Snow melted, weather not too chilly and everyone excited to see what members brought to the challenge.
Always remember to check out the front table, sign in for the Secretary and see what is coming up.
Carol B. came up with the Guild Challenge this year, and she kept to the black and white theme not only in her clothes, but in the prizes and voting basket.
Mr. Carol came in to help set up all the entries with the Mrs.'s - thank you sir.
After signing in, members got their ballots and looked over all the entries and made their vote count.
Then off to socialize.....
and hand work.
President Elect Jane C. called the meeting to order and started with
SHOW 'n TELL
(to give Carol a chance to tally the votes.)
I finished up my project from Lynn Doyle's workshop last month - this is called the Christmas Group.
Made it into a pillow cover.
Virginia finished her table runner from the workshop and learned a few new techniques and tips on what to do and not do the next time.
Frances is not making anymore large quilts - right? Okay, maybe one more. This is a wonderful use of scraps - and as always - gorgeous Frances.
Teresa made this for the Minecrafter in her family. (It's a type of computer game - I think with leggos or something.)
Even the back stays with the theme.
Kim had a new grandchild coming due and they did not know if it was a boy or girl. So this is what she made if it was a boy.
And this is the quilt she made if it was a girl.
Girls win! Congratulations on the new grand-daughter.
And congrats on two great quilts.
Kim hand quilts by the way.
Jan and her Mother, Donnis, work together to accomplish some of their projects. Jan cuts, Donnis sews together and then Jan finishes. They did several patriotic place mats and runners for Jan's sisters. This is one of the groups.
Ruth Ann used this Christmas fabric to great advantage with this table topper.
And since it was so fun to do the jelly roll race, Ruth Ann made another. Love the colors. Reminds you of snow coming down on a beautiful blue night.
Ruth Ann brought in this quilt from her husbands grandmother, to get some help as to when it might have been made and possible names of the pattern. Please get with Ruth Ann if you have any suggestions. Verna Lee saw some thirty's fabric and since the family knows that it had to be before 1940, that fits. And perhaps an Irish Chain variation? Course it could have just been a pattern of her own design. Lovely and thank you for sharing.
Donna has a tendency to talk to her self and then not to listen.
She got a pack of Recipe patterns from the Minneapolis shop when we had the Quilt Shops in last year and she has been working away to make this quilt out of Kansas Trouble's charm packs.
She could have done 4 HST's per charm, but no, she made it rough and did 8?
The back was done in the Jelly roll style on steriods.
And then if that wasn't enough, here is a stash buster.
Good thing about both of these - after she was done and saw all the little scraps on the floor - she just scooped them up and tossed away. Don't faint. Sometimes they are just too little to keep.
Both quilts are stunning Donna, you should always not listen to yourself.
Yeah! Erlene is back with us. She has been sewing away while she has been gone and this is a quilt she finished for a grandson that graduated 8th grade last year. He now is a freshman and is involved with the fireman program, so when she saw these fabrics in Holton - they were perfect. Remember, you can click on the pictures and have them come in larger.
While in Blue Rapids, Erlene visited a shop that had this top in it. Erlene could not pass up the top and between her and Lorraine, they found all the areas that needed to be reinforced before it was quilted. There were punched holes in different places that leads Erlene to believe it was from a salesman's sample book.
After Show 'n Tell, Sara gave her ROM (Row of the Month) presentation.
Friendship star. A copy of the directions may be found on the left of this post under forms and such to print out. October pattern.
Last month was butterflies and instructions for pinwheels. A few were able to get theirs done and brought in. Great thing about the ROM this year is after next month, you should have 12 rows to sew up and have a quilt. Good job Sara.
Jane C. presented the Slate of Officers for 2019
President Elect: Debra B.
Secretary: Christine S.
Treasurer: Karen U.
Program Chair Elects: Frances B. and Lynn S.
Publicity Chair: Colleen W.
Members at Large: Virginia G. and Verna Lee M.
In November we will vote on these officers.
Thank you to each and every one that answered the call of our guild.
You are much appreciated!
Carol B. announced the winners first, here though, I am giving you who the 17 entries were made by so that those of you that were unable to come, can pick your own choices and see how you did with the 40 members and 1 guest that voted at the meeting.
