Tuesday, July 24, 2018

So Much Food, So Little Stomach

 In July, we enjoyed our annual summer picnic.  It's always a treat to have so many wonderful choices!  (and I always come away with a new recipe or two) Look at these wonderful desserts!- my favorite part, of course.

 It is usually not the most well-attended meeting, but those who come enjoy a chance to spend more time just enjoying t eh company of our fellow members.  There's usually so little time to socialize.

And, of course, there's show and tell!

 This is Nancy Ellers' current favorite pattern for donation quilts.  Obviously fabric choices make a big difference!
 Nancy's tumbler donation quilt. 

With yarn given to her by another member, Nancy made an afghan to donate.

 Nancy calls this her "disappearing" dress, because the quilt blocks are all the variations of disappearing blocks.

Joann Flynt showed a quilt made by John Rolle  to be a graduation gift.  The grad is (or was?) studying psychology, so the backing seemed perfect!

Donna Tomski took a kit from Community Service at some point.  The previous person  had been stuck on this ribbon border, but Donna figured it out.  

 Our next meeting will be a trunk show by Suzanne Moulton, of Liberty Cottage.  There will be a punch needle class after the meeting.  For details, contact Susie Spicer.

Looking ahead- the flea market returns in September.  Now is your big chance to clean out your sewing room, or your big chance to grab some wonderful goodies at great prices!

Don't forget the QUILT SHOW is in October!  Have you registered your quilts yet?  You can do it online here!  We need YOUR quilts to make this show the best ever!

For visitors, show information can be found here, or by clicking on the Museum picture at the top right of the page.  We hope you'll come see our show!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sorry, I was absent that day.

I was disappointed to miss the June meeting, since I've seen Ina Randall's work in quilt shows, and have always loved it.  Many thanks to Mary and Melanie for providing pictures and information from the meeting, so I can see what I  missed while visiting family.

Nancy Ellers made this at the St Mary's group, but she doesn't really care for it.  (I'm sure someone will be happy to have it!)

Here Nancy shows us how different the same pattern looks in different fabrics.  The blue one below is for a friend battling cancer. 

Shirley Lapp showed a rug made by Irene Bow in  2 days after looking up "rugs made with 2 1/2" strips on line.

Eileen Sorochtly made this for a baby shower.

Pat Gardner made this with the St Mary's group, to be donated to the cancer center.

Nancy Schrader made baseball quilts for a baby shower for a friend expecting twins.

 Carol McNally wasa working on this at retreat last February and finished it in March.

 Carol loves this made with 30's charm squares, because they're her favorite.
 Carol will be showing us how to do this at the demo day later this year.  It's from a Missouri Star tutorial.

Mary Ellen Ames finished this from a Ricky Tims pattern she thinks was from 2004

Mary Ellen started this piece in a class. 

Ann Renica made this for her oldest grandson's high school graduation

This is Elaine Ross' entry for an upcoming Experience Fiber Art exhibit.  It's titled "We are But a Mere Speck"

                             Ina Randall  did a nice trunk show of her work.

And then members were treated to a class on painting using a resist.
In July we'll be enjoying our annual summer picnic.  Remember to bring your own table setting and something yummy to share. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A Merry May day

 On a gorgeous spring day- where I fear many of us were antsy to be outside as soon as the meeting ended- we enjoyed the usual display of talent on display by our members. 

Nancy Ellers is on a mission to finish up some UFOs (aren't we all?)
A sunny tulip for Nancy's door

An embroidered piece that suits Nancy

A donation quilt Nancy made with donated fabrics

Nancy used fine corduroy donated to her for this one.
 Vinne Thjung shared a couple of the community service quilts turned in today.

Eula Serrino made this for her great niece, titled "Hannah Gets the Blues"

Nancy Schraeder made some pillows as gifts.
This is for a friend expecting twins, so there's two wagons

Nancy used some of her newly acquired free motion quilting skills on this.

Dodie Morrison's oldest grandson is getting married soon.  She had just gotten this back from member Cathy Schmeider, who did the quilting.  

Mary Ellen Casey bought the pattern for this at one of our meetings some time ago.  It's for her granddaughter, who is off to college!

Mary Anne Watson finished her pincushion from the class earlier this year.  

A few of the wallets from last month's class...
Melanie Tubinis and Mary Anne Watson

Mary Ellen Ames

Connie Grimsley

Jennifer Grimsley

 Bonnie Reigle finished her wool felt appliqué, but didn't want a pincushion, so she framed it. 

Connie Grimsley is continuing her tradition of making pillows for the students in her class each year.  This year she made initials, and used novelty fabrics on the backs in an effort to use up some of her stash. 

 Jennifer Grimsley decided to make the sashiko pieces she did into pillows

Mary Kozub won a pattern at last month's meeting, and made this small quilt as a table topper, then passed the pattern on to another member.  

Then members were treated to a nice demonstration of Nancy Wilson's "Whirlwind Whiz" technique and a trunk show of some of the projects she's made with it.  

In June Ina Randall will visit and show us some embellishment techniques.  (I'm sad I won't be there to enjoy it)