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!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Annual Tea & Auction Details!

Our Annual Tea & Auction is only a month away!  Diane and her committee have been hard at work making plans for this fun-filled event!
Annual Tea & Auction Details

  • November 15th at 2:00 pm
  • Orca Adventure Lodge Dining Hall

At this time they need 10-12 members to volunteer to decorate a table!  It is always such fun to see how our members "dress up" the event with their table designs!  If you would like to volunteer please fill out the form found at the top of the right hand column!  Thanks a million!

Many members have already begun making their auction items!  Our October Time to Sew Event is this Saturday (Oct 17th) ... a great time to work on your auction donations!  

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall Retreat Wrap Up!

Wow!  What a weekend!  Filled with fun and an overload of quilting fellowship and inspiration!
Tori quilted a charm square table runner ...
... and she demonstrated a  new technique ...
... that she turned into this beautiful vest!  Incredible!
She spent the rest of the weekend working on Row by Row wall quilts!  Sew fun!
And sew cute!
Terry shared a recent finish ... beautiful!
During retreat she made and completed two tablerunners ...
... both of them beautiful!
Neva has been "scrap happy"!  She made several "mug rugs"!
A few years ago, our guild held a trading patches event!  Neva pulled hers out and ...
... got busy piecing them into blocks ...
We all loved seeing the variety and how many fabrics could play so nicely with one another!
She made a lot of progress ... it is nearly pieced together!  Her progress inspired many of us to dig ours out of storage and get started!
Sam was working on this beautiful version of Terry Atkinson's Star Sprinkles design.
Blocks became rows ... which became a top ... and then there were borders!  Fun to watch it evolve!
Next she started machine quilting her Quiltworx's tablerunner ...
... with beautiful results!
Sara was busy too ...
... making super cute pants for her super cute daughters!
Linee' shared a project that she finished for one of our community elders that was started in the 1970s.  Unfortunately the commemorative hand quilting in the center of each block doesn't show in the photo ... lovely work ... lovely story!  Fantastic that Linee' completed it for her!
Kay was binding this fun and beautiful quilt!  She would only peak out from behind it for the photo.
Kathleen was busy piecing string blocks.  She has been very busy making and donating quilts to those in need!  Such an inspiration to us all!
Barb was busy using and demonstrating a new rotating mat she ordered while attending a Quilt Expo in Oregon this summer!
She also made this outdoor themed wall hanging!
Shannon is our resident "energizer" quilter ... she gets a lot done at these events!
She pieced and applied all three borders to her Jill Finley's Overture design ... it is lovely!
She spent the rest of the weekend working on an applique' quilt.
The detail in the design is amazing!
And Shannon's results are stunning!
Amber has made great progress on her feather blocks!  They are much more complicated than they appear in the photos.
She also started a  quilt for her young son.
The block utilizes a fun technique ...
... combined with the cute novelty prints ... it is sure to be adorable!
Susie brought in a jelly roll and before long had pieced her "Fastest Jelly Roll Ever"!
Then added the borders ... a very striking quilt in a short period of time!
Next she went to work on Jill Finley's Trellis pattern.
And finished the background piecing ... wonderful results!
Sally accomplished a lot on her mystery quilt!  She finished piecing all four borders!
The center is pieced too!  What a stunning quilt this is going to be!
Diane spent the weekend playing with scraps!
She pieced together both a doll and child sized quilt!  Too fun!  They will be sold as a set during our Annual Tea & Auction!
Denna started and finished her first paper piecing project!  It is adorable!
Angela made and finished this striking quilt top ... very inspiring!
Marcela also came with a mission and accomplished a lot!
She pieced this adorable quilt for a very fortunate baby!
She also pieced this amazing patchwork quilt top!  Stunning!
Valerie had three finishes to share!  This is an Anka's Treasures design ... we all loved the soft buttery colors!
This poultry themed Waffletime tablerunner by Atkinson's Designs ...
... and a recent Whatnot design by Kim Diehl!  Great work Valerie!
She also shared her 78 blocks from the 1920's Farmers Wife project she is working on ... gorgeous!
She pieced and finished this charm pack quilt too!  Such fun!
We all enjoyed a fabulous weekend of quilting thanks to our guild president, Valerie!  She organized the event and we all benefited from her efforts!

Thank you Valerie!