylics, we will paint the image onto the sheer or, if doing appliqué, will paint and create the various pieces of sheers needed.

Day3-4                 A continuation of the painting/fusing and then the fine tuning using colored pencils/felt pens, finishing and celebrating

Image Preparation (To be done before you come)

It is best if you come with an idea of what life form you want to depict and with some actual photographs and other support images to help you create it.

Here are some questions for you to think about –

  • What is that Being’s essence?
  • What are the main characteristics and physical attributes that most describe it?

For example – a ladybug is red with black spots.

  • Why have you chosen this life form? What is its life cycle and its story?

To help you depict it, it would be good to have a couple of fairly good images that will help you see some specific details.  Google Images often have a number that you can simply download.  Get them as large as you can and in color, if possible.  Other options are calendar pictures, books, magazines, coloring books and/or clip art images, etc.

Just having them on your phone or laptop isn’t good enough for us to work from.

There are many ways of working with sheers:

  • paint images directly on the panels using fabric/acrylic paint mixed with wheat paste (this is like finger painting for adults)
  • Sometimes different colored sheers are layered on using iron-on paper backed adhesives
  • Layers of sheers can be built up and appliquéd into place and/or “inserted” (like reverse appliqué) onto a painted backing piece
  • Added detailing can be done using stamps, stencils and felt pens

The applications and approaches you choose to use are dependent on your image and your skill sets!  Every image is different.  We’ll discuss this for each piece.

For More information or to register for the workshop contact  Diana Cole mailto:dianawithavon.la@gmail.com


Saskatoon Quilt show

Saskatoon Quilters Guild is pleased to invite you  to our upcoming show October 26 and 27, 2017

Celebrate Changes Over Time

Friday, October 27, 2017 10am – 7:30pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10am – 5pm

Featured Quilter: Miriam Pyett

Trunk Show Merchant Mall Guild Marketplace Prairieland Park, Hall E Plaza Entrance  Saskatoon, SK

Daily Admission $10  Children under 12 Free


For tickets – After Sept 12, 2017 – Call Cathy 306-665-7698 or

email tickets@saskatoonquiltersguild.com

Merchant Mall welcoming shops from across Canada

Guild Marketplace; Free demonstrations; Serendipity Quilt Display

Grand Opening Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:00 pm ($10)

Trunk Show: Elinor Burwash, Sat. October 28, 2017 9:00 am ($10)

Advance Tickets required for Grand Opening and Trunk Show

If your guild members will be arriving by bus, please contact us at tickets@saskatoonquiltersguild.com and we will meet you on the bus, collect your entry fee, so that entry to the show is a breeze!




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