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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October 2015

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.

Oct201517Show 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.

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September 2015

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

sept20151Last 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.

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sept20152October 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!

 

 

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August 2015

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.

August20152Martha Briese gave us a great program on quilting feathers of your domestic machine.  August201515Her 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.

 

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July 2015

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.

 

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