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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 2015 Workshop

This month our workshop was dedicated to making a twin size patriotic quilt for participation in a program for the local veterans home.  All our wonderful club members took part in making the blocks in advance.  We used the workshop day to assemble and tie the quilt.  It went so smoothly with 18 helping hands.  We are blessed to have it finished in record time.

and here is a great photo shot of the wonderful quilt finishers:

Mary D at work
basting & tying a quilt

Alice and Jean

Arlene & Shirley / Alice & Jean in the back

Arlene and Shirley
Steph & Val

Dee at work

It's been a fight today trying to place photos on blogger.  Please excuse the disarray.  I need to find another method for setting up the photos in a post!

Remember you can click on any photo for a nice close-up view.  Thank you, everyone for your participation.

See you all at the September meeting.

Friday, August 7, 2015

August 2015 Meeting

After dealing with the monthly business,  we moved on to the evening entertainment.  We started out with a quick cutting party.  Everyone cut their patriotic stripset into blocks.  We will turn these blocks into a finished twin size quilt during our group sew day on August 22nd.  The quilt is being donated to a local area Veterans Rehab Home.  Our generous quilters came up with enough blocks to make the twin quilt and a bag to wrap it in.  How cool is that!

We then moved on to the demo. Pres. Jen presented the 3rd installment of our color theory lesson.  She had several examples of fabrics and showed how they interacted with each other, depending on their small, medium and large pattern scale.  She shared ways to analyze a fabric's pattern and how to compliment it with other fabrics.

Show and Tell

Jean S. shared several of her beauties tonite;
this quilt was created from a Marti Mitchell  BOM.

This scrappy stars is a Bonnie Hunter pattern

and a winter design by Kim Diehl

a finished comfort quilt by  ??  (sorry, forgot who)

This bundle of quilts were made by our charity queen, Joyce D.

Jan M made this quilt for a needy teen, with flip flop fabrics and happy colors

and here is the happy back

This amazing quilt was made by Stephanie J. for her parents 40th Anniversary.  It is filled with blocks created by many family members.  It tells the story of many memories and times with family.  It is a sad time when you get your gifted quilts back in your possession, because those loved ones have passed on.  I can only imagine how much your parents cherished this quilt of memories, Steph.

Stephanie made this quilt for her father who was very involved  in baseball.  When the time came he could no longer play, she created this quilt with his uniforms, shirts and lasting memories.  Steph is a major player in our club and we're so happy to be able to comfort her in time of sorrow and grief.

I hope you can schedule in your calendar to participate in our sew day on Saturday, August 22nd.  We need lots of helping hands.  If you don't want to bring a machine, there will be other things to do.  We plan to put this top together, sandwich and tie it, all in one day.    Bring a lunch or make a quick run out.  We will work from 9 am to  3:00 ish.

Our sew days are also meant to share and learn from each other, so come on and join us.  They are also meant to reach out to help you with troubled projects or decisions.  Bring it with you, there is always expertise to share.  We all love to teach and learn.