Monday, June 17, 2024

We're all SO busy!


The June meeting was a pretty busy place!  Lots going on right now in preparation for next month's picnic and the quilt show!!!  Plus, it was DEMO DAY!

But the Show and Tell is always the reward for sitting through all the announcements!  (I find bringing my knitting to keep my hands busy helps!)

Nancy Ekkers took one of the Community Service kits with the "Three Yard Quilts" book included.  If you do that, you get to choose the pattern!  I like Nancy's choice.

Nancy took this orphan block from the free table and ended up with a wee little quilt for the consortium.

Nancy found some heavier fabric for the base of her apron, so she used neutral as her embellishments.  

Nancy leaves quilted hearts for "Random acts of kindness" .  These are for father's day at the Manor.

Nancy also showed a bag she made but the picture was too blurry to use.  (Sorry)

Shirley Lapp took part in a swap at the Clarence guild.  This amazing scrappy quilt is the result.  

                                    With some leftovers, Shirley made her quilt show apron.  

John Rolle finished this beautiful star quilt after it made the trip to Georgia for a couple of years- and he traded out some of the fabrics.  (Letting projects "age" always makes them better, right?!)

                                       For this one John envisioned a river running through it.  

                              JoAnn Flynt finished her quilt show apron with some vintage laces.  

Kevin Hammon brought the samples for today's classes turned into quilt blocks- and the small banner below,  to suggest a way to use them.  

                                         Nancy Mitchell made a very cute Carrot table runner, and 

Covers for her sewing machines.  Perfect fabric!

Nancy also made her quilt show apron. Ask her to show the ballerina's secret when you see her!

Connie Grimsley retired from teaching, but not from sewing with students.  Working with 104 4th graders in 6 classrooms, she had them each sew a test square - above- before sewing the big half square triangles for each quilt below.  The finished projects will be donated to Community Service.  

Guest Beatrice Robinette (I hope I got it right) always enjoys coming to the meeting when she visits "Aunt Junamae".  This year she brought a Pokeman quilt she made for her grandson.  Made on her embroidery machine, it is quite heavy!

                                                     It has pokeman fabric on the back too!

Ann Renica made this as a graduation present for her grandson Sammy, who used to love sewing with her- and always chose bright colors. 

These pieces are samples of the fabric you can make in the August workshop with Mary Ann Fritz. Above is the "fabric" and below is one of the pieces Mary Ann has made with hers.  


                    Nancy Mitchell shared some of the ways she has organized her sewing room.  

Nancy Ellers showed how to get up to 5 yards of bias binding from a single fat quarter.  
If you want to try it, the actual demo starts at around the 2 minute mark: 

Jenny Grimsley showed some information on Sashiko- a Japanese mending technique which is also beautiful!

Connie Grimsley shared some ways to use up scraps, and some of the many scrap quilts she has made!

After the meeting, member senjoyed a class with Kevin Hammon, who made it hard on himself by offering three different projects in one session!  

                  But everyone was happy with their results!! (sorry I didn't get pictures of everyone's)