Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Another Amazing Trunk Show!

 Thanks to suggestions from members, we are discovering we don't have to travel very far away to find  amazing quilt artists!  Sue Chiddy introduced us to Sarah Ballinger, from Castile, NY this month- such a treat!

Of course, before we enjoy the guest speaker, we get to enjoy the talents of our own members.

                    Alex made a cart bag for her mom, missing Mother's Day by just a little.  :-)

Nancy Ellers won the block swap last month and made this quilt for Community Service.  She set them this way to give some movement to the butterflies

                 Nancy recovered a tote she carries to her cardiologist with this EKG fabric

Another member donated some yarn to Nancy, which she turned into small afghans for All Babies Cherished
Sue Russell made this beautiful pineapple (Hawaiian Hospitality) quilt- which was quilted by Mary Lowe.
Speaking of Mary Lowe, she quilted these quilts for Community Service. The black and white was pieced by Ann Renica.

I think Vinnie Thjung pieced one of these, but I forget which, and missed who pieced the other one.  

Kathi Everett used topless mermaid fabrics by Tula Pink to make this for her granddaughter Gracie.  Mary Lowe also quilted this one.  

 Tracy Jachimowicz pieced this star in 2020- when , she said, we all went to our sewing rooms- so it counts as a finished  UFO now!

Tracy made this for the Silent Auction at the quilt show (Seasonal items are the big sellers, if you're making something to donate)

Donna Sofokles has been busy...  This little piece is called "Things that go bump in the night"

                                                    ...more pretty little quilts from Donna..

                                    ... and a Raven couch quilt for her son from Baltimore 

Eula Serrino made this for the raffle to be held at her family reunion this summer.  There was a cute story about the outhouses, and the white squares in the border have toilet paper on them.  She calls this "Where Friends and Family meet"

                           Liz Scott is ready for the summer holidays with these table runners.


Connie Grimsley is getting the quilts for her students finished up.  The children told her their favorite colors earlier in the year, but didn't know why. 

                                            Orange and pink- never pink and orange!

                                           This one specified rainbow but no pink and purple.

Jennifer Grimsley found most of the tumbler shapes in the scrap bin at her Syracuse guild's fabric sale last summer. Jen also pieced the quilt below.  Both were quilted by Val Schultz and are for "Sleep in Heavenly Peace"

Elaine Lemley added to yarn given to her by Alex Hammon to make this  rug, for the Silent Auction.

Here we see some of the work Sarah Ballinger brought to share with us- as you can see she brings an actual trunk, and does a miniature "bed turning" of doll quilts she has made.  The bed is her cat's (One assumes he didn't mind her borrowing it for the day)

Sarah's work spans a range between very traditional "Hexie" projects, to amazing art! 


This is one of Sarah's "temperature quilts"- colors based on the day's weather.  

I couldn't get a picture of everything as I was helping Sarah.  If you're interested in hexies, the Quilter's Daughter in Perry Center has a Hexie Club, which Sarah sort of founded. 

Many thanks to Sue Chiddy for suggesting Sarah!!  Do you know of an amazing local quilter?  Please let Martha know!

In June, we'll be enjoying the demos postponed from February:

Martha will show "Opulent Ornaments"

Sue Chiddy will show English Paper Piecing

Val Schultz will show a modern log cabin technique

Mary Ellen Ames will be answering questions about registering and preparing  your quilts for the quilt show!