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!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Catching up and Moving Forward

Getting back on track with the blog so if anything is out of place or needs to be added let me know. 

 Here is our block of the month for October.

Let's see if everyone can bring one!  We need to increase our participation.  Wouldn't it be nice to win enough to make a quilt? All you need to do to be entered is to make "one" block.

Here are the blocks we received from our September block of the month.

We have a new name for our newsletter...Guild Gazette! Thanks to all who voted! Belinda Leach won a $25 gift card for her suggested name of the newsletter.

Faith has challenged everyone to make pillowcases to be delivered to Ronald McDonald house.  Here are some pictures of the cute pillowcases we have received so far.

Monica Sleboda made several pillowcases.  Isnt' it cute?  She wasn't monkeying around. This is one of many.

Here is a pillowcase by BK McCloud.  Adorable! Someone will really like that neat fabric!

More from Janell Jackson.  Beautiful cosmic fabric.  It is out of this world!  I'm sure someone will love putting their pretty little head on this pillowcase at night!

Speaking of charities.  Miss Lou's still has loads of fabric for charity quilts.  They are pre-cut pieces so you can sew them up in a snap.  There is always someone in need that I am sure would be greatful to receive these. Don't forget to get yours!  Here is one of a few that  Rachel Wessells made

 And another from Patty McCrary

Thanks to all that contribute their time to making these lovely quilts!
During our September meeting, Donna Wesseman showed us this unique tool for turning tubes of fabric.  

 It would make life much easier when making something like this beautiful table runner that Donna made below.

And now for our show and tell, some of these pictures are from our previous meeting in August.

Check out this beautiful quilt that Belinda Alston made for her father. 
 and such a cute little pumpkin from Belinda Leach
 Joanna Liguz shared her talents with us by showing us this beauty

Wow! Karen Hanny showed us this awesome quilt too

What a cheery and bright quilt from Kathy Faucette

and another big beauty from Lynn Patiky

Another quilt for Dad by Monica Sleboda

And last a cute Monster Truck quilt by Monica Sleboda.  Nice job!

Don't forget the November quilt challenge is coming up and December 8th will be our Christmas pot luck.  Bring a $10.00 quilt related wrapped gift. We need a new chair for the hospitality committee for 2015. Please let us know if you can help! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Learning to Make Fabric Landscapes

We had a great crowd at the April meeting.  The weather has finally turned spring like bringing out the flowers and the quilters.

Pictured below are the three block choices for the May meeting Block of the Month.  Sarah is carrying on the flower theme.  The winner of the April blocks was Karen Hanney.  Can't wait to see what she does with those blocks.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

Faith Smith took several quilts from our charity quilt stash to The Ronald McDonald House in Durham.  They were grateful to receive them for the guests at the house.  Faith said some thing the house always needs is pillow cases.  These are often used to carry belongings home.  Faith has issued a challenge to all guild members to make a pillowcase for her to carry down to the house on her next trip. 

When the weather gets bad, quilters get going!  We had several quilters share their recent finishes.
Patty McCrary shares her Starry Night table runner. 

Faith Smith shows her Hero Quilt.

Betty Jo Pernell shows one of her most recent mini quilts.  That is not paper pieced!

The members in attendance enjoyed an evening of learning to make landscapes using fabric and glue on canvas.  Guild member, Eileen Davison, was kind enough to lead us in this technique.  She was also kind enough to share many of the fabrics she uses for her landscapes.  It was a fun evening with many beautiful pieces being created.

You will not want to miss the May meeting!  We will have a guest speaker.  Modern quilt artist, Roxane Lessa, will be presenting "What Every Art Quilter Needs to Know Before They Sew", a presentation of dos and don'ts of art quilting.  Much of what Roxane has to share can also be used in any quilting.  The presentation will include some of her amazing quilts and a slide show of tips and secrets as well as information on design and composition.  Roxane will also be sharing her private coaching program and classes for learning how to create art quilts with interested guild members.  She will also have hand dyed fabrics and other items for sale.  To see Roxane's work, click HERE.  Roxane also has a blog you can check out HERE.   
This will be an informative evening for every one.  Bring a friend!