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Thursday, June 30, 2016

June meeting

                                         This month we worked on quilts for kids.  While the instructions were being                         given we were relaxing and getting ready to start working on the projects.

This is a quilt I made and it is the same kit pattern we were given to work on. Several of us brought our machines and we ended up finishing 8 quilt tops and several were taken home to work on....

Now for some show and tell from our members.

Look at this cute fox quilt.

This is a row by row quilt several of us are participating in a swap for this one.  It has two or three more rows to be added.  So cute.

Look at this big beautiful quilt of Glenda's.  

Cathy worked on this lovely little butterfly quilt.

Linda B. made this beauty.

Ruth is hiding behind this cute quilt.

Hmmm, I think this was Karen's quilt but I'm not sure.  She's hiding so much I can't tell and don't remember!

Martha showed this one. This is a quilt top that the modern quilt guild have asked people to make to donate to the families and first responders of the Florida people that were killed.  

Here's the information for the pattern.
Information about the project:


The following is from the email from the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild:


DMQG is participating in the Orlando MQG’s Charity quilt drive to help the victims and families of the Orlando nightclub shootings. We are asking all members that want to participate to make the 10 1/2 inch Rainbow blocks with low volume background colors.

You can read about the block at Cluck Cluck Sew. Learn more about the complete project at the Orlando MQG website or the MQG Blog.

Urban Spools has offered to be our official block drop off location (also drop off at guild meeting). For every 3 or more heart blocks dropped off you will receive one FQ. Also, they have agreed to quilt the quilt tops we complete (OMG! So generous!) for no charge. We will just need to supply backing and batting for them.

The following is Cluck, Cluck Sew where the heart quilt pattern is located:
I hope you all have a chance to make a couple of blocks or a whole quilt.  You know someone will love it.  Thanks for caring.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

May Meeting

Hello everyone, I forgot to post these, so sorry for the delay....

Anyway, this was our May meeting.  The original program didn't happen so Sharon came up with a great replacement program.  It was based on swaps or exchanges that her and other friends have been in.. She's been in some wonderful swaps and here are some pictures of just some of the ones she's been in.  She's still doing exchanges or swaps or whatever you want to call them.  It's when you are get a group of quilters together and make the same blocks or decide what pattern to make and it could happen in a week or year or however long your group decides to make it.  You can swap a block a month or 40 blocks a month or whatever....anyway,  I hope you enjoy the pictures and think about swaps you want to do.

Christmas stockings.

Floating 4 Patches

This is the back of it,

Not sure what the name was on this one.  I think it is a Bonnie Hunter quilt pattern.

Cupcake swap

3 inch stars swap

Another 3 inch stars swap in another color, looks so different, huh?!

A 16 patch swap

Ok, sorry, don't know the name of these either....

This is Tumalo Trails, it is a Bonnie Hunter quilt.

This one was called Dear Blanche.  It was a swap from many years ago.

This one was a row by row swap that Sharon coordinated.  It is based on a Fons and Porter quilt book.

Wasn't that fun to see all the different kinds of quilts that can be done in swaps. It's fun to participate.  You can make the same block as many times as necessary and trade them to have different blocks.  It makes you look like a scrapper even when you are not one!  Think about doing swaps or exchanges, you have fun and can spend more time with your friends too. 

Now for some show and tell from our members....

This was a form of a swap that Becky participated in.  It's called a Round Robin exchange. Normally, the way this exchange works is you do the center block and pass it onto the next quilter on the list in the group with or without fabric depending on the rules, and they add the next row or round also depending on the agreements that were made.  

Here's a star quilt of Becky's, I don't know if it was an exchange or swap or if she made all of the great stars....

Here's two of Karissa's quilts she made for some sweet young ladies.

Here's one of Cathy's she made for her nephew.

Here's some of Sharon's completed projects.

Cute jacket and cute model too.

Here's one of Glenda's quilts.

This one is Diana's.

Last but not least here's Sally's front and back of her lovely quilt.

Well ladies, that's it for May. Get busy and come for our June meeting.  Bring what you can to help work on the Quilts for Kids or community service quilts.  Also, please bring your show and tell. Have a good month. See you soon and happy stitching.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

April meeting

This month we did not have a program but we had lots of show and tell. Alot was worked on at retreat,  Here are some of Diana's projects.
This one is for one of her niece's named Pam Pam.

These two are the one hour basket project that Sharon H. shared with everyone at retreat.

Another bag by Lori.

This is my cosmetic bag.  Glenda made one a few months ago and I loved it. She had left over hexagons and scraps  that she gave to us for anyone that wanted them.  I got them and made this lovely bag. This was a tutorial at our last retreat by Sharon H.  I enjoy making these bags.

Here's my Texas bag I made with an old blue jean skirt.  It was my favorite skirt so I had to recycle it.

I finished this Christmas tablerunner and it is now ready for this year!

Glenda's cute apron.

Here's her great jacket she made. She made hers shorter than everyone else.  This is made with a sweatshirt as the base.  Mary Jo taught this great class.

Here's one of Glenda's beautiful scrap quilts.

Here's Sandy's succulent quilt she made. 

Another quilt by Sandy.

This is Darla's wonderful red, white and blue happy quilt.

Here's some of Martha's great projects.

Some more projects from Diana.

Susan's beautiful quilt. She's giving this to her daughter to auction off at her church.

Sharron B made this Nickel quilt. She participated in the 4 patch and half square triangle swap for the Sunny Lane quilt.  She made it differently and it's great too.  

Here are some quilt tops Linda D. is working on for a friend and his family.

Cathy B made this wonderful quilt, it is a Sue Spargo pattern.

This is Diane T.'s first quilt. She got some of the blocks from a swap.

Another first quilt for Diane. T.

Lori made these cute crocheted towels and gave them to Susan for the church auction.

Jeannette's quilt backing.

Here's the front of the quilt.

This is a row in the Row By Row Christmas quilt swap she is doing.

This was not at the meeting the other night but I wanted y'all to see this beauty.  Several of us made blocks for this lovely butterfly quilt last year and gave it to the lovely lady below named Erin.  This is in the Chapel at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas at the Oncology Clinic.  Erin is a lovely lady and she is the nurse navigator for Presbyterian Hospital. She is the leader of an organization called On Butterflies Wings and she makes up goodie baskets to give to the breast cancer patients going through chemotherapy.  Her baskets contain butterflies, hand lotion, mints, and will also have crocheted hats. I am making some hats for her and if you would like to participate and have any to donate I will be happy to give them to her.  If you also have any goodies to put in her baskets, please let me know.I was thinking about the small pillows like we made a few years ago that Martha got us to make....Maybe me can make small heart pillows with butterflies on them.  Any more ideas would be most welcome.   Thank you so much.

That's it for now ladies, get busy and bring your projects next month.  Happy stitching!