Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nov. Meeting~Meet Members Melanie & Mary Ann!

Melanie and her mom, Mary Anne, were our Meet (2!) a Member program today. AKA Lucy & Ethel for their comical banter! It was a truly enjoyable experience and I know we all learned alot about them. Mary Ann was a prolific crocheter and shared many doily's with us as well as the vest she is wearing. She has worked in various capacities over the years as an LPN. That treasure she is holding is a doll she hand stitched as a child!
Melanie has had her hands in many crafts. Painting, x-stitching, quilling, crewel (or cruel as she referred to it), jewelry making, until she finally found quilting! She showed us examples of her work throughout the years. Truly wonderful and interesting. Melanie works in local utility's main warehouse operating a fork lift!
Thank you both for a look into what has made you what you are today and for all the laughs you both unintentionally gave us!

Thank you Alex for lending a hand!

Show & Tell
Mary Ann Watson shows us her pieced Plate of Distinction from our workshop with Sharon Stroud last month.

Cheryl Doody's pinwheels quilt.

Sharon Larsen's two nieces helped sew and tie their own quilts!

Linda Prouty's Christmas wallhanging....the little berries are stuffed fabric.

Ethel Sojda also contributed this lovely star quilt to Community Service.

Diana Sikora shared her crochet purse with us.

Kathy Belluscio's english paper piecing sampler.

Elaine Ross created this beautiful landscape quilt incorporating the thread painting we learned from Caren Betlinski this year.

Mary Lu Hodgins made this vineyard inspired tablerunner, adding appliqued wine corks and grapes.

Tracy Jachimowicz's Turkey tablerunner. Notice all the quilting in the background.

Junamae Qtermous saw these in a catalog and knew she could make the precious gift bags herself. Adorable.

Junamae's tiny Santa ornament made out of yo-yo's. The circle size was the diameter of a spool of thread!

Another holiday decoration Junamae made out of cardboard tubes.

Ann Rupert has been busy making placemats for Christmas gifts. That snowman has almost 20 pieces!

Donna Sanford's charming frog quilt.

Martha Lorshbaugh has already donated this wonderful little wallhanging to the Silent Auction committee for our quilt show in October 2010.

Elaine, Sharon & Martha (Sharon graciously holding Kathi Everett's in left hand....she's taking the pics!)share the quilts they made as a group. In a mini Iron Quilter type exercise, they swapped fabrics and embellishments in a bag and had 2 hours to complete a journal sized quilt. Watch for news of the guild's members holding their own little workshop!
Next meeting December 12.
Bring a dish to pass. We ask that you bring your own place setting also.
Holiday Gift Swap~~~make a boutique quality gift to exchange.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

October Show n' Tell & Sharon Stroud


Martha Lorshbaugh made the 3 quilts above.

Pat Garner's sampler quilt.

Kathy Belluscio made many holiday themed bags on her embroidery machine.

Elaine Ross' silk painted & beaded quilt.

Elaine also showed us her finished Caren Betlinski class piece.

Mary Ellen Casey's Halloween placemat.

Dorothy Doerrer made this bug panel quilt for her granddaughter.

Loraine West pieced this charm pack quilt top.

She also made the 3 bags above. The 2nd one is hand beaded.

These 3 quilts were made by Bernice Roll. The 3rd one is made from wools.

These two quilts were made by Bernice's husband John.

Dodie Morrison & Ann with their Vera Bradley bags made from placemats.

Pat Keller showed us a little girls dress her daughter made from a man's shirt.

Kathi Everett's "XOXOXO"collage quilt. 8.5"x11"

Mary Ann Watson showed us this tied quilt she finished for Community Service.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sharon Stroud~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We welcomed Sharon Stroud to our meeting today. Delivering a wonderful lecture based on her Dresden Plates of Distinction.

A close-up of a plate made from fussy cut owls.

This quilt illustrates how you can make a pair of blades one image, in this instance she paired butterfly wings.

If this fabric were still available I know some of us would want it! It is a quilt Sharon hangs in her library's annual show for the re-enjoyment of many!

This is the whole quilt pieced with the owl fabric shown in the border. Notice all the variations in the plates.

A workshop followed the meeting. Sixteen of us were able to learn how to make our own plates and enjoy Sharon for a few more hours! Thanks Sharon for a great day of quilting and inspiration!
Next month we will experience Melanie & Mary Ann aka Ethel & Lucy! We get to Meet Two Members!
December 12th will be our annual Holiday celebration. Bring a dish to share.
We will also have a gift exchange. I ask that you make a boutique quality item. This does not have to be holiday themed. Make something you would love to receive! If we have to put a monetary value on this...let's say something you would sell for around $15.00.
If you have any questions email me!
Start gathering your Flea Market items for the annual sale in January. Your stash is another woman's treasure!
Go forth and CREATE!