Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 2017

Block of the Month

Tina has all her blocks completed.

Shelley showed the 2 BOM's for April

Diane has already finished this years Block of the Month!  She figured out how to do this heart design with graph paper.

For Aprils Program, Shelley shared what she learned in Laura Heine's class at Quiltfest.

Truck pattern Shelley is working on

Shelley completed this bunny wallhanging that was learned in class.

A simple line drawing is how you start. Shelley then explained how you fuse fabric and cut out shapes to build your design.

Tina has been making placemats

...and burpee cloths!

Shelley found a pattern on the internet to make  what her grandma made for her when she was a girl.

Cathie now has 60 of the Splendid Sampler Blocks done.

Sherri makes these cute bunnies for Easter

Dianne's American Doll clothes

More containers by Dianne

American doll quilt

Charity quilt for a boy

Some of the options to work on at retreat this year, shown by Jill

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 2017

Block of the month - Shelley's 16 inch block and Cathie's 2 inch block.

Dianne, Jill, Barbara, Ruthie and Ruth's progress on the block of the month.

Marcia's sister Nancy showed us how to paper piece with freezer paper. With this method you don't sew on the paper so you don't have to pick it off.. This Mariners Compass quilt was done with this method.

Paper pieced dragonflies.

Kalaidescope quilt by Nancy. She learned how to paper piece this way from a class she took at HMQS. She started this quilt at the first Sandy Stitcher's retreat and it is now  finished!

Nancy's program was very informative.

More examples

Tulip wallhanging

Thank you, Nancy  for sharing this technique and showing us your lovely quilts!

Dianne has been working on more charity quilts

American Girl outfits

Dolly quilt for charity

Our quilt for the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation auction is done! Thanks to Tina for donating the top, to Dianne for heading up the quilting and to all who helped quilt it!

Barbara's Round Robin quilt.

Virginia enjoyed working on this heart quilt.

Pam took a cruise to the Caribbean with Virginia, and learned Celtic quilting from Kathy Delaney.

She also learned painting on fabric from Linda Poole.

She also did some batik and made sewing machine covers with her class samples.

Pam and Virginia said the cruise was a great adventure!!

Shelley was inspired by last month's program when we brought our favorite quilt books and a quilt we had made from them.  She has a Hobo quilt book and made this quilt in honor of her great grandfather who worked for the railroad in Salt Lake.

Cathie's progress on the Splendid Sampler Blocks. FYI, the Splendid Sampler Quilt book is scheduled to come out in April!

Almost completed tree blocks for a Sasquatch quilt Cathie is making for her brother.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 2017

Shelley showed us the first few blocks of our 2017 BOM.

Lurdes showed us how to do the Migrating Geese Border

Dianne and Ruthie's BOM

Diane shared her BOM quilt from 2015 - she helped do the BOM that year.

Shelley shared some quilts from the book "Folk Art Quilts"

Quilt with wool applique

Jerilynn made a quilt for her family reunion

Jill's quilt from the book "Winter Rose"  she did adaptations from the pattern to make it her own.

Dianne loved this pattern from  a 1997 Quiltmaker magazine.

Fancy Sunbonnet Sue. The skirts are all the same, and the Sunbonnets are different.

Another version

Sandy has many Doll magazines

Doll's outfit by Sandy

Sandy explained using soutache braid on doll clothing.

The beautiful results

Doll display by Sandy

Lynn made this kitchen wallhanging and used a wooden spoon to hang it with.

Quilt made by Marsha in a beginning piecing class with Dorthey of Quilts Etc.

More from Marsha

Charity Quilts by Dianne

She is donating the charity quilts to Family Promise

Table runner by Dianne

Quilt for Stella, Dianne's puppy

Jerilynn's quillow for her grandson

Back of the quillow with label

Shelley made this quilt for her son who served a mission in London

She had to engage in a bidding war with another woman to get the was perfect for her son's quilt.

Cathie is going full speed ahead on the Splendid Sampler Blocks

Tina made a quilt to donate to a family in need

The flamingo camping quilt is the same pattern as the previous quilt.

Clothesline Club quilt

Jill made this from a Jo Morton pattern and gave it her own flavor.

Dianne shared this UFO - she is going to put together these 60 flower blocks given to her by her sister.