Sunday, June 30, 2019

June Meeting Recap

We had a presentation by Sonshine about their services to the community to support families escaping domestic violence. Linda presented several member-made quilts.

With charity sew days on the upcoming weekend, we had lots of Two by Four blocks coming in!

 We started the Summer Cut It Up Challenge! Members drew a project at random to cut up and create something new! We will show photos once challenges are completed! (Due at the September meeting!)

On to Show & Tell:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

May Meeting Recap

We learned Labels and Sleeves! Special thanks to Susan, Linda, Judy, and Celia for demo-ing their skills and techniques! There's some files to download below and a recap of the info we learned. 

Quilt Labels

Ensure the story of your quilt is preserved by including a label on the reverse.  Thanks to Linda Schmidt for the reach out to Katherine of the Alberta Quilt Study Society to gather their recommendations for information to include on a quilt label.

As a minimum include:
  • Your name 
  • Where you live 
  • Date

Other information to include:
  • Pattern name 
  • Designer 
  • Long-armer 
  • Who the quilt was made for 
  • Washing instructions 
  • What the fabric/batting is made of 
  • If the quilt has been exhibited/ won any prizes/ been documented
If you have used a computer to print the label, it is nice to still sign the label.  Where there is handwork on the quilt, consider signing the front of the quilt.
Additionally, some quilters have started to write out their personal information on a strip of fabric with a micron pen and sewing it right into the backing.
Quilt Labels Inspiration
Pinterest Board:  Labels & Sleeves

Sleeves Tutorial
Tag Quilt Label courtesy of Susan
Labels and Sleeves Reference Doc courtesy of Susan

Onto Show and Tell!

We had completed Terrace Quilts ready for display at Festival of Quilts at Heritage Park, some MASSIVE quilts, and of course everything beautiful in between!


See you next month!