Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Delightful Meeting

We started our latest meeting enjoying our quarterly dinner. I must say we are a great bunch of cooks as a variety of delectable dishes to choose from were shared. Members also contributed laundry products to the food pantry this month. Karen was the winner of the latest quarterly block drawing.

We had two featured members for this meeting. Both ladies are new to our guild this year. Our first featured member was JoAnn. She is a former teacher and also a cancer survivor. She found our guild through a display we had at a local library. 

Our second featured member was Christine. she is the daughter of another member Carolyn T. Christine's mom taught her to quilt 10 years ago. Unfortunately she didn't have a quilted project to show us because she gives them away as soon as they are finished. But I'm sure we will have pictures of her new quilts to come.
The following block was an extra one chosen to add to our featured members' chosen blocks to complete our quilts.
Members shared their versions of the featured members' chosen blocks.
Elaine

Sharon

Carolyn B.

Donna

A mystery owner!

Elaine

Sharon

Sue

Mary
Karen

Carolyn B.

Karen

Carolyn B.

Sharon

Sharon

Carolyn B.

Carolyn B.

Donna
Members also shared their finished projects.
A quilt by Carolyn T.

Carolyn T.'s quilt

Carolyn T.'s faux pieced quilt

Donna's snowman wall hanging #1

Donna's snowman wall hanging #2

Donna's snowman wall hanging #3

Carolyn B's panel quilt

Another panel quilt by Carolyn B.

Sharon's quilted runner

'Our purse lady' Sue's latest tote







Friday, March 14, 2014

More Fun With The Guild Members

We're sorry but there was nothing to show from our last scheduled guild meeting in February. Our meeting was cancelled due to bad weather. However our first meeting of March was convened before the next storm took place.

Our featured member this week was actually two members...Ann and Barb, both former teachers.

Ann shared with us her many experiences as a teacher, wife, mother and grandmother. Ann likes to quilt and played the piano in her church for many years before retiring.
Barb played the organ in her church also for many years. A quilter, wife, mother and grandmother, Barb collects chipmunk motif items.
A pillow  with chipmunk fabric Barb made.

The back of Barb's chipmunk pillow.

Chipmunk magnets made by Barb's daughter.
Because each had played instruments in their churches they selected blocks with a music theme.
Ann's chosen block.

Barb's chosen block.
 This month's 'birthday girls were Carolyn T. and Roxanne.

Next projects were shared by members.
Debbie block

Debbie's May Basket block.
Featured members were busy signing blocks they had chosen for us to make.


Members also shared their latest creations.
Mary's Veteran's quilt.

One of two quilts that Ceil made for the VA
 Sandy made 3 quilts for the VA and 3 quilts for Project Linus.
Sandy's quilt.

Sandy's quilt from leftover blocks.

Sandy's quilt

Sandy's quilt

Sandy's quilt.

Sandy's quilt.

Sandy's tote.

A tote Carolyn B made for Sharon.

Sharon's fish runners.

One of the birthday girls Carolyn T. with her VA quilt.

Marys' VA quilt.

Elaine's VA quilt

Ann's VA quilt

JoAnn's VA quilt.
And for a sneak peak. We are planning a quilt show in the future and members have been working on a quilt to raffle off to raise funds for the guild.
Our raffle quilt.