Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Working Together for the Community


We were much warmer at the February meeting, even though some members had a somewhat hairy drive in. It's always great to see so many of the members come prepared to work on our community service projects!! It's one of the few meetings every year where we can enjoy just spending time together. (And a lot of good work gets done!


Of course, everyone's favorite part of each meeting is the show and tell.

Alex Hammon made this sweet little bag with kitties on it for her mom's birthday!

Robin Jarvis didn't want wall hangings or table runners, so she made her blocks from the beginner classes into a beautiful lap quilt.  Above is side one, below is side 2.

Chris Kuehl said she's getting a jump on preparing for the quilt show!  This top (above) is Bonnie Hunter's "Frolic quilt- from 2019- which Chris is now looking forward to quilting.

Chris bought the red and white holiday print at last year's holiday silent auction.

Elaine Lemley bought a mystery bag at a quilt show and it turned into this sweet little quilt!

Bonnie Reigle made this cute little bag with fabric she grabbed off the free table.

Bonnie plans to donate this sweet quilt to the silent auction.

Sorry I couldn't get a better picture of the very cute runner Bonnie made.    She also had some cord holders- like for your phone charger cord- but they didn't photograph well at all.  

Nancy Mitchell made this baby quilt- neutral at the request of the recipient- for a baby shower.

Nancy always finds the cutest projects!  She found the bunny bag pattern on pinterest. 

Lori Ivison is happy to have finished something from the beginners classes!

No one has contacted me to say they read the blog. It may have outlived its usefulness.  


Saturday, February 3, 2024

2024 Challenge Exhibit is open!

 The "Music" Challenge entries are full of color, birds and songs that will stick in your head!  If you don't get a chance to visit the Richmond Memorial Library to see them in person, I hope these pictures will allow you to appreciate the work our members put into their pieces.  


Since the pictures loaded in reverse order from my files, each quilt's label is just before the quilt itself, except for the smallest pieces where the label is in the same picture. 

Ooops- I guess I didn't take picture of this label...

Rockaby Sweet baby James

By Nancy Schrader

Machine quilted, machine appliqué

An image of my son's hand strumming the guitar was always a favorite.  Finding guitar pattern at Kenan boutique was a catalyst.  Add in lyrics of Rockabye sweet baby James for my grandson.  Trifecta

A challenge designing and embellishing.  I'm in love with the finished piece.  

The next theme will be in the February newsletter!
If you want to vote for member awards, but can't get to the show, , contact Martha for a ballot.  

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

December, January and a challenge preview

 Your blog editor took a month off to enjoy and then recover from the holidays.  So we're catching up this month.  I'm wondering of this is worth the time anymore. If you read the blog, please let Martha know!(members can find her email in the newsletter.  Guests can use museumguild@gmail to say hi!)

So- December was our annual holiday party and auction.  So many fun gifts and toys on the auction table.  

Of course we are always at the meetings for show and tell, aren't we?  It's nice to know "someone" is getting something finished, am I right?

Nancy Ellers made another Wee Little Quilt for the consortium

Nancy Has been making custom hats for people to use as Christmas gifts.

Chris Kuehl Made this table runner (might have been a UFO?)- and she's decided she's keeping it!

Mary Beth Letson made this sweet quilt using "Lorax" fabric to be a donation to Strong Children's hospital

Bonnie Dedo made this cool cats quilt as a gift for her son

Nancy Schrader had a friend who lost everything in a fire.  She was allowed to use some tops from our Coomunity Service stash as gifts to the family.  nancy Quilted and finished them.  

Conie Grimsley made this t-shirt quilt for a friend's son as a graduation gift.  The t-shirts are from musicals.

Connie tried to use up both some yellow scraps and CS labels with 2023 on them by finishing these 2 quilts.  

Elaine Ross made a miniature of a pulpit banner

Jen Grimsley showed some of the samples from the beginner classes, which finished in December.  

Ann Renica made this butterfly quilt for her grandniece

Ann also made these for community service donations.  

Carolyn Stegman showed her pieces from the beginner classes.  

 On a very cold day (inside and out) it was nice to see so many at the meeting for the challenge reveal.  

Nancy Ellers made a bunch of blankets to donate 
And a new hat

Vinnie Tjhung pieced this gorgeous top at a retreat.  Donated to community service

Nancy Mitchell attended Jackie Lynn's "boot camp II" classes and made this beautiful attic windows quilt.  

Nancy made this cute little storage box with 2" squares she grabbed off the free table.  

Tracy Jachimowicz made these winter themed banners to brighten  her mom's room.

Angie Valette finished her beginner classes projects.

Elaine Lemley made this scrappy quilt for community service

Connie Grimsley shared this community service quilt.  she didn't know who pieced it.  Mary Lowe quilted it.  

Connie is also trying to clean out some UFOs.  

Liz Scott got the kit for this sweet baby quilt from Keepsake Quilting.  It's a gift for a grand-nephew

Liz also finished this community Service quilt.  

Jennifer Grimsley shared this community service quilt pieced by Carol McNally, quilted by Cathy Schmeider. 

The "Music" theme was interpreted in different ways by our members, as always.  Better pictures of the quilts will be posted once the exhibit is up at the Richmond Library, beginning February 2.  

Kathi Everett started us off with her "Staying Alive"  stuffy- made with bits of other projects and an x-ray!

Nancy Schrader used her chickadee from last year's painting class and lyrics from a song .

Chris Kuehl was inspired by her mom's favorite birds, bluebirds, and their happy songs.

Elaine Ross created a "Rhapsody in Blue"

Mary Ellen Casey thought of her granddaughter, who is her sunshine!

Connie paper pieced (!!!) this scene from "the Sound of Music"

Jennifer's favorite song is "Build me up Buttercup"

Elaine Lemley says music comes in colors!

There are more entries, so make sure to stop and see them all during the month of February- and vote for your favorites!