Pieceful Quilters
Pieceful Quilters

In September, 2014 I visited Pieceful Quilters Guild in Calgary as a guest of my friend Nancy. Just being in the presence of so many quilters was a bit overwhelming but I was made to feel welcome. It didn't take me long to realize this was exactly where I wanted to be on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

The meetings are fun and entertaining with a different agenda each month. The highlight is the "show and tell" portion. I'm always a bit amazed when I see what the experienced members of the Guild create.

Annual Charity Quilts

Each year the Guild adopts a charity to donate quilts to. All members are expected to make a quilt for the chosen charity. I wasn't even voted as a member yet and I was busy stitching my charity quilt. Nothing gets me more motivated than Charity Work.

2014-2015 Little Warriors

The Charity for 2014-2015 was Little Warriors, a charitable organization with a national focus that educates adults about how to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Little Warriors

Missouri Star Zipper Quilt
2014 - 2015

2015-2016 Alberta Children's Hospital

The Charity for 2015-2016 was the Alberta Children/s Hospital. My donation was done with the pattern Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs. Sally and I also got together and donated a Sixes and Tens quilt. I also sent along two crib size baby panels.

Yellow Brick Road
2015 - 2016
The Alberta Children's Hospital is the largest public hospital for sick children in the prairie provinces. The new facility in Calgary opened on September 27, 2006. The hospital includes sleeping facilities for parents, babysitting service, sacred space, pet visitation, and healing gardens. Alberta Children's Hospital

2016-2017 Little Warriors

The charity chosen by our Guild for 2016-2017 was Little Warriors. The quilt was a joint effort. Sally pieced it and I quilted and bound it.

This kit has been kicking around my sewing room for a couple of years until Sally rescued it in an effort to reduce my stash. Little Warriors

Flowers in the Garden
2016 - 2017
The fabric is from Camelot Collection "Monster Mash" designed Heather Rosas. For the back, I used fabric from the Colorfully Creative Collection by Riley Black Designs. The pattern is Flowers in the Garden by Sweet Jane. It has instructions for two sizes - a baby quilt and a lap quilt but because of the nature of the pattern the quilt can be made any size. It is a great pattern because it goes together fas and there are very few seams to nest. It is great for large print fabrics and looks very scrappy.

Tin Can

Each member picks material for a quilt and their pack gets passed from member to member each month. The members make one block from the material. At the end of the year, the pack is returned to it's owner with all the blocks created by the other members

Mythical Hoses - 2014-2015

Tin Can 2014-2015 -
Mythical Horses

The panel for this quilt was Mythical Horses by Laurel Burch. To finish the quilt, I mixed in some Fantastic Felines also by Laurel Burch. The shashing is navy blue with yellow cornerstones.

Laurel Burch - December 31, 1945 - September 13, 2007

Laurel Burch's vivid and vibrantly colored images of people, cats, horses, butterflies, birds, blossoms, and fish are both whimsical and timeless. Beautifully rendered artifacts from a mythical world of her own creation.

The highly personal quality of Laurel's artwork, her messages, her world view, her own inspirational life story, has been an important part of her broad and enduring appeal.

Forest Friends - 2015-2016

Tin Can 2015-2016 -
Forest Friends

The fabric was Forest Friends by Connie Haley. I added three more squares to finalize the quilt. The back is also from the line.

Connie Haley has been successfully creating art for product for more than a decade. She and her staff have designed for more than 50 manufacturers in a variety of product categories including stationery, greeting cards, giftware, tabletop, home decor and more.

Polka Dot Party - 2016-2017

Tin Can 2016-2017 -
Polka Dot Party

The fat quarters for this quilt were purchased from shops all across Canada and the United States including some special shops like Missouri Star and Kansas Troubles.


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