If you click on the pictures, you can get a closer look.

Monday, April 30, 2012

April Happenings

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather and getting some sewing time in.

 We had a great meeting and I know everyone is having fun making mug rugs.  I've made some but haven't made any for the exchange.  One of these months, I will get it together in time for the swap.  This month's theme was selvedges.  We had some really cute ones.  I love seeing these and getting ideas!

Here's the summer blocks. These are looking great.  Have you done yours yet? If you need instructions, see Sharon H. or Bev F. for directions.

Here are the blocks for the church quilt.  These should be put together by the next meeting.  Contact  Carolee, Irene or Ruth W if you have any questions.

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

Glenda and her cute boat quilt.

Glenda made this one too.  Click on the picture and you can see it close up.

Here's some tatting I made and a cloth purse...

A tatted necklace.

Jackie and her ladies at the library are doing this Texas braid quilt to donate to the library. I think for a raffle but I'm not sure. If you have any questions, ask Jackie....

Sharon H. made this T-shirt quilt to give to her Pool Association.

Nona is finishing up with some older projects.  I think she said this was a Block of the month from Joann's...

A race car quilt for one of her grandsons.

Judy H. made this cute baby quilt from a panel.  I love those quick quilts! 

Judy made this one too but not a panel!  This one is called Tea Time.  It's beautiful!

Helen went to a class and made this bucket organizer.  Very cute and handy.

So sorry for the delay in posting these pictures.  Blogger has made alot of changes and I'm trying to get used to it again.  Hopefully, I won't be this late again.  See you soon for our next meeting. Happy Quilting!

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Good Yarn Club-Charity Group

This info is from Ruth concerning her knitting/crochet and quilting charity group. For more info, please ask Ruth or Jessica.

Here's the scoop on our charity group. Jessica and I belong to a group at American Airlines called The Good Yarn Club. It is made up of employees and friends of employees that knit, crochet or quilt. We work on several small projects during the year, such as hats for chemo patients or a women's shelter, but our two large projects are in the fall/winter. Throughout the year, we make knitted and crocheted scarves for the homeless (sometimes with hats to match if we have enough yarn!) We also make lapghans (lap afghans) which are either knitted, crocheted or quilted. These are given out to nursing homes. The size of the scarves are about 7 or 8 inches wide by 48 inches long. They can be made with any stitch and any yarn. The lapghans are generally 3 feet by 4 feet, smaller in size so they don't get hung up in the wheels on a wheel chair. These also can be done in any color, yarn, stitch, fabric or quilt pattern. The recipients are always very grateful and it makes them smile! If anyone would like to donate yarn, fabric or finished projects, just bring what you have to our meetings. Our group appreciates any and all efforts to help. Thanks,Ruth

Mug Rug Theme Schedule

Here's the schedule up through August for the mug rugs.

For everyone who might have an interest in making a mug rug, here is the list of themes for upcoming months, so you can get a head-start.
April: SelvagesAnything you want as long as it contains at least one selvage. Since I have a large supply of selvages my mug rug will contain a LOT of selvages.

May: Circles and dotsAnything round. Fabric with dots or circles; round flowers; apples and oranges are round… Anything round.

June: BirdsFabric with birds; appliqued birds; birdhouses. Anything with a bird theme.

July: FoodAnything with a food theme. Recipes on fabric; food on fabric; pieced teapot; appliqued banana or strawberries… Anything with a food theme.

August: Log Cabin. Any fabrics you want to use to make either one log cabin, two log cabins, wonky log cabins… they don’t have to be straight or even or symmetrical… there can be one or multiples… they can be bordered or not… anything with a log cabin block theme.

Be creative and try something new. I’m challenging myself to try and quilt each month’s mug rug in a different way. And remember that these are NOT heirloom quilts-they are to be used and washed. Most of all, have fun! Enjoy the process.