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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.