Saturday, January 18, 2020

Challenge reveal and wool felt penguins

At our January meeting, we were treated to a preview of the 2020 Stitches in Time raffle quilt.  The name is Midnight Garden.  Our own Cathy Schmeider will be quilting it, and I know it will be even more amazing once she's done with it!

Our Modern Solids challenge quilts were due today.  There was a pretty long line of people waiting to reveal!  That means our exhibit at the Richmond Memorial Library next month will be amazing!
Until then, here is a preview.... 

Martha Lorshbaugh

Martha Lorshbaugh

Connie Grimsley

Ann Renica

Mary Ellen Ames

Jenny Grimsley

Dodie Morrison

Mary Ellen Casey

Lori Anderson

Tracy Jachimowicz

Kathi Everett

Pat Gardner

Kathy Belluscio

Chris Kuehl

Alex Hammon

Kevin Hammon

Susan Rathbun

Susan Rathbun

Mary Kozub

Mary Kozub

Laurie Kilbury Taylor

Nancy Schrader

Elaine Lemley

Elaine Lemley

Terry McGuire

Elaine Ross

Elaine Ross

Val Schultz

Gloria Crittenden

Gloria Crittenden

Cynda Watroba

Cynda Watroba
 These pictures d not do justice to most of the quilts shown, so I hope you will all be able to visit the library beginning Feb 2 (the exhibit will be hung on Feb 1) to get a better look. 

After the meeting, Nancy Topolski presented a class on needle felting.  These are only a few of the items she has available for sale!

This is the class photo of the completed projects.  A perfect project for a very wintry day!

  We were all very happy with our new friends!

In February we'll be learning about sewing machine maintenance.  Guests are always welcome!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Christmas comes this time each year!

The annual holiday party is always a fun meeting- with so many goodies to sample!  This year we had so much food we ran out of table space!  Kudos to anyone who was able to sample everything!! Nope, no pictures of the food on a cart we found, and a chair, or people with their mouths open enjoying the feast. (You're welcome)

But before we ate, we got to enjoy the usual show and tell from our talented members.  
 Since Martha Lorshbaugh (your blog editor) can't show and take pictures at the same time, this is the best I can do to show the new quilt I finally finished for my bed!!!  The nice name is Anna's Stars.

Laurie Kilbury Taylor made this lovely star quilt- quilted on her long arm.  She's available if you need quilting done.

 Ann Renica made this for a neice.  Note there is no orange- at the mom's request.

 Elaine Lemley put the skills she gained in class with Linda M Poole to good use in this piece, inspired by the Woodward Tower.  It's a gift for a friend.

 Chris Kuehl made some holiday coasters/ ornaments to give as small gifts to friends.

 Sandy Shufelt finished a wool felt piece from a class she took last year.  (Sorry, I forgot the name of the instructor)

Sandy made this bag in a "Just Threads" class with Laura Little.

 Connie found this quilt top all pieced with materials to finish it at a thrift store.  She's finishing it for Community Service.

Challenge time!!!  Why do we wait until the last minute to make our challenge quilts?  Be cause January seems so far away in March when the challenge is announced- doesn't it?   It sure creeps up on us fast, though!  
Only 28  days left!
(I tried to add a timer here, but it's time consuming and I have sewing to do!!)

Monday, November 18, 2019

November reminds us to be Thankful

November was our annual Demo Derby.  Since I did one of the demos, I didn't get pictures of any of them.  I'd like to acknowledge Connie Grimsley for her curved piecing ruler demo, Shirley Lapp for her disappearing nine patch demo, Melanie Tubinis for showing a quick and easy gift idea!  I'd also like to thank the ladies who made such kind comments about my own doodling to quilt designs demo.

I must also apologize for the pictures of show and tell. Among the many things I forgot to bring was my camera.  I haven't been able to edit the cell phone pictures I took.  (my computer and I aren't getting along today, as you might guess)
Hopefully you can still appreciate the great work shown this month.

 Nancy Ellers added the pieced border to this donated top to make a quilt she'll donate to the Lipson Center
 Nancy stopped while she was ahead, before there were mistakes in these afghans, also for the Lipson Center

 Mary Kozub admits she had to go buy buttons to make these sweet little ornaments

 Donna Tomski finally finished her Labyrinth quilt, which is most definitely for her! (but she knows who will et it when she's gone)

 Mary Ellen Casey is trying to use up scraps and make gifts at the same time!

 Jenny Grimsley assures us the paints from the Linda Poole classes last month are colorfast, as she learned when she soaked it to remove the stabilizer.

 These blocks were donated  to Community Service.  They made very nice placemats for the Meals on Wheels collection, which has reached its goal, thanks to all of our members' generosity!

 Terry McGuire made this to donate to a basket raffle in another group.

 Terry made this tumbler quilt using a method she said is super easy.

 Terry enjoyed the process of taking disparate bits and pieces to make this Gypsy Wife quilt she plans to donate to father Ivan's migrant cause.

 Frances Zabawa quilted this quilt top, given to her by a friend who found a bunch of unfinished tops when cleaning out a relative's home.

 Nancy Schrader and Mickey Green finished their butterflies from the Linda M Poole classes.

 Linda enjoyed having a mother-daughter duo in her class, and gave them the kit for the acorn wreath, which they worked on together.  Nancy said the better looking leaves are her mother's work.

 Elaine Lemley also finished her butterfly!

 Elaine made this little quilt to fit a space in her son and daughter-in-law's home.

 Elane made this Eleanor Burns "Quilt in a Day" pattern for a soon-to-be grandchild.  She changed a few of the blocks to fit things in her life.

Melanie found this sweet little quilt in an antique store, and couldn't resist it.

Please remember our December meeting will be one week early- on December 14.  Bring your own place setting and a brunch-type dish to pass, and your holiday spirit to enjoy a nice time with friends!