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Monday, July 7, 2014

June meeting

This is a quilt from Glenda's family.  She is finishing it and putting embroidery around it.
 
 
Some Show and Tell from our members:
 
Mary P. finished this quilt from a long time ago. 

 
Not sure whose this was since they were hiding behind the quilt.

 
Deanna made this one....

 
Helen made this one for her husband



Jackie finished this little lovely. The picture doesn't do the colors justice.

Martha used her 9 patches from the swap and made this beauty.

 
Sweet butterflies.

 

Here's another one from Glenda

 
These are all from Mary

 
 




Sunday, June 8, 2014

May meeting

 
The May meeting was a working meeting for us.  We were working on the Covers for Kids but we had to have some great reveals first.  These quilts were the Round Robin exchange done by a few of our members and they all turned out great. What fun!
 
Diane's quilt
 

Glenda's quilt


Karen's quilt

 
Willie's quilt



Deanna's quilt




Irene's quilt
 
 
Martha's quilt

 
Next, we have the church quilt for this year.  The French Rose quilt blocks were done by everyone and the quilting was done by our sweet Jackie.  Great job everyone!

 
Now for some show and tell....
 
This is Judy H's beautiful wool quilt.

 
This is the quilt Martha is working on this year.  It is a free block of the month from Sentimental Stitches and is called Benjamin Biggs.  Here's a link to the website...

 
Here's Linda B.'s great quilt...

 
Sharon's great purple quilt.

 
Here are some Project Linus quilts done by Judy B and quilted by Glenda.






 
Judy B did this quilt for her son and daughter in law.

 
She did this one for them too

 
This is our official banner done many years ago.

 
A tooth fairy pillow made by Sandy.

 
Sandy made this great Hunter Star quilt too.

 
A pillow by Lori


 
Here's a family quilt

 
Another family quilt that was in Ruth's family



Linda B's family quilt
 
 
This is one she made so the family quilt wouldn't be torn up...

 
Our guest had a family quilt too.

 
That's all for now, next month we will be working on wool penny rugs. Come enjoy the meeting. Happy stitching!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A colorful April meeting.

The meeting this month was at another location.  Our usual location was holding holiday services and we had to switch. First Baptist of Sunnyvale was gracious enough to allow us to meet at their great facility.  It was a lovely place to meet.  This month we had guest speakers, Loren and Sharon Wilhelm of http://www.quiltideas.com/.  Sharon has been quilting for many years and is a lovely person.  She has taught many quilters how to quilt and her program this month was on color.  She has a website and sells patterns and woodworking items associated with quilting from this site. She teaches at various quilt shops in our area and you can check her website for her schedule.   She is a wonderful applique teacher and embroidery teacher too. If you ever get a chance to take a class from her, go for it.  She is a great teacher....
 
 
Here's a sample of some of the quilts she showed at the meeting.
 
 
Loren and Sharon Wilhelm, Loren is a quilter too.


 
A study of blues...


 
Applique quilt. I think she said there were 16 different methods of applique on this quilt.



 
Here's some show and tell from our members.


Deanna with her grandbaby's quilt. It has a minky backing and looks so snuggable.
 

 
This is Lori's Quilt of Valor quilt. She said it is going to be delivered to a Viet Nam vet.



 
Here's the label she made for the quilt




This is Martha's lovely quilt.

 
 
Martha showed this little fabric snippet case. There is a link on the right hand side for this one and another link for this but with French seams.



Here's Martha's 75th birthday quilt that her daughter Jennifer surprised her with.  What a wonderful surprise. Happy Birthday, sweet lady.

 
Martha's Civil War Swap quilt.  This looks great!

 
Here's Susan's scrappy 5" squares quilt.  She decided just to use the 5" squares that she got in the exchange to put this quilt together.  This looks great and I think I'm going to do one like this with my leftover 5" squares too. 

 
Here's her miniature French rose quilt.  Wonderful!

 
Daphne is working on her machine quilting and practicing to make an outfit.  Great job, Daphne.


 
Here's some wonkiness going on!

 
Here's the start of her wonky houses.  They haven't been wonkified yet.


 
Glenda made this for a covers for kids quilt.  This one is for a boy.

 
Here's another Covers for Kids quilt that Glenda did.
 
 
This is Sandy's lovely log cabin.  It looks like the grass is grown all over the cabin!



Sandy just learned how to crochet and she did a crochet border on this little blanket. 



Here's a flannel rag quilt Sandy made.

 
This little Easter quilt was done by Ruth.  What a great bunny quilt....
 
 
Annalee's wonderful cubed One Block Wonder quilt...

 
Here's Nona's beautiful floral applique quilt.  All hand quilted.


 
A tablerunner to match

 
and the wallhanging too.

 
A wool bag by Sharon

 
Here's some quilts by Sharon too.  I love the big spool quilt.  Like Loren said, wow, I wonder how big the sewing machine is for these spools?!

 
Another beauty by Sharon.

 
Here's from her scrap drawer....

 
A Corn and Beans quilt by Bev

 
Ok, that's it for this month.  If you missed the meeting, you missed a good one.  Next month, we will be working on Covers for Kids.  Diane will be sending out an email concerning what needs to be brought to the meeting.  Sewing machines, ironing boards, irons, cutting mats, etc.  Please be thinking about what you want to bring. 
 
Until next time, get busy and go sew!  Happy stitching.