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Friday, March 3, 2017

March 2017 Meeting

Our March meeting was filled with preparations for the quilt show in April.  Mary T. is doing alot of our set-up and PR work.  Thank you so much, Mary.  Your work is crucial to the success of our show.



The show and tell began with Dee showing her group row project from a few years back.  It was a great example of the diversity plus unity capable even when several hands are working on it.  Dee continued to explain how the program works and put together 2 groups of 6 members each, to take part in the program this year.

If others want to join in.......... that is still possible.  Just let Dee or I know and we can revise the list and create a new group and make the groups smaller.  It is not too late to join in! 

 There is no rule that it must be five -12 inch blocks;  the only rule is your row must measure 12-1/2 inches high  by  60-1/2 inches long.  You can create in that row  any combination to accomplish this size.  One member said she didn't want her quilt 60 inches wide, so she will leave instructions for a 48-1/2 inch unfinished measurement.

You will make your first row and bring to club meeting in a paper sack at the next meeting.  If you can't attend the next meeting,  just get your row to another member to bring to the meeting, for swapping.   You will set the tone of your quilt from your first row created, it may project a theme or color style that you are striving for.   Once it has swapped with all the participants in your group, it comes back to you,  to assemble any way you want....add sashing or borders ........  or not.
At the end of the program, the quilts will all be different.

and so,  here is Dee's from the last project;



and here is Jean's; notice how there were assorted blocks in her rows; it doesn't have to be all the same block;  use your imagination and have fun!



If you participated in this project the last time, please email a photo to me.  I'd love to add it here, just to show the diversity they accomplished.



Lesa gave us a great presentation on making hexagon patches into an easy wine glass coaster.  She emailed 2 files to the club sharing directions for her presentations.



Here is a close-up of the coaster ....................



She also demonstrated a quilt-as-you-go method for making a hexagon table mat;  so neat and sewn totally by machine.


Thank you, Lesa, for a very inspiring program.




This beautiful quilt was made by Joyce D.  for her daughter.



Kat S (me) showed off her finished Storm at Sea quilt, started on New Year's weekend and now all finished.  Not bad, as I worked on other things too.





Charity Quilts

This quilt top was rescued by Jean.  She turned it into a finished quilt to donate to our missions.



Joyce's donation quilts this month





Our club has a very busy March and April.  I wish us all to have some great quilting time.  Don't forget,  the overnight retreat is this month..  March 24 -25th.   A great time for sewing solitude and chocolate.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

February 2017 Meeting

Here are all the pics from our February meeting ..........

Let's start with all the photos of our great members;   here is Dee and Lesa; two very serious officers of the club



this is Alice    



Here is Arlene and Malinda,  so glad to see you both back to club




and this is Cathy and Joyce




and  here is Dee, Kat (me) and Lesa




and here is Margaret and Mary ...............  excuse me,  isn't there a story about Margaret and Mary,  oooops, no that was Martha and Mary,  Sorry



and here is  Susie



and Teresia and Patti



and Suzanne, Val and Cathy




SHOW AND TELL


This gorgeous quilt was made by Joyce.  She is looking for 1/2 yard of the dark purple for the binding; so if you can help, please let her know


another angle




two lovely quilts made by Arlene


and this one



Alice is sharing her finish from the paint chip challenge presented last year....



CHARITY QUILTS

here is the pile of charity quilts for the childrens ward at the hospital;  MOST of them were made by Joyce.  Thanks, always, Joyce!


and


and


and another angle....



That's it.  I think I'm up to date with photos now,  until next Saturday, Feb 11th, sew day.

Hurry up and be gone, winter.  We want our snowbirds back in town.


Friday, February 3, 2017

January 2017 wo

We had a great workshop day on January 21st.   We worked on charity projects and some of our own projects.

Here is Arlene basting up one of her gorgeous quilts.  She brought 3 quilts to baste but I missed getting a photo of the others.




Here is  Jean  hard at work





Here is Mary and Lesa.............................



Here is Margaret ......................


and this adorable baby quilt made by Lesa,  donating to a family suffered loss by fire



while we're on that subject,  here is a lap quilt donated to this family by Kat  (me)


and here is the back of that quilt - ain't she creative (frugile)  ?????



here is Stephanie, Dee and our newest club member, Raelyn (Dee's granddaughter), plus the only part of Alice caught in a photo this day is  her  arm ............  SO SORRY Alice.



and here is Stephanie working on her wallhanging.



and here Stephanie, Val and Arlene hard at work



and here is  a closeup of our newest member, Raelyn, future club president and all-round quilter extrodinaire  wannabe




Lastly,  stumbled on another folder and found these two photos,  the first one is Alice, all of her this time.



and this creative top is actually the backing Arlene made for one of her wonderful quilts,  love it as it is too, makes a great top




Next sew day  is February 11th.  See you then ....................................

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 2017 Meeting

Greetings, club.  We had a low attendance for the first meeting of the year;  the bitter cold temps kept some folks at home  and  some are now snowbirds for the winter.

I decided to take some photos of members during our meeting.  Some have a bit of blurr, as they are moving about while I'm shooting them.


January Program

Stephanie presented our program for January.  She came so well prepared, patterns, fabric, quilt sample; but  sorry that her program was cut short since the meeting went overtime with discussions of craft tables and the upcoming quilt show.

She shared this charming Welcome Banner pattern and encouraged this as a project for Saturdays sew day.  If you missed the meeting, I'm sure Stephanie will have some extra copies of the pattern with her on Saturday.  You are still welcome to work on anything you want.  Bring your troubled projects,  we love to interfere       help.










CHARITY QUILTS FOR MISSIONS
































































MEMBERS


Alice, Stephanie, Cathy


Dee, fastest shopper in the East


Joyce, Arlene & Margaret



Kat's quilt, Vintage Bloom
Lesa and Val







SHOW AND TELL







Margaret made this log cabin beauty.






Jennifer sharing her applique quilt from a Pat Sloan workshop
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I am having a terrible time with blogger today, trying to get the photos placed where i wanted them, it didn't work and I gave up the ghost!  The pics are scrambled, but you can still check them out.  Remember to click on a photo for a larger view.



UPCOMING  EVENTS

Jan 21st     ..................    Sew Day at EUM

Feb 2nd    ..................     February meeting


*** Don't forget about the  "Spring Challenge" project.  It will make a lovely display at our quilt show, so I hope there will be lots of participants.   Details:  due in March,   a quilt made of 3 layers, quilted and finished,  anything that reminds you of spring, is the theme.  It must be no smaller than 24 inches square and could be any size, even bed size.  It must be an item made after the challenge was announced (April 2016).


Bye for now, hope to see you Saturday.