Carol S. did up this lovely jelly roll quilt for one of her daughters. Carol's other color was silver.
Coleen W. made this quilt and one of her daughter's called it a real puzzle as to how you put it together. Green was Coleen's other color
Sara got her inspiration for this quilt from a couple of places. And as you can see, green was her other color.
Ruth Ann had already started her Barjello and since you could enter more than one, Ruth Ann had two entries in the challenge, a purple and a green other colors.
Dixie was not able to be with us, but her entry was. Love her red as her other color.
Cindy K. had one idea for the challenge, but when it got grabbed by some one else, she picked a quilt by Victoria Findlay Wolfe (Star Storm) to do. I love Cindy's star, especially the green she used for her other color.
I saw this quilt in a magazine, sized for a full bed size quilt. Took out the parts I liked and made up this small quilt. With green for my other color.
Christine S. learned a few things when she was putting this quilt together. Next time she would do it a little differently. Red was her other color.
Erlene was making a quilt with these blocks, so she made a few more blocks and made this smaller version. Okay, what is that other color called?
Jenell H. had a blast. Well I think she must have, she made THREE entries. The landscape one with the two red birds, the fabriotche (okay, I know that is not spelled correctly) method and pink, and then the table runner with red. Love love love the winter landscape especially.
Virginia G. put a little red into her quilt. She wasn't that thrilled with it until she saw one of our program people with a quilt that had the blocks kilter-ed. Virginia - it looks great. Just coming to guild and seeing other's works can give you such great ideas.
Ginny B. sent in her entry with yellow as the other color.
Donna added pink to her wedges. She had always wanted to try them and this was a good time. Guess what? She is not doing anymore. hahahahahaha
Bev. R. was making this jelly roll quilt for someone special and the reds in it worked perfectly with this challenge.
Carol also had her three samples up on the stage. We could not vote for them, but it was great seeing them again with all the other entries.
Had to get a picture of Carol's pincushion. It is green fabric with little white dots and it makes the perfect non-kill-able, non-watering plant as well as a pin cushion.
Okay! Ready for the winners?
Coleen won Best Use of Color
Cindy won Best 3 Color Design
And Sara won Best of Show
Were you close on your choices?
So many gorgeous quilts, it was hard to narrow them down to three.
Ladies Congratulations again and thank you one and all for stretching our minds of possibilities.
Have a wonderful month, safe Halloween and see you in November with your
New Year's Resolution projects.
Never - never - never - miss out on a chance to join with your fellow quilters -
chances are you will miss out on some wonderful gems!
Trudy was talking to Susie about quilting (natch!) and Sara gave us this quote to remember..
"A Pattern is only
a suggestion! "
As you can see, the room was in tears laughing. Thank you Sara for your words of wisdom. hahahahahaha
Speaking of Sara. . . she is one of the lucky ones. Not only does she enjoy quilting and a wonderful bunch of women to hang around with - she also gets to do it with her mother AND her daughter. Needless to say - I am a little jealous.....but then, I don't have any daughter's to sew with. Keep it up ladies.
Trudy stopped by for "only" a few minutes, but there was too much going on to rush right home.
Before long Dixie dropped in to pick up some things and to get others opinions. That is always the fun part of the day - sharing ideas.
Then Verna Lee stopped by and before long, the room sounded like a bee hive of activity.
Glad everyone got a chance to see what was going on and share ideas.
That bundle in the front of the picture is my project, primitive/big stitch quilting with #12 Pearl Cotton this time.
Hayley enjoys making her wonky stars. She's not sure where this will go......but the journey is interesting.
Speaking of journeys, Christine decided that
Lorraine was finishing up her binding. (Later Susie helped with one side)
Take a look at the table behind Lorraine, it was full of samples of ideas for finishing quilts.
Birthing method to faux piping, to prairie point sides. We do have a couple of instruction sheets left that will be on the table Monday night.
Susie was working on her applique flowers.
Want to know how you can insure you will win the door prize? Say something like - what if I don't want it, and have people say back to you - well give it away. That's what Lorraine did, and look........
her name got pulled and now she is not giving anything away. Except for the scissor fob - it matched Susie's shears too well.
Before we finished for the day, Lynn stopped by to see what was going on also.
Thank you everyone for making it a fun Sew Day.
See you Monday night.