Saturday, January 16, 2010

~Initially Yours Challenge Quilts~

Today was another great inspiring guild meeting! Martha's Initially Yours challenge was due today and most of us made them this week, finishing up last night or some this morning! We spend 9 months thinking of what to do!

We had many people that turned in 1 or 2 challenges. The little quilt show will be in the Richmond Library throughout February if you want to take a closer look at what talent looks like! Cynda Wytroba made the soup bowl above and the blue lace embellished quilt below.
Sharon Larsen's initials in 3-D.




Martha Lorshbaugh made the Rooster above and the real non-paper pieced mini below.


Chris Kuehl's landscape quilt to commemorate a special trip.




Gloria made the Owls above and the Pantry quilt below.



Melanie's aunt Nancy made the blue and green quilt.



Mary Ann, Melanie's mom, learned how to piece Y seams in her wall hanging.


Melanie Watson's Crossword quilt complete with machine embroidered letters making up words pertaining to her life.


Elaine Ross' Tree branch silhouette over water with crystals.



Wonderful hand dyed by the maker quilt.



Diana Sikora's appliqued pillow.



Cathy Judkins Soduku quilt.



Terry McGuire made a jacket.


Millie Kujawski celebrates her "K"!

Mary Ellen Casey's Spiral quilt.


Mary Ellen Ames' Celtic Knot.


Dodie Morrison made a mini.


Jean Butzer's appliqued and pieced wall hanging.


Kathi Everett"s Love Letter in memory of her parents.


Kate Martin's basket piece.


WOW! So many idea's, so many great quilted pieces....what a wonderfully talented group we are! Thank you Martha for an intriguing challenge and 2 years of service in workshops.
We also thanked Diana, outgoing president; Eula, outgoing secretary & Elaine, outgoing newsletter editor. All your volunteer work was truly appreciated!
We welcome Donna Tomski, madam president; Pauline Schmidt, secretary, Sharon Larsen, workshops & Mary Lu Hodgins, newsletter editor! Thanks for saying YES!
I will leave you to these pictures and come back in a few days to post our always awesome Show & Tell.