April Meeting continues
Frances gave us a wonderful Creative Idea this month. Not all spray/misters are easy to spritz the water out when you are in the middle of making your blocks - and before you know it, your wrists are complaining of being over worked.
No that is not a coffee pot - Frances found this great pump it up and pull the trigger sprayer at Gibson's and it is a life saver. Thank you Frances for shopping around and sharing your finds.
Show and Tell is always a treat and this month was no exception.
Carol B. had two offerings this month. The gorgeous quilt above and.....
This fantastic wind spinner table topper. The three dementional look had you wanting to go up and blow on them to see if they could turn. Lovely Carol. One concern Carol has is that she does not want them to flatten out. Anyone have any ideas - please let Carol know.
Geri made this quilt by tracing around her son's hand, tracing on to fabric and then appliquing them down on to flour sacks. Think Geri said that her son is now 21 and she just finished it? Could be wrong on the facts.
Geri likes to pick up receiving blankets at garage sales and such and then cut them up to make darling rag quilts. Upcycling really brings out the creativity in an other wise plain blanket.
Jane has just finished this topper made with only two block styles - 4 piece and snowball. She will have it off to it's new owner before next meeting so we really appreciate her bringing it in to show us.
It only takes four imaginative ladies with 2 1/2" strips and before you know it you have 4 different quilts. They used the same book for ideas, each picked the lay out they liked. Frances B. was the fourth and was unable to bring her quilt in; however,.......
here is what Jan did......
and Donna. Great job ladies. Even though Erlene and Donna may have picked the same lay out, the way they finished theirs gives it a totally different look. Looking forward to seeing what Frances chose.
Cindy likes to get tops at sales and practice her long arming on them. This one really shows off her feathering. She debated on bringing it in or not as the top had cut off points etc. With Cindy's quilting though, you don't look at the piecing - you look at the whole and it is great.
Cindy's backs are always a wonder to check out - seersucker?
Jeanette has more talent than she lets on. Here is her table topper made out of yo yo's she got in a can at a sale.
and then she shows off this wonder that although she may have gone out of her comfort color box - you would never know it - it is a beauty. Where are you going to proudly display it Jeanette?
Karen told her girls that she would quilt them a whole cloth when they got married. Oops! One of them is already hearing wedding bells. Daughter wanted wheat and such in her quilt and talented Karen came up with her own design to make it sing out. It was too much white for Karen so she bound it in blue.
Sorry the wonderful hand quilting doesn't show up as well in pictures as it does in person.
Jan and Deb revealed the 2014 Piotique Quilters Guild Challenge. click here to download a .pdf file with all the particulars. Jan said that they came up with enough ideas to have challenges for the next 20 years. Sometimes the planning is the greatest fun.
Hayley is graduating from High School this year so we honored her accomplishment with cake and ice cream and.....
her very own memory quilt. She was so upset with her mom and some of us when we barred her from the kitchen a few months ago, now she feels a little silly. All those signatures and best wishes are just for you Hayley.
We have three generations of this family in the guild. Hayley is very lucky to have such talented teachers. We wish her the best of luck in College in Nebraska, and if we are lucky - maybe we will take a road trip up there sometime to surprise her and of course check out their shops.
Vevia presented the Summer Block of the Season by having everyone do a folded paper flower that they could make in fabric at home and then showed us the basket that we could use them on. The basket table topper above is using fabric from the "Wizard of Oz" line for the baskets.
Here is another idea for your basket and background.
We also saw how we could "weave" our own basket.
Ideas came from the above two books and adapted very well into our summer block.
Looking forward to seeing what others do with the ideas.