November 2016

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.

n6 n5 n4Lisa also made this fish pond applique wall hanging and more postcards.

n3 n2Teresa 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.

n8 n9 n10Martha’s mother made her a quilt!

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October 2016

One more challenge quilt was finished.  Great job Chris Malone!

o1Last month Martha showed us how to make Snap Happy Bags.  Here is mine.  Lets see some more at the November meeting ladies.

o3 o4Martha 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.

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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.

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September 2016

Fall has arrived and we quilters are happy to spend some indoor time planning new quilts and finishing older projects.  Lots of show and tell today but first up is Martha showing us how to make a Snap Happy Bag.  The snap part is actually an old section of a broken tape measure.  See Martha’s tutorial on her blog

Start with a quilted piece,  add a casing, insert tape measure, sew it all up and you have a new bag.

s18 s16 s15 s17The challenge has continued, Flo and Sharon have actually finished their quilts.  And note the back of Sharon’s!  More will be revealed at the October meeting.

s10 s11Show and tell.  First up a couple of cute service quilts that Carol finished.

s2Sharon’s beautiful applique.

se1Alice has been busy using up scraps and made a couple more quilts from some garage sale finds.

s8 s7 s6 s5Jean finished her fish quilt started about 15 years ago and two others started back in January.

s13 s12 s14We also have  few round robins that are being added to each month.  These will be raffled off to the members at our holiday party.

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Next meeting is October 22, 10:00a.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center

 

 

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August 2016

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!!!

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Update:  I forgot to include Lisa’s old quilt that she finished.

lisaThe next meeting is September 24 at the Lebanon Senior Center.  See you there!

 

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June 2016

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.

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And here is Lisa again with her wonderful old Ocean Waves quilt top that she hand quilted.

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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!

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Carol used up as many greens as she could in this one.

june 2016 7Teresa has decided to go an entire different direction with her challenge quilt and this is her beginnings.

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May 2016

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

Sharon’s Challenge quilt

Lois challenge quilt

Lois challenge quilt

Martha's challenge quilt

Martha’s challenge quilt

Chris' challenge quilt

Chris’ challenge quilt

Flo's 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

New design by Chris

Chris ? is that you?

Chris ? is that you?

Teresa front of quilt

Teresa front of quilt

Teresa back 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!

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March 2016

Just when you thought we were on permanent vacation……

In March we were treated to the beginnings of the new challenge for this year.  The bright dotted fabric must be used in your project and each month two techniques are randomly drawn for you to chose from.  Some members have a good start, some are playing with squiggly things and figuring out how they will use it and some of us are still petting the fabric and thinking.

m6 m7 m8 m9Show and tell is wonderful and probably the biggest reason we all belong to the guild.  Pretty hard to beat hanging out with fellow quilters and enjoying their quilts.

march1 m5 m4 m3 m2Guild posts should be back on schedule.  Thank you for your patience.  Next meeting is May 28th at 10:00 a.m.

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