Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Guild Gratitude!

We are so grateful for all members who made our Annual Tea & Auction possible.  And a huge thanks to the community of Cordova for supporting our fundraising efforts!

Now that the Tea & Auction is over, members spent Saturday working on all sorts of things!  We were all grateful to have time to work on projects important to us individually.  Many of the projects  must remain secret!  Tis the season!  We'll share what we can!
Shannon completed the first block from a quilt she had recently cut out!  New projects are such fun!
Tori and Sam were using a serger to make pillowcases.
Tori shared with us this super cute changing pad that she recently made for a new mother!  Practical and adorable!
Barb was busy using the Accu-Quilter and cut many of her scraps into a usable size!
She also shared with us a tote she designed to carry her new round, rotating cutting mat.
It works perfectly!  We were all very impressed!
Sally started a new project, using a new technique!
At the end of the day her charm squares and mini-charms took shape into this baby quilt!  So sweet and only the outer border left!
Terry was busy piecing a set of new placemats for the holidays!
Marianne was star gazing ...
... with gorgeous results!
Valerie made great progress on a sampler quilt.  It will be stunning!
Denna spent the day machine quilting the pieces necessary for a new travel bag!
Diane cut out a new quilt that must remain a secret!  What happens at a guild event, stays!  Her secret is safe with us!
We all celebrated with Sam when she shared her recent finish! It is always so inspiring to watch members work on projects and to be present when completed!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't forget we have a Quilter's Anonymous meeting this Sunday, November 29th!  Details available in the right margin at the top of the page!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Annual Tea & Auction 2015

Here in Cordova, Alaska, many consider our guild's Tea & Auction the beginning of the holiday season.  As members, we all look forward to this event as it is our primary fundraiser!  We support two, four year scholarships each year.  We are honored to be able to accomplish that!
The event was held again this year at Orca Adventure Lodge.  Even though they have closed for the season, once again they turned the heat on and reopened the dining hall for the day!  We are so grateful ... they let us use their amazing facility free of charge!
Members volunteer to decorate a table for guests!  For some members, decorating is a family affair!

Every table is lovingly decorated to ensure our guests enjoy their tea and treats!
Members make all kinds of items to be auctioned after tea is served!
Items range from things as small as pincushions and potholders ...
... holiday themed and wool appliqué ...
... to wall quilts ...
... table toppers ...
... a never ending supply of quilting inspiration!
Members also contribute lap sized ...
... full sized ...
... and even a queen sized quilt!  As always the items were beautiful, bidding was fierce, and everyone left happy!
A special thanks to these two high school seniors!  They volunteered to assist by serving tea and showcased the quilted items during the auction!  We appreciate their assistance!
A huge thanks to Diane and her committee who worked hard to make this event successful!  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Annual Tea & Auction Details!

Our Annual Tea & Auction is this Sunday!
Member Details!

Auction Items
You can drop off auction items to Diane at CEC through Friday.  Auction items can be brought to the Orca Lodge at 11:00 am on Sunday!  This allows the committee time to display items for viewing.

Table Decorations
A huge thanks to those members who have volunteered to decorate a table!  Tables are available to decorate at 11:00 am as well

Food to Share
We need all members to bring finger food to be served buffet style during the tea!  We average an attendance of 100-120 individuals!  

We ask members to invite all friends and coworkers to attend!  Remind them that all auction items are made locally!  It is a great opportunity for them to begin their holiday shopping!

Thanks in advance for the auction items and baked goods you plan to contribute!   Diane U. and her committee have been working hard planning our primary fundraiser, we're all so grateful!  If you have further questions or concerns please feel free to contact Diane.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

QA Success!

Watching members make progress on their projects is what Quilter's Anonymous is all about!
Valorie worked on her Trellis hand applique project!
Shannon spent the afternoon machine appliquéing this block ...
... and embellishing the second one!  Beautiful workmanship!
Denna added to her quilting skill set by learning free motion quilting!
After the machine quilting was done, she sewed on the binding!  All that is left on this project is tacking it down by hand!
Neva continues to make great progress on her Trading Patches quilt!
Such fun!
Huge results!  Success is contagious ... even though we were a small group on Sunday ... everyone accomplished sew much!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Quilter's Anonymous & Table Decorating!

Quilter's Anonymous October Meeting
Sunday, October 25th
Home Ec Room will be open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
QA Meeting is at 1:00 pm

Thank you for decorating a table Neva!
Our Annual Tea & Auction is less than a month away!  Members are reminded to volunteer to decorate tables!  Please use the link located on the right handed margin!  Your tables dress up the yearly fundraiser and add so much to the experience!  

Sunday, October 18, 2015

October Fun!

The storm raging outdoors made the sunny quilters shine all the brighter at our October Time to Sew event!
Marianne began a new quilt ...
... that allowed her to celebrate her love of star themed quilts!
She accomplished a lot ... twelve beautiful blocks went home with her at the end of the day!  Sew bright!
Sally was creating her own version of sunshine ...
... with this bright and beautiful Farm Girl block!  Sew sunny!
Tori and her happy fish had fun too!  She brought them to life using her new walking foot!
Another Row by Row quilt nearly finished ... only the handwork remains!  Sew cute!
Denna was busy discovering the wonders of machine quilting!
Her efforts are bringing these happy little umbrella girls to life!  Sew sweet!
Shannon applied binding to a jelly roll quilt that she recently finished quilting on her long arm!
The completed quilt just made us all smile ... a very happy quilt!
She also began the next block on her Baltimore Christmas quilt!  Sew amazing!
Terry laid out the blocks for this beautiful sampler ...
... and by the end of the day it was pieced and she had begun working on the borders.
Recently, Terry has decided to take up farming!  Here are the blocks she has completed for her 1930's Farmer's Wife quilt.
As well as blocks for her 1920's Farmer's Wife Quilt.
And her Vintage Farm Girl blocks.  Yes, Terry is doing all three farm themed quilts simultaneously!  Sew amazing!
Our hostess, Barb, was busy building log cabin blocks for a patriotic quilt that she is making!  We are so fortunate that Barb organizes these monthly opportunities for us to get together and quilt.  She is sew generous!