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!

Monday, October 5, 2009

September's Show 'n Tell~Pat Pauly Lecture

Pat Pauly was our exuberant speaker! We had our first Powerpoint presentation and after much ado we managed to get things going! It was an informative lecture and we thank her.

These are some of the actual quilts she showed us. Excellent show indeed!
~~SHOW 'N TELL time..

Here is our September show 'n tell. Always a highlight of our meetings. Marylee's portrait quilt of her and her siblings.

Kathi Everett's Caren Betlinksi class piece.
Martha'a finished piece!

AND Connie's remade piece. She had ironed fusible to the top of her class quilt by accident at the end of our day but went home to start again and it looks great.

Kathy Belluscio made the Christmas quilt above.

Jackie Stifl shared her RR quilt, far left. WOW!

2 log cabin quilts made by Junamae.

These 3 quilts were made by Kim Sherman. I really love that cat quilt!

It's always nice to see what everyone is working on. We encourage you to bring something to share, big or small. Introducing each other to different things is what motivates us! So don't be shy!