Saturday, February 19, 2011

February Show & Tell and Margaret Reek Program/Workshop

Donna Tomski's completed One Block Wonder
The weather looked a bit iffy yesterday morning, but we had great attendance.  Lucky we are all hardy sould, because it was a fun and inspirational meeting !!! 

Kathis made herself a dog walking scarf with some of the fabrics from the class she took with Nancy Crow
Kate Martin using up some of the trims she found when she did her crazy quilt for the challenge
Charlotte admires Mary Ellen Casey's new bag.
Mary Ellen Casey finished a UFO from a class she took.

Fall runner by Barb Brady, who was finishing UFO's last month.
Barb Brady
Another barb Brady UFO now finished!
Barb Brady- wool applique
Barb Brady Valentine's runner
Barb Brady's final UFO 
Pat Gardner's Double Wedding ring runner
Kim Sherman got a long arm machine and community service gets some really nice quilts!
Melanie Watson made some needle felted valentines pins

Elaine Ross did some fabulous machine quilting!
Shirley Lapp made a turtle quilt for a new member of her family!
Terry McGuire finished a quilt someone else pieced for Community Service
Chris Kuehl's "Hollyhocks and Hummingbirds"
Pat Keller's daughter, Trisha, visited and showed us her work!
More of Trisha's work- made for twin babies
Cheryl Doody finished her fussy cut Dresden plate from Sharon Stroud's class
Ann Renica had fun with half square triangles!  First an hourglass quilt
More hourglass blocks
Then a zig zag
And last, some pinwheels, but wait there's more....
Ann Renica- now with a disappearing four patch
And last but not least, a disappearing nine patch.
Donna Tomski finished this- from a class she took in January!
Karen Frutiger took a dying class at the weaver's guild- which she highly recommends!
Margaret reek shows us one of the tote bags made by the ladies she works with in Africa.
Margaret's textured landscape quilt. She shared the technique with us in a workshop after the meeting. 
Hearing Margaret speak about these women and children  made us all realize how fortunate we are! Information on how to help Margaret and the ladies in the Maai Mahui area will be in the newsletter. 
You can also find information at the following links.  
Threads magazine article on the "mums.


Elaine said...

This was such a great day at guild!!! A much needed day filled with ideas & inspiration. Thank you to Margaret Reek!! It was the second time I had seen her program and it was just as good the second time - maybe even more so.

Kathi said...

It was a great day...much needed inspiration.