Our November meeting is the last of the year and in this case the last of our formal guild. We are disbanding the guild but will continue to meet as a purely social group. The location and time of our meeting may change but will be posted here when that is finalized.
Our gift exchange was, as always, so much fun!! Here is what we all made and exchanged.
Lisa has been hard at work on a hand quilted whole cloth quilt which she aptly named, Throbbing Thumb. Great job, Lisa! It took her several years of starts and stops but finally finished.
Lisa also made this fish pond applique wall hanging and more postcards.
Teresa finished her snap happy bag with inside pockets and her scrappy star quilt. What a great way to use up left over strips of fabric.
Martha’s mother made her a quilt!
One more challenge quilt was finished. Great job Chris Malone!
Last month Martha showed us how to make Snap Happy Bags. Here is mine. Lets see some more at the November meeting ladies.
Martha shared her technique of using up all kinds of left overs to make pin cushions and book marks. She saves everything! First is her pile of miscellaneous blocks, she then quilts them and marks her cutting lines. This is very clever and certainly thrifty. She has given us all kinds of ideas for our leftover blocks. I am looking forward to exploring this technique.
Our last meeting of the year is November 19th. Remember, because of Thanksgiving, we meet one week earlier. November is also our holiday party. Lunch is served and there will be a gift exchange for all who wish to participate. Its fun, don’t miss this meeting.
The August meeting was primarily spent sewing blocks for service quilts that will be distributed to various charitable organizations. If you would like to participate with this worthy activity we would love to have you join us! Hope to have pictures of finished blocks by the September meeting.
Show and tell!!!
Update: I forgot to include Lisa’s old quilt that she finished.
The next meeting is September 24 at the Lebanon Senior Center. See you there!
We always have a visiting, potluck meeting in June. A nice time to simply share a laugh and a story or two. Special thanks to all of you for sharing your favorite dish.
Show and tell. First up, Lisa has been busy turning old handkerchiefs into quilted postcards. Remember how your mother or grandmother would spend time hand stitching embroidery to dress up the handkerchiefs? Crocheted edges finished them off. Truly beautiful pieces. And, yes, she is mailing them to friends and family.
She is also making wool applique mini round quilts. All by hand. Good job, Lisa.
And here is Lisa again with her wonderful old Ocean Waves quilt top that she hand quilted.
This is Jean’s found quilt. Nothing like doing a bit of clean out and you discover a top that you made 15 years ago. Didn’t take much time to get this one quilted!
Carol used up as many greens as she could in this one.
Teresa has decided to go an entire different direction with her challenge quilt and this is her beginnings.
Some of our members are working hard on their challenge quilts. Some of us are still petting the fabric but you quilters out there know all about that. The multiple hued dotted fabric is the challenge fabric. Flo is fussy cutting out some of those little dots!
Sharon’s Challenge quilt
Lois challenge quilt
Martha’s challenge quilt
Chris’ challenge quilt
Flo’s challenge quilt
I can tell it is summer because show and tell is getting a bit limited. We are obviously outside but these are very pretty quilts.
New design by Chris
Chris ? is that you?
Teresa front of quilt
Teresa back of quilt
We would love to have any quilters in the area join us on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Lebanon, OR senior center. See the meeting page for more information. If you love quilts you will enjoy the group!
Our program this month was an enjoyable lecture from Karla Alexander We so enjoyed her enthusiasm and knowledge. Her quilts and techniques are suited for everyone at any level of quilt making.
This month was also the completion of the music challenge. The challenge was to choose a song and compose a quilt that reflected your thoughts about that song. Flo, Shirley, JoAnn, Carol, Teresa please post, in the comments section, what your song was and talk about how the quilt reflected your song.
Next month members will have an opportunity to purchase a chance to win one of these little quilts. The Goose is finished, the Cardinal is currently having another round put on it but all will be ready by our meeting.
Show and tell. Lots of fun quilts and Jean’s baskets. Click on any picture to be taken to a full screen view and you can scroll thru the photos.
Another great meeting, wish you were here!
Teresa showed us one more section of her challenge quilt. REMINDER – the big challenge reveal is at the October meeting. Bring your finished challenge quilts
Last month, Martha Briese showed everyone her method of making small quilted feather pieces for framing. Marie, Flo and Sharon brought in their completed project. Martha’s is framed with a postcard. The last picture I believe is Teresa’s.
Carol showed her variation of a bargello.
October program is Karla Alexander, Lift Your Quilts Out of Your Stash. Karla is always an entertaining and informative speaker so don’t miss this meeting!
Another fun day with fellow quilters. If you missed it, we missed having you. Put next month, September 26th on your calendar.
As many of you know, Shirley Kerr has moved to the Portland area but she came down to the meeting and showed us how she used the memory blocks we all made and gave her.
Martha Briese gave us a great program on quilting feathers of your domestic machine. Her work is wonderful and her presentation certainly got everyone exciting about practicing. Be sure to check out her blog to see all her amazing quilts.
Show and tell. Shirley brought her almost finished challenge quilt and a stuffed bear made with leftover strings. Flo up-cycled some orphan blocks into 5 very pretty pieces.