Friday, November 24, 2023

A little bit of spinning (wool)


Fr our November meeting, we welcomed a wool spinner to share a technique that may not be firmly associated with quilting.  But since many members bring knitting or crocheting to work on at the meetings, clearly there is a connection!

Of course, before we got to that, there was show and tell!  I apologize f any of the pictures are mislabeled!  Blogger puts the pictures in a pretty random order and sometimes I mix up which one was which  when I read my notes on who made what.  

Chris Kuehl finished this charming harvest panel in time for Thanksgiving!  She added various borders to make it a better size.  
Chris was inspired by the jacket Bonnie Dedo shared last month.  She dug out this flannel "Raggy" jacket from her UFOs and finished it.  It's reversible, and she was using a spool of quilting thread she knew she couldn't get more of, so played a fun game of thread chicken to finish it.  

Nancy Mitchell made these, thinking of wee little quilts, but they came out the wrong size, so now they're hot pads.

Elaine Lemley picked this pattern up from the free table at a retreat. She altered a few things- as we all do- and is very happy with her little snowman.

Carol Farkas is happy to have finished this king-sized quilt early! It's a Christmas gift!

Connie Grimsley shared these hats donated for the Salvation Army holiday gift collection by Carol Mc Nally.  They were made by a friend of Carol's.  Connie reminded us hats are always something the Salvation Army can use!
Connie also shared this community service quilt that was quite a group effort- donated blocks assembled by a member, assembled and quilted by other members.  

Connie took a class at "The Rochester Brainery" where she made a cute felted acorn. (my picture was very blurry- sorry!).  It reminded her of the felted penguin class at guild in January of 2020.  So Connie dug out her penguin and finished him!

Jennifer Grimsley had to finish this UFO because it was a kit that was taking up far too much space!  She is donating it for "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" 

Jen also made this quilt from one of those little postcard patterns by Villa Rosa using a layer cake.  It's a gift for a neighbor. 

Tracy Jachimowicz used a jelly roll to make this sweet little quilt for herself.  It was quilted by Tara Thom at Town and Country quilt shop.  

Sharon Schneider made this Community Service quilt from a kit she picked up at a meeting a while back.  

Elaine Ross made the quilt on the left- the "Happy" tree- as her entry in the Cherrywood fabrics' Bob Ross challenge. It has been in the traveling exhibit and she just got it back.  

The quilt on the right is a photo of a coleus in Elaine's garden, which Elaine had printed on fabric by Julie Brandon, aka Red Dog Enterprises.  

Mary Ellen Ames brought this tp to share qhen Karen Bryant visted a few months back.  It is now a finished object!  Quilted by Tara Thom at Town and Country quilt shop.  

Nancy Ellers made a couple more "Wee Little quilts" to be donated to the consortium.

Nancy shared a bunch of these little "Worry worms" she has been making. 

With some help, Nancy showed the preemie hats she has been making to donate. 

Just in time for peppermint season, Nancy made a peppermint scarf. 

Martha was given a box of scrap squares by a friend.  She made pinwheels, then set them with neutral fabrics to make a donation sized quilt for community service. 

Tegan Leach, from Holley, came in and set up a whole weaving studio to show us how she makes the yarns she uses in her crafts.  

She also walked around the room, demonstrating the "drop spindle" technique- and probably answering the same questions over and over- to small groups of us in the audience since it was the best way for all to see her!

You can see more of Tegan's yarns and fibers at:

We hope you'll join us for the annual Christmas party on December 9.  No dish to pass, but do bring your own place setting!  We'll enjoy breakfast pizza and assorted other goodies.  (Donations welcome to offset the cost)

Friday, October 27, 2023

Fall Community Service day --NEW PICTURES added!

Before we went off to work on Community Service projects, we were treated to a lovely show and tell!

                               Alex Hammon made this woven fabric mat in a class at The Stitchery

                                                Alex also made this apron with a fun wine panel.                                         It's reversible but the picture of the other side was blurrier than this one.  (I was a bit slow on the draw)

         Bonnie Dedo wore this gorgeous jacket last month, but didn't model it for us until this month.                                                                 Cathy Schmeider quilted it for her.  

                             Nancy Schrader made this cute bunny hanging as a gift for her niece.

Nancy made these pillows for her grandchildren (or maybe grandnieces and nephews?)
Gwen Carlson shared this beautigul quilt made for her granddaughter's third birthday.

                                                 Gwen also dug out an old UFO to finish!

Tracy Jachimowicz had this "Mary Poppins" bag made professionally since the pattern looked difficult.  It was, according to the maker.  Tracy is, however, willing to part with the pattern!

Tracy also made this beauty as a gift for her aunt, who is turning 80.

Liz Scott shared more of her quilts of valor.  She was preparing to do her first presentation this week.  

 Mary Lowe donated these (the 2 below) pretty little quilts to Community Service.  The charm quilt was made using the pattern Carol McNally demonstrated a couple of years ago.  (Sorry I don't have the link to that post) 

                           Nancy Mitchell made this very sweet quilt as a gift to a new baby.  

Nancy also made a "Wee Little Quilt" for the consortium, inspired by the tiny crazy quilt block  

                                           Nancy Ellers had her usual bag of things to share....
 She made some Christmas hats for kids.  

A couple of afghans for donation
Nancy, Elaine Lemley, Ann Renica and Jean Butzer are making 12 days of Christmas hangings for the Wonderland of trees at the Holland Land Office Museum.
                            Using pieces from Shirley Lapp, Nancy made a bunch of table toppers

                                     Nancy made a wee little quilt and then made some more. 

                            Martha finally (finally) finished her day of the dead wall hanging.

Thanks to Jen Grimsley for providing pictures of everyone working in various ways to support the great work this guild does for our community!  And thanks to everyone who stayed to work!

On our facebook page is a post of some of the items recently donated- maybe you worked on one of them here?
(you have to log in to facebook to see this post)

In November we're learning about how to spin yarn- and maybe what you do with it once it's spun?