Friday, January 18, 2019

January Meeting - Vintage Quilts

January's meeting was busy!
So much going on with new officers and new committees leaders,
new challenges and new projects. 

Pack your bags, we are holding a guild retreat!
Space has been reserved for the end of September at the Grove Retreat in Evansville, WI. It's a super deal and many slots were filled the night of the meeting, but there are still some openings - first come (first paid), first served.

Sign ups happened for Secret Sisters and UFO forms were passed.

Fidget Quilts for local nursing homes and other care facilities
will be our comunity service project for the year.

We're doing a Round Robin this year.  
Kathy brought her's to help explain the process. 

Show & Tell

Kathy's sneaky peeky snowman quilt ....

.... and her rainbow bargello quilt.

Ruth Ann's adorable little piggy.

Kim's sea glass fabrics quilt.

 Carol was inspired by the HoHo raffle blocks to make a table runner.

Program: Vintage quilts
We were treated to a display of vintage quilts
brought by Holly, Kim, Karen, and Val.
Some serious quilty eye candy and so much inspiration. 
I know I saw at least a dozen that I want to make!


Thank you for sharing your treasures!

Friday, December 14, 2018

December Meeting - Party Time!

We had a merry time at our Christmas party!

Annette entertained us with Christmas carols and some of us sang along.

So many Christmas stockings in our exchange, each filled with goodies, some sewing related and some just for fun.

HO HO blocks - enough for a good start on a lap size quilt. 

Christmas show & tell, Secret Sister reveal, games, socializing,
and an enormous spread for dinner and dessert.
Another great party!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

November Meeting and Sage Cancer Center Donations

Members worked throughout the year to make quilts for Sage Cancer Center. 

Some of the members who made quilts for Sage 
posing with some of the quilts they made.

 Katie from Sage Cancer Center
was present to accept our donations.
A total of 28 quilts were donated.

The raffle block next month is, appropriately, HO HO.
Rita won this month's batiks.

 Show and tell!

  Ruth Ann tried a new method for HSTs.

 One sewing machine mat with pockets for Ruth Ann....

 ....and one for Michaela.

Kim's One Block Wonder for a bright and cheery friend.

 Seems like it'll be a perfect match! 

A not too Christmas-y quilt for a dude that doesn't want a Christmas quilt.
It's more about the trucks and trees, right?!?

 What a fun quilt Donna made for a special BMX racing enthusiast!

 Adorable Bats!  (You don't hear that very often.)

Quilting on a Dream Big panel.

Sue calls it practice.  We call it art.  Beautiful quilting!

Kathleen's 3D Bow Tie quilt with fabrics from many members.
(Thank you for all your beautiful fabrics!)

Christine's table topper.

 Christine's table runner with lots of movement!

 Annette's 3D Bow Tie quilt.

 A Butterfly Pillow Sham to go with Rita's granddaughter's Butterfly Quilt.

A fidget quilt with I Spy squares - great combo!

 One of Maria's granddaughters is hiding behind
the Paris quilt Maria made for Jackie.

One of Maria's selvedge projects.

 Maria made a Teapot Tissue holder - so clever and cute!

 Margie's On Ringo Lake. 
The blue areas looked like they shimmered when you saw it in person.

A member's garage sale was a big hit! 
Too much buying and selling to have time for photos :)