26 March, 2008

March 26 Quilt Meeting

We had lots of eye candy today at our meeting. We missed getting together during Holy Week last week. We also missed seeing Nancy who is away for a wedding and Becky who is still vacationing in Florida.

Michiel was able to join us today ... we have missed her sunny smile at quilt group. You see she's a school teacher now so can't join us too often. She brought today a quilt she worked on and off for 10 years ... it's dedicated to her father's memory.

This quilt was totally designed by Michiel (left), machine pieced, partially machine quilted and then hand quilted. The pictures don't do it justice ... it's beautiful.

This quilt was from a former guild challenge several years ago. The blue flower fabric was handed out to all members to make some sort of house quilt.

Michiel is hand quilting the quilt. Check out the border.

Clarice continues to work at finishing a piece her mother started many years ago. It will be stunning when she's done.

This is an I Spy that I (Sandy) made for a friend of my DD#2. Meet Jen's new baby Sara ...... isn't she adorable.

DD#2 and Jen have been friends since their WVU college days. The quilt is machine pieced and long arm quilted.

And speaking of babies ..... Margee's grandson will be arriving soon and his first quilt is almost finished, only the binding needs to be completed. May will be here before you know it. This sweet quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted.

Check out Margee's big big smile.

Now remember two weeks ago when Fr. Peterson gave us a special Easter project to sew ..... the chiffon swags (120 yards) turned out wonderful and really look beautiful.

Helen was with us today also ....... I missed getting her quilting project photo. I'm sorry Helen.

Last but not least we are all very sad ...... our dear quilting friend Sharon (left) will be moving to Delaware (DH was transferred). We will miss her very much.

To our newbie quilters ....... sorry I had to leave early today. Took my GD's shopping.

See you next week .................. April 2, 2008

12 March, 2008

March 12 Meeting

We had alot of fun today sewing on a project which will decorate St. Margaret Mary Church. Today Fr. Peterson asked us to hem chiffon yardage... beautiful chiffon panels of white, lavender and soft pink will hang from the arches. Church secretary, Tina, gave us our instructions.

Marilyn, Nancy, Margee and Helen worked on the 10 yard bolts (9 bolts). Boy that chiffon fabric was all over the place ... very slippery. Then Sandy hit on the idea of using tissue paper to give it stability .... the only problems was we didn't have tissue paper. A light bulb went off ... well we do have toilet paper ....... so toilet paper laid on the bed of the sewing machines did the trick. In no time they were all done. What a fun day and Nancy brought us Easter Reese cups too.

I'm sorry Ellen I didn't get your photo ..... Ellen worked on the beautiful soft pink chiffon.
We were very happy to help Fr. Peterson today ..... the Parish Hall is a wonderful place to sew and quilt. Thank you Fr. Peterson for allowing us to use the Parish Hall.

And Margee brought in her baby blocks for her very soon to be grandson .... they are so sweet. She plans to sash the blocks with the mint green. It's going to be so pretty. This quilt will be his floor quilt. Margee has another wonderful quilt planned for him ... she got the fabrics while on vacation in Florida. GS will be here in just about a month.

Clarie continues to work on an embroidery project her mother started many years ago. John (Marilyn's DH) stopped in to visit.

Then it was time for Marilyn's quilting students to have class. WELCOME to Jean (St. Monica's)
who joined in the lessons. They are working very hard ...... today Marilyn talked about color, grades of fabrics, needles and so many other important quilt topics. The ladies all started hand sewing blocks for a pillow which they will hand quilt.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: No quilting next week during Holy Week. See you on Wed., March 26.

05 March, 2008

March 5 Meeting

Yahoo .... at last the weather cooperated today and most of us were in attendance. Get well soon Margee, we missed you. We have lots of quilts to show off today.

AND a very big WELCOME to Cathy and Sharyn. They're taking Marilyn's FREE beginner quilting classes (8 weeks (now through April)). Don't they look very studious.

Classes are free and open to anyone.

Our Becky brought 3 quilts today to show off. First is an oriental pattern ... it's beautiful.

I forgot to get the name of this pattern but we love the vintage looking fabrics especially the rose ones. A couple more borders and this one will be off to Becky's long armer.

This treasure might go missing from Becky's house. We all fell in love with it. Becky's mother made the top ... all men's wool suiting fabrics. Becky tied it and finished off the binding today.

Marilyn's Ohio Star for her grandson is fabulous. She purchased the embroidered blocks and did the photo transfer herself. We can't wait to see it after it's long armed.

Ellie's Delectable Mountains ... isn't it out of this world. It's all hand quilted too.

Sandy showed off a couple quilts. These 2 are for returning Troops.

This one plus 5 others were donated to Habitat House in Franklin, WV

After show'n'tell everyone got to work on their projects.

Helen is working on an adorable baby quilt.

Sharon is working on her Puppy Dog quilt ... it is too adorable.

Nancy ponders her Alaskan landscape.

Sandy continues binding a charity quilt. Marilyn helps us all and gets ready for the new quilting ladies.