Friday, March 23, 2018

Community Service Sewing Day!

The Museum Quilt Guild regularly celebrates national Quilting day by having a community Service sewing day.  Members come and work together on our quilted hugs in varying stages of completion.

But first, we enjoy the usual beauty of our show and tell!

Donna Sofokles wasn't able to bring her "Naughty or Nice" quilt to the January meeting for the challenge presentation.  This side is "nice"...

And this side is "naughty"!

Junemae Quternous made a beautiful flower wreath/ table mat.

Mary Ellen Ames quilted this Cabin Rules panel.

Mary Ellen got the paper pieced borders on her "Reflections" quilt since the retreat. 

Kathy Belluscio finished this piece at retreat, using the fabric created in one of our meetings back in 2013, where four members doodled on paper, which was scanned and printed by Red Dog Enterprises. 

Cathy Judkins hasn't been able to sew, but she has been able to cut and fuse!

And use her embroidery machine to make some small things. 

Cathy had taken this Community Service quilt to finish before her restrictions.

Alex Hammon won most of these fabrics in a raffle basket, and used them to make a quilt for a friend.

Vinnie Tjhung decided to prove to everyone she does sew!  These were quilted by Cathy Schmeider.

Pat Gardner finished this scrappy star quilt

Tracy Jachimowicz has been making things for her soon to be grandchild

At retreat Tracy made a couple of these tool covers for a plain bucket. 

She' willing to teach others how.  Stay tuned...

Melanie finally made this project from a kit- a soft scarf with pockets/ mittens

Melanie was also happy to finally finish the piecing of these blocks.  She is not doing any more Y seams, so will find another way to make these blocks into bags.

Melanie made shams to go with the quilt she made for her then boyfriend, now husband.

Nancy Ellers knitted a beautiful blanket to donate.
I couldn't get a picture of the bag Nancy made from a t-shirt.  Ask her about it!

After the meeting, a couple dozen members stayed  to work and enjoy a fabulous lunch!

It was fun to walk around a see the work, and the fun being had!
Mary Kozub and Martha sewed bindings

Shirley Lapp was quilting

Nancy Schrader and her niece were doing jelly roll quilts

Melanie, Mary Ann and Dodie were assembling blocks into tops

Kathi and Tracy were also quilting and finishing

Eileen, Liz, Mary Ellen, Mary Ellen and Ann had fun putting together kits for quilting, etc. 

In April we'll be enjoying a trunk show with Ruth Ann Stilwell.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Scenes from the Retreat

Dorothy got flowers for her birthday!
The annual retreat at  Asbury Camp and Retreat Center was last weekend. (thank goodness, because today there is a foot of snow everywhere!)

There is color everywhere at retreat!

Some people bring mascots with them!

Many of us did some sewing on guild projects.

Vinnie brought the directions for surgery hats for Golisano Children's Hospital.
Ask Melanie why she was laughing when she made hers.

Several ladies were making the thread catchers for the upcoming quilt show! (October 19 and 20 for visitors- please join us!)

Trudy was working on dolls for nursing home residents.

 Everyone loves to see what others are working on!

And sharing ideas in the modern age means looking at your phones!

Here's some of the projects that are one step closer to being finished!

Susie Spicer made herself the cutest apron!

Susie also made a couch quilt using fabrics she got on vacation.  The map in the center was a scarf (bandana?) she found in a souvenir shop.

Lori Anderson picked these out of the fabric pool- or maybe from the free table.

She matched them up with some fabrics from her own stash and is ready to stitch on them- maybe next year. 

Lori also had the pieces she made in the Ricky Tims class with Penny Marble a while back.  

 Also ready for stitching.

Lori made a few more of the blocks from "the Splendid Sampler"

And got this fish assembled.  It will be a gift for her husband.

 Mary Lowe using up the extra blocks from another project.  I think she planned to use it as a baby gift. 

Mary loves making "One Block Wonders"!

 Shirley Wade pieced these two quilts using jelly rolls and scraps. 

Mary Kozub got the borders on a couple of her old retreat projects so they're ready to quilt!

 Alex Hammon won a pile of squares in a basket of goodies.  She put them together- and got the quilting done!  This will be a gift for a friend.

Kathi used two polka dot fabrics to piece this  "stretched star"  quilt. 

Mary Ellen Ames is laughing because she's so happy she got this part of the quilt top assembled!

Kathy Belluscio quilted and bound this piece she put together last year.  The center was made during a lecture on collaboration a while back at guild!

Martha Lorshbaugh assembled this top with blocks donated by members of her online guild.  It will be a donation at their retreat later his year. 

Martha also had fun playing with the blocks Tracy Jachimowicz made in  the Paula Nadelstern class a couple of years ago.

Looks like the quilt show will be spectacular this year, right?  :-)

Don't forget the march meeting is our annual Community Service work day.  If you didn't sign up to bring anything, contact Vinnie. I'm sure she can hook you up!