Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lost and hopefully found

Melanie and MaryAnn found a package amongst the donations for the Brooklyn Street school that they didn't think was for the kids. So they opened it and found this beautiful placemat purse. The guess is that someone made it for the gift swap, but then couldn't stay? If you are the maker of this lovely item, please contact them to let them know what you want done with it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

~Initially Yours Challenge Quilts~

Today was another great inspiring guild meeting! Martha's Initially Yours challenge was due today and most of us made them this week, finishing up last night or some this morning! We spend 9 months thinking of what to do!

We had many people that turned in 1 or 2 challenges. The little quilt show will be in the Richmond Library throughout February if you want to take a closer look at what talent looks like! Cynda Wytroba made the soup bowl above and the blue lace embellished quilt below.
Sharon Larsen's initials in 3-D.

Martha Lorshbaugh made the Rooster above and the real non-paper pieced mini below.

Chris Kuehl's landscape quilt to commemorate a special trip.

Gloria made the Owls above and the Pantry quilt below.

Melanie's aunt Nancy made the blue and green quilt.

Mary Ann, Melanie's mom, learned how to piece Y seams in her wall hanging.

Melanie Watson's Crossword quilt complete with machine embroidered letters making up words pertaining to her life.

Elaine Ross' Tree branch silhouette over water with crystals.

Wonderful hand dyed by the maker quilt.

Diana Sikora's appliqued pillow.

Cathy Judkins Soduku quilt.

Terry McGuire made a jacket.

Millie Kujawski celebrates her "K"!

Mary Ellen Casey's Spiral quilt.

Mary Ellen Ames' Celtic Knot.

Dodie Morrison made a mini.

Jean Butzer's appliqued and pieced wall hanging.

Kathi Everett"s Love Letter in memory of her parents.

Kate Martin's basket piece.

WOW! So many idea's, so many great quilted pieces....what a wonderfully talented group we are! Thank you Martha for an intriguing challenge and 2 years of service in workshops.
We also thanked Diana, outgoing president; Eula, outgoing secretary & Elaine, outgoing newsletter editor. All your volunteer work was truly appreciated!
We welcome Donna Tomski, madam president; Pauline Schmidt, secretary, Sharon Larsen, workshops & Mary Lu Hodgins, newsletter editor! Thanks for saying YES!
I will leave you to these pictures and come back in a few days to post our always awesome Show & Tell.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Festival of Trees & December S & T, finally!

Only a SMALL sampling of the handmade ornaments some of our creative members made. What a wonderful tree....one that any of us would love to have in our own home!

Our guild was represented at the Holland Land Office Annual Festival of Tree's. Donna Tomski was in charge of collecting toy themed ornaments. It was beautiful!
December Show & Tell was, as usual, inspiring! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dorothy Dooer's cool Yo-Yo doll.

Martha Lorshbaugh's 1 Block Wonder-ful.

Celtic twist by Martha also.

Chris Keuhl's snowman wallhanging above and log cabin below. Nice!

This whole cloth table runner was hand quilted in a Welsh design. Stunning!

Hand appliqued quilt top.

Ann Renica's 3-Dimensional pinwheels.

Tracy Jachimowicz's quilt. She was stitching the binding on at our meeting!

Diana Sikora's re-purposed tablecloth aprons. Sweet!

Dodie Morrison's Dragon quilt for her grandson.

AND her placemats!

Elaine Ross' Christmas wallhanging and...

Table Runner. Cute!

This time of year is so busy as evidenced by my late posting for December! I do not have my list for show & tell so I am going to rely on Martha to come in and add to the pics. If you see your item here and I haven't noted your name, please let us know it is yours!
January is FLEA MARKET day. If you haven't started gathering goods yet, you still have time! Pre-priced items, sheet to cover the goods & money to make change are all you need! Tables will be set up so come a little early to set yours up.
Iron Quilter fun will follow the regular meeting. A great exercise in creativity!

HAPPY NEW YEAR....12 more months of projects, classes and fun!