Thursday, 19 January 2017
Thursday, 12 January 2017
How fun is it to watch a published Canadian quilter take things to the next level and become a fabric designer! Meet Cheryl Arkison.
Cheryl is no stranger to CQA/ACC and you know her generousity, as she has allowed us to use her 'slab block' pattern for the Big Quilt Bee to make 1,000 quilts for kids in care at Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada.
A little about Cheryl:
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
Here are other outstanding quilts in the show:
Saturday, 10 December 2016
- An image (jpeg) that you can import into an image program like Adobe Photoshop Elements (purchased) or Inkscape (free) to add your information or edit (these appear above for you to download and use – Right-click on the image you want and a menu should pop up. Click on ‘Save image as’ or ‘Copy image’ to save it to your computer).
- A sheet of labels (pdf) that you can print directly on fabric and then use a fabric marker to write the information on. (http://www.canadianquilter.com/pdf/quilt-canada-2017/BigBee_quilt_labels.pdf )
- The same images ‘en français’ pour La Grosse corvée de courtepointe 2017. (http://www.canadianquilter.com/pdf/quilt-canada-2017/etiquettes_grosse_corvee.pdf )
If you are not keen to make your own paper-backed sheets as described above, there are several companies who sell fabric sheets that have been pretreated to help with ink absorption then backed with a paper or plastic to hold the fabric taut during the printing process. Your quilt shop will have at least one of these in stock.
When printing on a fabric sheet, you can fit 4 labels or 1 ‘bee’ label and other labels for yourself. It makes sense to make use of the whole fabric sheet. Here are the directions for copying the image and creating a sheet of 4 labels:
- From the ‘Edit’ menu, choose ‘Select All in All Layers’, then from the ‘Object’ menu, choose ‘Group’.
- After those choices, click on the label and from the ‘Edit’ menu, choose ‘Copy’, then go back to the same menu and choose ‘Paste’.
- Click on the image and move the duplicate copy to the other side of the page. Choose ‘Paste’, twice more so that you’ll have 4 labels spaced on the page.
- Click on the ‘A’, then highlight any text (like the name) you wish to change and type the new information.
- Save the file and then print it according to the directions of the fabric sheets you have.
Label Option 3: Downloading one of the Two Images at the top of this Page then using them in a Word Processor
After downloading the images, you may choose to 'insert' or 'import' them into a word processing program (like Microsoft Word) and then you can resize the image to suit your page. If you want to print more than one label on a fabric sheet, 'Copy' and 'Paste' your image and move them on the page until you have all of them organized. Don't forget to save your page before printing!
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Thursday, 10 November 2016
The Orillia Quilters’ Guild, comprised of 100 members and a hard-working, dedicated Executive, meets monthly (except July) at Branch 34 of the Royal Canadian Legion in a room overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Couchiching. It’s a view once gazed upon by explorer Samuel de Champlain whose statue continues to do so from the adjacent Couchiching Park.
Incorporated in 2005, we are a busy guild whose members have individually and collectively made and donated hundreds of quilts, placemats, and dialysis bags to local agencies and special projects over the years. Last year our members rose to our annual President’s Challenge by donating 37 quilts to the national Quilts of Valour program. There wasn’t a dry eye as Jan Easton (second from left) received our quilts on behalf of the program and read us some letters of thanks from veterans who were previous QOV recipients.
Upcoming events in 2017 include Quilt Canada in Toronto, and participation in CQA/ACC’s Big Quilt Bee. We can’t wait!