18 December, 2008

Dec. 17

Take a look at Nancy's hand quilting .... beautiful. I can't wait to see it framed.
Mary and baby Jesus.

It's never too late to make stockings.

Becky working on a scarf. I think next year I might add knitting to my hobby list.

Helen pressing her diamonds carefully.

My own redwork Santa for 2009.

Betty is almost finished with GD's quilt.
We will meet again in 2009, January 7.
January 14 and 21 (2009) we will be making baby quilts for Gabriel Project. One of the patterns we'll use is Anita Grossman Solomon pattern Super Sized Nine Patch . This is a freebie and copy will be there for your use. Betty also has the booklet and will bring it too.


12 December, 2008

Christmas Party 2008


We had our annual Christmas party today at Marilyn's. Isn't her above Nativity set beautiful !!!!

This is where the Stitcher's Group started .... at Marilyn's with 4 people .... WOW we have grown. We have quilters, knitters, crocheters, needle pointers, cross stitchers and more .... we are very diverse. Everyone is WELCOME.

The table was set for 12 ..... we had so much fun. We missed Michiel, Sharon, Clarice, Cathy, Sharyn and Carol but you were all there in spirit. (I hope I didn't leave anyone out.)

Margie, Betty and Becky deep in conversation.

We had so much fun chatting, laughing and sharing in the kitchen .... the heart of the home.

The food ... oh my gosh we had everything. Let's see if I can remember: shrimp w/cocktail sauce (homemade), spinach dip w/Jesus bread, tortellini soup, lasagna, deviled eggs, potato salad, salad, bread, wine. Then the desserts ... pumpkin cheese cake, cherry cheese cake, chocolate/carmel goodie and cream puffs. Now I might have left something out ... Everything was wonderful, delicious, terrific, great and even more than all that.

And to top it all off we had a little snow to dress all the trees and landscape (roads were clear).

THANKS everyone ........

See you next Wednesday 12/17 ........

10 December, 2008

Road Trip and Shop Hop

Our road trip started at 9AM from the Church parking lot. Nine (9) yes 9 of us piled into cars and took off. The weather was nice, just a tiny bit cool but all in all it was a wonderful day to hit the highway.

First we stopped at the Nelsonville Quilt Company, Nelsonville, Ohio.

Check out that ceiling, a real honest to goodness tin ceiling. You certainly don't see those anymore.

Our leader, Marilyn, called on Monday to let them know we would be visiting. Can you believe it ... they had coffee and homemade cookies waiting for us. They were very yummy.

Now for some eye candy. Beautiful fabrics, tons of projects for viewing

Susan, owner, gave us 2 demo's. (1) cell phone holder and (2) wrapped/corded hot pad. (sorry I forgot to take a photo of the projects)

The shop also does longarm quilting for customers on their Gammill.

Our second stop was lunch at The Inn, Nelsonville, Ohio. The food was excellent and very reasonable.

Our last stop was Sew Happy Quilting in Little Hocking, Ohio. A nice shop, friendly people and they also provide long arm services on their Gammill.

It was a wonderful day ...... we all did plenty of money damage of the two (2) shops. LOL
Stay tuned.

19 November, 2008

November 19

Gosh we had the most fun today .... almost everyone was able to come. Cathy and Sharyn we missed you ... hope to see you at our next meeting, Dec. 3.

Becky is back from her Florida vacation with 3 new quilts and some pillows. This one was made for the Relay For Life in May 2009. It's so beautiful. Raffle tickets are available at $1/each or 6/$5.00

I hope you can see the quilt pattern .... the cancer ribbon with a rose in the middle. Becky had this one quilted while she was in Florida.

This one was made for a new baby girl. I tried to capture the quilt motif but I guess I was too close as the photo was blurred. It was quilted all over with dragonfly's. The green border is a dragonfly print. Adorable....

And Becky's One Block Wonder. The photo doesn't even begin to show it's beauty.

The lady quilted it with large Koi in the body with gold thread. Breath taking. The black border was also quilted with Koi only smaller and with black thread.

This is the back .... one strip of the fabric up the middle of the back.

Almost forgot the pillows that Becky is making .... pinwheel pattern. They are pieced beautifully and her new rufflier attachment is worth it's weight in gold.

Check out those tea cups and tea pot fabric ........ oh how I love it.

As you can see Becky is very prolific as she has lots of sewing time in Florida ....... aren't the turtles adorable .... I can't wait to see this wall hanging.

And our fearless leader Marilyn brought us a terrific gift today ....... a big ironing board. Isn't this the greatest ......

The rest of us worked on our projects, cutting fabric, a secret project. Marilyn also gave a short lesson on batting and marking fabrics. It was a GREAT day.

CALENDAR HAPPENINGS (mark your calendars)

Wednesday, Dec. 3 next quilting day.

Tuesday, Dec. 9 "road trip" to Little Hocking and Nelsonville, meet at Church 9AM.

Friday, Dec. 12 Christmas party at Marilyn's house, 10AM.

10 November, 2008

November 5

I know it's been awhile since I posted our happenings ........ sorry.

Nancy has been making scrap blocks which she then does quilt as you go.

Aren't the blocks pretty ........ this is going to be a great quilt.

I tried to photograph her quilting but it's hard to capture.

Lucy is fairly new to our group. She crochets. Sometime soon we're going to have a class. I can't wait. Lucy does beautiful work.

Isn't this a pretty block? I'm not going to say who as this is a Christmas gift for someone near and dear to the quiltmaker.

Carol has moved to Texas, they wanted to be closer to their children. We're making her a wall hanging ....... this is one of the blocks.