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.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dec 2017 and January 2018

December was our Christmas potluck and party.  Dianne shows a completed charity quilt.
Virgina got some "Scribble " quilts from a local long arm shop and we are using these for our Charity quilt drive. Gifts were exchanged and a good time was had by all!

Dianne won this quilt in the drawing at the Quilt Days Auction opening.

Peggy's quilt of valor

Jan's applique project

Sandra's labyrinth quilt

Jan covered this chair with patchwork!

Virginia told us about 5 yard quilts and told us about World Wide Quilting Day and handed out reminders for Quiltfest.

Our block of the month for 2018 is this cute Row Quilt.

First row of the BOM.  Diane will be leading us in  the BOM this year.

Marsha is doing a great job as our new president

Tina's snow family with lots of embellishments.

Jan's cute wool hat with embellished flower.. Jan also told us about HB 60.
It allows for people 62 and older to take university classes for  around 10 dollars a semester!!!!!

Pam and her son have been working on different designs for long arm quilting. This piece is made up of various blocks she has made over the years.

The back shows some of the quilting designs.

Donna made a baby quilt for a friend

Peggy has made a lot of mondo bags - this one includes fabric from Ghana that her daughter gave her.

Peggy's first completed UFO of the year.  She used her scraps and is donating it to the Police Charity drive.

Emma was delighted to receive this quilt made by Sandra. Emma is 6 years old!

Back of quilt

Cathie was gifted an embroidery quilt for Christmas.

Baby quilt for friends boy completed by Cathie

Cathie's quilt top for the Police charity drive.

Diane's Sea Serpent  baby quilt

She made TWO of them! She likes to have them on hand to gift to new mother's she knows.

Tina's table runner - she also made one that she donated to the Festival of  Trees.

Marsha has been busy making pillowcases - she even did french seams on them!

These dogs were made by Marsha's daughter.