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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.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 2014 Meeting

 
This month's meeting was a look back at quilts from the past.  Several ladies signed up to share a quilt or two that came down from their family or that meant something to them.  It was a great program and we are looking forward to seeing more legacy quilts in the future. 
 
Here's a quilt that Deanna's Mother worked on...
 
 
 
Bev shared this one

 
This one was from Lori

 
Joyce Curtiss showed us this lovely one.

 
This one was from Diane's family

 
This came from Daphne's family

 
A few close-ups


 
This one was from Martha's Grandmother


 
This was not a family quilt but Sharon S liked it and just had to have it.

 
This was a gift from someone that knew Sharon would take care of the quilt.

 
 
Here's a picture of the Heart Pillows being delivered to the American Cancer Society.  Lots of bags means lots of heart pillows!  Thanks for all of your efforts, I know these are very much appreciated!
 
 
 
 
Now for some show and tell from our members.
 
Diana took a class to make this quilt tote...




A lot of our ladies took a class on making their self portraits.  So cute.
 


 
A few things she's been working on




 
Rita's working on kid quilts


 
Linda made this cute bag

 
Deanna's kid quilts

 
Paddington Bear, anyone remember him????


 
 

This is a quilt that will be raffled off. More details to follow.

 
Burp cloths made from real diapers for the new grandbaby.

 
A boy quilt

 
Glenda made this for a customer who's turned into a friend.  So cute! 

 
Sharon's  T-shirt quilt

 
A moustache scarf brought back from Italy...

 
Boneta's working on this hexagon quilt

 
Another self portrait!



Look at these cameos, very sweet.

 
Oh my, I love this one.  We need a demo on rouching...

 
Martha's Tree quilt

 
Martha's next project.






Daphne's self portrait
 

 
Some projects from Daphne




 
Sally's strip quilt.

 
Our ladies were busy this month.  Keep it up girls, you are doing a great job!  Next month, we have a special speaker and you don't want to miss out...Be sure and bring your show and tell and let us know what you have been working on. See you next month. Happy stitching!