The summer picnic is always a great meeting because we get to sample some of everyone's excellent cooking! If you go away hungry, it's your own fault! (personally I can never eat dinner later in the day because I'm still full!)
This July we had a special treat to enjoy as the Brown Bag challenge projects were revealed! In the bag this time were:
A piece of black and gold print fabric
A piece of a suede clothe type fabric
a wine cork
a length of gold cord
some metal washers
a bit of ribbon with beads attached
a piece of chocolate (the wrapper was for the project if desired.)
A dryer sheet
a coffee filter
2 mini clothespins
Except for the fabrics, you could choose to leave out 2 items
Two clues to help with the process.
#1 Use an unusual fabric
#2 Add a straight line.
Here is what the members who answered the challenge accomplished!
|Kathi Everett, made by hand|
|Elaine Ross made a little bag- front|
|Elaine Ross back of bag|
|Tracy Jachimowicz used a piece of fabric she painted in a class|
|Mary Ellen Casey's grand daughter wants this one!|
|Bethany Anderson, inspired by "The Hunger Games"|
|Mary Ann Watson, who vowed (again) never to do this!|
|Melanie Watson made a cover for the Community Service book|
|Alex Hammon made a sash for her childhood friend|
Then we had a second roud of oohs and ahhs for the "regular" Show and Tell items!
|Melanie finished the reversible jacket she was working on at retreat in February|
|Martha Lorshbaugh finished her thread painted piece from the class in May|
|Martha also finished this scrap quilt with some "dream feathers"|
|Lori Anderson doesn't think she'll have this round robin finished anytime soon. The piece was embellished by members of the Art C Girlz|
|Some of the pieces Lori dyed in the class in June|
|More of Lori's dyed fabrics|
|Donna Tomski couldn't remember the name of this pattern. I can't either- can you?|
|Donna was working on this at retreat too.|
|Ann Rupert had a whole bag of goodies, including this cute placemat for a friend.|
|Ann finished this quilt with some bits she got at a sale. |
In August we'll be treated to some demos by members. Something for everyone!
Have you registered your quilts for the quilt show yet? The online form
is ready- quick and easy!