Friday, April 20, 2018

April 2018

Block of the month for April demonstrated by Dianne

Members progress on BOM

New member Rolene shows her embellished block

Aprils meeting was sharing ideas for organizing your sewing room, projects and supplies. IKEA is a favorite place for Jill to get gadgets for organizing supplies

She uses cute jars from the dollar store to organize her buttons

Virgina generously gave 3 of these panels away to members. Her tip was to get metal trips foundd at Harbour Freight. You can hang your scissors up on it and they are easy to find that way.

Jill's red and white wall hanging

Pam made sacks to organize supplies and hangs them on a drapery rod

Pam made a quilt with cuddle fabric 

Fancy stitching shows up well on the back of the cuddle quilt

Dianne stores her binding strips on a hanger ready to go

How Dianne keeps her rulers organized

Dianne made these iron caddys... they open up and have an ironing surface on the inside

She makes these popular sewing caddies out of cans

Dianne's clear project bags

Quilt for charity

She made TWO quilts for charity

Mondo bags by Dianne
Finished "Peppermill" quilt from last years retreat

More bags

Tina's temple quilt

Top Tina made in Clothesline Club

Jan amazed everyone with her coordinated travel accessories for sewing supplies

Plenty of inside pockets for goodies and essentials

Pictures Jan took of how she covers or paints ugly funiture to spruce it up.

Home made board for coralling cutting boards. Made with foam core from home depot and grograin ribbon.

Shelley keeps a Quilting journal which includes all the details about quilts she has made. She includes notes on the inspiration for a quilt and a picture of the quilt, date finished, to whom she gave it etc.

Peggy was last month''s lucky winner of the UFO challenge!

Tracy told us about her trip to the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. The exhibit of Gee's Bend quilts was fabulous.

Rolene's tip was to put tiny hair scrunchies on bobbins to keep them from unwinding.

Barbara shared that she keeps a sub folder in photos on her computer for quilt ideas

Marsha found a way to keep her patterns organized and easy to flip through was to put them in binders in plastic protectors She also uses Sterlite chests to store fabric.  She has also alphabetized her list of quilt books.

Barbara's trendy t shirt says it all

If you have a lot of small scraps you can sort them by color in a see through shoe organizer. Or you could put tools in it and hang it on the back of your sewing room door.  This tip comes compliments of Cathie's mother!

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!