Saturday, September 2, 2017

August 2017

Fun August meeting at Nancy's house. Thanks to Nancy and Lenette for hosting!! It was great. Coming up is the Boise Basin Quilt Show. Read all about it at the BBQ website.

Nancy started things off with her demonstration of different methods for making flying geese. The first method is the tradition which is cutting a background rectangle and adding two squares to the corners by stitching diagonally. The tip for those is to stitch a little closer to the point on the background rather than directly on the diagonal line.
Nancy challenged each of us to make something using any of the flying geese methods and then bring it to our October meeting.

 This second method is from Jenny Doan with Missouri Star Quilt Company. It's called a one seam flying geese.

 This next method is using a paper roll and doing paper piecing. Nancy bought her rolls through where she found the best prices. They come in different sizes depending on what you need for your quilt.

This last method is Nancy's favorite. She learned how to do it with a tutorial from Connecting Threads. It's the "No waste" tutorial. The first tutorial on that link shows the traditional method, so read further down for the "No Waste" method.

Also she loves using this ruler to mark her quarter inch seam lines. It's called a quick quarter.

We also brought a lot of the finished pillowcases which we are donating to the children's wing at St. Luke's Hospital. Here are some of them:

 Here are the pics from our show and tell:
Nancy made this baby quilt the eight at a time half square triangle method. Here is a tutorial on how to do it.

Susan made this Christmas wool applique quilt

 Susan also made this batik star quilt

Darla made these two deer quilts to give to a nursing home

Lenette used the Accuquilt to make these BSU tumblers. 

Jeri made this strip bag

Robyn made this Civil War quilt using flying geese for the star points.
Nancy made this as a Mystery Quilt class.

 Nancy and Lenette made us a "Back to School" lunch!

 A variety of peanut butters

 Our shy lunch ladies!
 We even got chocolate milk. What a treat!
 Carrot salad

Sunday, June 11, 2017

May 2017 Meeting

Thank you Sherry for hosting this month!! We exchanged some ideas for future projects and one is donating colorful, fun pillowcases to our local hospitals for their children's wings. For the next 6 months, bring any pillowcases that you would like to donate and as it gets closer to Christmas, be sure to use some holiday fabrics. This can also be a great way to use up some of your stash!!

Sherry also asked for an exchange of ideas for Family Reunion ideas. Here are some that were mentioned:
Bring a button box and make rings or brooches out of them
Make large bubbles using homemade bubble wands
Each family make a short movie-give each family a subject
Play spike ball, holy board, corn hole, 9-square
Iron Chef war-use the same ingredients each morning and have them come up with a completely different breakfast each time
Have each person tell something they have learned this past year or tell about a good thing that has happened in the last year
Take lots of pictures then make a memory book online for each family

Here are our show and tell items:

Sherry made this for her youngest son. She used a pattern from McCall's magazine and used Kaffe fabric
Sherry also knitted this throw with a cable stitch design. She said it still needs to be blocked.
Monica made this top using the Mixologie fabric line by Moda
Corrie made these camper quilts for two of her friends 

Kathi brought her patriotic wreath made from bandanas from last year to show in case anyone wanted to make one for this year

Here is Jeannie's "Sew together bag"
Jeannie made this using her mom's squares and Maurene did the hand quilting around the blocks
Nancy made this baby quilt to put into a service auction. It is made with half square triangles.
Nancy also made this quilt. She calls it a low volume quilt because of the choice of colors. She also used leftover fabric from her very first quilt she made.
Nancy made this needle minder with magnets to hold your needle while you're sewing
Nancy's niece made this cute little sewing bag

Lynette made these bibs

Cindy made this quilt using varying strip widths

Diane made this 16-patch baby quilt

Diane made these cards as part of a swap she is doing called Bags of Sunshine. Each bag will be given away and will contain items that spread sunshine. Diane made these cards gluing the fabric onto the card, then stitching it in place. 
Darla's sister, Bonita, visiting from Burley, Idaho, is re-doing these 1965 vintage trailer hand towels and will use them for a quilt.

Darla is again starting to make her loomed hats for humanitarian and also made some mitered corner baby blankets
Darla made this one using minky fabric and a silky binding.


Smothered ham and cheese sandwiches "hamtasticks"!
Wedge salads