Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Community Service Work Day

I was unable to attend the September, meeting so a huge thank you to Alex Hammon for sending me some pictures of the people who stayed to work on Community Service projects. If anyone has pictures from Show and Tell, send them along and I'll add them to the post!

Thanks to Mary Kozub, I do have pictures of show and tell!

Eula Serrino's Missouri Star jelly roll quilt

The back is pretty too.

Eula is very clever when using panel prints

Donna Sofokles made a quilt as you go quilt (I think)

The Front of Donna's quilt

Kathy Belluscio won the raffle quilt at the Tupper Lake quilt show

Mary Ann Watson bought the kit for this Alzheimer's "touch" quilt at a quilt show.

In October, we'll have two classes with Laura A Cunningham 
If  you want more information, click our logo at the top of the page.

If you signed up and haven't gotten a supply list, please contact Martha.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Some like it hot

 On a steamy August day, we gathered to share our love of quilting, and to enjoy time with our quilting family. Little did we know what a special day it was...

At show and tell, there was the usual display of talent and inspiration.

Martha Lorshbaugh is finishing her UFOs this year. This baby quilt was made from scraps a friend gave her.

Nancy Ellers used some donated disappearing nine patch  blocks for this top for Community Service

 Nancy Wise didn't really like this jelly roll quilt until she had it quilted at Mt Pleasant.

 Gloria Crittenden made this from the march April "Quiltmania" magazine.

Trudy Kutter started this in 1992, and it's finally finished!

Kathy Belluscio found this community service quilt kit hiding in her sewing stuff after she moved, and finished it.

Cathy Judkins - made from a Judy neimeyer pattern, and had it quilted at Mt Pleasant.

Pat Gardner brought this in to ask for suggestions on adding more quilting in the center.

 Donna Sofokles made this sweet mini (that she didn't realize she was holding upside down) from vintage scraps.
 Donna found this pattern in "Simply Vintage" magazine.  It was made completely by hand.

Donna Tomski used "big stitch" quilting to finish this miniature, from a "This and That" pattern

Cheryl Doody started this "Lillibet's Garden" (pattern by Applewood Farms) quilt with a friend at guild  quite a few years ago and it's finally finished.  It's hand quilted!

 Sandy Schufelt never makes one of anything!  The mats above were made of leftovers from the 60 degree table runner. 
 These beautiful Christmas tree skirts  are folded, not pieced- see below.

 Lorraine West  made this sweet little pumpkin wall hanging, and the embroidered pincushion and wrist cuff/ bracelet below.

 Unbeknownst to birthday girl Donna Tomski, her daughters arranged with Christine Hansen to surprise Donna with a special cake and the beautiful plant that dressed up the snack table. 

Member Val Schultz filled in for the speaker who had to cancel, sharing her techniques for choosing quilting designs and treating us to a small trunk show of her work!

After the meeting, member Kathi Everett shared her love of embroidery/ crazy quilting with a group of eager students.

 She brought a ton of samples- things she made and things she has gotten in swaps- to inspire.

 Kathi's carefully arranged supply of silk ribbon for the class to use!

Everyone enjoyed themselves and went home with the basic tools they need to create their own works of art.

In September, we'll be working on Community Service quilts.  If you are able to come and don't know what to bring, contact Connie Grimsley or Vinnie Thjung.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer Picnic

  It was a pretty small crowd at the July meeting to enjoy our picnic "Brunch", but those who did come enjoyed a wonderful array of goodies, and time with friends.

Even Show and tell was pretty small.  Mary Lee had no trouble keeping track of who did what to write notes this month!

 This is Martha Lorshbaugh's much maligned May UFO.  It finally behaved and was finished by the end of June to keep her on track for one finish a month!  Down front is the kitty Martha crocheted from a free pattern, called Kattis.

 Nancy Ellers made a bag with the fabric she designed and decorated last month in class with Laura Little of Just Threads.

 Nancy is still making donation quilts with jelly roll strips.  This time she used the leftovers for a doll quilt.

 Nancy collected the cut off corners from a jelly roll quilt (or two?) to make a doll quilt.  She probably won't do any more of them.

 This rail fence quilt was made for the guild's Community Service collection.

And then it was time for the feast!


In August, we'll be hearing about Amish quilts and traditions with Sally McCarthy.  She will also have Amish crafts for sale.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

All About Thread

 On a moderately steamy day, the June meeting was a welcome distraction!
 First, there's show and tell!

 Kathi Everett led us off with some of the pieces she finished for the Genesee Valley Quiltfest.
Wild at heart for Kathi's granddaughter

Camisole de force- part of the "Whence" challenge from RAFA

"The Kiss"- Kathi's son and daughter-in-law at their wedding

Made with an old slip, stitched with childhood memories
 Tracy Jachimowicz filled a box with seasonal decor for her daughter's bridal shower.  I apologize for not getting a good picture of each item.  Things move pretty fast at show and tell.

Tracy made this mystery quilt at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey last year.  Cathy Schmeider quilted it.

Mary Ellen Casey made this for her granddaughter's first "big girl" bed.  It has the words to "You Are my Sunshine" embroidered on the big circles.

A gift for Elaine Ross' grandson, who has become an official firefighter

Mary Kozub was trying to use up some scraps by piecing tops for Community Service.

"Medallion" bag Mary knitted, then felted.  It's as big as it looks.

 Cathy Judkins went to Peru, so had lots of goodies to show off.  (socks are cheaper there, by the way, if you're going)

Cathy also made herself a cute little purse, called a hobo bag.

And has made many of the t-shirts- and fabrics!-  she's picked up on her travels into a quilt.

Mary Anne  Watson picked this up from the free table a while back, and soon realized why someone was getting rid of it.  So instead of a quilt made of goat blocks, maybe this will be a single block pillow. 

 Nancy Ellers made some project Linus quilts using jelly roll strips.    The bright color strips came out in chunks, so she cut some of them and made the 16 patch blocks to break it up a bit.

 On the next one, she cut the strips in half, and thought it came out better that way.

Nancy's sister came to help her out after surgery, so  as a thank you Nancy made her the four block fox wall hanging.  She liked it so well, she made the three block one for herself.

Our photographer, Martha Lorshbaugh, finished another UFO.  This will be donated to Golisano Children's Hospital.

Martha thought this quilt was designed with her in mind.

Martha knitted a "miffy" doll, using a free pattern Kathi Everett found on facebook.

All learned something about thread from Laura Little of Just Threads, in Watertown, NY.  Laura brought a really nice assortment of threads for us to buy as well.  I'm sure those who took the class learned much more!

Next month is the summer picnic. Bring your own place setting and a dish to pass.  Think Brunch since it's not usually lunch time yet when we eat.