Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Annual trip to Marden's (in Maine) and Feb mtg

Okay, here is the plan. 

We'll meet on Sat. Feb 7th at 8am at the parking lot for church. We are leaving the lot at 8:30am SHARP as it takes about 3 hrs to get there (we can use the bathrooms at church if you need to go before we leave). 
When we get there, we can eat at Ponderosa (down the road from Marden's), then head to Marden's. The fabric manager will be there that weekend (Bonnie), so plan on getting a discount from their normal prices.
We usually leave Marden's by 3pm and are home around 6:30pm-7pm (if we stop at a rest area for bathroom breaks).

Those that have let me know definitely that they are going are:
Jane, Me, Lee, Kathy, Marilyn
Following us is:
Donna, Judi, Lyn, Evelyn

Please let me know if you want to be added to the list and ALSO if you CAN"T go that day. 

Our meeting on Monday Feb 2nd (6:00pm-8pm-- notice the earlier time) will consist of figuring out what tops don't have backings/bindings/borders, that need to go with us to Marden's. No sewing that I know of needs to be done.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

First meeting of the New Year...

 Hi everyone!

I was very concerned that there wouldn't be anyone at the first meeting. I knew one member had some surgery to her hand, and one wouldn't be there, but not sure who would. Well, they didn't let me down at all!! We even had guests (the Altar Guild)!

Working on a plaid heartstring quilt that is soooo soft! Love it.

This one we've been working on since June 2012. I made the top with selvedge strips and lime green Center strings, and while we had a chocolate brown binding already made for it, the girls got so carried away with finishing it, that they trimmed and rolled the edge. We'll just save the binding for another quilt.
 This one is one that Janet G made, but she felt it needed some ties or quilting in the blocks without the stars. I'll take it home and sew them in... "Stars Abound"

 This is another quilt (baby) by Janet G... "I spy Blue" may be the name.
" A Dozen Stars out Tonight" may be the name of this one.... lovely one for a boy. or "Star Breaker"

This lime green pinwheel quilt is perfect for a boy or girl. ... not sure of the name yet, maybe "Spinner", but many thanks to all those who come any time we meet.

Here re some updated photos of quilts that were finished after the meeting. This one is the Lime Selvedge Heartstring quilt...finally done! Only started it in 2012.

back of quilt

label made from extra block
 This is my mom, at almost 87 and with Alzheimer's, still keeps busy doing our bindings. She doesn't get to the meetings anymore, but she still is part of our beloved group! Thanks, Mom.
Muriel still able to do bindings!!