Saturday, May 27, 2017

Studying color

The May meeting was a celebration of color!

Kathi Everett started off show and tell with her colorful "boro" jacket, which will be part of the fashion show at the Genesee Valley Quiltfest.

Martha took a colorful quilt she made apart and turned it into a great bag!

Martha also finished one of her UFOs; a pattern from the Scrap Therapy collection.

Nancy Ellers finished an apple core quilt.

Nancy made this for her mother.

Nancy reminded us men needs chemo hats too.

Nancy Wise made a great bag using some corduroy she found in a quilt shop.
Junamae Quternous has been doing some work in wool appliqué

Susie Spicer has made the most of yard sake finds...
Made with blocks and supplies she got at the sale by Kate Martin's family

Susie used orphan blocks and yard sale fabrics to make the one block Log cabin quilt tops.

Pat Gardner made the Folded Leaf topper

Pat also made this beautiful blue and white quilt.

Elaine made this as a gift for her grandson, based on a painting he did when he was younger.

This  quilt of Elaine's granddaughter Elaina is based on a photo her daughter sent.

Elaine is entering this birch tree piece into the "Global Murmurs" exhibit

Irene Bow made this piece from an old kit.  Her daughter, Cathy Schmeider, quilted it for her.

Connie shared some of the Community Service quilts turned in today.

Mary Ellen Ames is in the process of putting the binding on her 3D cube quilt, from a Karen Combs pattern.  This was also quilted by Cathy Schmeider.

Lorraine West brought quite a few little projects to share.

Lorraine has been making fabric baskets, which were stacked one inside the other, so she kept pulling more out!  The ball is for a grandchild to play with.
Also in this picture are nancy Ellers' "Knitted Knockers" (for more information)

Nancy Schrader finished this quilt for community service.

Our speaker, Tina Somerset, introduced us to the 24 color wheel as part of her trunk show, demonstrating how color does the real work in our quilts.

As an example, she showed how boring this quilt is when viewed as value, rather than colors.

This piece was made in a workshop with Jean Wells

And, just for eye candy- some of Tina's art quilts!

The Quilter's Daughter in Perry Center is calling for quilts for their "Red, White and Gratitude" Quilt show, to be held in November.  To Donate:
Quilts should have a patriotic theme
Size is 60" x 80"
Make a label expressing your gratitude to the recipient.
Turn in to the Quilter's Daughter by November 1, 2017.

Next month we'll be learning about threads with Laura Little from Just Threads.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Happy Spring!

It had snowed the day before the April 8 meeting, so we were all happy to have someplace to go so we could ignore it until it warmed up and the snow melted later in the day.

First- some announcements:
Kate Martin's brothers are holding an estate sale.

Sign-ups are now open to guild members for the classes with Laura A Cunningham in October.  Information on the classes can be found here. (non-members may sign up after the June 17 meeting)

Mary Ann Fritz, who did a presentation for us some years ago, is exhibiting her work at the upstairs gallery of the Arts Council of Wyoming County this month.  She uses interesting fibers and fabrics she hand dyes to make collages.

On to the show and tell!

Nancy Ellers, Shirley Lapp and Pat Gardner got together, using donated fabric to piece quilts for their church quilt ministry.

Elaine Lemley made this sweet little wall hanging on a three day quilting retreat

Lausei Taua has been keeping busy while her husband is deployed.  This will be a gift for him when he returns- next week.

Christ Kuehl Is very early for Thanksgiving with her pumpkin table topper

Chris also finished this gorgeous stained glass piece.

Mary Kozub fought her sewing machine and won to get this almost finished for her son.  Her tip to us: make sure you know where the knobs are supposed to be on your machine, in case they get bumped without your knowledge.
 Mary used some extra strip sets to make the back big enough.

Connie Grimsley finished piecing this, from a Victoria Findley Wolfe class, at a second retreat at camp Asbury.

Maria Adams was very happy to say this "Four and Twenty Blackbirds" quilt is finished.

Maria also showed how she made a doll bed out of a storage container!

 Ann Renica made some baby quilts for the critical care unit at Highland Hospital while on vacation in Florida

Linda Prouty will be giving this rainbow pinwheels quilt away before our next meeting.  It was quilted by Terry McGuire
 The back is also rainbows

Jean Butzer gave us a preview of one of the items to be sold to raise money for Wings Flights of Hope at the Clarence Log Cabin Quilters show April 21, 22 and 23.

Helen Batchellor shared some local history along with some vintage quilts to finish up the meeting.

Our next meeting will be on May 20.  Tina Somerset will speak about Color Palettes for Wow Quilts.  There is also a workshop on the same topic- it's not too late to sign up.