November Links

Did everyone enjoy our Colour presentation by Johanna Masko? We certainly have a lot of things to think about! What Mood do you want your quilt to have? What’s it’s voice? Look for inspiration everywhere but quilting magazines where the goal is to sell complete lines of fabrics. Don’t worry about matching colours. Think more about what “looks good with”. Open those fat quarter bundles and sort them by colour. And mix your batiks in with everything else. Gradients are fun! You can follow Johanna on Instagram @jmaskoquilts. You might find inspiration in “Things organized neatly” by following Instagram @thingsorganizedneatly  Johanna showed us a colour blending game/puzzle. I already had the Blendoku app on my iPad so I started again at level one. There are apps for both Apple and Android. You can learn more about it here. It is a great tool for sharpening your colour sense.

Carrie Woolley is our speaker on December 10. Carrie is a young shepherdess who is raising local grass fed sheep. We will also have a chance to play with some wool from her sheep. You can find Carrie here and follow her on Instagram @carriewooley1

Hopefully everyone will be able to see the “Red Cross Quilts of the Great War” exhibit at the Waterford Heritage and Cultural Museum. Details are here. The Opening Gala is this Friday, November 16th. It is on until February 15th and the museum is open Tuesday to Friday 10-4:30 and Sunday 1-4.

We are having our pincushion swap at our December meeting. Any design you wish.

A tutorial for Marguerite’s husband’s Big Shirt Apron can be found here

Here is a link to Jinny Beyer’s page for calculating diagonal quilt backings. You will need to add your required overhang to the width and height of your quilt. if you are sending it to a long armer, add 8” to each measurement before you do the simple adding and subtracting.

Here is a link to the big block Lone Star quilt I showed.

And finally, Julie’s recipe for the yummy wheat-free cookies. They look simple enough for me to make! And they were so good.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Makes 2 Dozen

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1.25 cups quick cooking oats

1/2 teaspoonful baking soda

In a small bowl, cream peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add oats and baking

soda and mix well. Drop by tablespoonful 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.