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.
Today’s program is Martha Briese telling us her method for using up left over dibs and dabs of fabric from prior projects, use of orphan blocks, storage of scraps and strips.
Here are a few members renditions of their scraps and orphan blocks.
So far only Flo is keeping up on the challenge. Be sure to read the song.