Saturday, February 17, 2018

How to save our quilts

At the February meeting, guest Ellen De Wind spoke about preserving and repairing old textiles and well- loved quilts. (below)   But first we enjoyed the usual display of talent in our show and tell!
(Apologies to those whose items are discolored.  My grandson likes to play with my camera and it took me a few minutes to find the right button to undo what he did)

Mary Kozub added a bit of satin cord to the edge of her pincushion from last month's class.

                               Lorraine West made this quilt as a gift for her granddaughter.

                    Ann Renica made this "I Spy" quilt for a baby coming soon to her family.

Trudy Kutter loves paper piecing, and is happy to have finished this little garden quilt from 2000.

Elaine Ross made this with some of the wet cyanotype pieces she has made.  A MUCH better picture, can be seen at her blog!

Inspired by the October - December block from Community Service, Linda Prouty played with some half square triangle units!  First she made hearts.
(Yay- I fixed it!)  

  Then she tried the"trip around the world" layout.  She might still have more units left, so stay tuned!

Elaine Lemley found the flannels for this quilt- for her grandson's big boy bed- on the clearance rack!

Susie Spicer made a sample of the "Diva wallet" to show us what we can do at the workshop in April.

                                           Susie also finished her pincushion.

Lori Anderson is working on UFOs.  She hand pieced this small quilt and made coasters with the extra blocks. 

                           This one is made from a set of mini charm squares Lori couldn't resist.

                          Marion Frye made a fidget blanket for her mom who's in a nursing home. 

Kathy Belluscio made this pinwheel quilt with flannels she found in her stash as a Community Service donation.

Cynda Watroba was so excited she couldn't stand still.  Her snow dyes are lovely, though (including her t-shirt!)

 Nancy Schrader is enjoying making her small quilts with words on them. This month, the word is love.

And here it is- the 2018 raffle quilt, made by Carol Mc Nally, Christine Hansen (and others whose names I missed) and quilted by Val Schultz

I'm sure we won't have trouble selling tickets for this one!

A few members brought well-loved quilts for Ellen De Wind to demonstrate restoration and repair. Her she shows Kathy Belluscio how to repair a baby quilt.

                     And here Linda Prouty gets advice on how to save her crazy quilt. 

The March 17 meeting will be a Community Service work day.  If you plan to come, check with Vinnie or Connie to find out what you can bring, and how you can help!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Challenge Display at the Library

The exhibit of our 2018 challenge quilts is now open at the Richmond Memorial Library.  It will be there until Wednesday, Feb 28.
All visitors are encouraged to vote for their "Viewer's Choice" favorite.
Members, please go view the quilts, and  vote for your favorites to win awards!

I know there are some who can never seem to get there, so here is a little preview of the quilts.  (Pictures don't really do them justice)
Quilts are posted in no particular order. The numbers are for the viewer's choice voting.  

Each wall of the gallery has its own flavor.

 You've Always Had the Power, My Dear!, by Lori Anderson

 I'll Get You, My Pretty!, by Lori Anderson

 Naughty, by Mary Lowe

 Coloring Outside the Lines (is Naughty), by Cynda Watroba

Wascally Wabbit, by Martha Lorshbaugh

 I Lift my Lamp, by Elaine Ross

 Crillow, by Elaine Lemley

 Mad Love, by Alex and Kevin Hammon

 Running With Scissors (is Naughty), by Cynda Watroba

 The Naughty Bits of a Tulip, by Martha Lorshbaugh

 We Are All Both Naughty and Nice (for Ann), by Susan Rathbun

 Praying for My Brave Soldier, by Nancy Schrader

 Naughty and Nice, by Mary Ellen Casey

 My Granddaughter- Elaina, by Elaine Ross

 Times of Trouble, by Kathi Everett

 Finding the Right Tree, by Gloria Crittenden

 Maxine Rules, by Mary Ellen Ames

 March Mascots, by Gloria Crittenden

 The "Nice" Part of Winter, by Chris Kuehl

 Naughty or Nice?, by Mary Kozub

 Nevertheless, She Persisted, by Dodie Morrison

Naughty Chicks, by Liz Wagner