Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Jan 22nd is next meeting

Our next meeting is Thursday, January 22nd.

We will discuss the "Everything old is new again" challenge and the June 6.5 inch block swaps.

We need people to step up for demonstrations.
Feb 26 - Strip swap discussion
March 26 - Meet at Quilt show
April 23 - Quilt show discussion and swap strips
May 28 - Misprinted fabric challenge launched
June 25 - Swap 6.5 inch blocks, quilts due in September
July 23 - Everything old is new again challenge due.
August 27 - Decades discussion led by Kathy Mathews
                    Decades challenge begins
Sept 24 - Block swap quilts reveal
Oct 22 - Photo swap challenge
Dec 3 - Holiday swap - candle rugs

Who else wants to lead a discussion, do a demo and help the group?

Show and Tell - December 4th, 2014

Not only did we eat, drink and be merry on December 4th but we also had a fabulous show and tell. If you want to see the quilts in person, you have to come to the meetings!

Anita made not one not two but three Friendship Star quilts. 

Here is her second!

And here's her third. Yes, I need to get motivated.

Joan showed us this terrific quilt.

Jane's professional tote made us all drool with envy. 

Pat "flew" in with this gorgeous bird quilt. 

Catherine shared many lovelies that she had made for classes or challenges. 

Each one is just great!

Catherine has forgotten she won't be volunteering in February. She's over it!

Michael Miller challenge quilt I wanted to steal!

Holiday Meeting - December 4th, 2014

We had a wonderful holiday meeting last week. There were treats and ornaments plus a surprised discount from the store.

Hope to see you at meetings in 2015!
We had Yummy treats

Ornaments for the exchange

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Test Email

Cheryl and Catherine sent out a test email. Please let them know if you did not receive it. (Check your junk file first!)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ornament exchange December 4th

How's your ornament sewing going? Better than mine I hope but I will get mine done soon, I promise!

If you're reading this you found the new spot for the blog. Hurray!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Show and Tell for October

We had 10 items for our Show and Tell on October 24th.

Anita shared this study in black and colors. 

Nancy's green top is all quilted!

Bert has been busy!

Bert's sister is lucky to be getting so many gifts!

Bert's sister won't get this one, Bert gets to keep it!

Sharon's granddaughter has great color sense!

Sharon also shared this wonderful top with us. 
Svetlana's scrappy quilt inspired us!
Svetlana shared this wonderful Irish Chain.

Catherine shared her 6 pages in this magazine and showed Cheryl's three pages, Woot woot!

Next Meeting is December 4th

Our next meeting is December 4th when we will have an ornament exchange.

Here's a link to a pinterest board with over 40 ideas for DIY ornaments.

Hope to see you there!

Text Challenge

We only had two projects made for our text challenge. 

Joan made this sign so her husband could spot her in the crowd as he ran the Chicago Marathon. 

Kathy made 6 scrappy coasters using text fabric. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sewathon possible in February

Our very own Tracy Mooney wrote an article for Generation Q magazine about Days for Girls.  which was very well received. If you click on the link you will see what an important endeavor it is. She is hoping there will be a sewathon to help with their cause in February. Stay tuned for details or check with Generation Q's website.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Small Quilt Auction

Here's a flyer that was passed out at our last meeting for those who may have not been there and are interested. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Modern Table Runner Challenge

This was my favorite, heirloom smocking to create a gorgeous rainbow!
Kathy finished her Tree Grows in Brooklyn runner a couple of hours before the meeting.
Catherine shared two from her Quilting Arts program with us and the stunning placemats

Anita sent hers in with Nan and is much more stunning than the pic!

Nan created this bright runner from leftovers. 
Bert made this and the next two, all as gifts!
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Sharon saw this type on Facebook and figured it out herself!
Nancy shared 11 of her super fun table runners with us.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Show and Tell - September 25, 2014

We had quilts from Nancy, Maureen, Nancy, Kathy and Faith. Thanks ladies!
 Halloween embroidery from Maureen
First donation quilt from Nancy 
 Memorial tie quilt made by Nancy
 Second donation quilt from Maureen
 Oregon Orange from Kathy
Inspiration for our text challenge from Faith.