Monday, June 22, 2015

June Show and Tell

 Another great show and tell this month!!!!

Kathi Everett started us off with this piece for a friend who collects Rolling stones memorabilia.  It was made using Susan Carlson's collage technique.

Kathi was playing with her mono-printed fabrics, and wound up with this great tote bag.  The handles came from a bag at the thrift store!

Kathi and her daughter and granddaughter made rings using elastic and vintage buttons.

Kate Martin Made this yoyo flag as a donation.

Kate finished her wool felt applique project from the class given by Susan Ralyea

 Kate made this with ties to test the block pattern....

...for this quilt, made as a gift for a pharmacist who retired from the VA.  Yes, these were ties- even the lava lamp!

Lori Anderson showed the piece she won an award for at the recent Genesee Valley show, titled "Time in the Garden"

Mary Lu Hodgins found this beautiful antique quilt at a car show, of all places.  

Mary Ellen Casey made this quilt, using the "Go with the Flow" pattern, as a donation for the quilt ministry at her church.

Mary Ellen finished her leaf quilt from the Judy Neimeyer class with Barb Miller.

Donna Tomski was working on this at the retreat in February.  It's the second she has made from this book.

Mary Lee Kozub brought this- a window from her cobblestone house- to remind us the theme for the January 2016 challenge is Architecture.

 Pat Gardner also finished her leaf quilt. 

Cheryl Doody made this with fabrics she couldn't resist at a shop in Penn Yan.

Linda Prouty made this signature quilt as a gift for a co-worker os her son who has cancer.

Connie and Jennifer Grimsley worked on this at retreat.  It is now ready to be given as a gift.

Connie also showed a group of Comunity Service quilts which were turned in at the meeting.

We had a wonderfully informative lecture from Molly Waddell on what judges are looking for when you make a competition quilt.

Next month is the annual picnic.  Watch your newsletter for details.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

National honors for Guild members!

The museum Quilt Guild is being represented on the national stage by several of our members this year.

Three member works were chosen as semi-finalists for the first ever AQS Quilt Week Syracuse Show.

Martha Lorshbaugh's quilt, titled "Zendala Mandala", which was also shown at the AQS show held in Lancaster, PA in March.

Elaine Ross had two selected!

 "Save the Monarchs"

  and "Then...the Crocus".

 Elaine has also had a work chosen for an exhibition to be shown at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.   Called Digital Alchemy, by Jane Dunnewold  which deals with how quilters are using digital photos printed on fabric.

"Triptych - The Leaves of Florida"


 Julie Brandon has also had quilts selected for this exhibit, and once she send a picture, it will be added to this post.

Congratulations, Ladies!!!

Another member, Kevin Hammon, currently is showing an exhibit of his paintings at the GoArt! Gallery, titled "In Fine Feather".  The exhibit runs through August 27.  More information can be found here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Genesee Valley Quilt Show honors!

Several members of the Museum Quilt Guild are also members of the Genesee Valley Quilt Club, which held their biennial "Quilt Fest" last week. 
We are proud to share the award winning quilts our members showed.
There were two categories of awards, plus a challenge with its own awards. 

In the professionally judged category- as chosen by judges Cynthia England, Holice Turnbow and Pat Harrison:

                                    Mary Ellen Ames -  pieced quilt, multiple maker for "Celtic Wave"

                                               Irene Bow - appliqué for "Vintage Valentines"

                                               Elaine Ross - art quilt for "Autumn Candles"

In the member peer judged category- as chosen by a group of GVQC members:

 Mary Lee Kozub -art pictorial for "Bernard W. And Esther May Hayward" - married April 10, 1929

                                      Mary Lee Kozub - art pictorial for "Halloween is Coming"

In the quilt show challenge "My corner of the Universe":

                                               Elaine Ross -1st place for "My Corner of the Sky"

                                   Lori Anderson - Honorable Mention for "Time in the Garden"

Congratulations, ladies!

For a full list of winners- and maybe pictures, if they are there yet- check out the show page.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Member tips and tricks

 Another great show and tell at the May guild meeting.

Mary Ellen Ames kicked it off with her Judy Niemeyer leaf from the class with Barb Miller.

Junamae Quternous had a couple of sweet small projects for us- this owl purse, which she has already made several of for grandchildren.

And her completed piece from the wool felt workshop given at the April meeting.

MelanieWatson made the first donation for the next Silent Auction with the burlap heart door hanger.  The flowers can be changed easily for the season.

Ethyl Sojda used up some scraps for this small quilt and the matching pillow (below)

The runner was made with some hand quilted blocks Ethyl has had waiting to be finished for a while.

Chris Kuehl showed us the bowl she made using clothesline and fabric in her favorite colors.

Chris used paints and watercolor pencils to create this piece, inspired on a photo she took.

This vintage quilt, made by Chris' great-grandmother, was found in a trunk at her parents house.

Mary Ann Watson is giving this quilt to a special little boy soon. 

Elaine Ross used a slightly different color palette to create this modern quilt. 

And pointed out how important it is to dress to match your show and tell.  :-)

Terry McGuire made this hand print quilt with the help of children from St James Church.


Nancy Ellers made an i-spy/ matching game quilt for her new grandson.

Barb Brady made this using a pattern called Pumpkin Brule, by Kim Diehl.

Apologies to the maker of this lovely quilt- I've forgotten who showed it .  If you let me know I'll fix this. 

Connie had children from her school sign signature blocks to make a retirement gift for the principal.

Donna teased us by telling that we can see her wool felt project if we go to the fundraiser at Crossroads house and buy tickets for the Chinese auction.  (It was the same day)

Samples for the and applique class Jean Butzer will be presenting in August.

 The program for this meeting was Member Tips and Tricks.  Several members did small demos or reviewed products of interest to the rest of us.

Melanie had a full bag of tricks, including an easy way to turn a project you sew all around....

....And connecting pool noodles with a dowel to hold larger quilts.

Deb Vossburg showed some projects to make doing stitcheries and redwork a bit easier.  (pictured below)

Cheryl Doody brough samples of her "Pipeless piping" technique, which adds a small bit of color and interest to her projects.  

Thanks for sharing, everyone!