Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas Brunch

 The December meeting is always  fun, as everyone is in a holiday mood, and we all know there will be a ton of delicious food!!

During the business meeting, we got out first look at the raffle quilt, which was being delivered to Val Schultz for quilting.

Show and tell featured some nice Christmas projects.

 Mary Ellen Ames said she is NOT cutting into her Judy Neimeyer piece, so it will be a table topper, rather than a tree skirt.

 Deb Radzinski brought this to show another member what she did with some old Dresden Plate blocks.  It's hand quilted.

Deb was given this quilt by the members of her Rhode Island quilting group as a going away gift.

 On the back of Deb's quilt were messages from her friends.

 Linda Prouty made four of these Nancy Halvorsen panel quilts for family members.

 Shirley Lapp recommends this "Chip and Dip" pattern as a great way to use scraps.

Shirley got the panel to make this at one of our annual flea markets.

Donna Tomski made this paper pieced tree skirt for her granddaughter,

 a cute little table runner ,
and some paper pieced cards from a Carol Doak book

Alex Hammon made little crocheted bookmarks for the girls in her girl scout troop,

and crocheted ornaments

Kevin Hammon painted this on commission for a gift. 

Kathy Belluscio enjoyed doing hand stitching on this sweet little snowman quilt.

 Chris Kuehl is working on this flannel quilt as a gift for her husband.

 Chris used  a Bali pops jelly roll and a pattern by Rob Appell of "Man Sewing" for this one.

 Nancy Ellers crocheted a little hat for when she has to go out before she's presentable in the mornings. 

Then, it was time for Brunch!
 Once the meeting ended, we all lined up to try out all the goodies!
 Doesn't it all look wonderful!

Then, members who had brought some Christmas projects went table to table to share them.

 Nancy made some very cute little potholders (above) and a Santa ornament ( below)

 Shirley Lapp used the "quilt as you go" method for this stocking.

 Susan Rathbun brought an older quilt she made, that is still one of her favorite projects.

 Bonnie Reigle shared her little gift card holder ornaments.

 Pat Gardner shared her wonderful "Triangle Frenzy"  projects. 

 Jean Butzer has made these  from batting, wool, fleece.  Just cute!

 Eula Serrino's cute star could be a table mat, a mug rug, door hanger....  Whatever you like!

Don't forget the Challenge quilts- using the theme of "Architecture" are due in January, when we will also have our annual flea market.  (am I the only one who hasn't even started???)

Monday, November 23, 2015

November Demo day and a Great show and tell!

 Members of the guild decorating our tree at the annual "Festival of Trees" at the Holland Land Office Museum.

There was a very long line of ladies with things to show at the meeting this month!!!

 Nancy Ellers started us off by showing that she finally made herself a new nametag on her embroidery machine.
 Nancy reminds us to read the directions when making community service blocks.
 A group Nancy works with is collecting crocheted squares.  This is Nancy's first, and only, gingham square.
 Trudy Kutter has been finishing up some things.
 Trudy used several techniques to finish this one
 This one was quilted using the "Big stitch" technique.
 Tracy Jachimowicz's granddaughter will be getting her "Frozen" quilt at last.
 Tracy started this in a class with Karen Kay Buckley at the Hershey quilt show in July.

 Mary Ellen Casey finished her project from one of the Paula Nadelstern classes.
 The extra blocks she made into a table runner.
 Mary Ellen's entry for the fish "challenge" the ArtCGirlz are doing.

 Mary Anne Watson made a doll quilt for a little girl with scraps from the baby quilt made for her.
 Mary Anne loved the birds on this fabric, in spite of it not being her colors.

 Melanie Watson made a "Bow tucks" bag, adding a zipper and little feet.
 The Melanie made a matching wallet- that holds change if you keep it right side up.  (Sorry, Mel, I couldn't resist!)
 Using the same basic instructions from the favors made for the 2012 quilt show.

Mary Kozub used the kaleidoscope techniques learned  last month to make this ball.

Mary bought this kit at the Genesee Valley show last June.

 Cheryl Doody made this fall table runner

 Elaine Ross used the carrier for a backpack chair as a pattern for her quilt carrier, since she rolls all of hers on tubes.

 Cathy Judkins Made this lovely flower bag with her embroidery machine.

 Donna Tomski used fabric she got at the flea market a while back to piece this for Community Service
 Donna made this in a block of the month class at Mt. Pleasant.
 Carol McNally has all her blocks made from the classes last month.
 Kathy Belluscio made this as a gift for a neighbor.

 Anne Rupert's lucky niece will be getting this tree skirt- which sparkles like freshly fallen snow in the sunshine!

Connie and Vinnie showed the quilt tops that had been brought in this month. Sorry they're blurry- they were moving very fast!

Barb Brady made this with an Eleanor Burns pattern.
 The same block, made into turkeys!

Lorraine West has been trying to use up some of her scraps.
 Both of these were donated to community service.

For our program, we enjoyed demos presented by our members.

If you missed it, here is a great tutorial for this technique.

Looks like a great way to use up scraps!

 (You'd think I would have taken pictures of my own table, right?  This is my work table at home)

Fortunately, I posted a lot of it on my blog

Don't forget the December meeting is a week early- December 12.  It's our annual holiday party, so remember to bring a place setting and a dish to pass.  This year, think brunch when you choose your dish.  Kathi said bacon is good.  :-)