First was show and tell-
|Nancy Ellers finished this panel for the St Mary's charity project
|This lap robe is for the Lipson cancer center
Nancy is asking members to make 1 1/2 inch (finished) yo-yos to make more garlands for our annual Christmas tree at the museum's Wonderland of Trees.
|Susan Rathbun's modern quilt in memory of Georgia O'Keefe
(See the original version here)
|Donna Sofokles isn't sure this quilt is finished yet, but she's done working on it for now.
|MaryAnne Watson found her "Ultimate Travel Bag", it was lost last month. :-)
|Lori Anderson is working on UFOs this year, and finished her Quilt as You Go class project
|Irene Bow's beautiful blue and white quilt looks good...
|... from the back as well as the front
Sandra Schufelt spent her holiday break (between Christmas and New Years) finishing UFOs. (Clearly hers are much closer to completion than mine are!)
|Emmy Hartwick asking if there are any last minute joiners for the block swap project
Mary Kozub is worried about losing her dongle, so she made this little felted pouch to carry it in.
|Mary's son is patiently waiting for the quilt she made for his new bed
Then it was time for the reveal of entries for the 2017 "Bars" challenge! A long line formed, some looking a bit tired from the last minute finishing session.
Some entries were whimsical and fun...
|Mary Kozub's Big "Amazing" Red Spots
|Mary Ellen Casey's Salad Bar
|Mary Lowe's "Dirty Martini"
There were some "bars" of music
|Over the Rainbow by Lausei Kozub
|Elaine Ross' Piano Bar
A couple of entries honored the often overlooked "bar code"
|by Susan Rathbun
|By Ann Renica
A couple had candy "bars"
|by Donna Sofokles
|by Nancy Ellers
And some just found a way to use bars of fabric.
|A bar-becue from Elaine Lemley
|breaking out of bars, by Dodie Morrison
|apologies to the maker of this one- I'll update when I can
|by Gloria Crittenden
|Amish Bars, by Dorothy Doerrer
After that, we had a wonderful presentation from Story teller Cathleen Wiggs. Performing a character named Lily, she tells stories of life and quilts from the civil war era. (Quilts shown here are reproductions made by Cathleen.)
In February we will enjoy a visit from Jack Edson, who makes fabulous portrait quilts!