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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 2014 Charity Workshop

Club had a charity workshop on Saturday, August 9th.  We had a wonderful day together.  It doesn't look like there was a lot of finishes, but we got alot of projects started and brought home the unfinished work.

Here is Alice making up kits in preparation for our pillowcase project in November.  Alice appears over-worked, but I think she had all the fun by rummaging through all the donated fabrics and making up pretty sets.

Here is Arlene, sew hard at work!  Arlene has a work ethic that promptly knows what to do with something, and gets right at it..... a truly gifted and serious quilter.

This is our fearless leader, Stephanie at the work table.  She is the backbone of our missions.  She totes the totes with the donated supplies to our events and she offers encouragement in abundance!  and not to be slighted,  here is Dee at the ironing board.  It appears that her attention is distracted and she just may iron over her fingers!

Here is Kathy B.  She is also a regular elf at our workshops. Kathy is deep in thought....sashings and borders....which fabric?.....how wide?......  common decisions we face with every project.

I was here too.  There is not a photo of me because I was having another bad hair day or maybe because I was taking the photos!   We had a small group this month, but we were in good company and it was time well spent!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 2014 Club Meeting

We had a great meeting on Thursday, August 7th.  After taking care of club business,  we enjoyed a presentation on prairie points by Arlene S.  Arlene demonstrated how to make prairie points, how to plan their spacing and how to secure them to the edge of your quilt and finish it on the back.

Arlene owns a bundle of traditional quilts, all designed, pieced and mostly hand quilted by her.  We got a close-up view of these quilts which included prairie points.

She also passed around samples of prairie points  'in-progress'.  This example shows how you might alternate points in two layers without having to insert them into each other.  I really like this effect.

Show and Tell

Our show and tell program was amazing.  Arlene creates very large bed quilts.  She shared several with us tonite.  This first one was part of the prairie point demonstration. If it would be  possible to narrow down my choices, this autumn quilt is one of my favorites.

This is a Scottie dog quilt.  Arlene said every block was embroidered by hand!

This quilt has lots of open space. She said she loves to use a continuous line quilting stencil for her hand quilting tasks.

Jan M. made this Christmas Twister quilt for her holiday decorating.

This is a very special memory quilt made by Jen M.  The appliques and other details  are made from clothings and special items meaningful to the intended recipient.  Up close, it is another gorgeous piece, by Jen.  

This special bag was made by Valerie. It began with a quiltsmart interfacing pattern.

Charity Sewing

This beautiful Quilt of Valor was made by Jan M.  She is donating it to be given to a special veteran in our community.  Thank you, Jan.  Our veterans are most deserving!


The following quilts will be given to the local hospital children's ward.

made by Karlita S.

2 quilts made by Joyce D.

Dick and Jane made by Joyce D.

made by Suzanne & Susan and quilted by Shirley

top made by Rose Hughes, quilted by Kat S

made by Kat S

made by Kat S

Piecemakers Quilt Club had another great month.  See you all soon!