After 9 11, many of the quilters in the USA made remembrance quilts.
Bonnie was no exception.
Her burning towers was something that came out better than Bonnie even expected.
She has always wanted to see it hung in New York or Washington.
Well now she is getting part of her wish - it has claimed it's well deserved attention in St. George, Utah, and will be hung in the FBI government building there. Perhaps one day it will make it's way East. Till then, Chris and Gary (FBI employees shown here with Bonnie) are very pleased to have it displayed on their office wall. And thanks to husband - Walter, the wall hanging has been framed for the occasion.
Congratulations Bonnie! And thank you so much for sending us this picture.
It's always amazing to see the meeting room before everyone arrives. Chairs and tables may be out, but mixed all around.
Then - in comes the group and a magical transformation occurs.
Tables are brought out (11 round ones this year), table cloths laid and decorations placed.
Thank you to everyone that sent in their snowmen and such for this years theme.
Then after it is all done - taking a moment to review what is coming that night and go over any last minute decisions.
When everyone starts arriving at 6 pm, the crew was ready. The sign in table had candy canes, the Country Register, sign in sheet, membership blanks and of course some lovely pictures and snowmen.
Soup was the highlight for the supper, along with some great drinks, veggies, desserts, etc.
And then.......the members and guests.
Jeanette brought John and her granddaughter Tinky.
Kathy R. and hubby
John and Vevia
Hayley and Will
Lucky young man got to sit with Ginny, Marilyn and Bev R.
Three generations of Sutters
Sara B., Hayley B.
and of course Carol
Geri and husband
Carol B and Mr. B
Marsha K and Mr. K
Jan J., Donna J., Frances B. and Ruth Ann J. had some very handsome young chaperones.
Dixie C., Coleen, Friend, Viriginia G. and Connie F & Mr.
Whoosh! Hope I don't goof up this group.
Mr. M with Verna Lee, Shala B., Mr. W.
Mr. B, Deb B and Winnie W.
Jeanette K and Mr.
Jenell H and Mr H, Janet with Mr. H.
Good thing they stood by each other.
Christine and Mr. S.
Christine W. with girls and Kyle
Lorraine and Jane
Mr. S and Erlene
Deb M and Nancy R
Sister and Mr. C, Jane C
Thank you Teresa for manning the drinks before dinner.
She did a great job making sure we had everything available.
After the dinner, our Speaker Connie Frigon was introduced
Connie gave us three Christmas Stories that touched our hearts and had us on the edge of our seats through a snow storm.
Thank you so much Connie.
Marilyn handled the UFO list this year. If I remember right, I think she said there were 29 finished UFO's turned in. Winner was Deb McN.
John and I were recognized for setting up through the years.
And thank you ever so much guild members, for the movie passes.
In January, the board will set up and during the meeting, discuss how to manage through out the remainder of the year.
Everyone that served in 2018 were recognized.
Picture above and below is the Officers for 2019 being introduced.
Pres. Elect - Deb B., Secretary - Christine S, Co-Chair Program Elect - Frances B., Co-Chair Program - Teresa E., Publicity Chair - Coleen W., Members-at-Large - Verna Lee and Virginia G.
2018 President - Ginny B. turned over the gavel and job to 2019 President - Jane C.
2017 Ex-Pres. Dixie C. presented 2018 Pres. Ginny B with her box of signed President Squares (Puss in the corner pattern) and a hearty thanks for all she did this year from all of us.
As co-chair for Programs, Teresa informed us that January 21st meeting would be a UFO New Year's Resolution meeting.
Bring in a UFO, or fabric, and/or pattern of a project you RESOLVE to finish by the November 18th meeting. There was such a great response to this project in 2018, that it is worth it to continue.
Remember - You are only "committing" to ONE project. If you are as blessed as many were this year, it will encourage you to do even more.
Have a safe Christmas, Wonderful New Year
and thank you for all the items donated to the Light House this year.
In January you will be going to
for pictures and updates on what is going on with the guild.
