Friday, July 31, 2015

July 2015 Block of the Month

 July's BOM was presented by President Lana Webb
 18' Twisted Spools

Suggested colors for a scrappy block are, white or off white for the back ground (template A),  and your choice were Lana has the solid yellow and blue.  

July 2015 Show and Tell

 LaTrelle Locks shared her first collage art quilt. 
Pattern by Laura Heine of Fiberworks in Billings Montana.
 She also brought a collage heart wall hanging Vickie Mazurek gave her for her recent birthday.

 Connie Hart brought a Grandmother's Flower Garden she started 25 or 30 years ago that she hand pieced and hand quilted.. 
 Angela McCorkle brought the "9 PatchCurve" quilt she created for an upcoming quilt retreat she is having August 21-23.
More information about the retreat can be found at her website Quilts With a Heart
Muriel Lamkin made this beautiful star quilt for a niece who  graduated high school this year.
President Lana Webb shared her Starburst Bedspread. 
Lana drew the pattern from a picture she saw on Pinterest.
The next three quilts were made for the Wee Care Quilt project by Sherry Benbow.

July 2015 Meeting

This month we did something a bit different......the program was presented during the meeting instead of after the meeting. 
            Millie Schwab enjoys needle turn applique and is excellent at it. 
                       This month she shared some of her tips and tricks. 
 She provided each member with fabric hearts, thread, and needles....... 
The biggest challenge was getting the needle threaded !

It was fun to learn something new with other people that share the same passion for fabric and quilting as you do. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

June 2015 Show & Tell

Jonna Burkes applique quilt. 
"The pattern went in the trash and the quilt came close to it because of many problems. There was several of us at NAGS group that were working on it at the same time, no one was motivated to finished it.  But thanks to Nancy Tubb bringing hers to the meetings each month and reminding me that this UFO needed finished I finally got it done."

Wanda Jackson showed us a very big quilt she made in a "Jelly Roll Race"
Wanda's vintage Dresden Plate was given to her buy a friend........
This vintage "Friendship" quilt is from the same friend.
Close up of the Friendship quilt.
Judy Tiedeman showed a pretty red and white top she calls "Galloping Horse"
Connie Hansen shows a "Foot of the Month" quilt she completed.
 "A  Foot of the Month is like a block of the month club, but we focus on all the things our machine will do with a specialty foot.  We make a block just using that foot. " 
and a Baylor themed Feathered Star for her neighbors' birthday present. (Lucky neighbor!)
Connie also made a turquoise and brown Feathered Star for a friends' wedding present.
The back is as gorgeous as the front. Connie quilted it on an embroidery machine.
Vickie Mazurek showing 5 quilts she made for the Wee Care program from her scrap squares. She likes to use the the Bonnie Hunter scrap users system to keep her scraps in neat and tidy and in order. 

Vickie also made a lap size quilt using Edyta Sitar's "Jelly Bean" fabrics and the 
Easy Rail Fence pattern from Missouri Star Quilt.

June 16, 2015 Meeting

New officers were installed at the June meeting.
Pictured is outgoing President Joy Ivy as she announces the new board.
2015-2016 officers, Vice President-Millie Schwab, Secretary- Judy Tiedeman, Treasurer-Connie Hansen, President- Lana Webb, and President Elect- Muriel Lamkin.
 (not pictured, Co-Vice President- Robin Moody)
 June door prize winners - Debra Revay and Lana Webb.
Each year if the guild members pay their yearly dues by June, their name goes in a drawing for a quilt kit. This year's winner is Joy Early.
The 2015-2016 raffle quilt. Tickets are available, $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 
 Instead of a program this month we had a guild stash sale which was open to the public.