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Sunday, December 4, 2016

November 2016 Workshop

We gathered for a workshop on Saturday, November 22nd.  The theme was to work on anything you wanted to.

The time went quickly, as usual.     Just a few photos to share.................  and in no particular order, here is  Lesa S.  She was working on an awesome backpack.

Alice is applying binding to one of our large comfort quilts

Here is Stephanie, hard at work.

and here is Jan B. adding pressing touches to her pillowcases

and here is a pic of me  ( Kat S ),   I was able to assemble my Binding Tool Star quilt top.  

We all enjoyed some great progress.  The year is nearly over.  Do you have plans in place for next years' projects?   I have a list; in fact, as I have several lists going, I had to make a list of my lists. 

Wishing you all a joyful Christmas season.  See you next year !

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 2016 Meeting

We have some great photos to share from our November meeting last week.

This month was the deadline for our UFO challenge.  Many folks (including me) didn't get their committed project finished,   but  

Dee finished her 2 quilts for family made from jeans.  They were already gifted so she showed us the pic on her phone.

Here is Valerie  showing her UFO finish, a gorgeous pinwheel quilt.

This one is Jen's UFO finish.  Please excuse the ignorance of my camera,  her quilt is actually a lovely purple, and not blue as shown here

This is Margaret with her lovely UFO finish;  a scrappy Trips quilt

Speaking of Margaret,  this is the child donation quilt she made from my kit.  I try to auction off a kit every month.  Margaret is always our gracious volunteer.

The next two photos show different angles of  the pile of quilts that our Joyce makes for our child charity mission.

and finally, some gals laid out their tops from our workshop last month.  Jean was so generous in sharing instructions to make the Binding Tool Star quilt and we all jumped into the project.

and here is Beth's

Next sew day is Saturday, November 19th.  Many of us will be there finishing up our Star quilts.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 2016 Workshop

We enjoyed a wonderful workshop on Saturday, Oct 23rd.  Everyone was so excited to create their own version of Jean's Braided Star quilt, made with the binding tool.

Jean has made many versions of this quilt. On saturday she was working on the christmas version.  She also brought in the top of one made with autumn fabrics for fall.  It used a print as the background fabric, which displayed a nice change to the design.

Here is Jean's christmas version

and here is Beth's verson

We had a couple visitors Saturday, Valerie and  Jan M.  

here are the photos of all the gals at work:


Kathy B
Margaret & Jan B
Mary and Susie
Jean & Teresia


Click on any photo for a close-up view.   We had a great day, it went too fast.  Everyone is anxious to get back to their binding tool star project.

See you next month!

October 2016 Meeting

We don't have a post for September because  I lost the pics on my camera.  There were alot of pics, too!  We also did not have a workshop in September,   so  we'll just have to celebrate October.

There was not much show n tell this month.  I made a bundle of autumn pieces for the house, but since I had so much to carry in anyway, I decided not to drag my quilting.

Lesa did share her new top ................  cleverly created from - no pattern of course.

Jan M.  presented a program on  a quick, one-step blanket.  (I forgot it's name)

and here is our charity quilts this month.  One is from me and all the rest are by Joyce.
here are different angle shots of the same pile of quilts.

That's it for October's meeting.  See you next month.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 2016 Workshop

We enjoyed a day of sewing together this past Saturday.  Jan B.  introduced the club to alzheimers fidgit quilts.  We spent time building those foundations and spent some time working on our own projects too.

Here is Jean S  and  Jan B.  working  hard  this month toward our new mission.

Here is  Val with Alice, who popped in for some fellowship with her quilting friends.  Kathy B. is busy working on a fidgit quilt.

Lesa S.  is working on a piece for a charity auction.

And here's our Margaret, running from the ironing board.  She brings a sunshine personality to keep us inspired.  She also worked on fidgit quilts and her own project.  She pieced tops and I quilted them together and I couldn't keep up with her.

All in all, we had a great day.  I think Jan was pleased that we were inspired to contribute to this mission.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

August 2016 Meeting

I don't have alot of photos to share this month.  It seems each month we allow ourselves to get busier and forget how to cut back.

Jan B. presented our demo on alzheimers fidgit quilts.  She made up 2 great examples too.

Arlene brought in one of her latest finishes, this dark and dramatic irish chain quilt, complete with her traditional prairie points.

She also had this gorgeous one.....is the pattern called Jack's Chain or Jewel?  I would have gladly taken this one home with me.  It also has her traditional prairie point finish.

Here is Joyce's batch of children's charity quilts this month. I think she said there were 9 quilts.

same bundle of quilts from another camera angle.

Last month I presented a challenge to the club, offering a pre-cut kit, including batting, backing and binding with pattern.  The goal was to bring the finished quilt back at the next meeting to earn 1 yard of fabric for yourself.  Our eager Margaret jumped on the challenge.  She not only finished the quilt from the kit, she also made up another version of her own, putting string blocks in place of the individual squares.   I love that idea. 

This may be a good pattern for our orphan blocks.  You can download your own copy of the simplified pattern here :   http://scrapboxquilts.blogspot.com/2016/07/big-squares-baby-block.html

here is my kit version:

and here is Margaret's modified version:  The dark strips are actually a lovely navy, not black, but my camera must have cateracts.

and finally,  this is a quilt that Val took home to quilt and bind on her long arm.

That's it for now.  We're going to play with some fidgit quilts at the sew day - August 20th.  I hope you can be there.  There will be lots of fidgit gadgets at the church to use on your fidgit quilt, just bring fabric to make the lap quilt, 30 - 40" square.  It doesn't have to be quilting cotton, they like soft or furry things too.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 2016 Meeting

Club members have been SO BUSY  getting our Bicentennial Quilt ready for display.  Indiana is celebrating 200 years.  This quilt represents all the townships in Huntington County.  Members chose artifacts and  symbols from the history of each township and created a commemorative block.
Some members put the quilt together and our Suzanne Bryant  quilted it on her long arm.

When we started this project, I had no idea what to expect.  I am humbled by how awesome it is.  Everyone stepped up to the plate with their talents and truly made it a piece to be proud of.  As soon as some final details are ironed out, it will start traveling around the county for display during this bicentennial year.

Jean S, is presenting Jen M, our outgoing president , with her gift basket filled with patriotic fat quarters, a pattern  and a gift card to a local quilt shop.  Thank you, Jen, for serving us for the past 2 years.  May your bobbin always be full.

Here is a fresh pile of children's comfort quilts made by our Joyce D.  Bless her heart,  she keeps us inspired, for sure!

a view from another angle

and here's one that Kat S (me)  did .................. I cut supersize blocks and made fast and fun work of this child quilt.   I also cut up a kit of the same, for someone to take home and bring back finished next month, to receive a free yard of fabric.

and if you would like a pattern sheet for this quilt, you can download it  from my blog   HERE   .

Jean is showing off another quilt made with the binding tool.  This one is huge and has 4 stars.  Jean will be having a workshop in August for the braided star using the binding tool.  Can't wait, it looks like so much fun.  You can see more projects she made with this tool   HERE .  Scroll to the end of the post.

Kathy B.'s  "Hugs and Kisses"  quilt

Margaret showed off her rail fence quilt

and a gorgeous quilt made from fabrics she collected while living in Hawaii.  What a spectacular finish!

Jean S made this traditional irish chain baby quilt for friends that her hubby went to school with.

This gorgeous  quilt was made by  ?????

That's it for this month.  See you all in August.