Saturday, November 20, 2021

November gathering and games

 Our November meeting was for fun and games! Those who stayed after show and tell enjoyed playing several games of Bingo for fabulous prizes (donated by our members).  The "Boards" were quilt blocks made of colorful fabrics and were donated Community Service.  Theywill now become quilts to donate from our  group to community organizations.   Thanks to all who made blocks but didn't play as well.  Of course I didn't get pictures of them....

I did get pictures of show and tell, though.

                            Martha Lorshbaugh made this to donate to a cancer treatment center.

                                                     This is Martha's Halloween table runner

                              Mary Kozub has been weaving instead of quilting.  Aren't these lovely!!

Donna Tonski found the stitchery piece among her UFOs and used Jelly Roll strips to make it into a pillow.  She's so happy it's finished!

Val Schultz didn't enjoy some of the paper piecing on this- originally planned as an entry for the "Rock, Paper< Scissors" challenge, but it kept growing and is now too big.  Her husband has claimed it!

Val made this as a sample to try out these free form log cabin blocks.  She'll be sharing this technique with us on Demo Day in February.

Donna Sofokles made this with a charm pack she was given.  It's for Community Service.

Donna used pretty William Morris style prints to make this- also for Community Service.

                Cheryl Doody made this for the Consortium Wee Little Quilts fundraiser
Cheryl used a jelly roll to make this beautiful top she donated to Community Service.

With Jenny's help, Connie did a sewing project with the students in her 4th grade class.  They each drew a picture inspired by a book they had read.  The pictures were turned into quilt tops to be entered in the School Block Challenge, sponsored by Moda and the National Quilt Museum. I didn't get pictures-good ones anyway- of all the drawings. 




The blocks will be on display at the National Quilt Museum once the contest closes.  Connie plans to quilt them for the children when they are returned to her next spring.

This piece is Elaine Ross' entry for last year's QCNYS challenge, "Focus on the Future.  Winners will be announced soon.  All of the entries will be part of a traveling exhibit at member quilt shows in 2022.

Apologies to Elaine Lemley.  I omitted her piece from the last Community Service update.  She donated this at the October meeting, which I was unable to attend.  

In December, we'll be having our annual holiday party.  This year, we're having breakfast pizza, donuts and fruit, safely served by our hospitality committee.  As always, please bring your drink and a place setting.  

We'll also play another fun game. See the newsletter for details!