It was a jam-packed day at the Sew, Art and Chat on Sunday August 17th.

Jocelyne demonstrated how she made this apple quilt using thread drawing and water soluble fabric. We all helped pull the thread off of spools while Jocelyne arranged it on the fabric. It was then sewn down using a walking foot.

Apple thread art

We also had 3 carloads of fabric and notions donated to the group that needed to be sorted. What a treasure trove! This was donated by a woman who was transitioning into a retirement home. She had been a sewing enthusiast all her life and wanted her leftovers donated to a quilting group. I think she gets the prize for the biggest stash!


fabric sorting

Can you believe the piles!

Anyway, some of us spent the afternoon sorting through the fabric to determine what could be used for caring and sharing, what would be placed on the trading table and what was unsuitable for quilting and would be donated to Marie Lee for a Peninsula high school to aid development in sewing and other life skills.

Keep an eye out for new items to hit the trading table and new kits available via caring and sharing!

There was also interest in designing using Electric Quilt brought by Sarah.


electric quilt

Creating masterpieces!?

And we had some working on caring and sharing quilts. Marietta got 2 completed on the day!


caring and sharing quilt


Helen's work on her Patchwork of the Crosses quilt was inspirational!

Helen's patchwork of the Crosses

Amongst all of that, we displayed our autumn leaf challenge quilts. Once again it was a diverse collection.


The challenge for the next meeting is an elephant. Thanks Helen for choosing such an easy challenge (tongue firmly in cheek…)


Join us on September 21 where we will further explore the use of water soluble fabric with a scarf making workshop. A sign-up sheet will be available at the September general meeting.   September 21 Meeting details

Alternatively, bring your sewing and just have a fun, relaxed day with friends. Look forward to seeing you there!