Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Connie is the happy grandma of two new babies and look at the darling quilts she made for her new little pieces of joy. You did a great job Connie, so cute! These are two lucky little ones to have such a talented and nice grandma! We miss you Connie and wish you the best!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
A fun scrappy quilt by Linda
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Here are the big winners for the 'Wooden Thimble - most improved' award. Liz won the award, and Bethany and Margaret were her attendents. Good Job ladies! They each won a hand turned wooden thimble made by KayeDawn's husband, and Liz got the cutest little plaque. Thanks to everyone who voted for who they thought improved the most during 2008.
Sherron was the big winner for the "Finish a Project" drawing and also she got the most answers correct in our fun game of 'How much do you REALLY know about quilting?' She won a great little sewing kit/ensemble made by Cody Mazuran and also $$ toward quilting services.
Thanks ladies for a super evening and have a super holiday season!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and smile with us Lauren! You did a super job. Good Luck at your national competition!!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here is Heather with the amazing EASY CIRCLE CUT by Sharon Hultgren. What a handy tool to have for this project. Some ladies also used paper plate templates which worked just as well.
We were divided into groups of four people, since a square bulls eye block has 4 corners to it. We got busy with cutting our circles and sewing them together, then cutting them into quarters, swapping, and sewing them together again!
Cat and Shantelle's group
Friday, November 7, 2008
8oz Cream cheese 8oz Sour cream
8oz Cheese (shredded, any kind you like) ½ cup Chopped olives
½ cup green onion ½ cup green chills
¼ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cumin
Spread over 4 large flour tortillas (room temperature).
Take each roll and wrap individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Just before serving remove from refrigerator and slice into bite size pieces.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
We learned how to prepare and cut bias strips for binding and we were busy all day learning and sewing.
Thanks so much to Deonn for arranging such a delicious and BEAUTIFUL lunch for us, and thank you to everyone that contributed to the wonderful foods table.
Next are a few projects we worked on and learned, all in various stages of completion. We were able to complete these little samples to take home with us as examples of the various methods we learned. Cody taught us many great techniques to finish a quilt with, including Cottage Quilt Binding, which is shown above with Kazuko and below with Suzanne. This kind of binding has 2 piped edges with a pretty bias strip between them. It gives such a charming and very finished look to a quilt.
Cody's trunk show included many of her quilts that she has written patterns for and has them for sale. Seeing some of the techniques she taught us and talked about was a little treat for us. Seeing her FINE FINISH in action was inspiring!
This example is for a piped and sculpted French bias binding. We didn't get to this one during class, but we learned the piping technique and also the French bias technique. What a super day we had together, thanks ladies!