Tuesday, October 22, 2019

October Show and Tell

 I wanted our show and tell to stand alone, rather than being a footnote in the post about Linda M Poole.  So, for those who may have missed the meeting, here's what our members were working on last month.

Jenny Grimsley gave both wet and dry cyanotype printing a try. 

Mary Ellen Casey took a class on silk painting

Elaine Ross made this using a picture she created for her photography class. 

Liz Scott is going to be an aunt several times over...

Liz's niece/ nephew #2

Liz designed this one!!!

 Donna Sofokles made placemats for meals on wheels using the samples she made in a class with Philippa Naylor.  She waved them pretty fast, so I only got a couple of pictures, but I didn't want to leave her out.

Eileen Sorochty took this picture of an iron stone fountain (in Ireland, maybe???) , and used thread painting to create it in fabric!

 Susan Rathbun made some placemats with a few things she had in her orphan block stash.

Susan's beautiful Fall table runner.

 Mary Ellen Ames was looking for suggestions as to what to do with this commemorative quilt.  A member who knows the county Historian would like it in her office was happy to take it to her.

Mary Ellen Ames discovered this in some family "archives"

Mary Ellen finished her Summer Solstice, by Judy Neimeyer

Lori Anderson tried some free form stitching...

...and liked it so well, she did it again. 
 For more on this technique, visit http://artfabrik.com/
Kaye Robinson is hoping to help a friend with a naughty dog.

 Sandy Shufelt took a stitching class with Laura Little, and a collage class with Karen Seink, and combined them into a great bag!

Sandy's husband picked out another project for her to make!
The November meeting will be our annual Demo Day!  Always something interesting from our fellow guild members.  Please join us!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

National Teacher, Linda M Poole

After much anticipation and planning, it was finally time for members of the guild to enjoy the talents of Linda M Poole for a few days.

On Thursday, the class was the Acorn Wreath.

 Most of the participants showed off their work at the meeting yesterday. 

On Friday, the class was the Monarch Butterfly.

And here are some of them the next day, when some have gone home and added to their work.  
 Linda is a fun and patient teacher...

..happy to sit down and get you started on something you're having trouble with, while making sure the whole class can get the same information.

At her lecture on Saturday, she shared some stories about how she got started in quilting, showed a wonderful selection of quilts made from pictures taken on vacations- made by Linda and other quilters- as well as a great trunk show of her own work. 

One of the fairies from Linda's Quilted Fairy Tales book
This is the ladybug fairy- who gives them their spots!

Linda also wrote a book on using bias tape

From Linda's Turkish Delights book

The technique we learned is from Linda's "Painted Appliqué" book.  She shows some of the projects in both traditional and painted appliqué.  In these two pictures, you can see the same quilt made both ways.  

We are lucky the guild is able to present teachers like Linda!  If you'd like to be there for the next one, it's easy to become a member of the guild!

Pictures of the October show and tell will be in the next post. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

All the colors in the box!

Well, we blew it.  The Museum Quilt Guild turned 40 this month, and no one remembered to throw us a party!  What's important is that the group continues to thrive, thanks to the support of the membership!   With luck, they'll be celebrating another 40 years!

The September show and tell demonstrates the level of talent in out guild, as well as the variety of the skills and interests.  

 Mary Ellen Casey made this wonderful quilt, in an attempt to use up some stash, even on the back....
 ...as you might guess, it didn't make much of a dent.

Mary Ellen enjoyed learning "Improvisational Embroidery" at the ArtCGirlz meeting this month.

 Mary Ellen Ames acquired this quilt from the Senior Center.  They don't know where it came from, and have no need for it.  Mary Ellen was hoping one of us remembered working on it, and what she should do with it.  (I'm not sure she got any answers)

 Gloria Crittenden, who looked so happy with her quilt that I had to leave her in the picture, made this quilt as a gift for a friend who is an avid cyclist. 

 Elaine Ross was inspired by a photo she took in the woods.  She did trapunto on the leaves anad thread sketching for the "Lichen"

 Lorraine West is made this cute pillow to sit on the back of her couch, but it won't stay where she wants it!
 A sweet seasonal pillow Lorraine made

 Lorraine isn't sure if this is a table mate or a potholder yet.

 Connie and Jenny Grimsley visit an aunt Wisconsin every year, where there is a great quilt shop in a "Ben Franklin" store that hosts an annual challenge.  The back of the quilt above shows some ofthe challenge fabrics.
 Connie's entry
 Jenny's entry
They entered in different categories, hoping they can both snag a gift certificate as a prize. 

 Nancy Schrader made this pillow as a gift for a friend and her children.

 Nancy and her mom each made this seasonal door quilt. 

 Nancy Ellers originally intended this heart block to be the center of this quilt- pattern from an internet scrap quilt group.  Nancy Carefully re-did the block to NOT be on point, only to discover the center block of the quilt is on point.  The quilt will be a donation.

Nancy digitized the design her friend who sells Mary Kay uses and made this little quilt as a gift.

Our speaker for the month was Denise LaMarca, of Auntie's Attic quilt shop.   She gave us some great pointers on how to use the color wheel to choose fabrics for our quilts.

Our October meeting will feature a presentation by our national teacher, Linda M Poole. Hopefully, there will also be a nice showing of the projects made in the classes Thursday and Friday before the meeting.  Please join us!