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!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April meeting and the BC Woolery

 Kathi Everett started off show and tell by showing us where her "Ice Crystals" quilt can be found in the book, 1,000 Quilt Inspirations.

Congratulations Kathi!

Kathi started this piece for the "Best Blooms" challenge, but there just wasn't a place for the required fabric.

This image, and those below, were made with digital photography and printed by member Julie Brandon at Red Dog Enterprises.

This is Kathi's granddaughter, Mela

 This one was a paper collage Kathi made and enhanced with an app on her phone.

Rosine Wloch made this beautiful autumn stars quilt as a wedding gift for her son.  It was quilted by member Cathy Schmeider.

Mary Ellen Casey made a Transformers quilt for her grandson to snuggle with.

There were blocks left over, so she made this one for Community Service.

Shirley Lapp traded Pat Gardner this great tote bag...

In exchange for the quilting on this quilt we  saw Pat working on at retreat.  They both got a really good deal!

Cathy Judkins took a workshop on a new embroidery machine at Creekside Fabrics and made this iPad case.

Nancy Schrader has a son with connections to upholstery fabrics, and Nancy got some new pillows!

 After she got this bird pillow done, Nancy found she had a vintage kitchen towel with the same pattern on it!

This fabric collage is a new valance.

Nancy got this project at the flea market- and said thanks to who ever sold it!

A friend of Nancy's, who was denying it was her birthday, got this zipper bag as a gift.

Donna Tomski made this scrappy "Arkansas Crossroads" quilt as a gift, from the book below.  She likes it so well, she plans to make another one.

Donna took a collection of Community Service blocks home and pieced this quilt.  
It just looks like spring!

Donna started this sweet little wall quilt at retreat.  

Cheryl Doody used her "pipeless piping" technique to bind this quilt.  The block was designed by Karen Kay Buckley.

Cheryl made this to donate to the SPCA to raffle as a fundraiser.  

Mary Kozub is almost finished with her second quilt made from her grandparents' wedding picture, taken in 1929.  (The first was in our 2012 quilt show)  
Once the binding is on it will go right up on the wall!

Ann Renica made this quilt for a niece's baby shower.

Nancy Ellers brought her copy of Cheryl Doody's book to have it autographed.

After the break, Susan Ralyea, of the BC Woolery shared all you ever wanted to know about working with wool, sharing many of her beautiful projects with us.

Members are invited to bring their "Tips and Notions" to the may meeting and share with fellow quilters!

May is the last month for members only to sign up for the Paula Nadelstern classes.  Contact Martha for more information.