Sunday, August 22, 2021

August meeting, and a "slightly" delayed challenge presentation

 The weather cooperated -for the most part, as the few sprinkles dampened neither our spirits or the inside of the pavilion!- for our final outdoor meeting of the year. 

We enjoyed TWO show and tell sessions.  (I apologize that details are missing.  I keep forgetting to ask someone to write notes for me while I take pictures. )

Thanks to Alex Hammon and Nancy Schrader for holding the larger quilts.

Nancy Ellers sent a picture of er face to spooonflower and had fabric made that she then made masks from. 

This is a series of blocks from a book Nancy has.  She is trying to do one a week.

Using denim she picked up from the free table, Nancy made a shopping bag for Community Service. 

The Caledonia library is doing an auction.  Nancy is making this piece to donate to them.

Donna Sofokles made these for the consortium wee quilts collection

Donna bought an antique quilt top at a yard sale (I think) only to find the blocks weren't all the same size.  So she matched them up by size and made several smaller quilts to use as table toppers or runners.

Donna is trying to finish up some UFOs (and who isn't?)  She was happy to get this one done.  

Bonnie Reigle made this to go over the arm of a chair and hold the remotes.

I think she said she found the pattern for this on the free table in June.  She has made two of these runners so far.  

Kathy Belluscio used the scraps from a baby quilt she showed in June to make this sweet baby quilt!

Kathy made this disappearing nine-patch quilt to donate to Community Service. 

Jenny took a class on appliqu├ęd circles with Timna Tarr, and this quilt is the result!


Connie Grimsley made more of theses rail fence blocks to add to blocks in the Community Service stash for this quilt.  It will go to "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" for children in need.  

We all thought the back was very pretty as well.  Val Schultz did the quilting.

Connie used "I Spy" squares she bought from Ann Renica to make this Community Service quilt.  

Connie also took the class with Timna Tarr and made this quilt to be a gift for a friend.

On a trip to visit their aunt in Wisconsin, Connie and Jenny bought the panel and matching fabrics for this quilt.  It will be a gift for their aunt who was there when they bought the fabrics!

Carol McNally was happy to cross this quilt off her UFO list.  

Tracy Jachimowicz bought this red fabric last year and it inspired her to make this "Wonky Stars" quilt.  Pattern from Missouri Star, I think.

Rather than put the scraps away, Tracy made this quilt for Community Service.

I share this picture so you can see the sad state of the quilt Melaine Tubinis was given.  It had been used in a garage to cover cars or to hold car parts, or something else equally inappropriate for a quilt!

Melanie is thinking she may cut the less worn parts of this quilt and make it smaller.  While they were holding it, Alex and Nancy found a label that might say 1862 on it on the back of the quilt!

Nancy had worked on this at retreat a couple of years ago, and is happy to show the finished work.  

Rather than buy backing, she used the left overs, making the back as pretty as the front- but also making the quilt tough to quilt through in spots!

Nancy had shared this on a Zoom, but brought it back to share in person.  She calls it "Waves of Happiness"

Before moving on to the presentation and turning in of our "Red and White" challenge quilts, Cynda passed out the ribbons from the 2020 "Modern Solids"  challenge!  Winners were listed in the April 202 newsletter, but here they are again.  Congratulations to all. 

I couldn't get good photos of all the entries presented, but most are shown on the January post from our zoom meeting here.   Sadly, our exhibit at the library has been cancelled, so this is your only chance to see the quilts. 

                                                                    Cynda Watroba

                                                                Gloria Crittenden

                                                                       Susan Rathbun

                                                                      Susan Rathbun

Mary Ellen Ames

Elaine lemley made the last minute decision to cut this piece into the maple leaf shape and regretted it when doing the binding!

Nancy Schrader

Mary Beth Letson had JUST joined the guild- attending only one meeting before the lockdown started- but wanted to participate in the challenge.  

Jean Butzer

      In person we could appreciate how tiny the baskets were on Tracy Jachimowicz's piece!

Sue Privatera

Carol McNally

Jennifer Grimsley

As of today (August 22), our plan for September is to meet at the United Methodist Church on Lewiston Road in Batavia.  Details, including all Covid related information, will be in the newsletter.  We hope you will join us there!

A few days after the meeting, Connie and Jennifer Grimsley took this stack of quilts to the VA for the residents there.  Great work, everyone!!