Thursday, May 22, 2014

Getting "unstuck"

Apologies in advance for the pictures. Kathi is still experiencing technical difficulties, and my camera doesn't get quite the same quality of pictures. -Martha

Ann Renica asking for help

At our May meeting, we had fun helping each other get "unstuck.  Members brought in projects They haven't finished because of a problem, and everyone was invited to make suggestions.
If you weren't there, but have any ideas, let us know!

Kathi did monoprinting on these fabrics

Many were looking for advice on how to quilt something.  I know that is the hard part for me, too!

Mary Ellen isn't sure how to quilt this

At show and tell this month, Martha had the raffle quilt out to get a picture.  (Thanks to all who helped and were patient while I took "just one more")  We are on the home stretch now, and Martha hopes to have it finished in another few weeks.
This quilt will be raffled off at the quilt show in October.  Have you picked up your tickets yet?  If anyone wants to buy a ticket, us the "contact" link at our website.

Kathi's HGTV group did a fabric challenge.  Kathi fussy cut "Wild Things" fabric into hexies and made this sweet quilt she will donate to a fundraiser.

Nancy Ellers made some leaf favors for the quilt show, but likes her a little bigger

Nancy Ellers
Cathy Judkins had lovely floral pieces we all thought could easily be entries in the "blooms" challenge for next January!  (Did you get your challenge fabric yet?) 
One block of a quilt Cathy Judkins is working on

Another Work in Progess
This one is the center of a quilted village.  I like it as is.  :-)

Cathy took the Judy Neimeyer classes at Mount Pleasant.  Now she has to remove all that paper.

Elaine donated this piece, made with a printed batik, to the silent auction.

Elaine bought the pattern for this in Florida.  It's quilted with feathers and swirls- just luscious!

Elaine's mother made this for Elaine's older daughter, who is now expecting her first child.  So Elaine refurbished and re-quilted it for the new baby!

Donna Tomski is hiding behind the table runner she made from a Connecting Threads kit.

Angie Vallette Made this sweet owl sewing caddy with scissors for glasses!

Connie Whipple's disappearing four patch made us all say "ooh".

Arlene Kelly was back at the meeting this month and showed us this lovely yo-yo quilt made from a Kim Diehl pattern.

Connie Grimsley makes pillows for each of her students every year.  (There were more, but they switched them too fast)
Connie said this group brings her up over 100 of them.

Connie hand appliqued these circles while on a trip.  The machine quilting is pretty cool, if you get a chance to see it- maybe at the quilt show in October!

Chris Kuehl  used a glue resist and Rit dye to paint this picture, which she is hand embroidering.  She isn't sure how to tell when it's finished.

I hope you get to see this in person, as it has a lot to see- beautiful thread work and quilting!  This is one of the "creative girls" the ArtCGirlz have been making.

Lorraine West did a "Row by Row" shop hop in 2012, and this is the result. 

Lorraine used a kit to make this bag, which she finds a bit too big.  She made a matching small pouch for inside, too.

Lorraine made several nice scrappy quilts which she donated to community service.

Gwen Carlson is working a four seasons of birdhouses project. 

Gwen had this fabulously bright quilt quilted at Mt Pleasant.

Ann Renica has been making small quilts again...
For her grand niece, Lillian

Anne has decided she likes striped bindings.  It really shows well on the blue one below!

Martha brought in a banner she made from the last of the strip sets from the 2012 raffle quilt. to be used when the guild sets up out in places like brickhouse corners, or the farmer's market.

After show and tell, and our break for socializing- and eating the yummy treats!- everyone had a closer look at the problem projects, and made their suggestions.

Chris and her Libby Lehman piece

A better look at Anne's circles.

This was the big draw, apparently- Mary Anne and Melanie

Connie didn't show these, but they were laying on her table.  She is doing a crayon challenge.  She got great colors, didn't she?  I forget what pattern she said this was.

Make sure you join us in June to learn all about registering your quilts online for the show.  Did I mention there's a quilt show in October?