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.