Thank you Geri for taking on this task.
Believe it or not, sometimes you can have almost too much of a good thing.
Monday night was PACKED with all the good things you could ask for.
The front table gave us information and the freebie table was so crowded it was sliding off.
Ladies came early to get the advantage of some social time and to work on their projects.
Speaker was set up.
"New Year's Resolution" reveals were stacked on the stage.
and the Show and Tell tables were full.
We started out the night with our guest speaker Barbara Rezac from Emmett, KS
There were quite a few of us that had serger's, and yes most of ours were in the "closet".
Oh weeee! The things you can do with a Serger.
Barbara was teacher for Viking/Husqvarna and astounded us all with the possibilities that we never could have dreamed of.
Quite a few of the samples she carried with her were only tops, and they were so neat on the back without all that fraying and mess. (Easier to carry a multitude in your luggage on a plane that way)
Her slide presentation along with the trunk show helped us to see the points she was making.
You just had to be there to learn the Looper Dance.
Upper looper, bottom looper and (though I missed the leg motion) the needle going up and down.
Get one of the members that attended the meeting to give you an example. Jenell H. gave a demonstration later that put us all in tears laughing.
Barbara's explanation of the all the threads involved,
the number, and even the widths - just never realized there was so many possibilities.
She showed us how to start with simple strips for the seminole look.....
to log cabins, rails and even bargello's.
Braids anyone? Dimensional bow ties, even chevron's.
Quilts are not just for the regular sewing machine.
Even intricate patterns can be achieved when you know how.
What a gorgeous table topper.
And instead of hiding your seam line in back, with a serger you can make it part of the pattern.
Remember, you can click on a picture to have it come in larger to see the details a little better.
Barbara had so many ways to do the crazy quilt with fussy cuts, extra embroidery items, lace, etc. And all is finished off so nicely.
Then she wowed us the possibilities with the gathering, piping, rolled edges, pin tucks, different threads, different widths, different thicknesses of thread.
We know that color of fabric changes the look, now we now a few other things to add to our repertoire.
Rolled edged nakins. Use a different fabric for both sides and you have double the use. Loved the circles that end up looking like trees.
Great way to make a new tree skirt.
So many techniques available when you add a serger to your arsenal of equipment.
Here is a full size quilt that Barbara has done. Some pretty intricate details in those blocks.
Three pocket purses, basket liners, etc.
Thank you to Barbara's daughter for running the slide show.
And thank you to Barbara for the sneak peek into some new possibilities.
Some of the ladies gave her our e-mail addresses so that she can let us know when she is teaching classes in the new year. We might even have enough to get her back for a workshop here.
No way could I give you all the information that she had for us.
Thank you Barbara for a wonderful program.
"New Year's Resolution" reveal stage
We had an 83% reveal of our 35 participating members and their January's resolution projects.
Sorry not everyone could make it Monday night. Looking forward to seeing the remainder.
Deb. O. finished her BOM.
Carol B managed to get two projects out of her stack of blocks.
And this second one, she practiced several quilting techniques using multiple battings to get different effects.
Marsha K. got the twin's quilt done. Love the back too.
Sara B. finished up her 2014 Spring Quilt
Bev R. has had a very packed year, but she did manage to keep track of her tall tree pattern and is looking forward to 2019's completion of it.
Teresa E. finished her Splendid Sampler.
Verna Lee M. completed her kit. In fact she had it finished last month and encouraged Susie to quilt ASAP as she thought the reveal was in Oct. Kind of sneaky Verna Lee.
Dixie C. got her Saturday Evening Post quilt done. Little picture shows the back and good use of left over fabric.
Lorraine was thankful in getting done her Black and White quilt so some people would quit asking about it. hahahaha
Ruth Ann J. sent her finished quilt in. She just may not get it back, it's so gorgeous.
Donna J.'s hour glass quilt is huge. And Nope, she is not making another.
