29 May, 2009

Lucy .... We will MISS you

We gathered at our fearless leaders home for a secret luncheon .... a secret from our dear friend LUCY ..... you see it was a "goodbye luncheon". Lucy and her family are moving as soon as school is out next week.

The kitchen .... everyone's favorite place to gather.

We made signature blocks for Lucy so she'll never forget us. The lap quilt was quilted with 'hearts' (we love her so) and loops pantograph.

And we gave Lucy a journal so she can write down all her happy thoughts. The pattern is from Fons and Porter magazine Winter 2007, Easy Quilts.

THANK YOU Greg for cooking lunch .... it was wonderful. Doris thank you for the chocolate pie.
See you Wednesday June 3
Please prayer for two (2) of our members .... Sharon H. and Sharyn S. they are both experiencing severe health problems.

24 May, 2009

May 20

Doris made a wrapped bowl and trivet. She'll have to give us lessons.

Elaine is making this adorable circus applique quilt.

Marilyn is almost finished handquilting this teddy bear wholecloth for her DD.

Becky is making this beauty. Photo of the quilt isn't that great .... I can't wait to see it when she finishes.

Lucy has finished with this so soft afgan for her GD.

Betty pieced this backing for her GD's quilt. The backing is so pretty she might keep it for another top.

Don't forget lunch at Marilyn's house May 27 ... 10:00-10:30 AM

16 May, 2009

May 13

Maryiln has returned from her Caribbean cruise. She brought back 2 beauitful pieces ... green bark cloth and a batik pillow case.

Margee is almost finished with her black/white/red queen size quilt. Borders are next.

And she has started a new piece. Oh boy I love this scene ..... so peaceful.

Delores is making this afgan for her granddaughter .... blue is her favorite color.

Lucy has finished another baby item. The yarn was so soft .... a lucky baby will be thrilled.

I finished up an I SPY. A very good friends daughter is having her first baby in June ....

We are having lunch at Marilyn's on May 27 ..... Greg is already planning our menu.

06 May, 2009

May 6

Everyone is WELCOME to join us whether you sew/quilt or not ..... Lucy knits/crochets as does Delores. Oh almost forgot Becky also knits as well as quilts. We're diverse .... we'll be happy to help anyone who wishes to learn ...... hey you might teach us too.

Thanks Doris for opening up the building for us. I believe we were 11 in attendance today.

This bag belongs to Michiel who purchased it at Borders. It is very neat and made from oil cloth or something like oil cloth. I think grocery bags would be perfect from oil cloth.

Now isn't this the sweetest pink/green Turning 20 quilt ...... Betty's granddaughter is going to be thrilled with her new twin quilt.

A few meetings back (April 1) Lucy fell in love with an animal fabric panel that Nancy purchased. The store was out of the panel so Lucy bought herself yardage to make a quilt for her "future GC". Lucy doesn't sew (she knits/crochets) so I offered to help Lucy out. I took her sweet animals home and quilted it for her.

Hey a photo of me ....... I'm always taking photos so you rarely see me ...... he he he

I used the Ebb & Flow pantograph by Lorien Quilting but turned the fabric on my Nolting lengthwise so it has more of a leaf looking type motif.

Check out Margee's black/white with touch of red blocks .... are they not yummy. It's going to make a beautiful queen size quilt.

Debbie wow'ed us with her fabric selection in this 9 patch ...... love all the circles and squzzels.

Now remember last week when I showed you Lucy's knitting project ......... she told me today that she was making matching scarfs for one of her son's and his wife. By the way, Lucy has six sons.

Michiel is getting ready to handsew down the binding on this king size log cabin. This quilt will be raffled to raise money for the local Catholic Schools.

Nancy is going to help Michiel with the binding ...... they hope to have it ready for tomorrow which is Grandparents day at the School.

Oh Helen I didn't take your photo ..... Helen worked on her Turning 20 from last week.
And look what Lucy gave to me for quilting her yardage .... I love it ... Thanks Lucy.

That's all for today. Marilyn will be back next week (we think).

01 May, 2009

April 29

We had two (2) really super treats on Wednesday. The first was Ellie's Delectable Mountain wall hanging. Thanks Ellie.

Check out Ellie's handquilting ..... it is perfect and certainly made the wall hanging.

Margee is working on her black/white with a touch of red queen size quilt. She's using Michiel's square'n'square ruler and says the ruler is wonderful. Hmmmm I need to find mine.

Check out Doris' project. She's covering clothes line with fabric to make a fabric bowl from the book, It's A Wrap. I can't wait to see the completed project.

Lucy's knitting. I forgot to ask her what she was making. The photo doesn't do the yarn and colors justice.

Now for our really big big treat. Lucy brought us some goodies to eat and drink. All I can say is if you weren't there you really missed out on some good eating ..... delicious.

Thank you Lucy.
See you next week, May 6.