Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Artwork of Pat Bishop

Our guild was so fortunate to have quilt artist Pat Bishop, as our guest speaker.   It was so inspiring to see her artwork, as well as learn about her, and her inspiration for her art.  Beautiful work, such as hers, does not just happen, it takes many hours of work.  Her talent and dedication to her work certainly show in the beautiful pieces she showed us.
We were also fortunate enough to have her do a two day workshop for us; Ragged and Real.  For those of you who took advantage of this opportunity, I am sure you had a great two days.  I know I have many ideas on how to use the techniques we were taught.  Not just in art quilts, but traditional quilts as well.  My mind is full of ideas and that's a wonderful feeling!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Quilt Expo Winners Gallery

If you were not fortunate enough to attend this years Quilt Expo in Madison, you can check out the lovely quilts here at this gallery.
It is such an enjoyable show with many vendors and lovely quilts.  Enjoy the gallery!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Quilt Trail Scenic Road Rally

If you are looking for something fun to do on Saturday October 7th, maybe you should consider doing the Oconto County Wisconsin Quilt Trail Scenic Road Rally.  It really sounds like a fun, and it's such a beautiful time of year to wind around the back roads of Oconto County to view the 50 barn quilts that are on the rally map!
All the information you will need to participate in the rally can be found here.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Let's Go Visit

My Quilt Infatuation is a colorful and fun site to get ideas and links to other creative quilters.  Here is a great list of tutorials, each one cuter than the next.  She also has many link parties that she participates in and its fun to check them out.

Karin Jordan Studios has a lot of modern ideas for quilts.  I really like some examples of her "big stitch" quilting and lots and lots of tutorials.  What about the drama of these blocks!  Also, check out her shop.

I think I've mentioned Better Off Thread before but be sure to check her out again.  I just love all the designs and need to make a few...

Quilts for Seniors Going to the Military

 Coleman graduates that received a quilt.

Wabeno graduates that received a quilt.
  Thank you to all of those that made quilts for our high school seniors that were going into a branch of service.  This year we handed out a total of 19 quilts to the following schools:  Seymour, Suring, Gillett, Coleman and Wabeno. 

  The staff that I worked with at each of these schools were so grateful that we think of these kids and can  not believe the beautiful work we do.   So know that you are appreciated.    Here are 2 pictures of some of the guys that received a quilt.
The newsletter will be late this week due to power outages in the Suring area with the storms.  Peg was without power for quite a while.  Hope we don't continue with all this scary weather!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Wonderful Ideas

Simple Simon and Co. is a great place to find quilty stuff and also cute things like little boys shirts.  The Peaches and Cream quilt looks so summery and not that difficult to do and uses 10" squares.  Here are tips for making better quilts.

U Create has a tutorial for the cutest camper quilt.  This is perfect for the month of June and making your camping plans.

The Willow Market is a lovely blog with many sewing ideas and patterns and quilting world information.  This tutorial about isosceles triangles makes a lovely quilt with one simple shape.  There is a lot to check out here.

The Family Hearth has some really cute baby item ideas and links to many more.  The tutorials are cute too, especially love the little spool pincushion.

Film in the Fridge has a lot of colorful ideas and quilts. The tutorials look like wonderful ways to use up scraps and smaller lengths of fabric too.  The Intersection Block looks like a lot of fun.

Our Monday sewing session was fun and a lot of cute strippy blocks were made and Terri even had a finish on her's!  Hope everyone considers coming to our sewing sessions each month.  Next one will be fun too.

Have a great weekend and stay cool in the upcoming heat wave.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Memorials Day Reminder

Seams and Scissors blog offers links to sewing projects, clothing and quilting projects.  Theres a whole lot to check out here.  Many cute and quick picnic quilt ideas here.  Here is a link to many, many geometric patterns which is what piecing is all about!  Seams and Scissors is a great place to spend a morning gathering ideas for future projects.

Bonjour Quilts is just one of my favorite bloggers. Kirsty has a steady stream of tutorials and patterns on her blog.  She offers patterns for sale and also free patterns.  I have made the Scrappy Cross Block and used her tutorials for this.  It was a great way to use some scraps and make a colorful quilt.  There are more of her ideas I am going to try for sure.

Freemotion by the River is a website with tutorials and patterns for sale.  Connie has a lot of good ideas.  I spent a lot time looking at them all!

A reminder about Memorial Day.  There is the service at Mountain Cemetary on Memorial Day starting at 9:30.  This is by Tabor Lurtheran Church in Mountain.  We will set up a display in the church before the service so please bring any quilts you are finishing up to the church.  This is a very nice service so hope to see you there to honor our veterans.  Also, a huge thank you to everyone who made quilts for this worthy cause and for presenting them to our new recruits who are just graduating.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wonderful Blogs for May

Hope everyone celebrated the beautiful weather and had a great Mother's Day.  Did you get to sew a little or find a little time for yourself?

The Amy Barickman website and blog is kinda different.  It has a lot of free content that are vintage images and also downloads of embroidery and sewing.  Most all of it looks vintage.  Here is the link to quilt label images and also some of the embroidery patterns to download.  I love the vintage stuff.

The Crafty Quilter has a lot of cute things to see and sew.  Those orange peels are really cute. Her tutorials are great and especially those Christmas ones!

Better Off Thread has a lot of big bright projects for you to see.  The colors are so inspiring.  Her free tutorials are here and please take a look at her shop patterns.  Some look like a challenge but a wonderful challenge.

Suzy Quilts has some great stories and one about barn quilts.  Here are her free patterns. Here are tutorials on how to sew with various fabrics and weights of fabrics.

Podunk Pretties is an unusual name but has pretty things to see.  She has some great flower patterns and butterflies to go with them.

Tonight is our meeting so am looking forward to seeing everyone there.