Saturday, June 14, 2014

Inspirational Members!

Our members are AMAZING!  What they create is SEW inspirational ... such talent!
Member Shannon began the day making log cabin blocks!
Before we could blink ... she had it laid out!
And by early afternoon it was pieced together!  She hasn't decided on borders, so it was set aside.
Next she brought out this jelly roll quilt that she machine quilted herself.
We were all impressed with the border design she had added.  She cut binding and applied it by machine!  Yes ... she finished it!
Next ... she pulled out this top.  Also a jelly roll pattern.  She shared with us her plans for the borders and began working on them before the day was done!  We were all inspired by her talent and energy!
Sam was busy working on a scrappy binding ...
... for this beautiful quilt that she just received back from a one of our local long arm quilters!  This quilt just sings happiness!  Perfect for the wedding gift it is destined to be!
This fun and scrappy binding will be just like the frosting on a wedding cake!  Gorgeous!
Diane stopped by for a few hours and made progress on the border for her Quiltworx quilt.
Valerie came with a mission ... to quilt her Thimbleberries table topper!
Not only did she accomplish that ... she also cut and applied the bias binding!  Beautiful workmanship!
Terry hosted the event this month ... and we were amazed with what she'd accomplished this past month!
This is the quilt top she was working on today!  So cheerful!
She recently made a few adjustments on the first quilt she made ... Minnesota Hot Dish ... in a Beginning Quilting class in the late 1990's.  So fun to have her bring it in ...
... sew we could compare it to her most recent finish!
Her "Feathered Star" by Quiltworx literally knocked our socks off!  What an accomplishment!  It is stunning!
She ended the day by piecing this top and planning borders!  Such talent ... so inspiring!

Special thanks to Terry for organizing our June "Time to Sew" event!  We all ended the day inspired by the talents of our members!  Just a reminder ... we will not be meeting in July.  Our next event will be August 16th!  Enjoy your summer!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June Time to Sew!

Summer has arrived here in Cordova!
The longer days of summer mean more time to quilt!  Join members this Saturday, June 14th at the Home Ec Room!  The fun begins at 9:00 am!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May Time to Sew Event!

When:        Saturday, May 24th.  9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where:       Home Ec Room

Come and enjoy the fun!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

To Honor Julie

In the midst of our grief … we did what we do best … members raided their stash and got out their sewing machines.

Special thanks to Forget-Me-Not Fabrics for donating the batting and Linee' Perkins for sharing her machine quilting talent.
Thanks to all the members (QBees) that donated fabric and made blocks.  Busy hands help to heal our hurting hearts.  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

April's Time to Sew!

It was a busy day … filled with fun!
We celebrated a Bali Pop finish!
Valerie finished this spring themed top …
… detail of the fun pieced flower block that makes up the border!
She started a new project ...
… and finished it all in the same afternoon!
Barb accomplished a lot!  She bound eight table runners and wall quilts!
 Memories of the Minnesota Shop Hop and our first stop at Rosebud's Cottage!
Making great progress on a new project!
Cece turned her leftover Blue Ridge Beauty blocks into a baby blanket!
Terry was hard at work on her Glacier Star …
Four panels done!  She is half way there!  It will be stunning!
 Mary shared a baby quilt she recently finished!
Fun use of leftover blocks on the backing!
Diane was a woman with a mission!
Mission accomplished!  She left with her Glacier Pines quilt in one piece!  What a wonderful way to end a productive and enjoyable day!  Inspiring!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Membership Mtg & Time to Sew

It's only been a few weeks since our spring retreat … now it's time to plan fall retreat!  Membership meeting @ 1:00 pm (during Time to Sew) to choose the classes we'll have with Jill Finley of Jillily Studios!  You won't want to miss this informal meeting to plan the fun we'll have next fall!

April's Time to Sew event is this Saturday, April 26th!  Usual time 9:00 am to 6:00 pm!  Same place, the Home Ec room!  Come join the fun!
Valerie with the table runner she made for her neighbors who live up the mountainside behind her house!
Hope to see you Saturday!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Camp Quiltathon - Sunday Recap!

The inspiration continued on Sunday with even more Show n' Tell!  Our members are so inspiring!

 Cece machine quilted her quilt … free motion … on her domestic machine!  Impressive!

Next we moved on to our last "Warm-Up" sewing activity!
We made fabric boxes!  Super easy to do … check out the tutorial here.  We all thought of many ways to put these sweet boxes to use!

The day would be short … so members stayed busy!

 The "Great Bobbin Race" continued …

Competition was fierce!  Sam won "The Great Bobbin Race"!  She spent the entire weekend piecing together this quilt!  It required six full bobbins!  Congratulations Sam!
In the midst of all our productivity … we did leave our machines long enough to grab a lunch of leftovers!  Yummy!
Every camp experience is all about fun, learning, sharing, growing, and friendship!  A wonderful weekend spent doing what we love with those we care about … the mission of Camp Quiltathon was accomplished!