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. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Studying color

The May meeting was a celebration of color!

Kathi Everett started off show and tell with her colorful "boro" jacket, which will be part of the fashion show at the Genesee Valley Quiltfest.

Martha took a colorful quilt she made apart and turned it into a great bag!

Martha also finished one of her UFOs; a pattern from the Scrap Therapy collection.

Nancy Ellers finished an apple core quilt.

Nancy made this for her mother.

Nancy reminded us men needs chemo hats too.

Nancy Wise made a great bag using some corduroy she found in a quilt shop.
Junamae Quternous has been doing some work in wool appliqué

Susie Spicer has made the most of yard sake finds...
Made with blocks and supplies she got at the sale by Kate Martin's family

Susie used orphan blocks and yard sale fabrics to make the one block Log cabin quilt tops.

Pat Gardner made the Folded Leaf topper

Pat also made this beautiful blue and white quilt.

Elaine made this as a gift for her grandson, based on a painting he did when he was younger.

This  quilt of Elaine's granddaughter Elaina is based on a photo her daughter sent.

Elaine is entering this birch tree piece into the "Global Murmurs" exhibit

Irene Bow made this piece from an old kit.  Her daughter, Cathy Schmeider, quilted it for her.

Connie shared some of the Community Service quilts turned in today.

Mary Ellen Ames is in the process of putting the binding on her 3D cube quilt, from a Karen Combs pattern.  This was also quilted by Cathy Schmeider.

Lorraine West brought quite a few little projects to share.

Lorraine has been making fabric baskets, which were stacked one inside the other, so she kept pulling more out!  The ball is for a grandchild to play with.
Also in this picture are nancy Ellers' "Knitted Knockers" (for more information)

Nancy Schrader finished this quilt for community service.

Our speaker, Tina Somerset, introduced us to the 24 color wheel as part of her trunk show, demonstrating how color does the real work in our quilts.

As an example, she showed how boring this quilt is when viewed as value, rather than colors.

This piece was made in a workshop with Jean Wells

And, just for eye candy- some of Tina's art quilts!

The Quilter's Daughter in Perry Center is calling for quilts for their "Red, White and Gratitude" Quilt show, to be held in November.  To Donate:
Quilts should have a patriotic theme
Size is 60" x 80"
Make a label expressing your gratitude to the recipient.
Turn in to the Quilter's Daughter by November 1, 2017.

Next month we'll be learning about threads with Laura Little from Just Threads.