Thursday, November 28, 2013


 November's show and tell was a very nice variety of work, as usual.

Kathi kicked it off by sharing pieces from a recent exchange in her fiberista group.

Nancy Ellers made this jelly roll race top with one of the leftover jelly rolls from the sewing day in August

Nancy also took a pile of squares from the community service stash and pieced them into a small quilt.  It reminded her of baseball uniforms, so she added the bat.

Julie Brandon gave steampunk a try and made this little "good bunny gone bad", as well as the walrus figure below.

Shirley Lapp brought some pieces to show how her strip quilt works.  Many of us have seen her working on these at retreat.  The Missouri Star Quilt Co has a tutorial for this technique here.

Kay Lennon did a round robin with the resurrection parish quilters and this is her finished quilt.

Mary Ellen Casey's finished project from the Wendy Butler Berns class

Mary Ellen made this for a friend to give as a Christmas gift.  The hand prints are all the grandchildren in the family.

Susan Rathbun made this as part of the mandala challenge the ArtCGirlz did.  She dyed it herself, but the  results were not at all what she was trying to do.  So, she says, she made lemonade with the lemons she got.

Elaine Ross also finished her "out on a limb" project.

Chris Kuehl's mandala is paper pieced and has just a few sparkles.

Lori Anderson made this as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving dinner.

Lori used Anita Grossman Soloman's "old italian" block in this quilt- a gift for a tall man in her family.

Martha Lorshbaugh also finished her little tree from the class in October.

Martha's mandala uses templates by Jan Krentz and  Kaffe Fassett fabric, with some really interesting quilting!

After show and tell we enjoyed a lesson on how quilting and history went together in the civil war era from Shirley Robinson.
The December meeting will be on the 14th.  Bring your table setting and a dish to pass. 
See the newsletter for information on the mug rug swap.

Friday, November 1, 2013

October meeting with Wendy Butler Berns

 October was national speaker month at the Museum Quilt Guild.  We were thrilled to have Wendy Butler Berns come for three days.  Many of us enjoyed one or both of the classes she offered.  But all who attended our regular meeting were treated to a wonderful lecture about the stories behind our quilts, and a great assortment of Wendy's pictorial quilts.

 Some of Wendy's smaller quilts with patterns available.

A group shot of the Friday "Out on a Limb" class at the end of the day.

Our Show and Tell was, as always, worth the price of admission.

Kathi Everett worked with Julie Brandon to print this image she used as a mandala for a group project the ArtCGirlz did in September.
One of Kathi's pieces for a lapidary show RAFA is planning

Kathi found a stone that looked like a brain for this piece, also for the lapidary show.

Nancy Ellers

Nancy has always wanted to do a flannel quilt

Nancy made a bunch of these fabric boxes, which everyone wants to try! (the link is in the newsletter)

And last but not least, some bibs

Melanie Watson's reversible apron
Ann Renica's scrap quilts just keep on coming! (we love 'em!)

So simple, but so beautiful!

Lorraine West sent in this string quilt for community service

Dodie Morrison's row robin

Julie Brandon made a little Halloween quilt

Julie made this for a birthday celebration
Lori Anderson showing hers (right) and Beth's

 The ArtCGirlz made paper mosaic collage self portraits at their October meeting.
Martha Lorshbaugh

Mary Ellen Casey

Emmy Hartwick

Bethany Anderson

Lori again

Mary Ellen Casey vows never again to do a "seven sisters" quilt

Testing a leaf pounding method, Mary Ellen also used some hand dyed fabrics to create this runner

Martha unveiled the 2014 raffle quilt
Martha also finished her George Siciliano piece, which she calls "Mystic Thistle" (and look, it matches her shirt)

Bethany Anderson with her latest embroidered piece using patterns found online

Beth also made a gang of fleece dolls- each cuter than the last!

Tracy Jachimowicz- made as a wedding gift

Debbie Kenney, at Mt Pleasant, does amazing quilting!

We'll be back at the VA for the November 16 meeting.  Join us! (9:30 am.)  Guests always welcome!