On Saturday September 16th from 10am to 12pm the Artisans London will have an open house at our new venue. Come visit us and meet some of our members and see some modern quilts on display.
The open house is at Boyle Memorial Community Centre at 530 Charlotte St.
Hope to see you there!
This weekend is also DOORS OPEN so while you are out and about, stop in at the other locations on the tour.
Every wondered what to make with the beautifully coordinated and rolled Jelly Rolls of fabric?
Well wonder no more, as this Saturday is Sew A Jelly Roll day and we have a few free patterns to inspire you.
The fast and easy one is the Jelly Roll Race- Pattern can be found here > wisecrafthandmade.com/2013/02/make-a-jelly-roll-race-quilt/
Another pattern that uses just the jelly roll and no coordinating fabric is the Braid Quilt- pattern here > reannalilydesigns.com/2009/06/the-batik-braid-quilt-tutorial/
And you can even use the solid fabric jelly rolls- this rainbow bargello needs 2 jelly rolls to make- pattern here > letsquiltsomething.blogspot.ca/2014/12/rainbow-bargello-jelly-roll-kona-roll.html#more
Of course you can do your own search for jelly roll patterns, but be warned there are tons online and this will consume a lot of your free time- so get a cup of tea and jump into the world of jelly rolls.
Craftsy has a few right here > www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/04/easy-jelly-roll-quilt-patterns/
Check our guild Facebook page as well and we will post some PDF patterns that use Jelly Rolls- each different than the patterns listed here.
Once again our guild had so much fun being creative by block printing our own fabric. We are lucky to have Maria as a member, and being an art teacher, she jumped right in to teacher mode for our lesson. (complete with chart paper notes)
Maria, explained all the tools we would need, the steps to take and did a bit of a demo on the actual printing step.
First up we carved our blocks.
You begin by drawing your design on paper. Remember if your design has a direction, you are carving in reverse. We used the lino carving tools and got straight to work. Here are some of the designs our members carved.
We also used any premade stamps to do some printing.
And here is what the fabric looked like once we printed on it.
And I am not sure if I should say sadly this is our last meeting at the East Lions Artisans Centre, or be excited for our new venue? We have been meeting at ELAC for a few years and have grown comfortable with the old building. But for now we will be at a bright new building while the new ELAC is built. Both the Boyle Community centre and the new ELAC look like lovely modern buildings which will make us miss our old building even less.
Good bye Artisans Centre!
No regular meeting in September while we have our Libs Elliott workshop.
Next meeting is on Saturday October 14th from noon until 5pm at the Boyle Community Centre at 530 Charlotte near Dundas and Quebec.
It's almost here- the Libs Elliott Workshop for her Embrace The Chaos Quilt!
Check back after our workshop on Saturday to see tons of in progress photos from the day.
Our next regular meeting will be on Saturday October 14th from noon until 5pm at the Boyle Community Centre at 530 Charlotte Street in London. Please note the time change as well as location change.
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Our Next Meeting:
NEXT IN-PERSON MEETING
Saturday, March 12th, 2021
1:00pm welcome and sign in
1:30pm meeting start
In Person LOCATION:
East Lions Community Centre
1731 Churchill Ave
London, ON N5W 5P4