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.


Kathi said...

It's so great to look back on our meetings and see again what amazing pieces of art have been shared over time. Thanks Diane for journaling for us.

kas said...

hey ladies! Where are you located? I would love to join your group! I am a 25 year old mom of three who loves anything about quilting and Am on my third quilt. I would like to meet with a group to learn more and to get new ideas. Please let me know at Thanks.