Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Raffle Quilt & Show n' Tell

"Steps to the Garden" 2010 raffle quilt to be awarded at our show in October. To clarify the colors are creamy whites, muddy reds & muddy greens and yummy chocolate browns! If you would like to buy tickets contact Kathi at kdeverett@live.com. $1.00 apiece!
Kathi Everett's CQ purse
Donna Tomski's BOM butterflies
Donna's grandchildren made her this awesome quilt
Christine Hanson's table runner and a reminder that they need silent auction items!!!
Carol McNally made this sampler from shop hop she did on Ohio in 2003!
Eula Serrino made a purple/teal quilt for her niece
Terry McGuire's Nautical quilt
Shirley Green's Mexican Star
Shirley Green also made this lap quilt that will be sent to Africa
Marsha Muskoff's fruit & veggie fabrics quilt
Marsha Muskiff made a unique t-shirt quilt too
Kay Lennon's quilt made from jelly roll
Linda Prouty's My Garden Trellis quilt

Pat Gardener's flower basket quilt

Linda Hunter was our speaker this month. We all learned alot about quilt show judging. Linda has been a judge and been judged! Her lecture was very informative.

Next month Janet Root will be back to go over the many "basics" of quilting. Many of you have expressed interest in learning about squaring up, 1/4" seam, binding etc. Janet is known for her meticulous attention to these details.

July is our annual picnic (potluck style). We will also set up tables upstairs for a summertime flea market. It's a lot easier to transport all your cast-offs in nice weather, so bring your priced items and make some $$!

August will bring Ina Randall. She is a member of Amherst Quilt guild. I actually hunted her down at their quilt show last month to book her for a trunk show! You will be inspired by her work.

Create something wonderful to share with us next month!

Monday, May 10, 2010

April Show & Tell

Martha's Fly Away, a Scrap Therapy project

3 charity quilts finished or made by Ann
Donna's PPing block of the month
Donna's bathing suit....oops, I mean Charlotte bag
Martha's Swirly quilt
Shirley, Bonnie and Ann with a raffle quilt for Crossroads House
Elaine's mono printed leaf piece
Elaine's stenciled butterfly paintings on silk
Kathy's Easter table runner
Eula's 9 Patch Pizazz....cowboys!
Melanie's thread painting from Caren Betlinski's class.

After a rocky start to our April meeting we managed to quickly regroup and enjoyed a trunk show from Janet Root!

Our Liberated Quilt workshop after was wonderful. I will post pics of our time with Janet in a few days.

We welcome Linda Hunter in May. She will be telling us the things that quilt show judges look for.

In June Janet Root will be returning to take us through all the basics of quilting. Many people expressed interest in learning/reviewing just that, so plan on learning something new or refreshing our busy minds with tips that will help make quilting enjoyable!

Remember July we will have our annual picnic and we are adding a flea market. We know January weather is not conducive to transporting our treasures! Start setting things aside now, price them and you'll be ahead of the game!