Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Great tips from a good friend!

There was a lot to enjoy at the August meeting! 
 (And we were all glad to be inside while the rain came down in buckets!)

Linda Prouty started off our show and tell with some recent completions.
For one of Linda's grandchildren (Or GREAT-grandchildren?)

 Linda's daughter started this "small" quilt.  Apparently it grew while in storage before Linda finished it!
This one is a wedding gift for Linda's grandson.

Nancy Ellers took a bunch of donated fabrics and made placemats for the community service collection to benefit Meals on Wheels.
Above and below made from Home Decor fabrics. 

Nancy found the same technique used for self-mitered baby blankets works on placemats!

Using clothing from her parents, Nancy made pillows for her siblings.
Mom and Dad are both represented in the heart.

The buttons make the photo removable for laundering.

One of her dads shirts, with a sweet poem

 Tracy Jachimowicz used the technique Carol McNally demonstrated last year to make this sweet baby quilt.

Tracy made this as a housewarming gift

 Angie Valette was happy to find the perfect fabric for this baby quilt where the theme of the nursery is Peter Pan!

 New member Kathleen Robinson bought some English paper piecing supplies at a recent quilt show, and made this hexie ball for a new baby in her family. 

 Kathleen started this quilt 18 years ago and is finally finishing it now by working on her machine quilting skills.

 Cheryl Doody has been making these orange peel blocks whenever she needs handwork for a while now, and made this pillow as a gift for a friend.

Kathy Belluscio is trying to keep up with all the babies (8) born at her church this year.  These two are for a new baby and his older brother, who didn't get a quilt when he was a baby. 

Our speaker this month was a familiar face to many of us.  Linda Hunter is not only a long-time friend of the guild, but has been a judge at several of our shows.  She shared many of her quilts, giving us tips on what to look for in our work if we want to win awards, or get into juried shows. 

In September, we'll have Denise LaMarca, of Auntie's Attic quilt shop speaking on "Color Through an Artist's eye"

There is still plenty of room in both classes with Linda M Poole in October if you've been waiting for your schedule to clear, or just haven't been sure about taking the class.  (Click on the museum logo at the top of the page for a flyer with clickable links)