SEPTEMBER - Bloomin' Minds Trunk Show and Workshop
And we were off to a wonderful start of the evening on Monday.
Members signed in, checked out the free table which was loaded - pictures is before everything came in. Then they enjoyed the refreshments provided by the Rambler's AND went shopping at "Bloomin' Minds". At the end of the meeting shots, I will give you the web site you can go to - just in case you did not get all the patterns you wanted.
Please remember - click on pictures to have them come in larger.
Having time to catch up with each other, is another opportunity open to our members that are able to come early.
And then here she comes....................Lynn Doyle herself.
She jumped us right into the finished projects to brought to show. Thank you Kathy and Sara for holding up her items.
Lynn started with Christmas.
From valances she bought and decorated to wall hangings.....
to pillows. Witchy woman, top right, was her first shirt pattern. Loved the 'Horsin Around' and Half Pint group.
Lynn started her creating in 1999. There is always something out there that is said, seen or just comes into her mind that goes all BLOOMIN' on her.
Her stories were the best.
Did we ever think about what it must sound like to a child to tell him that Santa is watching. Brrrr!
My personal favorite of this selection was the "I am in shape - I'm round". hahahahaha
You had to be there to get the best of everything - how Lynn's mind works is a wonder.
She also has groupings - different sizes and different numbers of.
Think her favorite time of the year is fall and all that it brings.
See the moon? Ask a member that was at the trunk show to tell you the inspiration for this table runner.
Next time Sara tells Mike that she's having a Ghouls/Girls night out - watch out Mike.
Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes...
thoughts of what might go through certain minds.....
to capturing the real story behind the scenes.
Lynn gave us so much to think about and so many ideas. It was great to have our "Vanna White's" holding up the items so that we could get a true idea of their sizes and such.
You can go to Lynn's web site here, to see all the patterns she carries. She showed us so many, has more and I missed a few with bad shots.
Lynn's parting words to us were - get a rider on your home insurance to cover the replacement of your quilts and equipment. One lady added up all her books and had over $4,000.00 worth. Make a list, take pictures and get one. By the time you add up your supplies, quilts, sewing machines - etc. Normal insurance will not cover replacement.
The other tip Lynn gave us was never - never - never post pictures on your social sites WHILE you are gone. Wait until you get home and then show everyone what you were doing.
Thank you Lynn for a great show and thank you Mr. Doyle for all your hard work helping us find patterns and the heavy lifting you do.
ROM with Sara
Sara gave us September and December this month.
September is the darling butterflies.
You can get the patterns to the left of this post under forms and info to print out.
December is Party night, so Sara went ahead and gave us December's row - pinwheels.
As you can see here, Sara used up some orphan blocks that she had to make this row.
Show 'n Tell was a short, but mighty.
I had taken a workshop with Lynn this past June at the Manhattan guild. Instead of having several wall hangings, I decided to put 6 of them into a throw. Also did the big stitch hand quilting on this with crochet thread. (I'm laughing/crying as I was trying to pose and got a leg cramp. Teach me?)
Hayley made a great showing at the fair with her woven rug that Frances B had taught her how to do.
Sara got a two-4-one on her panel. She designed her quilt with sections from the panel and then used the left overs to make a table topper. Just in time for the fall season which starts in a couple days.
I think hiding back there is Winnie. I am not held responsible for remembering hands
and shoes of people. Lovely jelly roll rug and this panel quilt is awesome. Some one let me know if I have the wrong person identified here. Thank you.
Jeanette K. made this quilt out of her brothers jeans and some flannel shirts.
Rita S. was guest Monday night but had to leave early, so Susie showed off Rita's quilts. This is one that she designed and has donated to Verna Lee's church's Mexican Supper raffle. Verna Lee has tickets if you want some. Susie did the quilting. You definitely need to click on this picture to have it come in larger so that you can see the quilting. Think Susie called it Glorious Crosses. The quilt is about 76" x 89".
Rita also had designed this Royal Crown label quilt.
Even the back had royal crown bags on it. Susie stated that Rita had told her some of the bags were worth about $100. That is one collection that you have to be careful doing - you don't want to become addicted to the stuff.
In January 2016, Susie started that years BOM with a twilling project.
Go up to Archive and click on Jan. 2016 and scroll down, way down and you will see the block shown above.
There were some 20 blocks involved and some of them very intricate.
After over 2 1/2 years - this is Susie's heirloom. She has the figures for the approximate time to twill the blocks and stated that it was about 30 hours just to quilt it.
AND IT HAS A LABEL !!!!!! Good job Susie.
Thank you everyone for a great meeting, refreshments, Show 'n Tell, etc.
See you next month with your Challenge quilts.
Workshop on Tuesday
Oh the excitement! Monday night everyone purchased their kits and were ready to dig right in on Tuesday. Now please understand, that digging in was not just into the projects, but into the boxes of kits and patterns for sale also. hahahahahaha
Who knows, you might not have enough to do next month. hahaha
Lynn got us going on the first steps. And bless her heart, we got to put HER finished items close by to take a look at details and such to get going on our own.
It was pleasant to have the designer handy to set us on the right path to accomplishment.
Dixie traced her pieces and was getting them ready for fusing.
Machelle working on her pumpkins.
Good thing Deb was the next table over from Machelle as they had both bought the pumpkin table runner kit to do and Deb had the original close by.
Carol was pretty quick on getting her tree together. She is hand stitching her fusible pieces down.
Pointers from Lynn
Wasn't long and Dixie had the first part of her "round" snowman done.
And then the first steps completed
Winnie was working along on her snowman with friends
Coleen had to build her background before she could get into the fusible part
Virginia has half of the top done
Yeah Deb, just the borders left to do.
Don't you just love Winnie's little blue birds?
Virginia finished both ends
And I got the first part of my top done.
Day was too short - we could have gone on for ever - but home was calling and about 3:00 pm, we all called it a day.
Thank you everyone for taking the workshop and contributing to the laughter.
Thank you again Lynn for the tips, hints and enjoyable day.
Before we left - we all were dreaming of bringing in our completed items in October.
Hope to see them there.