Monday, February 1, 2016

Challenge Quilts on Display


On Saturday, January 29, a group of members assembled to hang the wonderful display of quilts entered into the "Architecture" challenge.  It wasn't easy making them all fit neatly and still have room for each one to be appreciated!

 












If you can get over to the library to see them in person, you will be able to fully appreciate the talent and workmanship in each one.  But if you can't, I hope the pictures will do them justice.  If any  seem slightly askew, it is photographer error, not the quilts.  .

View From my Window, by Cathy Judkins

Cape Cod House, by Gloria Crittenden

Olde Town, by Donna Sofokles

Birds in the Window, by Pat Gardner

The Guggenheim at Night, by Susan Rathbun

The Old Barn, by Jean Butzer

Saskatchewan Sky, by Kevin Hammon

A Tribute to the Guardian Building (and Murphy's Law) by Martha Lorshbaugh

Provincetown, by Cynda Watroba

The Great Table Runner, Charlie Brown, by Alex Hammon

Cape Cod Canal, by Gloria Crittendedn

Moonlit Crossing, by Mary Ellen Ames

Union Station- Lockport, by Melanie Watson

Possibilities, by Mary Ellen Casey
Points to Ponder, by Martha Lorshbaugh

Tree of Life, by Mary Lu Hodgins

My Ti(e)le Quilt, by Mary Kozub

Reflections on Main Street, by Lori Anderson

Stained Glass, by Mary Kozub

Houston, by Julie Brandon
The New Neighborhood, by Jennifer Grimsley

Color Town, by Connie Grimsley

Perspective, by Elaine Ross

Cat House, by Kathi Everett

FenĂȘtre, by Mary Lowe

Oley Houses, by Donna Sofokles
Quilts will be on display throughout the month of February.  The library is open Monday – Thursday    9 AM – 9 PM, and Friday & Saturday     9 AM – 5 PM.  They will be closed Feb. 15 for Presidents Day.  If you go, don't forget to fill out a ballot- one for Members only and the viewer's choice award

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

January Show and Tell and Challenge Preview

Lorraine West kicked off the show and tell with this cute litte  table mat.  



Lorraine also finished a project that was supposed to be a challenge entry several years ago when we celebrated the guild's thirtieth anniversary.  This enchanting piece will be available for bids at the silent auction in October.  


Nancy Ellers only had to do the binding on this project to finish it off.  


Another UFO Nancy Ellers finished.


Vinnie Tjhung won this very cool piece from Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth museum.



Nancy Schrader's mother hand pieced and hand quilted this piece during long road trips many years ago.  


Kathy Belluscio also finished a UFO, a wedding gift.

Shirley Lapp made a sewing machine organizer 


A while back Liz Wagner asked for suggestions on how to use vintage Dresden plate  blocks in a quilt, and wanted us all to see what she did.  

Nancy Ellers has been crocheting blocks for blankets to donate. This time she made the whole blanket.


And then Mary and Kathi finally got to see how members interpreted the Architecture theme for this year's challenge.  I couldn't get good pictures of all of them, so this is only a few. As soon as they are hanging in the Richmond Memorial Library where I can get "full frontal" shots, I'll do a special post.


Look how many people lined up to present a challenge entry!!



Mary Kozub created a stained glass window, based on a Frank Lloyd Wright design.


Lori Anderson took a great picture of the M&T building in Buffalo and made it into a quilt.

Gloria Crittendedn


Mary Ellen Ames, using a Nancy Murty pattern

Cathy Judkins 

Mary Ellen Casey found inspiration in a London church

Kevin Hammon


Cynda Watroba

Susan Rathbun, inspired by the Guggenheim Museum


There are many more!  It's going to be a wonderful display.