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Monday, September 29, 2014

September 2014 Charity Workshop

We had a charity workshop on Thursday, Sept 11th.  In remembrance of that infamous day in our history, we concentrated our efforts on the red, white and blue.  There was a small turn out but a very large effort using our gifts to celebrate and comfort others.

Here is our fearless leader, Stephanie J. She is working on the sashing and outer borders of a wonderful quilt of valor.

and here is that quilt of valor, in all it's glory.  It really is a wonderful piece.  We don't know who the original maker is,  but it will be finished and gifted to a special soldier and his family.

and here is a close-up of the special quilting

Here is our dear Mary D. - hard a work preparing pieces for the upcoming pillowcase drive.

I found a batch of 20 orphan blocks, trimmed them to size and started planning them into a quilt top.  I made sashing and picked out a border.  Here you see the beginning of a quilt of valor.  I brought all the parts home and have the top assembled now.  It is waiting in line for quilting.

That's it for today!  Hope you can join us next time.  We do have a great day together.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September 2014 Club Meeting

We welcomed two new members to our club;  Suzie S. and Jan B.      WELCOME!
We hope you will be inspired and enriched through your time spent with quilting friends!

The September meeting opened with a wonderful lecture and demonstration by Randy Newman on the craft of making rugs from fabric strips.  He explained about the different methods of weaving and crocheting the strips.  He had samples of rugs, bowls, baskets and table mats along with the different frames he built which are needed to support the design work while its being created.

Randy Newman, connecting fabric strips for rug making

Randy Newman,  working fabric strips onto a frame

Show and Tell

This 4-Patch Posy was made by Suzanne B.'s mom.  It is a huge top with 99 posy blocks.  Suzanne is one of our LA's  in the club.  Naturally, she will have a great time quilting it up for her mom.

This huge quilt top is one of several that Lisa S. rescued from a goodwill-type shop. She is thinking about how she will quilt it.  I call this an orange peel variation design, since the peels are pieced with multiple fabrics.  The peels are appliqued onto the squares. 

This lovely Disappearing 9 Patch quilt was made by Susie S.

Here is a lovely wall hanging made by Shirley P.  for her autumn decor.

 Charity Works

* The childrens quilts were being shown so quickly that I couldn't keep up with who did what; but I can tell you this..................  6 quilts made by Joyce D.;    4 quilts made by Arlene S.;       3 quilt tops quilted and finished by  Kat S.;  and a very large quilt (the one with the green backing) was made by Jean S.   Thank you everyone for your generous efforts!   .............. and here they are !

 back of 9-patch quilt

Arlene & Dee


  • We are having another charity sew day on Thursday, Sept 11th.  Hope you can be there.

  • Remember the links page where you can find helpful links for blocks and techniques. You will find a link to the pillowcase project coming up in October.

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