Saturday, March 20, 2021

A Visit from Sue Sherman

 The March meeting felt like a bit of old times, as we were able to enjoy a talented speaker!  It was so good to see so many of you join in for this meeting.

 Sue Sherman showed us her journey as an artist with her presentation: Quilting Journey of a Renaissance Woman.  Sue worked an engineer and said she thought that's why all this creative energy was stored up inside her. 

Sue's love of quilting  grew while she lived on Hawaii- taking many classes.  She grew confident enough to design her first quilt when she retired and became a full-time quilter, and it was juried into 2 national quilt shows!

Since then, Sue has had several other quilts juried into Quilt Canada, various AQS shows and the IQA Houston show, where she has won awards for her workmanship.  Her love of travel nd wildlife has brought her the most  inspiration and success.  Her quilt, Huddle, not only won awards, but led to her first line of fabric from Northcott, called Magdalena.

Sue has many patterns and kits available at her etsy shop.  If you visit her website, be sure to check out her youtube videos!  Thank you, Sue, for sharing your story with us!

In April, the quilt will welcome Timna Tarr as our virtual speaker.  

We also enjoyed our regular members show and tell.

Terry McGuire made this Bonnie Hunter quilt as a gift for her daughter.

                                               Sue Chiddy made a few of the Monthly minis!

Elaine Lemley used her "Learning Curve" ruler to make the scalloped border around this panel.

Nancy Schrader couldn't remember if she had showed this before- made as a gift to herself for a change.

                                With the scraps, Nancy made a runner to give her cousin.


Sue Privatera made the other monthly mini mat, saying the paper piecing wasn't too hard on this one!

Jennifer Grimsley made some of the bunny bags to send to family with treats inside.  

Jenny's bunny mat needs eyes, but she didn't want the buttons to make it unusable as a mug mat.  

This stitchery was designed by Rebecca Ringquist- one of a series of "dropcloth samplers".

Val Schultz made this as a mystery quilt. It was designed by Gyleen Fitzgerald, Ebony Love and Latifah Saafir.  The piecing was challenging, but Val enjoyed it enough that she will probably do another mystery with them next time.


Connie made these shopping bags to test the pattern for bags to be donated to the Salvation Army.  This pattern is now posted on the guild's website, on the community service tab. 

Martha Lorshbaugh altered a panel, which was a little too pink for a baby boy, to make this quilt to welcome a new step great-grandson who will arrive very soon. 

As always, I hope to receive more pictures to share with you, so check back!

Monday, March 1, 2021

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 we have two “bunny” minis. 

The first is a paper pieced bunny block, that comes in 6”, 8” and 10” sizes.  You can do whatever you’d like with the bunny block - maybe a bunny pillow for a grandchild, or a bunny mug rug for yourself. 


The second project is a little bunny drawstring bag, which you can use to hide a few Easter treats!

Please share with us if you make ay of the Monthly Minis!