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

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Party 2013

Our Christmas party this year was a little different. We had baked potatoes, soup, chili, salads and desserts.   Everything I tasted was wonderful...(as usual). We not only have great quilters but we have great cooks too....
These are the blocks for the block challenge that Judy B hosted.  She gave away a wonderful quilt kit to the winner.  The block on the bottom right was chosen the winner and it belonged to Linda W.  Great blocks girls!  Thank you, Judy, for the generous gift.

Here's the Christmas ornaments that were made and exchanged at the meeting.  Lots of different ideas here.  This was fun!

Some of the ladies.

Cookies on every table....

Show and tell.  We were told to bring Christmas quilts to show and it didn't matter if they were old or new or if they had been shown before..
You've seen this one done by several people this year and this one is mine.  It now hangs on the wall behind my tree and I love this quilt.  It was so much fun to make...

This is the back of the quilt..

This was Glenda's Christmas quilt. She did this one as a Pizza box project and some of you helped her dress her gingerbread men/women.  Such a cute quilt.

Karen tried to hide on these but I could still see her!  These two quilts started her off on her quilting journey. She said her and her sister made these together.  Good job! 

Linda W with her Christmas star.

A wool wallhanging or Penny Quilt by Linda.

A little Christmas sampler.

Rita made this for her new bathroom.  It is a toilet seat cover and no, it doesn't stand for dump!  Ha, ha, you really didn't think I'd go there, huh?

Rita's Sunbonnet Sue Christmas quilt.  This was a Turning Twenty quilt pattern.

Diana made this chenille wallhanging.  I think she said it had four panels in it...

She also made these Christmas towels

Sharon made this one a long time ago and is giving it to her sister.  Pretty quilt.

Martha made this redwork quilt a while back too but this is one of her favorites.

Here's Martha Snowman quilt. We did a swap about two years ago for this one.  Such a cute quilt.

Diana aka: The Pajama Queen, made this stocking quilt.  Some of you are in a swap for this one too.

Susan made this for her grandson

Quilts for a new grandchild

Judy made this pretty poinsettia star.  

Here's her Jacob's Ladder quilt

Sally made this one for a new great grandbaby.

Lovely quilting shown on the back of Sally's quilt.
Last, but not least, Nancy made this Log Cabin beauty.

Merry Christmas to y'all.  See you next year.

Friday, November 22, 2013

November meeting

The November meeting was a lot of fun. We had some great food and some great show and tell.  Next month is our Christmas party and we signed up for what we would bring. If you missed the meeting, please call Ruth or Bev and see what to bring. For those interested, there will be an ornament exchange and drawings for the winter block. Deanna and Karen still have some kits available if you want to make more. Get in touch with either one and they will be happy to get a kit to you...

The program last night was given by  me and Jackie. It was a discussion about how to get your quilt ready for the longarm quilter and what to expect from them. A handout was given out and it you missed the program and want this handout, please let us know. 

Now for some great show and tell....
Jessica's sweet baby quilt.
Here's a little quilt from Deanna

Here's her Elf on the Shelf quilt, she used the Turning Twenty pattern on this one.

Here's the back of the quilt.

Here's her Hexie exchange quilt.

Glenda made this one at retreat for her nephew's girlfriend. The white blocks have letters of the alphabet for sign language. If you click on the picture you can see them a little better.

She made this one with the little 6 1/2" blocks we exchanged a few years ago.

Diana's crocheted scarves...so cute.

Here's a towel she embroidered. She took a class from Thomas Sewing Center.

Here's her wonderful family album quilt.  I think she said this was given to her Mom, she made this with pictures and stories of the grandkids and great grandkids.  What a treasure!

Diana's Mom,  Betty. This is her first quilt.

She made a scissor keeper.
She also made a patriotic bag.

This is Diana's Aunt and Betty's sister, Helen. She made this and the dog decided it belonged to her. I think this was a sample of the larger quilt she was making and she dropped it and the dog grabbed it. At least, that's what I think she said happened.   Great little purple quilt.
She made this bag to keep her big purple quilt in.

She also made this little purse.

Karen and her socks.  So cute.

Karen made this cute Christmas tree quilt

She also made this little Christmas quilt

This is Diane's grandson's quilt. Jackie quilted it.

A close-up on the back of the quilt.
Jackie and her library group made this quilt to raffle to support the library. Jackie quilted it and Diane won this quilt from them...

Jackie quilted this beautiful quilt for Diane's friend, Mariann.

Sally made this cute pinwheel quilt.

 Sharon made this great wool bag.


She made this great bag too.

This is her floating 4 patch quilt.  I love the setting on this one.

A close up of the blocks.

Here's the backing on the quilt.

 Daphne's playing with Disappearing 9 patch quilts.
Playing with scraps.

Here's another one of her scrap quilts.

This is the back of the quilt

Martha's first quilt.

Martha playing with a Buggy Barn pattern, I think she said this was Home with a Heart...

Martha's beautiful wool quilt

This is another class she took from Sandra at Plum Good Quilting

See what you missed?  Ok, get busy and come next month to the Christmas party, bring a dish and bring a Christmas quilt to show and tell. It doesn't matter if we've seen it before or not, there are so many new members, someone surely hasn't seen them!  Have fun and happy holidays.