Who knew that Bingo could be so STRESSFUL! ha ha
What a sight to see as you walked into the church last night - spring chicks sprung up everywhere.
Of course they were invitations to our annual Tea. Sign up sheet was at the door as you came in and passed around during the meeting. If you were unable to be there last night and you would like to sign up - HURRY, call Vevia, it is only 11 days away and the cooks are already shopping for supplies.
The Embroidery / Hand Work crew that meets at 6 pm is growing.
It's a chance to talk to others and share products as well as work on hand projects. Jane was talking to Susie and mentioned she used this fusible in her chicken quilt.
Getting to the meeting early, gives you that extra chance to share....
get free stuff........
check out who is doing what........
work on your BOM.......
pass along your progress report.............
trace your design..............
enjoy the fellowship..................
and even get a few things done. Some meeting night when dinner is done early, come join the ladies and see what all is going on.
Roll call started out our meeting and that means Show 'n Tell.
Carol worked on 7 easter baskets. Love the faces of the bunnies, she did them free hand with her sewing machine. When you tie what looks to be handles and you get ears for your rabbit. They are even lined.
Carol B. also showed a UFO she just completed. Not her regular type of fabric and not sure if she said it was a 9 years in the making or more - it was worth the wait. Lovely Carol.
Frances is helping out Shirley M. and the Linus project as Shirley is having knee surgery. Frances had kits together of tops to sew up and panels with batting and backing to quilt/tie together. Nancy mentioned that she thinks Shirley has done well over 1,000 quilts for the project.
If you did not have a chance to gather up a kit, give Frances a call.
Sara finished her flowers of last years BOM project with more flowers for this blossoming quilt. Love how one set of blocks can be put together so many ways. Great job Sara.
Last year, Susie brought in Chicks of the Month during the embroidery session and Jane has finished hers. I believe she said it is going to her son who has chickens. You can get another look at this darling quilt on Sat. April 2nd at the Tea. Thank you Jane for sharing.
Teresa E's daughter asked for a Christmas quilt and had the pattern in mind when she begged mom to do it for her. Teresa learned a lot when she put this huge quilt together. Strips may sound easy, but they do have their own technique. Talk to Teresa to find out what she learned.
Janet has done it again - what a great quilt for a youngin. Love the stars that surround her barn.
She even had time to finish this brick quilt. Wonderful colors Janet.
Follow the two arrows. Jenell used her spring break time to good advantage. First the bag on the table and then a thread catcher and a thread catcher bag. Some times you have to take time to make the things that are very helpful as well as being really neat. Love your compartment bag Jenell.
Jan J. is with a group that is always coming up with some snazzy ideas. This time they swapped pre-cuts. Normally this would not be the colors you would see Jan use - she took a chance with the twister pattern that she has always wanted to do - and you can see for yourself - what a fun quilt.
Postage stamps anyone? Jan told us that this was a scrap quilt that produced even more scraps.
Jan, Frances, Donna and Erlene got together and each did 100 - 4 patch blocks, exchanged out 25 each with the other three (so 75 exchanged) and then put the hundred 4 patches together into their own quilt.
Donna learned that you need to do a little more planning in the beginning - she ended up having to do "Y" seams to get this look she was after. Ouch! But she pulled it off wonderfully.
Now Frances did not know they were going to show off their creations - she gave hers away, so no visual from Frances.
Jan decided she wanted to add a few more 4 patch blocks and then what if you do some half square triangles and then - WOW! What growth. Think she said it became king size.
Erelene planned her 4 patches out for a twin size. Look at those applique flowers.
Simple 4 patch - and yet so many ways.
Thank you ladies for sharing your creations.
Donna also completed this quilt. Think she is working on her zig zag paths.
Okay, we have heard Lisa say that paper piecing is evil - well now she has to take back her words. She took a Judy Niemeyer class and not only is it okay to paper piece now, it is also gorgeous. If you want to see more of Judy Niemeyer's work, click here.
Lisa said that she had told a "few" people about the strip stars and before she knew it - they all had theirs done. So it was time for her to finish hers. Great job Lisa.
Yeah!!!!!!!! Deb. M. got her silk ribbon embroidery chicken done and brought it in to show it off and to get Susie to stuff it a little more.
Deb O. showed off her twilling block
and her "one hour" table runner. She has a wonderful friend who made the yo-yo's for her for the ends.
Deb also finished this quilt. Wow! Deb even quilted it herself. Love how the middle goes into the borders.
Susie tried several new things when she did this quilt. Ask her to tell you about enlarging and the obstacles you can meet. You had to get up close to really see the quilting that makes this twilling quilt pop.
Juanita did a fantastic job with this baby quilt. Love the owls. Click on the picture to see them a little bigger.
Juanita also made some Easter baskets for the grand youngins.
Marilyn had to get this off to Alaska to her son - but Vevia went over and grabbed a shot so that you all could see what a great job she did. Top left is the Alaskan flag and top right is the Kansas sunflower. Ties in his life then and now. Thank you Marilyn for sharing.
President Karen read a thank you card from the Library for our help during the Winter Reading Program. Please get down to United Bank and Trust BEFORE Monday, March 28th to see it and to get an opportunity to win this quilt. The blocks were drawn by the children attending the Winter Reading Program, then our members scanned it to fabric, and put together this quilt for them. The Friends of the Library are offering opportunities for $1 a piece and I think 6 for $5. The children want the proceeds donated to the Save Our Zoo Project.
This is the label on the back - quilt is 39 1/2" x 47 1/2" with a sleeve for hanging.
A mini version was made for the Library to keep. Here is a front and back shot. You can go downstairs to the childrens section of the library and see it.
These are some of the ladies that were involved with the project. The library and WE thank them for their help.
Ruth is chairperson of the Community Service committee this year and she started off with a top that needs quilting - thank you Frances for offering to do that. Ruth also had these barn door quilt blocks donated, some not put together. Thank you Ginny for offering to do that.
Susie showed off a few of the twilling blocks that are next on the list and
some that the ladies had finished.
Susie said that there is still time to join this years BOM - please see her if you are interested. Susie is a great Twilling Teacher.
The program for the meeting started after refreshments.
FAT QUARTER BINGO
Co-Program Chairs - Deb M. and Susie did a great job calling out the numbers and changing up the goals.
It was a great time to snack on all the goodies that the Churn Dash group provided while you were anxiously working toward a B-I-N-G-O.
With 40 members present - it was a challenge, though there were a few of us that needed to be sent to the corner as we could not be quiet and sit still at the same time. The STRESS!!! Who Knew? ha ha
Christina's little girl was a multi-winner and very proud of it. Hope we get to see a project of hers in the near future.
It was a fun night. Lots of quilts and other projects to see, good food, good friends and lots of laughter.
See you at the Tea!