Tuesday, November 6, 2018

GO! Cutter Workshop

It was a day full of cutting and planning for future quilts.
It was a good day!



There were several cutters and members generously shared their dies. 


Cari cut at least a million little black squares for our challenge quilt.


Tumbler, Winding Ways, and various applique dies were very popular.  
We should see some spectacular quilts at Show & Tell soon!


 As usual we all had a good time . . . .
chatting, laughing, sharing project ideas,
asking for and getting advice . . . .
and of course they was food - lunch, snacks, sweets.
It was a good day!
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Friday, October 19, 2018

October Meeting - Surprise Birthday Party!




Lorraine, one of our founding members, turned 100! 
So of course we wanted to celebrate!


Lorraine was surprised. 
Mission accomplished. 
We can be a sneaky bunch :)


There were balloons and a banner.  
We had cake and other goodies. 


Members shared memories about Lorraine.



There were lots of cards, some gifts. 

We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating with Lorraine!
Cari and Meg made Lorraine a quilt in her favorite color.
She loved it!

Happy Birthday, sweet Lorraine!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wool Work Workshop


A mix of experienced wool workers and total newbies
attended the wool work workshop by Kysa Meek.





 Kysa brought, and generously shared, lots of wool and thread and needles.


We worked diligently!







And produced beautiful little needle holders!







And our teacher found a few quiet moments to work on her own project. 

Thanks, Kysa, for sharing your knowledge, experience and materials.
It was a great workshop!


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September Meeting - Kathy Flowers presentation


Kathy Flowers, quilt pattern designer and author joined us for our September meeting and she brought her quilter, Vonnie Johnson of Fox River Grove (who also does amazing work!). 


The presentation included lots of patriotic quilts
 in a variety of sizes and complexity.
Many of the patterns for these can be found in Kathy's book, Oh Glory.








On Eagle's Wings
  



And, of course, they came with stories!

We also saw baby quilts, holiday quilts, just for fun quilts, and more!

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Spellbound


Josephine's Picnic









Thanks, Kathy, for an interesting and inspiring presentation!
Be sure to check out Kathy's website, Pieces of Dreams.


Next up was Show & Tell and UFO's







Remember our Shibori workshop?




















Raffle blocks due at the October meeting are Crazy Cats - so crazy cute!


Who isn't going to want to win these?!



Photo credit:  Margie Paffrath
Thanks, Margie!
(psst, Margie does photography professionally sometimes, too!
She'd be glad to do some work for you.
Contact her for a price because in photography,
just as in life, each situation is different!)