Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Demo Derby Day!

Many Thanks to Kathi for arranging another interesting and very informative group of demos for the meeting this month! They were all well done and many thanks also go out to the ladies who put the time into presenting them.
In case you were unable to attend, or need more information, here are some of the resources shared at the meeting.

Melanie recommends going to http://www.youtube.com/ and searching for "how to build a cheap quilting table".
Leah Day at http://www.daystyledesigns.com/has a lot of great information and a webstore with some great tools available. Don't forget to check out her blog!

Martha used:
The Art Quilt Workbook, Chapter 10, for the basic facings
Quilting Arts Magazine, Feb/ March 08 for the whole cloth facing

and recommends these additional resources:
basic facings
the "escape hatch" method
the printable instructions recommended at the demo
overlapped corners
triangle corners facing

If you liked the Spiral quilts Mary Ellen showed us you may want to visit RaNae Merrill's website and blog. This is the technique Mary Ellen used to make her challenge quilt this year.

Dodie showed us the magic of Texture Magic! The possibilities are endless for putting this product to good use.

Thank you all again for the wonderful preparations and demo's . We all learned something new

Pictures from Show and Tell coming very soon. (thanks to Kathi again!)

Monday, February 8, 2010

January Show & Tell

Here are the pictures from our always great show & tell last month. BUT alas, I cannot find the list of who made which!

We know it's Martha (we can see her!) Above is her art quilt and below is a sweater knitted with selvage edges.

I also remember MaryLee made this OBW table runner.

Our February program will be 4 demo stations. We will learn something new. This is always a great meeting!
Charlotte's bag class is the workshop following the meeting. If you are taking the class, remember to bring your lunch.
In April we will welcome Janet Root! She will be giving a lecture/trunk show and a Liberated Quilting workshop after meeting.
Remember your check book for AQS book orders; little bit of cash for raffle items & drink of choice.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Challenge results

We had lots of fun getting a close up look at the quilts the other day when we set up the display at the library. They look fabulous up on the walls of the gallery, so please stop in and take a good look at them.

The judges came in Wednesday morning and spent three hours with the quilts, making their decisions. They said they really had fun doing this, and would like to have a couple of the quilts for themselves.

This years awards went to:

1st Place: Jean Butzer ”Initially Mine”

2nd Place: Dodie Morrison “Night Bloomers”

3rd Place: Cynda Watroba “Beneath the Snow”

Best Execution of Theme: Melaine Watson “What’s in a Name”

Creativity/ Originality: Sharon Larson “Strange and Tender Love”

Best Use of Color: Mary Ellen Casey “Big Bang”

Design: Kathi Everett “Love Letter”

Appliqué: Martha Lorshbaugh “Man That Rooster is Loud”

Hand Quilting: Diana Sikora “Entity”

Machine Quilting: Elaine Ross “Sunrise Over the Water”

The judges were Vicki Steffenhagen, who teaches classes and works at Betty's in Spencerport, and Penny McDowell who many of you met last April when she presented a trunk show at the guild meeting. Penny owns a long arm quilting business in East Aurora. Thanks for your time, ladies!