Friday, July 26, 2019

Friends, Food, Fans

Quilts laid out for the "Whodunnit?" game
On a steamy July morning, the members who attended the July meeting gathered to enjoy good food and good company at the annual guild picnic. Since we eat so early, it's more brunch than lunch, which is fine with me! (There were two different French Toast Casseroles!!)

The highlight of every meeting is usually show and tell.  It's close when there's also yummy food!

 Nancy Ellers made this to donate with fabrics she was given. It's all flannel, I think.

 Donna Sofokles recently celebrated a milestone birthday and was given 80 charm squares by friends, which she made into this quilt.

 This is one of Donna's oldest UFOs and she finally finished it.

 Junamae Quternous has been making wool table mats.  She said "It's too hot for wool, but these are small!"

Dodie Morrison unearthed an old project.  She brought a few blocks to show us, because....

 ...she recently won this quilt in a raffle at an arts and crafts show and sale in Caledonia!  I think she said it uses the same jelly roll as hers, too.

 Carol McNally made these two Quilts as housewarming gifts.  I think both were patterns from Missouri Star.

Elaine Lemley's Neice(?) is going to college soon, so Elaine made her a laptop bag.

 Elaine also finished this beautiful bear quilt!

 It's hard to see above, but Cheryl Doody is lucky her hand quilting looks good from either side of the quilt, because the marks didn't was out (below) from this pre-printed piece she bought due to a manufacturing error. 

 Martha Lorshbaugh is knitting small stuffed toys for her grandchildren these days.

Martha's wool felt pocket purse!
 Martha made her collage face from an ArtCGirlz workshop into a painterly portrait.

"Whodunnit" was an idea Martha saw on a quilting newsletter- members brought quilts and laid them out with only a number to identify them.  Everyone was invited to try and guess who made which quilt.  Prizes were awarded to mary Ellen Ames for the most correct guesses and Donna Sofokles for the most incorrect.  Martha promises to try and refine the game for next year!

In August we'll be getting "Tips and Tricks" from locally renowned quilter and instructor, Linda Hunter.

There are still open seats in our upcoming classes with nationally renowned quilter, author and instructor Linda M Poole.  Click the Guild logo above for information!