Cindy K. has her quilt top quilted, just trying to decide whether to bind with bias and keep all those points, or cut them off straight. We vote bias - it is to lovely to cut.
Deb M worked on the charm packs this time around.
Marilyn S. finished up her rail fence.
Coleen Weller finished up her quilt and used left overs on the back (little picture)
Jeanette K. used jeans and shirts from her husband and son and finished up this lovely quilt.
Winnie W. 2011 pattern and fabric is now a finished stunner in her collection.
Jane C. finally put her 10-15 yr old pattern and fabric work into a wonderful Christmas quilt.
Ginny B. completed not only the stained glass alter cloth, but as you can see in the little insert, she also got the lectern drape done.
Geri C. finished her resolution in time for the fair and got a blue. Thank you for letting us see it again.
I, Vevia, finished up my Hawaiian quilt from the BOM that Marcella B. had presented about 10 years ago.
Deb. B. got her rag quilt done.
Christine S. found out that doing 1 3/4" strips was a pain and has decided to cut them wider and make a bigger quilt for her log cabin heart.
Machelle R. was happy she knew where she had put her quilt top and has it on 2019's list to finish.
Carol S. got her 2015 President blocks all together in a lovely quilt with tea cups as well as our names.
Jenell H.'s finished up her jelly bargelly kit she got from Iowana's things.
Karen U. did up all the applique blocks her sister gave her and made this gorgeous quilt.
And last but not least, Virginia G. got her table runner finished.
As you can see - lots of completes when you have ONE item that you aim to complete.
Thank you ladies for participating. Looking forward to seeing the remaining 6 participants and what they accomplished. Hopefully in January.
Remember - Teresa and Stacie are having a "New Year's Resolution" project in January 2019. So get to looking at what you want to complete next year and bring in for the January meeting.
ROM presented by Sara B.
Quite a few of our ladies are already starting to put their rows together.
Hopefully some will be completed for the January Show 'n Tell segment of the meeting.
Click here to get a copy of the directions for the Diagonal Slice Diamond Block.
Tried to get a close up here so that you can see how Sara did it.
Vote was taken for the 2019 officers and passed as slated.
Christmas dinner plans were discussed and groups informed of what they are to bring.
Check over on the left side of this post to check out.
Donna Jordan informed us of the request for quilt blocks. You can click here to get a copy of the above poster so that you can print it out for yourself.
Forgive us on the Show 'n Tell portion of the meeting.
Camera's died, rushing to get cell phones to fill in,
but only have one picture here.
Please forward other pictures any of you might have so that we can get them on line for others to enjoy. (see below - Machelle got some more pictures forwarded)
Ginny B. finished up her "Random Access" from the Tony Munoz workshop.
See you all at the Christmas Dinner meeting Dec. 3rd.
Got some more pictures from Machelle from the Show 'n Tell portion.
These are from a small group within our guild - Frances, Jan, Donna and Erlene
Coleen's SunBonnet Sue quilt. Love the embroidery of the Sue's.
Deb's quilt made from left over of other quilts.
Deb's quilt from one I think that Iowana started. Please forgive me if I have this wrong.
Erlene used on of those cutters to get all of these tumblers cut.
Gorgeous strip quilt with a fabulous outside border from Erlene
Frances's quilt I believe.
Runners and mats from Ginny
Jenell put on even more embellishments on her challenge piece.
Picture of a quilt Jenell made for her daughter that is already off in the mail.
Coasters Jenell made
Sharon did an awesome job on this quilt.
Teresa started on a quilt and then decided to use larger squares
and this was her end result.
Winnie has really been at work. She had some crazy Kaffe Fassett fabric and put them into this lovely heart quilt.
Winnie also finished her project started at the work shop of Lynn Doyle
and completed another that she bought the pattern from Lynn.
Check out the ruby "Tennies"
And this quilt Winnie made using selvages for the book spines. Love her series collection of purple book covers.
Thank You Machelle for the awesome job you did covering the photo section of our meeting.