23 April, 2008

Quilt April 23 Meeting

Man we almost had a full house today ......... we had so much catching up to do. If we had some confetti we would have had a ticker parade .... instead we did alot of talking, talking, talking............... It was wonderful ..... we have a terrific group.

Clarice, Betty and Helen. Betty (middle) is home after being in Florida over a year. Welcome home Betty.

Betty and Clarice.

Sharon, Betty, Becky and Margee standing. Seated Clarice and Helen who is sewing.

Sharon, Betty, Becky and Margee.

Becky was back from her month long vacation in Florida. She was a busy quilter completing 5 quilts and an almost completed One Block Wonder. Becky and Margee are taping up the One Block Wonder so they can start moving the blocks around.

Now check out the quilts Becky finished. She found a wonderful Gammill/Statler longarm at a shop in Florida.

This Halloween themed quilt is my favorite. It's quilted with spiders and webs ... fabulous job.

Isn't this a fabulous flannel quilt ......

I worked on the quilt I'm making for Fr. Casey, our Parish Priest, (St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church) who is being transferred at the end of the month. I'm happy to report that as of 7PM tonight the quilt is finished ... 2 days to spare.

I used the Trailing Vine pantograph by Lorien Quilting ..... When DH was looking at the back he said "I really like the 'flame' and 'fish' idea ... great quilting honey. I then told him 'those are vines' but you know what my quilting does look like flames and fish ....

We talked and laughed so much that Marilyn, Cathy and Sharyn had to go into the conference to have their lessons ............. we're sorry. LOL

Margee is working as fast as she can .... her new grandson will arrive in the next 2 weeks.

Now for the mystery photo ....... any ideas what toilet paper and a tooth pick have in common???

Well they're very important sewing machine tools ..... Betty was having problems with her bobbin not winding properly and we tried to clean under the bobbin case .... thus our new tools. I told you we were a wacky group. Marilyn was trying to fix the machine .... gotta call the machine man.

To top off our day ......... we went to Chams for lunch ........ Nancy joined us ... hey Nancy have fun visiting your parents next week.

See you next week, April 30 ..............

21 April, 2008

Quilt April 16 Meeting

Nancy, Nancy, Nancy put down that cell phone and get quilting. LOL

Sharon brought in a PRIZE ... made in 1917. This crazy quilt now belongs to Sharon, coming down the line from her DH's family. It's in almost pristine condition, a few worn places along the edge. We are all jealous. What a treasure.

Sharon continues to work on her dimensional quilt from last week. It's so cute.

We had a wonderful surprise .... Michiel was able to join us for a few hours. Isn't her house quilt wonderful .... hand quilting which she does beautifully.

Margee has her strips ready for baby Trip around the World. My aren't the colors wonderful .... her new grandson next month.

Now we come to me. I finished 2 string quilts .... did the bindings last weekend while visiting our DD#2 in Cincinnati.

And I brought in 2 Stack 'n' Slash (no not stack'n'wack). Wanted to show our newbie quilters how the same pattern looks so different done in 2 different color waves. The all purple I made for my MIL before her death in 2007. The yellow/pink now belongs to DD#2 (pink is her favorite color). (Sorry about the photos ... I need to re-shoot them outside) My personal tutorial.

Now Sharyn and Cathy show off their blocks. Same blocks, different fabrics. They also learned about applique and making their own templates.

As a Group we are participanting in a Quilt Fresco that I read first about on Nellie's blog. Here are our Hands that will be winging their way to France this week.

I love this group .... we have so much fun.

See you Wed., April 23. Don't forget we're going to Chams for lunch.

10 April, 2008

April 9 Meeting

We all LOVE to quilt BUT our favorite thing to do while quilting is to eat CHOCOLATE !!!! Here's some of our CHOCOLATE stash ...... check out those pretty colors just like fabric.

Even though the Parish Hall kitchen was receiving a new dishwasher, sink and cabinets we pressed on with our quilting. There was no water in the kitchen for coffee/tea making so our leader, Marilyn, brought us coffee from home ....... thanks Marilyn.

Sharon has a new quilt ... actually block of the month. Sharon loves 'houses' .... see the house in the middle!!! The colors are yummy and bright.

The colors are luscious .... the pinwheel block was adorable (no photo).

Our Nancy was humming along to finish the bindings on her 2 baby quilts from last week.

Aren't they adorable !!!!!!

You remember the Ohio University quilt Marilyn made for one of her grandsons ..... well she has decided to sew the left overs to make the backing .... all the colors of red and grey were so pretty.

She has alot of pieces left over from the OU quilt.

I made these 2 quilts in memory of an internet quilting friend who passed away March 31. I'll be donating these 2 quilts to Project Linus in honor of JanJ of Texas.

See you next week, April 16.