Nov. 28th we are having our last meeting of the year. We are meeting at Diane's for a Favorite Things Christmas party. Think of something you love that costs under $10 and bring 3 of that same item to the meeting. Everyone will leave with 3 fabulous new finds! And of course bring your show and tells and brunch will be served.
Here is the show and tell:
Diane's daughter, Nancy, came to our meeting today and showed this fun rag quilt she made for a friend's son who has suffered from an illness.
Nancy C. finished her wool pumpkin project from our meeting a couple months ago.
Split nine-patch by Nancy C. She had enough leftovers to make another quilt.
Nancy C. made this brick quilt using donated fat quarters and woven fabrics from Allyson Smith
Jean made this penguin quilt making it look more tropical by using the Hawaiian style fabrics. It is a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.
Jean made this bear quilt from a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.
Cat in the Hat quilt made by Jean. The entire story is told on the fabric behind the Cat.
Back of Dr. Suess quilt
Jean made this wool table topper
Jeri made this friendship braid quilt.
Rope bowls that Nancy C. made from clothesline cord. She used cork to finish off the edge at the top.
Robyn made this ribbon box quilt from a free online pattern. She changed the width of the ribbons to make it more appealing as a baby quilt.
Nancy C made this stunning pickle dish quilt called "Eye Popping Pickle Quilt" from a pattern that she's seen made with Kaffe Fasset fabrics. But she chose her own fabric combinations and entered it into the Boise Basin Quilt Show. She won 2nd place! She explained all that goes into entering a quilt into a judged quilt show, how to block a quilt (pin finished quilt to the rug, square up using rulers, spray with water or steam and let completely dry before unpinning), what the judges are looking for, and what she worked hard on with this quilt including a demo of how to make perfect 90 degree binding corners which helped to make this an award winning quilt.
What judges look for:
Nancy said she usually uses a cut 2 1/2" strip of fabric for the binding and shortens her stitch length to attach it to the quilt top, adds a bead of Elmer's school glue and then irons to stabilize the edge. She irons after attaching the strip and then glues again after she turns it to the back side and uses an invisible stitch to attach it to the back.
Fabrics and kits that Jean and Joan donated to the group.
Lenette's quilt from last month up on her wall on her stairway. Perfect spot for it!