Saturday, March 17, 2018

March 2018 Meeting Reminder

Our March meeting will take place on Tuesday March 20th at 7pm!!

The board has been tracking the impending storm very closely and it looks like we're in the clear for our meeting on Tuesday! Doors open at 6:30 if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

Programming: Get ready for binding night! We have arranged for members to share hand and machine binding techniques and we have a video to share with a technique for glue binding.

Spring Retreat: Registration for Spring Retreat is still open. You can register online here or pay by check at the March meeting. There are only a few rooms left.

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is a cute notion that turns a mason jar into a sewing caddy.

* Raffle #1: Twin Size Warm & White Batting.

* Raffle #2: 1/2 yard of Art Gallery Fusion Floralia wingspan with 1 yard of Blush Grunge.

Upcoming Programming & Events: 
  • Start perusing your book shelves, our April programming will be "Bring Your Favorite Quilting Book Night"! 
  • We'll be announcing a fun new opportunity to visit local quilt shops at our March meeting. If you're unable to attend please keep an eye on the blog for more details. 
  • Are you ready for another WIP challenge? We'll have the details in March!
  • A group of members are starting a quilt-along for the Gypsy Wife quilt by Jen Kingwell and we'll be sharing information in March.

We'll see you Tuesday at the First Baptist Church!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

February 2018 Show & Tell

 Chelsea finished up the quilt using Trish's donated fabric.  This quilt will go to a student at her school going through hard times.

 This is a second quilt that Chelsea has completed that will be going to a student at her school.

 This is the back of Chelsea's quilt above.

 Michelle finished up her two Las Vegas charity quilts.  Love the design of this one!

 This is the second quilt with some great colors and illusions!

 Sarah is showing her finished baby quilt -- great design and color!

 This is the back of her baby quilt.

 Sarah also showed a quilt top based on Quilting Jetgirl's Wayward Transparency pattern, with four different color selections.  Very nice!

Briana made a zip pouch out of some Charley Harper fabric.  

 Olivia told us about a trip she and Marie took to Washington DC for long-arm quilting workshops.

 Olivia set her blocks in this quilt based on one of the sets in the 2018 Quilters Planner.  She then used digital settings to do the quilting.

 The back shows a bit better the quilting Olivia did.

Olivia talked about the two classes she took, including a very intense workshop by Bethanne Nemesh, author of Quilted Textures from A to Zen.

Leslie is a new member previous in Cincinnati OH.  She showed us several charity quilts she has done and talked about the charity quilt process in the Cincinnati guild.  We are very glad to have her with us, and she has volunteered to be a coordinator of our charity quilt activities.

 Leslie showed this quilt which is the same pattern as the prior one but with different fabric.

 This is the third charity quilt that Leslie showed us.

 Gail showed us her Juggle-in-Pink quilt that has been in development over 10 years to be gifted to her son.  The fabric was collected to highlight juggling, cats, travel to Paris, cows, music and his Chinese sister.

 Eileen showed us her square dance quilt.

 This is the back of Eileen's square dance quilt.

 Allison showed us her final quilt based on the Elizabeth Hartman Wonky Cross design.  This was not her favorite project (she kept enlarging it to make it better)!

 Susie showed us a finish of her daughter's T-shirt quilt, also some time in the making.

 Another finish for Susie -- very nice colors and on-point setting!

 Susie has been very busy -- this is the third quilt she showed.

 Last, but not least, this is Susie's 4th quilt!!

 René has also been very busy finishing up quilts.  This is a very colorful one from a kit she had.

  For this quilt, René changed up the pattern in a kit she had.  

  Another one!  René 's design and colors are very nice.

Number four!  Pattern from Pattie with  René's favorite colors. 

Back of the above quilt.

  René's gorgeous diamonds quilt, with subtle low volume triangles surrounding the large diamonds.

 The back of René's diamonds quilt.

Felice showed us her very lovely and modern quilt.

January 2018 Show & Tell

Guild members had quite a variety of work to show this month!

 Carolanne showed the back and front of her Faceted Jewels 2 quilt. This pattern came from Amy Garro's book, Paper Pieced Modern.

The front of Carolanne's quilt! Gorgeous.

Michelle showed two of our quilt tops that were made by our guild for Las Vegas.

 This is the second quilt for Las Vegas.

Sarah made this baby quilt top from a diabolical Jane pattern.  Interesting design and lovely colors.

Sandi M made the Violet Craft Elephant for her granddaughter who loves elephants.

 The back of Sandi's elephant quilt. 

 Betsy took a village quilt pattern and she turned it into a table runner.

 Gail showed her very first effort at paper piecing using the Sea Glass design by Amy Friend.

 Gail also showed her first block for the Mighty Lucky Quilting design and color challenge for 2018.  The paper pieced design is by Carolyn Friedlander.

 Gail showed her Wayward Transparency quilt top based on a Quilting Jetgirl quilt-along.  Ideally the transparency should provide an optical illusion.

 Lastly, Gail and her daughter put together this very bright Caturday quilt top that has cat drawings peaking out in a variety of places.

René had a tell for us! She has been working on machine quilting and found a tool that helps the quilt sandwich go easily through your machine, a child's sled!

 Denise used challenge fabric to make this quilt.

Lori made this baby quilt where she experimented with machine quilting, great job!

Lori also shared this taffy twist quilt with us.

 Ophelia shared a Christmas quilt with the group.

 Ophelia also shared a gorgeous McKenna Ryan teeny tiny piece appliqué project.

 Marie and Susie shared this quilt that they worked on together that was not accepted into QuiltCon.

 The back of Marie and Susie's quilt.

 Lisa made this quilt for her daughter in law all with fabrics from Marden's in Maine.

Chelsea used scraps that Trish gave her to make this lovely quilt top.

Betsy also had a tell for the group. She's been receiving QuiltFolk magazine and recommended it to the group.