Sunday, March 16, 2014

February Show and Tell & Wrist Pin Cushions

Where did the month our regular meeting is tomorrow, and I am just getting to posting the pictures of our last months Show and Tell!
So many pretty quilts were brought in, and they will all look great hanging at our quilt show in October.
Barb is showing this lovely quilt, but I believe it is a UFO of Joann's.

This is a Jenny Beyer Quilt made by Barb V.

Barb V. shows "At the Lake".

"Daisies" is a creation of Terri's.

Joan is assembling these adorable Sun Bonnet Sue blocks for the family of a lady who has passed away.

Malea has been a busy lady.  Above she shows a cute wool Santa wall hanging, and below a really lovely holiday table topper.

Here Malea shows "Hungarian Blue", which she plans to put in some shows this year.

Chris has made a small wall hanging above, and a Patriotic table runner below.

Kathy K. shows her "Little Houses" quilt, which features hand embroidered blocks.

Leah shows some pin wheel quilts.

Leah has made a blue and white log cabin quilt

Kay displays a quilt top for Barn Quilts of Oconto County.

Carol shows Katie's Quilt .

Carol and Marge model the sweet wrist pin cushions that Diana demonstrated at our Make and Take at our February meeting.

Monday, March 10, 2014

National Quilting Day

To celebrate National Quilting Day, which is March 15, we have made quilts to be given to our local hospitals.  The quilts will be distributed to the baby born closest to National Quilting Day.  Deb and Maggie made a run to deliver the quilts to the hospitals today.  Thank you!  They were kind enough to take some photos of the quilts, seen below.  Thank you to Maggie B., Mary G. and Laurie S. for making this years quilts!  I am sure the babies that receive them will just be so warm and snugly!

How do you plan to spend National Quilting Day? 

Friday, March 7, 2014

February Retreat

It has been a long winter, but the retreat in February was a nice break.  We had many laughs, lots of yummy food, prizes, games, and lots of projects worked on, as you will see in the photos below.
Hard at work.

Sue with her bright scrappy top.  Doesn't it look like stained glass?
Terry finishes up a Patriotic top.

Carol worked very hard on not letting these place mats get the best of her!

Karen and a sweet woodsy bear quilt.

Karen with these sweet houses.

Laurie is behind this one....somewhere.

Leah and a Patriotic star top.

Terri is one busy gal!  And quite organized with her projects, I might add.

Karen is really busy and organized too...what a sweet quilt this is!

Terry and a little hexagon table topper.

Chris with a Patriotic Runner.

Barb with a neat scrappy top.

What pretty soft colors in Andi's quilt.

Peg worked on a crib quilt with a curved "wave" in it.

A scrappy top for a soldier quilt....that is Laurie hiding again.

Sue is behind this little starry gem.

Joanie is putting together blocks that belonged to a lady who has passed away.
You can see that a lot was accomplished!  If you haven't gone to one of the retreats, I think you might enjoy it!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Layers, Quarters and Charms

The Fat Quarter Shop has a simple pattern called Layer Cake Lemonade that would make a fast soldier quilt, graduation quilt or quick gift for baby.  They also have a video for it which is featured above.  The Fat Quarter Shop is also a great place to find those layer cakes you might need.  If you haven't used a layer cake before, it is a stack of 10" x 10" squares of fabric, very handy.

I also like this quilt made from charm packs and of course it is called Charm Pack Cherry.  It too has a video that you can access right at the site.  Don't underestimate the power and fun of a simple quilt pattern. Diana