Saturday, November 4, 2017

Last meeting for the calendar year....

Yes, we ARE meeting today, but it will be 9am-2pm most likely, as my mom has been in the hospital (brain bleed/stroke) all week and in the process of being moved to rehab. I need this meeting for stress relief.
Dee and Delaney are making Chili and Zucchini muffins for lunch. Come enjoy serving others.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

October Festival....

 A great meeting with 6 of us showing.. Thanks to Deanna for making a delicious Butternut squash soup and Kathy for showing up with some quilts finished.
Birds in the Trees

Close up of this beautiful quilt

This one gave us fits about its name. These were the choices: Red Diamond Edge, Diamond Ripples, Any Which way, Crooked Framing. So any suggestions?

 A  small top that we tried to straighten out. Not sure where it will grow to  yet.

"French Floral Mendala"
This one was a donation from Marilyn from a firefighter in her condo.

This is a panel from Marden's that we cut apart and put heartstring blocks with fall colors to make a framing design.

Although this quilt was supposed to be square, it's not. We're just gonna bat it, back it and bind it. Done!

One of the last ones that Mary Ellen made. We put a navy thin border, with a wide cream border and will bind it in the same navy. The terra cotta thread will tie in the center of the strings and we'll machine quilt a wavy line through the lattice work.

Thank you ladies!!!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Start of our 10th Anniversary!!

Welcome back (this coming Saturday) to our 10th year!! We'll be meeting at St Mary's Episcopal church at 9am-3pm in Anderson Hall (Church ST side of the church). Bring your lunch if planning to stay for the day, or stop in for an hour or two.

We have plenty of quilts that we are sending to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. I tried to fit them all in one box but alas, I couldn't lift the flippin' box!! HAHA. Now to find smaller boxes to put them in. Thanks to Jane Perrin (Project Linus fame) for donating 8 quilts for kids!! Pictures to be posted soon.

These next four were made by Kathy Siddons over the summer...  This first one was made by using leftover music fabric from Marilyn (she made placemats with the music fabric.) They are each made as a present.
Music is a Gift

Yellow Acres
One of my favorites!
Notice the kitty ears on the side borders? They may be 'resting,' but they are listening,
Cats Hear Everything
This is just a few gray arrow designs (with a bright thin streak )... we need one more and then we'll use it as a center medallion for a future quilt.

This pile of blue strips will be put together for a backing for our blue stripes heartstring quilt (laying under the strips)... the reveal will have to wait for next month.

This is a quilt top made by Mary Ellen (dec.) a couple of years ago. We plan to add a navy blue thin inner border, with a cream wider border, then play it from there. The backing is pieced and will be enlarged to fit the top.

This is Delaney's first quilt. She is 16 yrs old, so don't think we're a bunch of old ladies! LOL... I think it's beautiful.... it's made without a pattern per se. The basic blocks are our heartstring blocks.

Auditioning a thin cream strip with an outer orange strip and maybe a larger fabric border that will be used on the backing.
Alberta's fabric

Heavy Cargo & Picket Fence

Janet's Wonky Stars
Blessed quilts on Sunday morning....

Thank you ladies!!!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Homework

So part of my homework (yes, I get it too), was to add the corner off-center triangles in the two corners of each block, trim them and have them ready to layout and put together. This fabric is from Dee's mom and we decided to honor her with something special. I like it! Maybe a gray border...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

2017-18 Schedule

Please take a look at the right column for the upcoming season. Here are listed the dates of our Sat meetings. As always, we'll be there from 9am-3pm, but you may join us for any amount of time during those hours. Bring  lunch, I'll provide drinks. See you all there!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Wish I could find more of this,...

June homework and playing...

Playing with ideas of a fall quilt, using Marden's panel. I have two more heartstring blocks to make, then trim them to the same size as the brown blocks. I like the second one, that has them connected down the side. Not sure about the ones at the top yet...

 These stripes were fabrics that we'd like to put together with the floral fabric that we got from Marden's. The last photo was the combined floral fabrics (we'd already cut them, then though maybe Bonnie @ Marden's, could find us 2-3 yds more)

 These are two quilts that were finished after the meeting (taken home by Norma and Nancy). the "Wonky Stars in the Mist" was done by Janet and we added borders "the mist'), Nancy machine quilted it, tied parts and rolled the binding around from the back.
 This quilt was donated by Dave Billard... see the story on previous post. Thanks Dave. We added a great orange and purple binding,
Here is the fabric we hope Bonnie can send more of from Marden's,

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Last meeting of the year- next one in Sept.

So while we had a good turnout of members, with a new member being my Aunt Norma's cousin, Roxanne, we had one of our dear members let us know she has to leave the group, due to health issues. She needs to focus her remaining time on earth on getting her own things done for herself and family. We understand and will miss her dearly. Love you, Miss Margaret!

Here are the many quilts that were worked on during the last two months by Kathy and Janet.
Two Seasons-front
 This is the backing that is one piece of fabric.
Two Seasons- back
 This top was made by group blocks using blue centers, hence the name. It was finished in April, but didn't get blessed until this week after all the ladies got to see it finished.
This Group had the Blues

Picket Fence

Picket Fence - backing
 Kathy added the pink around this top she was given my Marilyn. She wasn't crazy about the dull green, but with the hot Butterflies, she made it beautiful.
Butterfly Friends

Butterfly Friends- backing-
 Kathy S made this one, and the name jumped out! "Heavy Cargo" was written on the fabric and the chain link fence made it look like a construction yard.
Heavy Cargo Behind Chain Links

Heavy Cargo- backing

Ohio Cross
 Panel from Missouri Quilt Co- made by Kathy S.
Tree Fort Friends

Tree Fort Friends Backing

Easter Basket
 Kathy's favorite. It was hard for her to let this one go....
Cats in the Windows

Cats in the Windows- backing
 Two quilts made by Janet G- baby quilt sized.
Teddy Bear Picnic

Bible Blocks

Bible blocks- backing
 This one is a top that Janet G brought in. It's her friends and she wanted to show us the pattern. Herringbone using bold large print charms (cut in half) and blended with cream and gray. Beautiful!
Janet' friend's quilt top
Only 5 of these got Blessed on Sunday, as we didn't want to crowd them on the front railing in church. I'll replace them with more for next Sunday.

Two quilts were taken home to have the bindings finished on them. I'll see them in September. I took some fabric home to have something created for the next meeting.