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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July Happenings!

Hello everyone!

 It has really been hot, huh?  I keep hearing people say, yeah, it's hot but we haven't had days and days of over 100 degrees like last year...Well, that's true, but I still say, it's hot!  I'm trying to stay cool any way I can.  That means I'm staying inside alot!!!  I wish I could say, I'm sewing alot but I cannot.  I hope you guys are sewing more than I am...

If you missed the July meeting, you missed a good time!  This was a working meeting but we had fun too.  We worked on Covers for Kids this month.  Let's start off by showing you the wonderful Mug Rugs our ladies are doing.  Haven't these been great!  I want everyone of them.
 Y'all are doing a great job on these!!! This month's theme was food and there were some really cute ones and I took a close up of Sharon's so we can all have her brownie recipe!

Next month, the theme is Log Cabin.

Here's some of the Covers for Kids quilts we made. I heard that we ended up with 8 finished that night and a few people took some more kits home.  I also heard that the 2 samples that were missing have been found...

If you haven't seen the Church quilt for this year, here it is.  It turned out so pretty.  Great job, ladies! 

How about some show and tell from our members?!!!!

This one is Rita's Floating Four Patch.  It is wonderful.   It looks so different from Bev's. Same quilt, same finish but so different. I love both of them.  I'm still working on mine.  I would like some more blocks. I am making a few at a time and have put together what I have.  I think mine is 11 X 11. When we were doing this exchange, I thought I would make this but do it as a small throw.  Once I started putting it together, I liked it more and more. Now that I've seen these, I want it to be lots bigger.  I think I heard at the meeting that if there is enough interest, another exchange might be done.  I know I'm interested, anyone else????

We had an old member come back to see us.  Welcome back, Susan. Glad you joined us again...This quilt was recently put together by her. The blocks were made by the  members as a thank you to her for being our leader for the year.  I think she said this was 10 years ago. 

This one is Sharon's. I think she said this was her retreat quilt and she took it to all the retreats and worked on it.  It's Kaffe Fassett fabric and looks great.

This is called Texas Braid. It is a Bonnie Hunter pattern and was made by Jackie and her ladies at the library.  Jackie quilted it and they are raffling this quilt off to raise money for the Royse City Library. She will bring raffle tickets next month to sell,  so bring your money!

Jackie said she's working on UFO's and found these chicken placemats to work on. These are cute. We all know Jackie likes her chickens, hey, where were the eggs this month?????

This is Linda's month by month wall hanging. There are 12 little quilts that snap on to the middle quilt, here are three that she has made.   These are so cute.

Ooh, I love this one.  My favorite colors!

This one is Nancy's.  Love it...A manly disappearing 9 patch quilt.

This one was the Jelly Roll Race Quilt. Can you tell this one was Nancy's too?  I love her peeking over the quilt! Ha ha, so cute.

Last, but not least, she decided to be different and do the Omygosh Quilt in black background fabric.   Looks good, Nancy.  The black will be great!

  Ok, just so you know, the block on the right is wrong. The vertical middle 4 patch squares should be going up and down, not sideways.  I sent an email out to everyone about this correction. 

Ok, get busy ladies and bring in that show and tell for next month.  Stay cool and sew!

Monday, July 16, 2012

June meeting

The June meeting was different because we were in the same location but in a different area of the church.  We had a great meeting with a wonderful speaker.  Here are the wonderful Mug Rugs from last month.  The theme was:    ???? You guessed it, birds!  These were so cute.  The July theme is food. 

These are some of the Quilts for Kids that we will be working on at the July meeting.

Martha is hosting a Bento Box exchange.  She will send you instructions if you are interested and want to join.  Blocks have to be turned into her by August 11th, so you still have time.

Our program was a friend of  Cathy Bradley's, Joann Cross.  She brought some amazing quilts and gave us some good tips. 

Here's some Show and Tell from our members.

                         This was a leader/ender project by Sharon.

Sally made this one for her granddaughter as a graduation gift.

Martha made these little pincushions and the link is in the post below this...

                    This is the 9 Patch exchange some of us are doing....

Glenda's working on repairing this one.

Jackie made this for her daughter.

Deanna made this for her daughter's father in law....It is a 10 Minute block quilt.

If you missed the meeting, you missed some great quilts and a good time.  The July meeting is coming up and we will be working on Quilts for Kids.  Please come and visit with us and help us with our community project.  See you soon, happy sewing!