Monday, March 2, 2015

February Fun and Happy Scrappy Days

Lots of new ideas for the new year!  Becky Derr and Chris Crunk will be teaming up to see about our guild hosting a quilt show.  Debbie Powell and Stevie Scaramelli have provided paper pieced kits for our quilt that we will be making to donate to the Vance County Extension office.  Belinda and BK will be heading our cookbook publication.  Going forward any updates to our directory will be in the newsletter.  

Welcome new members!

Donna Schaffer
Chris Crunk
Patricia Sheppard

Congratulations to Karen Haney she won the gift card in our "name tag" drawing and to Sandi Wolfe she won the fat quarters of the month.

Thanks to Belinda Leach for our presentation on what to do with all of our scraps.

  Belinda shows us how to make a neat scrappy rug.
 She also shared ways that she keeps her scraps organized and how to cut them quickly and accurately with the Accuquilt Go cutter.

Show and Tell

Faith Smith

Faith Smith

Faith Smith

Jane Reeder

Close up of Jane's quilt

Patty McCrary

Joanna Liguz
Belinda Alston

Peggy Stocks

Joanna Liguz
Hassie Boddy

Miss Lou's still has many quilt tops ready to be quilted and bound for charity.  Don't forget to bring your completed pieced farm block to our March meeting. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Welcome to a New Year and a New Board!

First off, Thank You so much to our previous board members.  President Donna Wessemann, Vice President Debbie Powell, Treasurer Belinda Leach, and Secretaries Kathy Faucette and Wendy Kruskie. The last few years have been wonderful and we appreciate all your hard work and efforts. Thanks to Peggy Stocks for continuing the role of Advisor. Thanks to Sarah Baskerville for all of the BOM's that she provided us. Thanks to Sue Marlette for helping out so much with hospitality. Thanks to Kathy Solomon for continuing to make our newsletter. Lastly but most recently Thank You to our Christmas Committee (Lynn Currin, Ruth Hicks, Dawn Lemons, BK McCloud, and Lynn Patiky) for the exceptional work they did with our Christmas party.  As you can see we all enjoyed each others company at this lovely event.

Lot's of laughter as we passed gifts back and forth and round and round.    Thank You Ruth for reading this entertaining story.

December Show and Tell

Joanna Liguz shares a cute yo yo necklace!

What stupendous work by Ruth Hicks!

Jane Reeder shares not one, but two beauties!

Rachel Wessells shows a cute bag!

and Wendy Kruskie has been busy stitching out 3 quilts for Christmas gifts.

 We are starting off 2015 with our new board members.  President Monica Sleboda, Vice President Brenda Seaman, Treasurer Lynn Patiky and Secretary Wendy Kruskie. Kathy Solomon will continue to provide us with our newsletter. At our first meeting we voted and the motion was approved to keep hospitality (water and snacks only) and a big Thank You to Dawn Lemons for volunteering to oversee Hospitality. 

 We also handed out a survey and here are the results:

1)  Fat Quarters: Results were a resounding yes that the group wanted to continue to bring Fat Quarters each month so February is anything Valentines      

     related (Red's, hearts, white, etc)
2)   Block of the month: 16 yes 14 no/no answer So we will be looking for someone who would be willing to head the block of the month
3)  Raffle Quilt: 17 yes 11 no/no answer
4)  Quilt Show: 16 yes 11 no/no answer (Would love to get a strong committee together for this and see if we could do this at the Library)
5)  Booth Rental at the Quilt Show: 20 yes 8 no/no answer

Any volunteers for BOM would be greatly appreciated.  We are moving forward with our commitment to make a quilt for the Vance County Extension office.  Stevie and Debbie are putting quilt kits together and will be available at one of our upcoming meetings.  If you have any other information to share or pictures of our show and tell in January, please send to me and I will update the blog.  Don't forget to bring your name tag and a Valentine Themed fat quarter to the February meeting.  See you there!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Paint Chip Quilt Challenge

What an interesting time we had at our November meeting.  We have some very creative ladies in our guild.  The challenge was to make a quilt based on mismatched paint chips that were given out earlier this year.  There were 12 entries, take a look at these neat quilts!
WINNER!!! Lynn Patiky

2nd Place Winner Faith Smith

3rd Place Winner Belinda Leach
And here are all the other beauties
Gail Richardson
Karen Hanny
Peggy Stocks
Eileen Davison
Sandi Wolfe

Rachel Wessells

Donna Wesemann

Stevie Scaramelli

Sue Marlette
Thank you ladies for sharing your creativity with us.  We look forward to seeing everyone at our December meeting.  Fun, food, and friends!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

October Meeting

Hi, everyone! I hope you had a great time at our October meeting.  We had 3 guests, Anita Wilson, Nancy Sampson, and Morris White.  Morris would like to partner with us and make a quilt with an agricultural theme.  It would be hung at the Vance County Extension office.  Sounds like fun to me.  What do you think?  We will most likely talk about this in the next few meetings coming up.  As requested an audit of the treasurer's report was done by Kathy Solomon, her husband Bruce (acting as a third party) and Belinda Leach.  Thanks to Belinda for being a wonderful treasurer, everything was spot on! Our quilt block is complete, painted, and ready to be hung.  We are waiting for Wake Electric to hang it at the library. We received several completed charity quilts that will be delivered to Ronald McDonald house.  Thanks again to those of you that continue to contribute your time to make these quilts.

Thank You Faith for your educational presentation on bias stems.

Everyone working very intently.

Well, almost everyone! Ha ha!

Since I am not the usual photographer I totally forgot to take a picture of our block of the month.  If anyone has one please send to me and I will update here.  
Now, for our show and tells...
 Check out this unique table runner by Faith Smith!

Another hand quilted beauty by Hassie!

 What a cheery quilt, Purple Passion by Jane Reeder!

What a gorgeous sampler quilt by Becki Derr!

Such a cute mini twister by Belinda Leach! You have to try this. Much simpler than you would think.

 Frog Days of Summer by Wendy Kruskie

Black Cat Crossing by Wendy Kruskie
 And lastly Rush Hour by Wendy Kruskie

We look forward to seeing you next month.  Don't forget your fat quarter, name tag, and block of the month.  Christmas will be here soon. Please bring a $10 quilt related gift "wrapped" and ready to go when you come to the December meeting.  November is our paint chip quilt challenge, can't wait to see what you have done with those mis-matched chips!