Monday, January 29, 2018

Challenge Presentation

If you were unable to be at the January Meeting to see the challenge quilts being revealed, we have a surprise for you!  Karen Canning, director of the GLOW Traditions project, was in the audience and recorded the whole thing for us!
Karen is collecting stories about the quilts we make, with an eye toward doing several exhibits featuring the quilts and their stories.  If you have one, you can submit it at the link above.

The video was too long to post all at once, so part I is here.

And part II is here:

We'll be hanging the exhibit on Friday morning, so I'll be able to get good pictures of each quilt for your enjoyment. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Being naughty or nice

The January meeting is always well attended because it is the meeting where the annual challenge is revealed.  One member admitted it is her favorite meeting of the year! 
 There was quite a lineup of members ready to show whether they had been "Naughty or Nice"- this year's theme.

 Mary Kozub started us off with thispiece featuring her cat, who canbe both naughty and nice.

 Mary Lowe channeled Helen Mirren's "Calendar Girls" character in her entry.

 Mary Ellen Casey's granddaughter can also be both naughty and nice.

 Gloria Crittenden showed us very nice....

 and a little bit naughty!

 Cynda Watroba made naughty very nice with her "Coloring Outside the Lines" entry!

Chris Kuehl's winter cardinals are very nice!

And Liz Wagner gave us all a good laugh with this piece featuring naughty chickens!

The entire collection will be on display at the Richmond memorial Library from Feb 2 through Feb 28.  Stop in and vote for your favorites!  I'll post pictures of them all once the exhibit is open. I may be able to post the member ballot as well.  Check back after the groundhog pops his head out.  :-)

Our non-challenge show and tell was also beautiful and inspiring.

 Nancy Ellers has been making quilts to donate to the Lipson cancer center here in Batavia.

 Nancy altered the attern for this bag from an episode of Sewing With Nancy.

 Tracy Jachimowicz has been making table runners.  One for autumn...

 One for anytime.

 Tracy's son reminded her she had promised a tree skirt.  This was made with a jelly roll.

 Mary Ellen Casey is entering this piece into the consortium "Converge" challenge.

 Nancy Schrader turned her "Paisley Zentangle" piece form the class with Laura Cunningham into a very nice bag.  She has also been practicing and turned some of her "dirty laundr" into coasters. (Sorry I didn't get a picture I could post!)

 Elaine Lemley turned some small embroidery pieces into this sweet wall hanging, featuring free motion chicken feathers!

 Elaine also made this quilt with some scraps to donate to the Lipson cancer center.

 Terry McGuire intended to make a fish quilt for her husband. The third (and final) one is his!

 Kathy Belluscio is givign this "disappearing pinwheels" quilt to her daughter-in-law.

 Connie Grimsley shared some of the quilts turned in for Community Service today.

  The block for February is a 16 patch (four rows of four squares) using 2 inch blocks.  If you cut scraps for JoanFord's "Scrap Therapy" you're halfway there!  If you need 2 inch blocks contact Martha!

 Sandy Schufelt Made these woven table runners after a class. (above and below)

 Sandy gave this quilt a naughty name since she had so much trouble with it. 

Marie Bell, of Country treasures in Brockport shared her knowledge of felting wool, and techniques for using it.

After the meeting, we enjoyed a class to make the sweet pincushions at the front of this display.

The February meeting will help us all with storage and repair of our quilts.

It's not too soon to mark your calendar for "Stitches in Time" 2018, to be held October 19 and 20 at the Alexander Fireman's Hall on Route 98 in Alexander. We'd love to see you there!

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