Saturday, February 19, 2011

February Show & Tell and Margaret Reek Program/Workshop

Donna Tomski's completed One Block Wonder
The weather looked a bit iffy yesterday morning, but we had great attendance.  Lucky we are all hardy sould, because it was a fun and inspirational meeting !!! 

Kathis made herself a dog walking scarf with some of the fabrics from the class she took with Nancy Crow
Kate Martin using up some of the trims she found when she did her crazy quilt for the challenge
Charlotte admires Mary Ellen Casey's new bag.
Mary Ellen Casey finished a UFO from a class she took.

Fall runner by Barb Brady, who was finishing UFO's last month.
Barb Brady
Another barb Brady UFO now finished!
Barb Brady- wool applique
Barb Brady Valentine's runner
Barb Brady's final UFO 
Pat Gardner's Double Wedding ring runner
Kim Sherman got a long arm machine and community service gets some really nice quilts!
Melanie Watson made some needle felted valentines pins

Elaine Ross did some fabulous machine quilting!
Shirley Lapp made a turtle quilt for a new member of her family!
Terry McGuire finished a quilt someone else pieced for Community Service
Chris Kuehl's "Hollyhocks and Hummingbirds"
Pat Keller's daughter, Trisha, visited and showed us her work!
More of Trisha's work- made for twin babies
Cheryl Doody finished her fussy cut Dresden plate from Sharon Stroud's class
Ann Renica had fun with half square triangles!  First an hourglass quilt
More hourglass blocks
Then a zig zag
And last, some pinwheels, but wait there's more....
Ann Renica- now with a disappearing four patch
And last but not least, a disappearing nine patch.
Donna Tomski finished this- from a class she took in January!
Karen Frutiger took a dying class at the weaver's guild- which she highly recommends!
Margaret reek shows us one of the tote bags made by the ladies she works with in Africa.
Margaret's textured landscape quilt. She shared the technique with us in a workshop after the meeting. 
Hearing Margaret speak about these women and children  made us all realize how fortunate we are! Information on how to help Margaret and the ladies in the Maai Mahui area will be in the newsletter. 
You can also find information at the following links.  
Threads magazine article on the "mums.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It Must be Chocolate! (now with awards)

Kate and Mary Ellen placing a few extra pins
The Challenge display went up earlier than expected yesterday, due to the coming storm!  Thanks again to those who came when I called!  I'll post the awards after the judging.....
Warning- you're going to want something sweet after you look at these pictures!

John finally got the hang of pinning, too!

Linda Prouty's Chocolate Dreams Jacket and tote.  Winner-  Best Use of Color!

Gloria Crittenden's classic hexagons

Mary Ellen Ames and Maxine have a" Great Idea"!

Melanie Watson and the "Creation of the Chocolate Lab" Winner- for Creativity

Mary Ann Watson asks "Chocolate, Anyone?"

Elaine Ross's "Chocolate Covered Raspberries"  Winner- Best Machine Quilting

Kate Martin went "Crazy for Chocolate" - Winner- Best Hand Work*
The judges changed the award from Hand Quilting to hand work, because of the extraordinary stitching on this crazy quilt!
"Lucy and Ethel" by our own version of the famous comedy duo.

Mary Ellen Ames, "Love That Chocolate"

Chris Kuehl's "Chocolate Splash"  Winner- Best Execution of Theme

Donna Tomski is growing chocolate in her garden!
"Chocolate Growing in Chocolate Pots"

Cynda Watroba celebrates "Stella and Stan"  Winner- for Design

Gloria Crittenden: Chocolate and Double Pink"

Kathi Everett made us a "Chocolate Layer Cake"

Mary Ellen Casey's "Candy Dishes" has to be seen up close to read all the words in the quilting!
Winner- Third Place

Elaine Ross's "Melted Chocolate"  Winner-(tie) Second Place

Sharon Larsen with the best title: "Orange you Glad I said Chocolate?"

Susan Rathbun's "Chocolate Caramel Latte"

Cathy Judkins had fun with the Ten Minute blocks, and giving her quilt a great name: Chocolapalooza!

Kathi Everett made  "Candy Bar Penny Rug"

Martha Lorshbaugh made "Grasshopper Pie with Butterfly Garnish"
Winner- First Place

Terry McGuire, "Chocolate and Friend"

Martha Lorshbaugh, Deliver me From Chocolate?   Winner- Best Applique

Mary Kozub remembering  with "More Cake, Momma!"
Winner-(tie) Second Place

Mary's original photo
The judges were Barb Miller and Debbie Kenney from Mt Pleasant.  ( I assure you neither had seen my quilts before the judging!) They had an awful time, they loved every one of them- and were glad I brought them some chocolate to eat while they decided.    Great job, everyone!   -Martha