Friday, August 29, 2008

August Meeting

A great end of summer meeting was held at Maurene's on Aug. 27th. Sixteen ladies attended, including visitor, Nancy F. If you view the slide show below you will be able to see our shared projects.
The crow pillow was made by Laurie B. Diane B. showed Grandmother's Flower Garden using plastic templates. She said it is easy, but takes time. A good project in the car, but she has scaled down aspirations from a quilt to a wall quilt to now, a table topper. Carolanna M. showed the pretty pink quilt and talked about finishing binding on the machine. Her machine bindings are great. Jeri M. showed that larger lovely quilt. Rachel L. and Carolanna got together and created the cute Ghoul Friend quilts! They appear to be ready for Halloween! Jeanie F. showed those two cute embroidered dish towels and her Hooker Rug Hot Pot Mat! yeah a finished project from last month! Maurene did hers too. Lenette P. made a sweet pink and white baby quilt. She told how she did a line of piping just inside the binding. Maybe you can detect it in the picture. She also showed a soft sweet crocheted baby afaghan. She used the popcorn stitch to make it. Rachel has a banner made with panels for school beginning, to hang on her star hanger. She made a darling table topper called Lady Bug Picnic. Jan L. completed all 12 of her counted cross stitch blocks! Wow! They are so great. Lorna F. and Jan spent some quality quilty time in Lorna's sewing room to complete every block with perfectly matching fabrics. Now Jan can hang one up every month. Her little guy, Jacob, loves our meetings too!
The pink quilt on frames was tied with varigated crochet thread at our meeting. The second pink quilt we are making will be quilted by Carolanna. Diane S. sewed the four inch squares together during the past month. Maurene shared the Lamb with Shepherd quilt pattern with us to get us enthused about a Christmas project. You can see her completed quilt in the slide show. Laurie B. also showed a Vintage Squares Quilt done in red, black and white. Nice!
Maurene served two salads and bread. Very good food. We all returned a completed block to Rachel for her friendship block quilt. They are gorgeous, we should have taken a picture of them! Karen T. brought instructions and fabric for an Amish type quilt for her friendship block. We will return them sewn up next month. Thanks to all you ladies and Maurene for a nice "go to quiltin' Quilt Group! Thanks to Kathi T. for keeping us informed.
In September we will meet at Jeanie's. See you then.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

July Meeting

July 30, 2008
14 ladies attending
Rachel presented her Friendship Block, which will be made of Civil War Replica fabrics.
Small pink squares of fabric were collected to piece two little girls quilts. We will eventually tie them and present them to a local family who was involved in a devastating accident this Spring.

Happy Hooker Rugs were the theme for our meeting. We met at Diane Spackman's home this month. She showed the method of making rag (strip) rugs using the Locker Hook tool and canvas. This tool resembles a crochet hook with a large needle eye at the opposite end. Strips of fabric are cut 1.25 inches wide, attached together with a cool little loop through knot and then looped through the canvas and secured with cotton string. Everyone went home with the tool and a small piece of canvas to perhaps make a hot pot table pad. Hopefully some will be complete next meeting and brought to be shown!!!

As usual share and show was enjoyable. Kristina told us how she transferred a quote to fabric using her computer and printer. It was a great quote. Lenette showed her very cute baby boy boat quilt. It has prairie points in the border which are "two toned." The waves of water are depicted with blue rick rack! The pink Bulls Eye quilt you can see in the slide show was made by Diane S. Lori S. showed two very cute strip 'quilt as you go' baby quilts. Lori was able to attend the big quilt extravaganza in Long Beach Ca. last week. Rachel told of her adventures visiting quilting stores in neighboring states this summer and showed a neat star quilt hanger. Carolanna showed the cute brown and pink big and little quilts you see in the slide show. She has her own quilting machine at her house! Yeah! Jeanie and Maurene have completed the same applique block of the month quilts.
So pretty. Maurene and her grandkids have been sewing theVintage Baby Squares quilt.
Diane B. showed us her great patriotic table runner! Monica brought something none of us have ever seen! A completed quilt (which is darling) attached to an iron plate display rack. The rack is turned upside down! there are ties holding the quilt. See the slide show! :) Jan Liefson showed some real cute counted cross stitch squares that are to be completed. She petitioned the group for ideas! I'm sure she'll bring them back next month all completed!:) Kathi showed a neat church bag she made of placemats. Hope you enjoy our slide shows!!!
We enjoyed sharing ideas and patterns.
Refreshments were: Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Vingerette, flavored water and minty cupcakes! Lenette and Lori S. were the winners of the doors prizes!
Next month we meet at Maurene's.