Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Last of May Show and Tell

I think finally I just might be getting to the end of all of the May Show and Tell.  We had so many beauties come in for our May exciting to see so many wonderful quilts!

Above Kathy has made a striped quilt.

Here Kathy shows a 10 Minute block quilt.

Leah shows a pretty log cabin quilt.

Leah also shows a Mile A Minute.

Judy shows a pair of neat quilts in Patriotic colors.

Here above, and below Judy shows two more Patriotic quilts.

It is neat that everyone of the quilts in this posting were all donated to soldiers!  Thank again to all of you ladies who so generously made quilts for soldiers this year.  It is just so inspiring.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

And, Still More May Show and Tell

It sure is taking me a long time to get all of our May show and tell pictures up for you all to see!  I hope you enjoy these lovely quilts!

Carol made this "Dog In the Hunt" quilt using a very sweet panel.

This Mystery Quilt made by Carol has a very neat lay out.

What a striking Floral Quilt Carol has made.

Rhoda has been very busy with a jelly roll quilt above, and a small scrappy one below.

Above Rhoda has made another jelly roll quilt, and below is a quilt that was presented to Rhoda as a gift.

The above quilt was made for a soldier, by Rhoda.  I am sure someone will be really pleased with this quilt!

Above and below are 2 soldier quilts made by Kathy.  They are both really striking, don't you think?

I think I will be able to get the rest of May's Show and Tell done in one more posting....thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Story of Patty Paducah

The following fun story was submitted by Maggie, and you will begin to get a feel for how she was inspired to challenge our guild to decorate bras to bring awareness to breast cancer and the importance of regular check ups.
Thank you Maggie!

The Story of Patty Paduch

On our recent bus trip to Paducah for the AQS quilt show, Sandy and I had the pleasure of meeting one of Paducah’s great representatives. Anyone who has gone there knows that the residents of Paducah are some of the friendliest people on earth. They are always asking visitors, “Where y’all from?, Are y’all havin’ a good time?” One day we both had a need for a bar burger. When we explained to some people what a bar burger was, they directed us to Fat Moe’s on 9th and Broadway. As always, the few people in there, wanted to know how we were doing. One of these people was a short and fair resident. The bartender introduced her to us as Patty Paducah.

And as with everyone there, she wanted to know about us. We laughed and told her about the Pine Needle Quilters from Mountain, Wisconsin and all that we give back to the community. The more she heard, the more she wanted to meet the guild members. As we were leaving, she asked if she could come with us, meet the guild and join in the fun. Sandy and I could not pass up this opportunity. So along with us she came. (By the way the burger was great.)

As we walked back to the downtown area, we passed several shops. Patty saw one of her friends and introduced us.

Miss Blackwood, listened to her story and wished she could come along to Wisconsin.

Sandy, Patty and I then got on the trolley to go back to the AQS bus stop. On the trolley was one of the “Red Coats”. These volunteers work throughout the city to see that visitors are enjoying themselves.

Turns out Patty and she were old friends.

Next stop was the AQS Bus Stop for our trip back to the hotel.

Here she is watching our bags while we waited for the orange flagged bus. Everywhere we went people wanted to hear our story and Patty, Sandy and I were ready with the info.

After an exhausting day of sightseeing and buying fabric we spent the night talking about our day. We also plotted a surprise for our guild President. Deanna adores Eleanor Burns, so having her come breakfast seemed like a good idea. Patty was willing to help out. The next morning Patty was wearing an Eleanor mask and asked Deanna for her autograph at breakfast, and here’s the proof.

Soon it was time for us to head back to Wisconsin. We all piled on to Lou Ann’s bus for the 12 hour ride home. Patty sat in the back and kept us company. We even tried teaching her Cribbage to make the time go faster.

When we finally got to Pulaski, Patty helped make sure everyone got the right luggage.

Patty and Sheila seemed to be getting on just fine or were they up to something?

All in all she has turned out to be a great joy. She also has offered to do something special for the guild. Patty showed us a book of bras that had been decorated by another guild. The decorations were done for Breast Cancer Awareness. As we told her about our October quilt show, she reminded us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From there on it was “What if…”

What if we challenged each other to decorate bras? And then voted for the best design. Then in October we could have the best bras on display at the quilt show. Patty even offered to model the winning bra.

Patty reminded us of all the people we know that have been touched by this disease. Our little display may just touch a visitor to the show and encourage her to get a mammogram or a checkup.

Submitted by Maggie

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Still More May Show and Tell

Pat shows a soldier quilt that she made.

Nice to see a fun Mile a Minute quilt made by Kris.  This quilt is for a soldier as well.

Lynette is showing a soldier quilt.

Terri and Mary are showing a quilt they made for a member of their family.  Very cozy.

What a neat soldier quilt Terri made, those stars just pop!

Chris has made a lovely quilt in soft pastel colors, called "Summer By the Sea".

I think that is Lynette back there holding up a quilt for a soldier that was from an anonymous maker.  Thank you whoever you are!

Pat is showing a scrappy quilt.

Joann has finished her Mystery Quilt.

Norene has finished her mystery quilt as well.

So much wonderful Show and Tell...I will try to get more up soon.

Monday, June 11, 2012

May Show & Tell...Part 1

We had a lot of wonderful Show & Tell quilts at our May meeting, so it will take several posting to get them all on the blog.  As usual, we had so many wonderful quilts, which leads me to believe we will have a really WONDERFUL quilt show on October 6th!

As you can see, Barb  has been very busy!  A neat fence rail above and  Patriotic quilt below to be given to soldiers.

Barb has also made two mystery quilts as well.

Barb made this kaleidoscope quilt in tropical colors.

Yee Haw!  This sure is a fun quilt for someone.

Above, Maggie has made a very striking quilt for a soldier.

 Laurie has made a scrappy soldier quilt.

Peg has made a rail fence quilt for a soldier...looks like a neat scrappy one!

Peg has also made a jelly roll quilt for a veteran.

Kathy made this fun and scrappy mile a minute quilt for a soldier.

More to follow.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Honoring Our Heroes

For the past five years Pine Needle Quilters have been making quilts for soldiers.  Sometimes they have gone to those who have been wounded, sometimes to those who are just far away from home.
This year we made 55 quilts to be given away to soldiers.  These quilts were displayed in the Mountain, Wisconsin Memorial Day Parade, as well as at Tabor Church following the local Veternans Cemetery Service.  The quilts will also be on display at our quilt show in Suring on Oct. 6, 2012.
Since we have starting this program our total quilts given to soldiers is 328!  Thank you to all of you who have so generously given over these past years.  I am sure our gifts of quilts have brought a lot of comfort and happiness over the years.

Pine Needle Quilters remember those who serve and have served.

Getting ready for the parade.

Quilts carried by members, friends and family

Thank you to our helpers of all ages!

Some riding in style.

A nice turn out for the parade.

A father and daughter team.

What a breathtaking assortment of quilts displayed at the church.

Thank you to all who made quilts, or helped in anyway with the parade and display at the church.  They will make a really nice addition to our quilt show this fall as well.