Friday, July 24, 2015

Picnic time

We were a smaller than usual group for the July meeting and picnic, but those who came all enjoyed themselves.

(With the possible exception of Tracy Jachimowicz, who filled in for president Ann Renica this month)

Several members took up Martha's challenge to decorate their table!

                                   Lori and Beth had a festive "island" theme

 Martha brought a few things to brighten up her table.
 Alex brought a nice assortment of placemats and other fun goodies.
Mary Ellen used her piece from show and tell as a decoration

Speaking of show and tell...

Kathi Everett shared her "Piece of the Universe" entry from the Genesee Valley quilt show challenge.

Martha Lorshbaugh crocheted a cool little dragon for her grandson

Here is Mary Ellen's centerpiece.  It was made in part using a technique to transfer sharpie markers to fabric

Dodie Morrison made this very pretty quilt as a graduation gift for her granddaughter- and was very proud to have it finished a full four hours before the party.

Mary Kozub's husband decided it was his turn to have a portrait quilt.  This is the two of them in 1985, at their college graduation.

Elaine Ross used an editing app on this picture of her granddaughter from the play "Hello Dolly", and had Julie Brandon print it for her.

Barb Brady finished another little Kim Diehl pattern

Barb also finished the snow man runner she has worked on at retreat for a couple of years.

Barb is enjoying making wool pincushions.  (sorry it's blurry- people don't hold things still for very long)

Lori Anderson wanted us to see the heart pillows from the pattern provided in the last newsletter, for ladies undergoing breast cancer surgery and treatment.

Melanie Watson finally got her wool felt class project into a frame.

Donna Tomski put together a couple of community service quilt tops (above and below).

It was suggested that we make our next "eatin' meetin'" a brunch, since we usually end up eating way before lunch time.   Post a comment to let us know if that sounds good- or to give a menu suggestion.

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.