Saturday, February 27, 2021

In February we looked at UFOs and Community Service needs YOU!

 I won't name any names, but there are- unbelievably!- some quilters who don't have UFOs.  For the rest of us the February program was a chance to dig in the back of the closet and revisit some of those projects we lost interest in, got stuck on, or just plain didn't like enough to finish.  This isn't all of the ones shared at the meeting.  Maybe by sharing them, we can motivate each other to finish some of them?

Tracy couldn't attend, so included a description of her project.

Carol McNally said this is a well travelled UFO, as she started it in a class with Anita Shackelford on a Caribbean cruise. 

Jennifer Grimsley started this Baltimore album, she guesses, pre-2000, in a series of classes.  One of her rose buds has gone missing, but she recently found the same red fabric still in her stash.

Dodie Morrison had started to hand quilt this bed sized quilt.  The trees are made with rectangles that get folded in, so the tree edges are loose.  She said it needs something, but she isn't sure what.  

Sue Privatera said this is her only UFO, and it's only a year old- which several members said makes it a work in progress!

Connie  said this is more than 20 years old and she is no longer in finishing the appliqué.  

Elaine thought this looked a bit like work by Timna Tarr- one of our upcoming speakers.  It's all batiks.  Shes not sure if or when it will make it back to being an active project.

Connie created a fun poll for us to answer. How many UFOs do we have?  How old are they?  Have we ever given one away for someone else to finish?  Have we ever thrown on away?  

How do YOU answer those questions?

You can see the Show and Tell from the meeting here

The stories aren't included, so here are some notes to go with the slide show, which should open in a different window.  Many of the items are Community Service quilts recently quilted by Val Schultz.  Here's the "Help Wanted" part:

A special thank you to Val Schultz for piecing the backings and machine quilting TWELVE quilts for us on her long arm. They turned out beautifully!  Now we need volunteers to bind these quilts. We prefer that they be bound by machine stitching the binding on the front and hand stitching the binding down on the back. If you want to volunteer to do one or both of these steps, please let Connie or Vinnie know, and we can arrange to get you a quilt to work on. Thanks!  

 Elaine Lemley's show and tell included:

A pheasant panel she added to while working with some of our other members at the January community service work day via zoom 

An Eagle center surrounded by stars for a friend who is retiring from the Marines.

A red and white quilt made with donated fabric, which will be a donation quilt.

Kathy Belluscio's show and tell was made for a fmily member.  Shes making it bigger as he is very tall.

Val Schultz showed a mystery quilt by Claudia Pfeil 

Connie showed a couple of the small quilts she is making for her students.  Several of them have pillows from when Connie taught Kindergarten and now has them again for 4th grade.

If anyone else wants to share a picture, I'll add to this post. 


Monday, February 1, 2021

February/ March Monthly Mini


 ‘Monthly Minis’ - each month we are providing a link to a free “mini” project for you to try.  These will be projects that you can most likely complete in a few hours or less of sewing.  This month’s mini is a cute herringbone pincushion. You can use up some of your scraps to make one.    You can find the pattern here:

If you make one, please send in a picture we can share with other members!