Our May 2017 quilt show celebrated creativity AND Canada’s 150th Birthday.
Feature quilters – mother & daughter Marie Neufeld and Jeanie Zacharias
Marie and Jeanie have stitched many many beautiful quilts over the years. Their exhibition showcased both hand and machine work, traditional and modern designs, large bed quilts and wall hangings and so much more. It was a delight to browse through their work and to talk about their mutual love of the craft.
President’s Challenge: Teddy Bear baby quilts
Barnswallow President Pearl Braun-Dyck challenged our guild to make baby quilts which featured teddy bears. These quilts will be given to new babies through various charities in the Pembina Valley.
Annual Rainbow Auction & Raffle
Congratulations to Angela Gardiner of Winnipeg, the winner of our charity raffle quilt! This king size paper pieced beauty, Misty Mountain Pond, was designed by Judy Neimeyer of Quiltworx.
A big thank you to Karla Warkentin for piecing and donating the quilt top, Martha Epp for her hand appliqué, Katie Friesen for the machine quilting, and Allison Halstead and Louise Gardiner for organizing the raffle.
The proceeds will be donated to the South Central Cancer Resource Centre and Boundary Trails Hospital for women’s needs.
Annual Barnswallow Challenge Kit
The 2016 Barnswallow challenge kit was created by Sue Nelson and Edith Lovatt. The kit included several magazine pages for inspiration and the results were viewed with interest by show attendees.
The winners of the challenge were: Carol Burton (1st place), Sue Nelson (2nd place), and Christine Leadley (3rd place).