Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ugly Fabrics And More

This week's guild meeting started off with members enjoying our ice cream social. Delish! Then it was on to our end of the year business meeting. Following the officers reports for the year, it was on to show and tell.

Members showed off their contributions to the latest quarterly block challenge.

Carolyn T.


Sue J


Sue J sharing our featured members chosen blocks from this year.

Some finished projects to share.
Donna's children's quilt

Donna's children's quilt

A blanket for Donn's new puppy
Backside of puppy's new blanket

Donna's project

Sharon's quilt from a kit given her by her daughter.

And now our ugly fabric challenge. Last fall(?) each participating member brought in a brown paper bag with a piece of fabric from the stash of that member that she considered ugly. Bags were handed out to each and the member who received it couldn't look in the bag before leaving the meeting. The assignment was given to make something out of that piece of fabric.Ugly may be in the eye of the beholder but our gals came back this month with awesome finished projects!
Sue J made an apron.

The back of Sue's apron

Sandy made a lovely quilt from her fabric.

Shirley created pillowcase dresses for charity.

Ceil's quilt

Carolyn B made pillowcases

Sharon added more fabric and completed this quilt.

Chris made pillowcases.
Another pillowcase by Chris.

Carolyn also made towels and potholders to match.
Carolyn T made nifty place mats for her kitchen.

Karen added fabric from her stash and created this quilt.

Ann used her ugly fabric to make new curtains for her kitchen.

Donna made 1. a doll dress,

...and a blanket for the doll...
The back of the doll's blanket.
Elaine made a table runner...

and towels and potholders to match.
  And may I present our new guild president for next year...Mary.

 This will be my last post and I have handed over the duties of guild blogger to Sue J. She will be posting in the future about our guild starting in August. The blog will have a different address so be sure to bookmark it. http://twilightstitchers92a.blogspot.com/

It's been a pleasure sharing with our readers the activities of our quilt guild. Have a great summer!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Winding Down

This week guild members enjoyed another quarterly dinner. These ladies are such good cooks! Members brought in a variety of dishes to share. Yum!

After our tummies were filled and a little business taken care of, we sang happy birthday to our birthday 'triplets'. Those crowns are irresistible!
Birthday girls in order from left to right: Shirley, Karen and Ceil.
Then Karen proceeded to present our next quarterly block challenge.
 This was our last quarterly block challenge. Our member Sandy won the draw and we look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

 Some more completed blocks were shared.
Karen shared her covered bridge block.

Sue J. shared her 'spools' block.
Finished projects were shared by our very talented members.
Ceil finished the featured member's choices blocks into a very nice quilt.

This is Sharon's quilt made from featured member's choices blocks.

Sharon's wallhanging is completed.

Carolyn B. created this wonky block quilt from our pinwheel exchange from last year.

Carolyn T's baby blanket.

Chris is hiding behind her last snowman hanging.

Shirley completed this quilt from a set of quarterly blocks she won.

Barb knitted a pattern with three snowmen. Never again she says!

Barb has almost finished one sock.

  <<< First time gramma Sandy shows off her new granddaughter.

Elaine knitted this sweater for Sandy's new grand-babe.   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

And last we were treated by Mom-Daughter duo Carolyn T and Chris to a showing of banners they had made for their church.

For our readers information this will be the next to the last post I will be making on this blog. Starting in July our member Sue J. will be continuing to blog about our guild. She will be posting at a new blog address that I will be adding the link to on my last post in two weeks. I started this blog just short of three years ago and have enjoyed sharing it with you but it's time for fresh talent to take over. Be sure to tune in and bookmark the new link. Hugs to all our followers, Roxanne