Thursday, July 21, 2016

MQG Annual Picnic

 Before we can enjoy all the tasty food, there's a guild meeting.  
 But that means a tasty show and tell!!!

Nancy Ellers made this apron for her aunt

This is Nancy's block from Penny Marble's Ricky Tims class in May

The original was too big, so Nancy made a smaller version

Donna Tomski is finishing things for the quilt show!

Donna started this several years ago at Mt Pleasant

 Apologies to Junamae Quternous on the blurry picture.  (Things move awfully fast at show and tell sometimes)  This pillow has a cute pocket to fill with goodies.  This one will be in the Silent Auction.

Linda Prouty  made this Judy Neimeyer quilt as a gift

Eula Serrino's "Prairie" quilt

Eula made this one with a jelly roll

Another jelly roll pattern from Eula

Carol Mc Nally made this as a housewarming gift for her son

Maria Adams made this pillow in the cathedral window class last month

 Connie Grimsley is showing some of her previous QBL projects at their show this year. This is Pat Pauly's "Skinny Leaf".

This is from the class Connie took with Victoria Findley Wolfe

Mary Ellen Casey made this flannel quilt as a wedding gift.
In August Wenda Coburn (whose website: is under construction today) will share some Quilt As You Go techniques with us.

Be sure to visit the Guild's website:

Don't forget to REGISTER YOUR QUILTS for the quilt show.  The form is in your newsletter, or you can go online to do it here:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Meet Erica Plank

 It was a very warm day outside, so it was good to have an excuse to stay inside for the June meeting.  There was a LOT of news regarding the Quilt Show!  Please check the newsletter for details.   It's time to register your quilts, which can be done using the form from the newsletter, or online here. If you have questions, please contact Alex Hammon or Connie Grimsley.

As always, Show and Tell featured the usual nice variety of projects!
Nancy Ellers shows her cord buddy- a nice way to avoid losing cords at a class or retreat.

Mary Ellen Casey's "Rhapsody" from last month's class.

Community Service projects turned in this month

Another Community Service quilt

Pat Gardner made this for one of her grandsons. 

Table toppers made by-(sorry!)

another table topper

The front of the quilt John Roll made while wintering in NC

The back pf John's quilt also drew some ooohs

Ann Renica donated this to the silent auction

Ann will give this as a wedding gift once it's quilted

Mary Kozub did some weaving

Mary also made an "opulent ornament"

Mary has been trying to get this modern style quilt finished for a while.

quilting detail

Erica Plank, of Unseen Hands Designs, stopped in to do a great trunk show featuring her patterns.  She is a fun and enthusiastic speaker, with loads of talent!

Many of her early designs feature stitching as the focus

Then she discovered raggy quilts.

Then she decided to try adding crayons to the embroidery.

Then she moved on to appliqué.

Then she combined it all with a new way of making cathedral window blocks.

After the meeting, she gave a class on the cathedral window technique.  So we'll be sure to see some of the projects soon!
You can see all of Erica's patterns at her website.

In July we will have our annual picnic.  Please bring a dish to pass and your own place setting. Beverages will be provided. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On a Sunny Day in May

The sun was shining, and birds were singing and it was a glorious day to be up early and meet with friends to share our love of quilting (and give our backs a break from the gardening!)

This is an affirmation our guest Penny Marble shared-  from her retreat with Ricky Tims.  It seemed like a good start for this post.

In our show and tell, there was a lot to love and be inspired by!

Mary Kozub needle felted another bunny

Nancy Ellers never makes one of anything!
(This is called "Little Morsels", a pattern by Fons and Porter)


Rosine Wloch used only fabric from her stash to make this King- sized beauty!

Member Cathy Schmeider did the quilting

Mary Ellen Ames won this amazing quilt from a raffle ticket she bought at a consortium event.  It came in a matching bag/ pillow sham.

Mary Lu Hodgins made this for a grandchild- only 3 more to make!

Nancy Schraeder went looking for backing for a holiday runner she was making and ended up using a collection of fabrics instead for this lovely non-traditional piece!

Nancy had Julie Brandon print this original drawing on fabric to make this pillow

Gloria Crittenden made this as a housewarming gift

Carol McNally was given  a bag of blocks and fabric at the march Community Service day, and ended up with three quilt tops!

Barb Brady finished her daughter's holiday quilt just in time to hang on the newly installed quilt rack.

Some items turned in to Community Service
After Penny's lecture, she gave a class on Ricky Tims' "Rhapsody" quilt technique.  I'm sure we'll be seeing some of the results very soon!