Thursday, April 2, 2020

Virtual Show and Tell

Since we aren't allowed to hold meetings at the moment, we decided to do a virtual show and tell.  Hopefully I will be adding to this post as more people share what they're working on while we're all staying home.  Be safe, everyone.  Check in on your friends and family often.  Spread light!

Nancy Schrader goes first:

 Pic 1 -  my wind down project to calm me after layoff #5

 Pic #2.  Front of wip quilt top.

 Pic #3. Back of wip, pieces backing

Show and tell that was missed in cancelled March meeting.  Above are small bags Nancy was making at a retreat in February

(Below is a tree skirt made as a gift) 
Mom and I worked on so many parts of this project together.  Alex has the story (see the newsletter for details).  Was hoping to have Kate come to community service with us to show it off.

From Val Schultz:
So these are from an online mystery with Claudia Pfeil - a bit addictive, flowers and a stack of leaves done, now on to long spikes leaves...keeping me sane.

Martha Lorshbaugh provided these, which would have been her March Show and Tell:

 This is a community service quilt, pieced by another  member, that Martha had taken home to finish a while back.

 A skinny quilt for the window next to Martha's office door

 A small landscape quilt Martha started in an ArtCGirlz workshop

Martha did a stitchery piece and finished it by layering it onto a second quilt.  (Sorry for the really bad photo, ladies!)

Check back for more photos (I hope) , information on when we'll resume our meetings, and our quilt show in October!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Red and White all over

February show and tell brought us a bunch of penguins.  (Since we're on land, a group of penguins is called a "waddle")
Lori Ivison's is named Petey

Alex Hammon

Mary Kozub

 Alex enjoyed felting so much she took another class and made this sweet little bunny!

Alex also made these great yoga bags

Val Schultz made a Gypsy Wife- not quite following the pattern

Val made this in response to challenge with the theme "round"

Mary Ellen Casey made this quilt to go with the needlepoint square in the center

Jenny Grimsley finished a couple of Community Service quilts

Jenny also made some small bags- one has 9 pockets!

Connie Grimsley also finished some Community Service quilts

This one was sewn during a storm (?)

Connie- aren't these colors yummy?

Connie said she enjoys disappearing nine patches

Connie's scrappy quilts.  (she's been very busy!)

Cheryl Doody really loved this border print.

Mary Ellen Ames "Indian Summer" - a Judy Neimeyer pattern

Linda Prouty was commissioned to make this California King

Mary Kozub's bed finally has a new quilts on it!

Anna G- one of our guests- showed off her first patchwork quilt!

Cynda and Gloria announced the new challenge theme is Red and White.  Watch your newsletter for some links to inspire you!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Modern Solids Challenge Exhibit

The Challenge committee had a challenge in hanging all the beautiful entries in the "Modern Solids" challenge at the Richmond Memorial Library last week, but they succeeded in creating a fabulous display of the work submitted.  
Members- lease remember to stop in and vote for your choices for the awards.  Everyone is welcome to vote for the viewer's choice category.  If you can't get to the library, I hope these pictures will allow you to enjoy the quilts.

Ann Renica (D'oh!- I cropped it before I wrote the name)

Self Portrait - You Can't be 20 Again, by Mary Kozub

Star of Wonder, by Elaine Lemley

Purse, by Donna Sofokles

Wooly, by Elaine Lemley

Picasso Calla Lilies, by Laurie Kilbury Taylor

I'm Biased, by Dodie Morrison

Color Explosion, by Donna Sofokles

Sunrise, by Gloria Crittenden

Our Sweetheart, by Kathy Beluscio

Mad Dash, by Jennifer Grimsley

Lost in Space, by Connie Grimsley

Color Therapy, by Mary Kozub

Rainbow Rockslide, by Pat Gardner

1, 2, 3, 5, 8...Fibonacci, by Mary Ellen Ames

Gwen and Zen, by Martha Lorshbaugh

Beneath the snow 2: Crocus, by Cynda Watroba

Square in a Square, by Mary Ellen Casey

15 Solids, by Susan Rathbun

Rainbows Aren't Perfect, by Cynda Watroba

Untitled, by Val Schultz

Too Modern Log Cabin, by Susan Rathbun

Modern Flowers, by Gloria Crittenden

Dragonfly, by Tracy Jachimowicz

Modern Birches, by Elaine Ross

Box Turtle, by Kevin Hammon (apologies to Kevin- his colors are so much more vibrant!)

Balloons Over Letchworth, by Elaine Ross

Rainbow Sprinkles, by Martha Lorshbaugh

Hidden Gems, by Alex Hammon

Buster No. 2, by Lori Anderson

Yellow Rose of Texas, by Chris Kuehl

Salute, by Nancy Schrader

Safe Place, by Kathi Everett

Liberty's Invitation, by Terry McGuire

Now we all can't wait to hear the next challenge, so we can procrastinate until next December!