Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fabric Postcards are fun!

An enthusiastic group of members stayed after the March 15 meeting for a class on fabric postcards. They soon learned how easy and fun it is to create these small works of art.A fabric postcard is a small quilt created on a stiff inner layer that allows it to travel through the postal system.

Teacher Martha Lorshbaugh was happy to share not only her own collection of postcards, but those of fellow member Kathi Everett, to inspire the class. Many of these cards came from internet swaps. The creativity represented on these cards inspired the some of the class participants to play, rather than follow the pattern provided.

Donna's Easter card for her Grands

Ann learned the benefits of taking her time
on the blanket stitching!

Mary Ellen decided to be very artistic- even adding some sequins!

More of the class postcards can be seen here! And hopefully many more will soon follow.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Coming Attractions

So far, 2008 has been good to us, and the Museum Quilt Guild is expecting the rest of the year to only get better!

Several workshops are already on the schedule, with several more in the planning stages. The after meeting "sit and sew" may never have another opportunity to gather!

In March, one of our members, Martha Lorshbaugh, will be teaching members to make fabric postcards! Several members have been showing off postcards they have made and or received in online swaps, which has generated enthusiasm for this class. (See some of Martha's postcards !)

In April, we are pleased to host Joan Ford, with her "Scrap Therapy" lecture. A class will follow, where members can learn how to cut, sort and organize scraps for future projects.

In June, members of the Museum Quilt Guild will be taking a road trip!! A bus has been reserved to transport interested members to "Quilter's Holiday 2008" hosted by the Quilters Consortium of New York State. The trip, on June 14, will cost members $125.00 and includes admission to the show, a lunch with speaker Kaye England, and dinner with speaker Ami Simms. Two locations have been arranged to meet the bus- at the Valu Plaza in Batavia and the Park and Ride in LeRoy. Contact Elaine Ross at for more information, or to sign up and arrange payment. Reservations must be made before March 31, 2008.

Other upcoming workshops include a wool felt project and a fun dimensional applique class! Check back later for details!