Thursday, December 4, 2008

December 2008

December 2008 meeting
Jeri Moore's home. 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2008
17 people in attendance
Show and Tell: Jeri showed a very lovely Christmas quilt made from the Moda line Maison-de Noel. Robin showed 3! quilts, she is really going with the machine quilting! Lori as usual has been very sewy ~ bags, aprons and a great belt! Rachel made a big black, white and red bag, the snowman quilt that we had an exchange for last year, a wool pumpkins table topper, a quilt with embroidery and a neat flower quilt from Waltzing With Bears. Carolanna brought 2 very cute bags, the Waltzing quilt also, very similar to Rachel's, a "good tiding" banner and a very very cute ladybug quilt! Monica shared 2 tied baby quilts for twins. Lenette made wool Christmas stockings from an Under The Garden Moon pattern, lots of lovely hand stitching. Kathi showed her 'gravy laiden' Thanksgiving table runner that has signatures of people who have had Thanksgiving dinner at her house. Cool! Diane has been embroidering dishtowels and embellishing with a border of fabric. Mary showed 4! small wall quilts that she has made~fun snowmen. Diane B. made a neat table topper quilt for her kitchen table~fallish colors. Karen has been sculpting clay for Santa faces and embroidering. Jeanie showed a small cute little wool mat, pumpkins to decorate with, made by her young grand daughter. Maurene is making 30 pillowcases for great grand kids, has been working on her friendship quilt top and made another apron.
Karen showed us German Paper Cutting and shared patterns. These can be framed or made dimensional to hang on the tree. Thank You Karen.
We had a gift exchange which is always "interesting". Maybe it's time to try something different next time, instead of stealing gifts from each other! :) Kathi handed out her idea for her friendship block. Very cute four patch blocks with a little raw edge applique! Should be fun!
Mary reported on the quilt that we all worked on for the Walker family of Emmett. She and Monica delivered it to it's home where it was very much appreciated. The colors went very well with the home. Diane reported on the two pink quilts that are being delivered to the Coburn children. Hopefully, they will enjoy these quilts. Linda advised us against using a particular batting that was purchased at JoAnn's. It was not a completely bonded batting, perhaps one that has been around too long. It is shedding in clumps all over Linda and her house.
We were served a very satisfying lunch of soups, breads and desserts. Wassill was enjoyed by all also. The ladies contributed desserts, so there were 10 to 12 desserts: a trifle, magic bars, raspberry jello layered dessert, roasted almonds, fudge, pumpkin squares, grasshopper mint pie, almond...mmm cookie type things with frosting...mmmm, and wedding cookies. It was all very delicious and enjoyable. Thank you Jeri for your hospitality and Robin for your help also.
Next meeting end of January. Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Hope you enjoy viewing our projects on the slide show.

Christmas Mtg '08