Everyone Is Welcome
No Challenge Is Required
Meetings Include:
Show 'N Tell
Being Supportive of Each Other

(See the chart at the bottom of the page for the upcoming year)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas!  Thanks to Cami for taking pictures.

This is Kathy's amazing Christmas tree!

Carol's incredible Flower Garden Quilt
(her Great Grandmother made the flowers, she put the quilt together)

Janis brought and helped us finish the Cherub Ornaments

Jeri made these wonderful and snuggly quilts

Leslie made a gift for Jeri

Isn't it wonderful?!

Here's one more of the Christmas Tree and Kathy
 (and you can see the ornaments that she brought for everyone too.)

The food was wonderful and the company great.
It was great to see everyone!
Merry Christmas and see you next year!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sue made this darling pin cushion for Jeri (Happy Birthday Jeri!)

And this fun collapsible thread catcher
Click here for the instructions  (This is the link!)

Carol made another awesome tote
(AND she's been working on more Grandmother's Flower Garden hexies)

Cami brought her very first (Mary encouraged) quilt

She also brought THE Icelandic sweater

Icelandic yarn

And some fun fingerless gloves she knitted out of shetland wool

Here's a table runner that she worked up from a picture

Joyce has 2 quilts that will be raffled off at Santa's workshop on Saturday
One of them was her mystery quilt.  Stop by Santa's workshop on Saturday at the machine shop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Santa will be visiting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) to see them (at the church booth).

And last but certainly not least the ornaments before we cleaned them

For next month we will be meeting early.  December 21st at 6:30p.m. 
 We are having a recipe exchange.  Bring a dish for the potluck and a copy of the recipe for everyone.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Chiska's first "bigger" quilt quilted on her machine and best binding ever!

Kathy brought a caponizing set that was her Dads

Kathy brought pictures of some beautiful applique blocks that
her sister-in-law, Judy had made.

Carol made this darling mini quilt to display the pins they've collected from the national parks.

Here it is a little closer

Cami shared this great alpaca jacket with us and some wonderful pictures from Iceland

Mary shared her Italy and Greece trip and this beautiful crazy quilt

A little closer

She showed us how to  tie like she did this one

You stitch into the seam allowance so it doesn't come through the top.

Here is an example of a tying template.  And the shirt that started it all!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Carol has put together this amazing quilt 
from some Grandmother's Flower Garden flowers that were her Grandmother's.

I missed getting a picture, but she finished another beautiful tote too.

Kathy went on a trip recently to the Northeast with the Senior Circle

She visited the Sandwich Glass Museum 
and aquired this beatiful glassblown pumpkin

Joyce shared her fun bag with us (read the words)!

And her beautiful Calico Cats

Here's the flower appliques, but the color isn't very true.
They are much softer pink in real life.

Jeri finished this lovely, sparkly, soft baby blanket during our meeting

It's so pretty!

Jan brought the antique quilt she's working on hand quilting
(the blocks are about 100 years old)

That was our fun for the evening!
Next month Mary is on the schedule fo
 teaching Victorian Tying (it doesn't show through the top).

Monday, August 29, 2016

Cami brought this gorgeous quilt!

 See her Sashiko Style!

She also made a version of a quilt from The Quiltmaker's Journey


We loved the backlit stained glass effect.

She's also working on these itty bitty granny squares.

Jeri made this awesome top for a friend of hers.

It's the same pattern as her bicycle quilt.

Here's Chiska's very first machine quilted quilt.

And the back

Mary taught us her fast and easy way to bind a quilt

Start in the middle

Sew within a 1/4" of the edge.
Fold it straight up and then down.

and then down.

Press the raw edge end  over 1/4"

Fold it down

Slip the other end into it

Like this:

This is the way you prep your fabric
Cut 3 inches the width of the fabric
Keeping them folded cut at a 45 degree angle.

Sew edges together like this;

They will line up perfectly.

Chiska shared a few things she learned about thread from the Superior Threads website.

 An explanation of why thread is so confusing


A chart for using thread:

See you next month, September 28th at Jeri's