Superior Quilt Show 2019

May 24 – 25, 2019

CLE

Thunder Bay

It’s not too early to begin thinking about what quilt you will want to show!  See you then.

Quilters** – download the Superior Quilts 2019 Submission FormSubmissions due March 18, 2019.

Guest Instructor for our Quilt Show May 2019 will be Jennifer Houlden

“Quilts to last a lifetime & art to treasure forever”

Jennifer Houlden is a textile artist by passion and nurse by profession, Who leaves with her husband and dog in beautiful Muskoka. Working in her cottage studio surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Canadian Shield, Jennifer creates one of a kind art quilts. Jennifer’s inspiration comes from the world around her through photographs, nature and her imagination. Her passion is to create art to enjoy and share with others.  WEBSITE- quiltsbyjen.ca     Email: jennifer@quiltsbyjen.ca

Quilt Show Workshops with Jennifer Houlden

Twisted Log Cabin – May 24, 2019

This is a foundation piecing project which allows for accuracy and precision during Sewing. The pieces are cut larger then needed so there will be some wastage of fabric. The paper acts as a stabilizer during sewing to help create the fine points in this pattern. 36 by 36 inches

Mini Bargello Sunflower May 25, 2019

Very excited to teach you this technique of Bargello and applique. It is exciting to see it all come together and how each and every flower is different. 20 by 20

2019 Quilt Show Challenges

Spring has Sprung!

Join your fellow guild members in celebrating the arrival of spring

Our quilt show in 2019 will be held when flowers are blooming and birds are happily nesting. The long winter will be over and the grass will be green. Help us to welcome spring by creating a challenge quilt to celebrate the arrival of spring in Thunder Bay. Northcott Fabrics has graciously donated 3 bolts of fabric for our challenge. These fabrics will be available to Challenge Participants at the March and April 2018 meetings. More details will follow but here are some highlights:

  1. Create a wall hanging or quilt that can be hung. The quilt must be quilted.
  2. Maximum dimensions 36” x 36”.
  3. Must use 3 fabrics provided in the front of the quilt, not including the binding.
  4. The 3 challenge fabrics must be prominent in the quilt.
  5. Only use upto 3 additional fabrics to create your original design.
  6. Participants are encouraged to create an original design.
  7. $5 cash required to purchase a Fat Eighth Bundle. $10 cash required to purchase a Fat Quarter Bundle.

There will be a limited number of Fat Quarter and Fat Eighth bundles brought to each meeting.

Bundles will ONLY be sold at the break. It will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information click here.

Postcard Challenge – Seasons

 If you haven’t heard of them or seen the ones Cathy Ridley makes, postcards are tiny 4″ x 6″ quilts. They are built on Timtex (thicker, stiff interfacing). They may be quilted and often the ‘binding’ is satin stitching. Some are tiny works of art. Cathy will be offering a class in January or February if you want to learn how to make them. She’ll show some at the meeting. She’s taught the Possibilities Group how to do them and showed us lots of examples. So we decided to hold a challenge in conjunction with the Quilt Show. The theme will be ‘Seasons’ which coordinates with the regular Quilt Show challenge. You can submit an unlimited number of postcards – you may choose your favourite season or do one for all 4 seasons. We will have a viewer’s choice prize per season. We will collect these at the April meeting, so we have time to organize the display.  Quilt Canada 2018 in Vancouver did a challenge last year and here are some examples if you want to see some examples of the winners.  They got over 1,500 entries. Join in the fun.

(organized by the Possibilities Group)

Guild Booth

Plans are already under way and there are many ideas that will be shared to stalk our Guild Booth. If you have any ideas for more bring them to the meeting.  For those items which have patterns that we can share, they will be posted here.  For any other information please contact Cindy.

Some ideas shares already:

  • Nylon Scrubbies
  • Pot Holders – with the heat reflecting batting 
  • ‘Taggies’ small quilts – shown by Pat Inch
  • Bibs
  • Bags of Scraps – medium or large ZipLock bags – fabric must be 100% good quilting cotton
  • Bags of Yarn – any leftover yarn? bag them in Ziplock bags with a label (eg. 100% wool, 100% acrylic, etc)
  • Apple MugRug/Coaster – pattern link share at the October meeting

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The Committee Chairs are as follows:

Ellen  – venue and caterer

Vicky – guest quilter

Sharon  – banquet

Mary Catharine  – quilt display

Jeannette  – vendors

Adrienne  – quilt challenge

Ginny Strey – treasurer

Maureen  – printing

Christina – demos

Cindy – guild booth

Laura –  quilt registration

Lee & Marlene – advertising

Cathy & Linda – volunteers

Give them a round of applause as the quilt show would not be happening without them!