Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time to "put your foot down...And attempt the Impossible"!!!

This month at Quilt Guild we got to set goals for the next year 
and to vote in our new president for the next year.
Thank you Sally for being willing to be our president.  
We are soo excited to see what you come up with!!

We also have our final mini quilt guild retreat coming up, so don't forget!!

*10 am-Quiltsmart demo
*a Hand-quilting demo will also be given, I think after lunch

To get us geared up for the upcoming year,
we had two guest speakers come.

The first person went by the name of "Skinner" 
and told of his many adventures in achieving his goals.

One of his many wise sayings was, 
"If you can sew and cook, you can pretty much go anywhere."

The quilt below has a fun story with it.  
The gray material is from his aunt's dress that was hanging on the laundry line 
and the cow decided to eat part of it, so the dress became only useful for scrap fabric.
  So watch out for cows near your laundry line!!

Our other speaker was Amy.
AND this quilt is pretty special!!!
AMY designed the fabric, the pattern, and quilted it!
Way to go Amy!!!

More Amy Originals :0)

(sorry for the blurry pictures!)

And my favorite, 
Amy with a big smile.

 For our Sew and Tell, 
we had some examples from last month's tutorial.  
Amazing work!

Leah brought in her Olympic ring square she made for our block of the month challenge.
(again, sorry for the blurry guys get soo excited, its hard to photo you!)

Colleen had a beautiful quilt she brought in.

She also finished her house for the block of the month.

And, for those of you who were wondering
 where she got the cute pattern for the truck quilt she did a while back, 
here is the book for it!

We also had a special guest of Amber's come in 
to show us her amazing English paper piecing quilt she is working on.
Talk about a lot of work!  So beautiful!!

Marsha also brought in a stunning quilt 
of the Farmer's Daughter quilt.
Way to go Marsha!!!

Next we had the ingenious 9x13 made-from-scratch bag.
And the pictures I am afraid don't do it justice!

Shirley got creative this month 
and made I-spy bags for all of her grandchildren.
What a neat idea!

Beth brought in a block-a-month project that she started 
and boy is it amazing!!
(you should ask her for a close-up, 
ts absolutely stunning!!!  Unlike my photo skills...)

Sally, our brave soon-to-be guild president,
brought in her "Finished at Last!" quilt

And, last but not least, Amy brought in her finished baby blanket.
Love the pocket!!

*And for a funny*
 We weren't able to figure out a name last week 
because the lovely lady was holding her project up over her face.

So, that lovely lady helped us out by showing up to quilt guild like this:

Thanks for the humor and help, Glenna!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

President blocks- No peaking Amber!!!

Hey Ladies,
Here are the pictures of the finished quilt squares that we got
at quilt guild to make for Amber's president's quilt.
If you have any questions, contact Celeni or Tamara.
Or, if you don't have their info, leave a comment
and I will try and get back to you with the answer!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Trick or treat

For our October Quilt guild we had a trick or treat theme.  Carmen Geddes came and showed us how to use quilt smart foundation for our trick and we passed out treats to everyone.  You also got to dress up.  Loved all the costumes.

 Margaret finished her twist and stitch quilt that we made at our retreat.  She made the pin wheel border with the left over fabrics.  Way to go Margaret, it looks great.

 Amy made a cute purse

 Shirley made a pin wheel quilt

 Cute wall hanging.  Sorry I forgot who's this was.

 Shirley made a cute witches feet table runner for Halloween.

 Robin made a cute bag.

Amber did a quilt smart falling leaf

 Amber refinished a Victoria Secret bag with cute flowers and embroidery stitches.  You will never know it said Victoria Secret on it.  Great idea.

Above: Tricia made this bag for her daughter Becca.  So cute
Below: Tricia was asked to design a quilt for Heber's 125 year celebration that we just had.  She made designed and made this quilt.  It will be hanging in the City office building, you will have to stop by and see the amazing details that she did.  Tricia is one talented lady. :)

 A Quilt for Rachel's mom.  All her sisters made blocks for their mom and Rachel put it together for her.  It is Purple and Grey's.  Rachel your mom is going to be so happy.

Rachel has been working on this quilt and is now done with the top.  Love it

 Carol made cute dish towels with yo yo's.  Davidene had show her at the Thursday threads (Midway) Quilt Guild.  Great job Carol.  Also the fishing hat is hers and all her own flies.  Very impressive.

Celeni's show and tell Baby Kate.  She is SOOO Cute

Carmen Geddes Came and gave us a trunk show of her Quilt Smart Quilts.  She had fabric to buy and patterns.  It was fun to see all the quilts.  you can follow her on her blog,  She also has a book coming out Ten quilts for Ten sisters.  we will have to watch for that.  
Sorry for not more pictures but my camera died.

Lone Star Quilt.  
One one her quilt smart patterns,  Carmen had this in different sizes

Mariners Star
Also one of her patterns

**A Special and big THANKS goes to Tamara 
for putting the blog together this month as I was sick.**