Monday, February 5, 2018

January Hand Sewing

 I always seem to have computer issues...the pictures would not download but a miracle has happened and now they do.  Why you ask?? No idea!! 
We had a lovely meeting with Sue showing us hand sewing skills.  We made a heart that features several stitches and the places to use them.  Much fun, fellowship and laughter which is the way we do it in Fellowship Quilters.  Thank you Sue!!!
 Tracing the pattern and also a few of some of Sue's handiwork
 Barb made this table runner for her daughter in laws mother...she loves blue.
 Della took the collage quilting class from Laura Hinne.  It is fussy cut, fused and then quilted.  Many small pieces make a lovely wall hanging!!
 Ruth made this wall hanging for her front hallway.  It will look very welcoming!!
 She also made this stunning quilt. The block is 22 inches and uses 53 separate pieces for each block and 6 colors and the background.  Really fantastic.
 Then she decreased the width of the pieces and made a table runner!!  Beautiful!
 Lynn made these for the closet...the first one was a class she took from Elsa at Material Girl a few years ago
 The quilt below is a fall themed quit so she is ready early!!  Beautiful applique.

 Kathy showed the wool table topper, the kit was a gift from Della...ready for spring.  Fun to make.
I got this pattern/kit out in Montana.  I love the muted colors and the simple quilting.    I plan to make it in some other colorways.   It was fun and easy. 
The February meeting will be a no sewing machine meeting.  I will be sending out the instructions soon for the necklace and the scarf.   Stay warm!!!  Kathy

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Thanksgiving and Christmas 2017

I have lumped the November and December blogs together as I did not get a chance to get the November one done before we were meeting again.  We had such a fun and busy November meeting.  Ruth taught us how to use modge podge with fabric on glass plates.   The picture tells the story with all the  beautiful plates!  Thanks to Ruth for teaching us this great new way to use fabric.
Our closet Queen Barb reported the group made 9 more heart pillows for the Munson heart unit.  We also finished 10 weighted blankets along with the 34 that were given to the OT's at Oak Park School. Yea Team!
 Della made both of these quilts for a friends mother.  The pattern is Turning Treasure Chest.
 Well here I am with my snowmen..a kit which was a gift from Della.  It turned out fantastic!!  I am enjoying exploring wool and embroidery.
 Ruth made bibs and many wonderful kids quilts for the baby pantry which we collected items for today.  She has been sending her sewing machine into overtime.
 She brought TWO bags full that she has collected!  Thanks so much Ruth.

 Donna showed us a strip party quilt and a very delightful book quilt below.

 Claudia made the adorable elf shoes above and coffee mug mats that anyone would love to have as gifts.

 Pat made this for the quilts of valor .  Great job Pat.
 Jackie finished up this block of the month from awhile ago.  Looks fantastic!  Also it was saved out of the house fire she had several years ago!

 Tracy quilted of some panels and they really look great.  I continue to be amazed at how great some of the current panels come out when put into a quilt.
 Vi made this for the quilts of valor.  Thanks so much!!

Barb made this for her son who loves Nascar....lots of zoom in this quilt.
 This blooming 9 patch is fantastic!!  I have never done one and really love how they come out...maybe some day.
 Barb continues to wow us with her creative talents.  What a great way to feature a beautiful fabric!

 Lynn made 8 of these place mats.  The quilt below  is a curvey log cabin.  Beautiful!!
 So here is another quilt of Valor quilt.  Thank you so much Lynn!
 December came so fast and before we knew it the snow was flying and it was time for our Christmas Luncheon.  We met at the TBA Career center in TC and had a wonderful lunch made by the students.   They even came and sang for us at the end.   It is a lovely tradition we have been doing for several years and I hope we continue.  Great thanks to the planning committee but a special thanks to Linda for coordinating.
 Chris made this green quit from scraps.  I love it!  She also made the potholders with some great embroidery.
 Then she turned around and really wowed us with the embroidery on the back of her jacket. 
 Ruth is hiding but we all know she is there...The Christmas wall hanging is wool and the Christmas balls wall hanging is adorable with lots of embellishments.

 Sue made the quilt on the right by cutting up a  panel.  The quilt on the left with the gold stars is stunning.
 Della made this doll carrier for her grand  niece along with a little doll quilt.  She had made one for her niece when she was a little girl .   It all comes around.  
 Judy has been busy.  Wallets as gifts  for family members.  The naughty and nice wall hanging below is so cute...she gave it to Ruth for her grand kids. 
 Sue brought the snowflake  project made in her Stitch Club that meets at Interquilten.  She is continuing this in January so anyone interested should call and sign up.  She is also doing our January program and will teach us some stitches.
 Wow Vi...what can I say.  This pineapple  quilt was paper pieced.  Beautiful!!
 Linda had many helper elves that made gifts we had drawings for...what fun.  Then I took pictures of each table and the wonderful gifts.  So the following pictures are of all of us decked in our holiday finery.

 Judy made a special Angel Award for three members...Mary, Barb and Ruth who made special contributions of time and talent to Fellowship Quilters.  Thanks to Judy!!!

 Thanks to Chef Daryll Collins and his students