Sunday, March 1, 2015

February Gathering Part II: Sewcations and Quilts

Welcome to the second installment of our February meeting! We had so many quilts and WIPs (works-in-progress) to share, all thanks to the wonderful ice and snow.  These snow-induced sewcations created many quilting opportunities as you see below.

Peg charmed us with three quilts/tops.

Those colorful triangles really pop
Batiks in a fun formation
Terrie made this quilt for one of her closest friends. 

Jessica has been creating a very special quilt for her baby boy.  Look at that fox,

and squirrel, 

and itty-bitty raccoon too! So cute!

Susan shared some fun curved piecing. Makes us all want to give it a try. 

Maybeth created pretty dresses out of her granddaughter's clothes. What a great keepsake!

Of course, we always want to take a closer look, and ask questions.

How lucky is the girl who is getting these?
Suzanne made a quilt full of a lot of heart. She is going to be a grandma. She made this quilt for the other woman who will be sharing this honor with her. So very sweet!

It says to Grandma's House We Go. The smoke from the house even has little hearts coming out of it. 
Many of us signed up for this 12 month paper pieced block-of-the-month.  Not sure how many of us got through them all (or even started them) but Lori did.  We are impressed!

Look at those colors and seams!

Last year our guild had a fun day learning to put together this Meadow's Quilt with Lizzy House. 
 Here is Lori's version.  
A close-up of the Meadows Quilt

Lisa is our resident guru of online swaps. Here she is showing us her current swaps. 

Our own Sheri has been truly "buzzy". She announced that she has launched her website, Whole Circle Studio, and blog of the same name. Look out for paper pieced patterns, quilt patterns and more.  All the best on this endeavor! 

Oh yeah, and when she isn't quilting, she is winning awards , like this one at QuiltCon.
Check out her quilt, What's the Frequency, Love? 

Sheri asked for suggestions for quilting the bees, and shared some photography inspired quilts.
Betsy shared with us her cool colors quilt. She is also a fountain of information. Want to know how to starch your fabric, or organize your threads?  Betsy is the woman to ask. 
Here's a fun organizational tidbit from Betsy. Want to organize your threads and bobbins? Don't need to buy Bobbinis (although they are pretty cool,colorful and  clever). Just use your extra golf tees to keep that same colored bobbin and thread together.  

Michelle is quilting a future pillow. 
Admiring the quilting
She also shared the blocks that put together the quilt below.

Jennifer shared her process for her mod strips quilt.

Happy Quilting! Next meeting will take place Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Weston Library.  We will be welcoming Michele Muska to the group. She will have a trunk show and will show us how she makes her yo-yos. She is also selling her new book Quilting the New Classics for $22.  To learn more about Michele, visit her website

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