Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Show and Tell

You have to get close to see the sun and moon Martha Lorshbaugh quilted into this piece of fabric Ice-dyed by Mary Kozub

Martha made herself a pocket necklace

And a case for her tablet computer

Kathy Belluscio got a lot finished while recovering from knee surgery.

Kathy did some applique

And even some hand quilting!

Mary Elloen Casey finished the project she started in a class with Esterita Austin

Terry McGuire made a "Lasagna" quilt.

Barb Brady has also been busy- a  wool felt runner,

A little snowman quilt,

The sweetest little banner,

Stockings hung by the chimney with care,

And a mini quilt.
Donna Tomski got the binding on her Christmas quilt, which was cozy to sleep under even without the binding!

Ann Renica made a couple of lap quilts.  This was an adaptation of the "Jelly Roll Race" quilt.

Ann's second lap quilt, using fabric she got at the flea market in January.

Elaine Ross tried some "Sashiko" quilting.

Elaine calls this piece, "Really, I went to Bermuda"  (you have to see the fabulous quilting on this one up close, too!)

The back of Elaine's quilt.

New member Dawn Piazza shows off her bright beauty- made completely by hand!
 The winners of the "Challenge", based on member ballots, were also announced at the January meeting.  Congratulations to:
First Place: Karen Frutiger
Second Place: Kathi Everett
Third Place: Mary Kozub
Creativity/ Originality: Beth Anderson
Use of Color: Connie Grimsley
Applique: Susan Rathbun
Hand Quilting: Kate Martin
Machine Quilting: Martha Lorshbaugh

The March meeting will be a work session to finish up some Community Service quilts.  Check your newsletter for more information!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Camp Asbury Winter Retreat now with More photos!

Thanks to Lori Anderson, Kathi Everett and Tracy Jachimowicz, a group of us had a blast sewing, eating, and sewing some more this past weekend!  (thanks also to Mother Nature, who only made one nasty day and it was on the day we were not loading or unloading!)
The snack table.  Think we had enough?

The workroom downstairs

The dining room upstairs

The weather outside was frightful!

But Lori was taking pictures all weekend! ( I hope she didn't hurt herself!)

Isn't it pretty?

Sunday morning sunshine!
Sharing ideas.  Isn't the Raffle quilt a great backdrop?

Caption this photo and win a prize.  :-)

 Time for show and tell!!!!  There are more than these projects, but my pictures weren't great.  I'll update if someone got better pictures of the missing ones! (email  Martha)
EmmyHartwick had planned to enter this in the black and white challenge

Melanie Watson worked on George Siciliano blocks and a One Block Wonder

Kathi Everett played with LOTS of projects!

Kathi's sweet little nine patch quilt top.

Tracy Jachimowicz had an awful time with this one, but it's done now!

Tracy also made this wallhanging

And worked on her One Block Wonder

Elaine Ross made a purple table runner

And this oriental table runner (tops)

Elaine couldn't decide how to do the handles, but the bag is finished.

Some "Old Italian" blocks

Some pieces to Susan Rathbun's table runner

Lori Anderson worked on her jacket
Isn't it gorgeous!?
Martha Lorshbaugh pieced this One Block Wonder

Martha's teeny "Twister"

Donna Tomski finished this quilt top

Susan's runner all laid out.  I didn't get a picture of her sweet little machine.

Eula Serrino working on a kit with a flaw

Eula finished her jacket!

Jeri Mount finished this quilt top

Eileen Partise putting borders on an old class project. (the show in October is a great motivator!)
Eileen also worked on an old Stack N Whack project

Mary Ellen made more than these two blocks, which have lots of little pieces!

Mary Ellen testing a pattern...stay tuned.

Chris Kuehl made an "Inside out" jacket.

Chris also worked on a very appropriate project!

Mary Lu Hodgins made lots of patchwork for her jacket.

Isn't it going to be pretty?

Shirley Lapp did lots of piecing.

Some quilt as you go blocks.

Pat Gardner made a bag...

And a  wall hanging from a kit missing the borders. (grrr)

Vinnie Tjhung pieced this lovely quilt top

Connie grimsley had a bottomless supply of projects!  A runner..

A redwork project which will be a gift

A "tumbler" quilt from a kit,

And a 28 minute "Ten Minute Table runner"