Friday, August 23, 2013

August Meeting

I missed the last two meetings so it was great to actually get to be at our gathering last night and catch up with everyone at Gentler Times. We started with another discussion on the National Modern Quilt Guild....then it was time for our door prize drawing. Tracey was very happy when her ticket was drawn.

Next up was the "black and white with one color" challenge.

Chris showed her french braid window shade.

Ruth had a purse complete with pockets and fringe and all!

Nancy made this lovely little piece with lime highlights. It had two little eyes in it and was called Here's Looking at you!

Svetlana brought this super pillow.

Jane had a zipped pouch and a table runner, another cool use of lime.

I had a yoyo pillow with a touch of orange.

I seem to have missed Yvette's project but it was very cute... What a great selection of projects!

General show and tell came next. Tracey kept me in line, reminding me to take pictures this time...

So we have Chris again with this little squares piece.

Jen had taken a class with Sara Lawson and made this bag. She extolled the virtues of Annie's Soft and Stable to make a nice firm body that stands upright all on its own.

 Svetlana brought a sweet little foundation-paper-pieced trivet from Patchwork Please!

Yvette was in the sun light while she showed us a Christmas table runner from Asdis Eria's book My Runners Keep Going,


and a crib sized quilt, There's One in Every Crowd.

Kimberly brought a huge selvage quilt,

and here's our great big banner for anyone who hadn't seen it before.

That's a lot of pictures.

We didn't have a curved piecing demo because nobody had volunteered but the good news is we now  have a volunteer for next month. Without the demo we decided to change our next challenge to a scrap bag challenge... Projects should be made entirely from scraps but can be any size or shape.

See you in September!