Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 21, 2018

March  21, 2018

We had a great group of ladies at our March 21 meeting!

Waiting to begin.

Marcia is conducting our meeting.

Sidney is secretary/treasurer.

Annie has been making American Girl doll clothes.

And a quilted vest.

And a beautiful quilt.  Annie says this is a scrap quilt made from salesman samples she bought from Sidney.

Shari made this sweet quilt for her granddaughter.

Gayle finished a rug.  

And some pillows

And some cute little dresses

And some aprons.  Most of this was made for the Festival of Trees.

Karen's PHd.  

LaRue made this from all donated materials for Bluff Fort.  

Norma says this started out to be her red and white quilt, but she decided a runner was enough.

One of several quilts Norma made out of Jim's shirts for her children.

Here's another one.  They will be so valued by her children.

Deb's red and white quilt.

This quilt was made by Daphanie's daughter.  She quilted it on her own machine.

This one too.

Janet says she cleaned her sewing room and put all her PHd's in a single tub.

These will be finished for her family.

A receiving blanket for Festival of Trees

EveLynn pieced this beauty, and Gayle quilted it for her.

EveLynn says this is like a quilt her mother made.

In February, Debbie got the "Round Tuit."  She completed this king size spread for her own bed.

And a pillow sham to match.

Debbie's quilt of many colors.

And the Christmas quilt she finished for a lucky winner in her family next Christmas (when she will likely not be home).

PHd 4 and 5 for Kathy.  The blocks were finished, but they couldn't work in a single quilt, so she made two smaller ones.

PHd 6 for Kathy.  She put this one aside because the border seemed too complicated.  

PHd 7 for Kathy.  It had a mistake that in the middle that she had to correct.

Jeri did a demonstration on a fun new ruler.  It creates hexagons and triangles and several other shapes.

Kaitlin is representing 4H and suggesting that she would like to help organize a Quilt Camp this year.

LaRue demonstrated a quick and handy microwave soup cozy.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January Sew-a-Thon

Our first meeting of 2018 was a sew weekend.  The weather was just turning cooler and it was a great time to gather with quilting friends and get caught up (or start) projects.  A few ladies worked on their red and white quilts for the July show.  We will have a special section of the show just for red/white quilts.  It should be quite stunning!!  Our president Sally Lyman was unable to attend as her husband was in the hospital in Salt Lake.  We all sent our thoughts and prayers to them for a speedy recovery.  We missed her laughter!!  Her assistant Marcia Johnson updated us on the years activities planned.  We all have to commit to finishing our PHD (projects half done) to earn prizes at the end of the year.  There are so many - where do we start????  Lots of good food kept us nourished so we could sew into the night.  Yummy taco soup was served for our evening meal (like we really needed more food!)

Quilters busy with their projects

These characters (Toni and Coleen) showed up with their "cake mixes" - it's an inside joke!

Show and Tell

Kathy has been busy with table runners and wall hangings

She finishes her Walking through the Trees quilt she started at the retreat

Lovely Wedding Ring

Deb finished this with "half" of the strips she won at the retreat.

These two OLD velvet quilts were given to Laura - but she has no idea about the origin or age - simply stunning!

Norma made this for her daughter out of her husbands shirts - what a treasure to have!!

Karen finished this braid for a friend

Annie made all these beautiful purses for Kathy.  She is so talented!!

Nicole with an adorable baby quilt she made

She also showed this quilt done by a friend.  Love it!!

Daphanie with her Quilt Around the World version

Kathy made this from layer cakes and cake mixes (note the picture above regarding layer cakes and cake mixes!)

Kathleen is making levi quilts.  That takes muscle!!

Laura finished her Mesmerize quilt 

Vickie had an adorable cross stitch and pieced wall hanging.  She plans to put it in her office - great idea!

A panel quilt she is working on

Kathy showed an adorable Sunbonnet Sue version.  So clever

This is Nicole's (our youngest member) work in progress.  She is making it up as she goes - so clever!

Annie working on her blocks

Debbie, Marcia and Kathleen

Our next meeting will be February 21st.  Please join our Guild if you are a quilter in our area!!!  Dues are $20 - we have so much fun!!!  All levels of quilters/sewers are welcome.  We meet the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Blanding Library - unless we have a special sew weekend or activity.