Thursday, December 21, 2017

End of Year Holiday Party

It was a fun, festive evening for our 2017 members.  Twenty seven ladies attended the holiday party held at the library.  The presidency had the room decorated so festive with the smell of simmering Wassail filling the air.  We sipped our hot brew and visited before "Benyaki" catering served us a delicious Hawaiian meal of pork, rice and noodles with yummy sauce followed by chocolate cupcakes.  We highly recommend him!!  A few ladies wore their "festive" shirts and sweaters and also leggings!!!  Kathy summarized our year regarding our donations to the hospital nursery and other charitable contributions.  We really did an amazing jobs - pat on the back ladies!!  Our new presidency for 2018 was introduced:  Sally Lyman will become our new president with Sydney Christensen and Marcia Robinson as her aides.  Sally is such a fun lady so I'm sure we are in for a lot of laughs!  They gave a brief summary for 2018 with our first sew weekend to be held January 19-20 at the library.  We will keep our meeting place at the library with general meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. (unless it's a sew-weekend)  All local quilters are encouraged to join us for 2018.  Membership is $20 - PLEASE JOIN US!!  Beginners to advanced are welcome - there is something for every skill.

Ben Haws (aka Benyaki Catering) serving with a little help from a couple local missionaries

Show and Tell

Debbie decided her and her husband needed new stockings this year - thanks to Nicole's demo last month!!

Fun, festive new pillows too

Nicole finished her quilt she started at the retreat

And she won the prize for the funnest Christmas sweater - you can't tell but it lights up!

Deb showed the wall hanging her daughter  Devin made her for Christmas.  So clever!
Love the hat too!

Jeri shows a beauty from charm squares

Norma has a fun table runner

LaRue with a beautiful batik quilt

This is her "red and white" quilt.  (everyone is supposed to be making one this year to show at the July 4th exhibit.

Thanks to all for a great 2017 and HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL YOU QUILTERS - Keep on Sewing!!!

Monday, November 20, 2017

November Sew Weekend

We had our last sew weekend of the year for our November event.  It was a time to finish UFO's or start a new project.  As always there were many laughs, great food and a lot of conversations!  Sometimes we talked too much and sometimes it was dead silence!  Beautiful things were completed but not without mistakes along the way (ask Kathy! ha)  She did a little bit of "un-sewing".  Show and tell on Friday night proved the ladies have been very busy.  We were excited to have Bonnie and Kathleen back.  They've been recuperating from some health issues.

Tina and Becky

Sallie and Norma

Cathy and Annie

Sidney and Nicole
Kathy - oh shoot! I sewed it wrong - AGAIN!


Our queens! Bonnie and Kathleen 

Sallie quickly finishes a project

Annie busy with her cool strip quilt

Show and Tell Friday night

Becky - such pretty colors!

She finished this quilt that her Mom had started years ago - beautiful!

Tina is the new bag lady

Sallie's ripple quilt she started at the Sept. retreat - COOL!!

Norma always has quilts to show and always so beautiful (her and her quilts!!)

Sheri started this at the retreat.  It is for her granddaughter.  So fun!

Now this is cool!!  Great job Jeri

Kathy completed a Christmas quilt with the strips she won last month!!  She is amazing!

Sallie works for the police department and made this fun levi quilt from the various emblems collected by the department.  It will now be on display at the office - now that is cool!

She is also working on table runners.

Our December meeting will be a Hawaiian themed dinner.  New President Sallie Lyman takes over in January - should be another fun year!!!  Remember, if you're interested in joining our guild our first meeting of 2018 will be January 17 at the Blanding library.  Dues are $20 per year.  Come join us!! 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

October Meeting

A large group of ladies attended the October 18th meeting.  It was a very full evening of demonstrations, show and tell, great nachos and strip poker!!!  There were quite a few ladies who have been busy since the September retreat - many very pretty projects were shown.  Kathy talked about the remainder of the year and encouraged everyone to continue with making baby blankets for the hospital.  Nicole also brought pillow case kits to be sewn for humanitarian projects.  The material was donated by Redd's Ace hardware.  Three fun demos were presented by Nicole Ivins (Christmas stockings), Merri Shumway (Hunter's Star and how to make 8 half square triangles at once) and Gayle Shumway (weaving ornaments).  Deb, Cathy and Debbie made super nachos and dessert for the group.  The evening ended with strip poker - quilter's version!! Merri was the ultimate stripper so Deb has passed the crown to her.  She won the stack of Christmas themed strips.
Maple leaves
Sydnee's cheerful quilt

Nancy finished an OLD UFO - good job!!

Nancy made these from the material on the rip, drop, pass game at the retreat
Finished project
Nicole demo's adorable stockings

Christmas themed
Merri - Hunter's Star

Making 8 half sq triangles
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Gayle shows us how to weave these ornaments - tricky!!

Deb's wall hanging with the rip, drop, et. etc. material game

And this is Nicole's bag she made from the same game

And she finished her Forest Critters quilt - soooo adorable!!

Michelle finished the Ripple quilt from the retreat

and she finished her Critter quilt as well

Marcia finished the top for the Ripple quilt

Annie has been busy making purses!!!  Love it!

Kathy made a table runner from the rip, drop game

Cool quilt!!

Norma does great embrodiery

Evelynn's baby blanket

Gayle finished a really old UFO - way to go

and clever bags

and cute dolls

and a beautiful panel

Merri - Our new Strip Poker Queen!!!

Our November meeting will be a sew weekend on 17th & 18th at the library beginning at 9 am.