Tuesday, June 20, 2017

All About Thread

 On a moderately steamy day, the June meeting was a welcome distraction!
 First, there's show and tell!

 Kathi Everett led us off with some of the pieces she finished for the Genesee Valley Quiltfest.
Wild at heart for Kathi's granddaughter

Camisole de force- part of the "Whence" challenge from RAFA

"The Kiss"- Kathi's son and daughter-in-law at their wedding

Made with an old slip, stitched with childhood memories
 Tracy Jachimowicz filled a box with seasonal decor for her daughter's bridal shower.  I apologize for not getting a good picture of each item.  Things move pretty fast at show and tell.

Tracy made this mystery quilt at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey last year.  Cathy Schmeider quilted it.

Mary Ellen Casey made this for her granddaughter's first "big girl" bed.  It has the words to "You Are my Sunshine" embroidered on the big circles.

A gift for Elaine Ross' grandson, who has become an official firefighter

Mary Kozub was trying to use up some scraps by piecing tops for Community Service.

"Medallion" bag Mary knitted, then felted.  It's as big as it looks.

 Cathy Judkins went to Peru, so had lots of goodies to show off.  (socks are cheaper there, by the way, if you're going)

Cathy also made herself a cute little purse, called a hobo bag.

And has made many of the t-shirts- and fabrics!-  she's picked up on her travels into a quilt.

Mary Anne  Watson picked this up from the free table a while back, and soon realized why someone was getting rid of it.  So instead of a quilt made of goat blocks, maybe this will be a single block pillow. 

 Nancy Ellers made some project Linus quilts using jelly roll strips.    The bright color strips came out in chunks, so she cut some of them and made the 16 patch blocks to break it up a bit.

 On the next one, she cut the strips in half, and thought it came out better that way.

Nancy's sister came to help her out after surgery, so  as a thank you Nancy made her the four block fox wall hanging.  She liked it so well, she made the three block one for herself.

Our photographer, Martha Lorshbaugh, finished another UFO.  This will be donated to Golisano Children's Hospital.

Martha thought this quilt was designed with her in mind.

Martha knitted a "miffy" doll, using a free pattern Kathi Everett found on facebook.

All learned something about thread from Laura Little of Just Threads, in Watertown, NY.  Laura brought a really nice assortment of threads for us to buy as well.  I'm sure those who took the class learned much more!

Next month is the summer picnic. Bring your own place setting and a dish to pass.  Think Brunch since it's not usually lunch time yet when we eat.