Monday, September 28, 2020

September Show and Tell

Are you missing going to quilt shows?  We all are! A few of our members joined in the "Hang a Quilt Outside day" promoted on Facebook.  The idea was to put on a sort of quilt show for the world.


                                                          Kathy Belluscio's back yard show

                                                                Nancy Ellers' display.

                                             Martha Lorshbaugh's front porch display

  If you played along, you can still send me a picture! 


We had a few more members join in the zoom meeting in September.  So nice to see familiar faces and share a laugh or two!  I grabbed screen shots of some of the projects shown.   (I have cropped myself out of most of the pictures for you!) I'm sorry I don't have better descriptions- I can't write notes and get the pictures at the same time. 

Connie and Jenny showed similar projects made in their zoom "Sunday sew along"

Connie went first...

                                                                 Super sweet pincushion


                                                              Clothesline coasters

Then it was Jenny's turn

Jenny said she has been wanting to make a banner for her library table for a while.  Isn't it beautiful!

Lori Anderson ran out of steam and fabric following along with Bonnie Hunter's Unity quilt.  It's a nice size, so she's happy with it.


Alex showed a few of the birds Kevin has been painting on fabric.  This was the only picture that was clear enough to share.

I couldn't get a picture of Nancy Eller's pieces, but she was nice enough to send them to me.

 A lovely Celtic runner (?- or door hanging?)

 Nancy was inspired to create a covid quilt, using images of the virus.  It is 3-D, with stuffing and little flaps on each of the dastardly things. 

Irene Bow sent these pictures.  I had to wait for the newsletter to come out to get the descriptions.


Irene has been picking flowers from her garden to enjoy inside while she still can. 

This is a project bag given to Irene by her niece, which included some crocheted pieces Irene's mother made.

I'd love to see more of what you're all working on

- and more of YOU at the next Zoom meeting.  Give it a try- it's easier than you think, and a great way to be safely together with our guild! Watch your email for information.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Meeting Virtually

 The Guild held its first Virtual meeting on August 15.  It was a small group, but it was Oh, so wonderful to see faces and laugh together after such a long time!  Sadly, I have no way to share the items shown during the meeting.  I have later discovered I can take screen shots during the meeting, so may try that next time.  I hope more of you will join us on September 19.  There will be another practice session on Sept 17 if you are unsure how Zoom works.  Check your email for meeting links and details.  

Meanwhile, a few photos trickle in every month to be shared here. 

Ann Renica sent in the first one.

This picture is of my daughter, Lynn’s Wedding quilt.  It's a king-sized quilt that I finally finished and presented to her and her husband, Ray on their 7th anniversary.  It's made of batik fabric.  I did the quilting myself on my Janome in 2 pieces and then connected them.

Kathy Belluscio sent in these two photos.

Modern Birch Trees finished for a great nephew.

Below is a scrap quilt - top only, for my son’s new camper. Will use some stripped material to create the backing. Trying to sew down my stash, long way to go. Also been knitting, completed two sweaters for my great-great niece. Now hats & mittens for the Christmas season.

I'd love to see more, and I'm sure the rest of the group would as well.  

In the meantime, I think of you all often and am so looking forward to all the hugs and show and tell we'll have at our first in person meeting.... someday.  (sigh)


Hooray- there's more!

Kathleen Robinson sent in this one, with this note:

  These are 6 of the socks I knitted, 3 went too new homes, the 10th un finished is last. First socks I knitted when I was 12 yrs old. 2nd, the short blue ones, the end of April at 83. Has helped my sanity in this very troubled times. Non existent socialization has been the worst. Thanks for keeping in touch. Have 5 more skeins in my stash.