Tuesday, March 20, 2018

March 2018

New row for BOM


Progress on BOM

Sandra points out 3 dimensional flowers on basket quilt

Embellished quilt from Phillipines

Jan's intricate applique work

Cathie shows embellishments on Sunbonnet Sue quilt

Donna's embellished quilt has a threadpainting technique

Virginia's embellished quilt

Sandra presented the program on Embellishments to help us gear up for our Embellishment Challenge. She gave us handouts and talked about couching, felting and foiling.

Couching with yarn

Sandi's embroidered mini

Sandra explained the felting technique with wool roving

Charity quilt by Dianne

Dianne's finished UFO

Peggy's finished scribble quilt for charity

another finished charity quilt

and another!

Ruth's jelly roll quilt for charity

Julie shared several UFO's she plans on completing this year.

Jill's UFO is a former Sandy Stitcher's block of the month

Shelley's completed UFO

Cathie bid for this antique Grandmother's Flower garden at an auction. The top is entirely hand pieced.

Jan shared a company that our group members might be interested in.
It is a co-op for artists.

And Sherri was the big winner of the raffle quilt at World Wide quilting day!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 2018

Our guest speaker for February was Susan Hastings and her sister Connie. Susan represents Shannon cuddle fabric company.

Connie passed out "Olympic Medal" favors - so nice!

Shannon told us about her business and how she got into it. Seems like a lot of people wanted a cuddly quilt but did not know how to make one.

She explained about different brands and types of cuddle fabrics, also known as minkee.  One tip to remember with cuddle fabric... never use liquid fabric softener when washing them!

Diane shows a stocking made by Susan with cuddle fabric

Quilting on cuddle... Susan uses Hobbs Polydown batting

Marsha loved the big cuddle elephant

Susan made cute pillows for her college age daughter 

Shannon company also makes gauze fabrics for lightweight blankets and clothing

First row of the row quilt

Dianne demonstrated the second row

Dianne's UFO finish... labyrinth quilt started at retreat

Sandy's antique quilt from a lady in her doll club

Linda advised Sandy on how to repair and clean the quilt

Pam finished many quilts for our police charity quilt drive

Charity quilt for the drive by Lisa.. she bound this scribble quilt.

Peggy has been working on a braided pattern

UFO finished by Peggy

Another finish!

Finished UFO by Peggy

New member Julie's bargello quilt

Diane is hiding behind this finished strip quilt for charity.  An amazing thing happened when she made it. She ended up with exactly the right amount of strips needed to complete the quilt from a jelly roll she used.

Cathie's charity quilt for the drive

Still plugging along on the splendid sampler blocks

Mini calendar UFO is finished.

Tina had many tops to add to the UFO box and is determined to finish them.

Shelley will work on this pattern as her block of the month this year

Some of Shelley's UFO's for this year

Completed baby quilt ready for when that first grand baby comes!

Shelley's quilt made in honor of her grandfather

Dianne made this mondo bag for Marsha

Marsha used fabrics to make a mondo bag for her sister. Her sister loved the bag and forgot all about how she said she did not  "like" the fabric.