Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Community Projects Donation Quilts.

At our February meeting last night, attendees got to see the finished quilt to be donated to Portage Atlantic, the New Brunswick Youth Drug Addiction Treatment Centre. It is a scrappy Disappearing Four Patch, measuring 65" x 88".
The pattern is called Disappearing Four Patch, as you start with a four patch, make a few cuts through the block, rearrange the pieces and re-sew it together. Quick and easy. Many thanks to Kathleen D for piecing the top and some extra blocks, to Jean K for adding one more row to bring it up to single bed

size and for preparing the binding, to Sue R for donating the nice cozy flannel backing, to Gwenda M for doing the quilting and to the Nashwaaksis Lions Club for covering  the cost of the quilting, batting and thread. It was my pleasure to add the final stitches by doing the binding on this quilt. Such a great community project! I know it will be gratefully received.
UPDATE, Feb.26: the goal of 50 quilts for Portage Atlantic has been surpassed!!

Also shown last night was another donation quilt which will be given to Family Enrichment and Counselling to be raffled. I sure hope Tracey brings in some tickets for us to purchase!

The Bali Pop was donated by Sue R, the top was pieced by Lois M and the quilting was done by Jean K. The block design is Half  Log Cabin.

What a beauty! Well done, ladies!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Slab Blocks for Canada's Big Quilt Bee

Layout of 12 blocks for a small quilt
A small group gathered a week ago to make slab blocks which will be assembled into tops for CQA's project of supplying 1000 quilts for Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. (See the previous post here to read about the project.) We had a great day and accomplished a good amount of work. (Of course we enjoyed some yummy treats too...) A number of blocks were made and several tops were assembled that day, others will be assembled as more blocks come in. If you didn't have the chance to join us on Jan. 28, you can still take part. Jeanne Kaye has lots of Canada 150 fabrics, just give her a call to pick some up and make a slab block or two to contribute. They really are fun to do, and a great way to use up some  leftover strips or scraps. It's a win-win project! Don't miss out!

Here are a few of the blocks that were made.

And one more quilt laid out, ready for assembly...

                                                                  Layout of 20 blocks for a larger quilt
EDIT, June 6: 800 quilts have now been completed!!! It is expected that the other 200 will be completed during the Big Quilt Bee at Quilt Canada 2017.