Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Show and Tell

Becky received much applause as she showed the 16 CPS bags she made.
One was made after each day of radiation treatment for breast cancer.

Sheila gave us information about the MD Anderson  Project 2015 Quilt
You can find information HERE

 Millie made a "Snuggle Blanket" for Wee Care.
 Millie added interest to nine patch quilt with the happy sunflowers she cut free hand and appiqued.
 A quick and easy bowtie quilt from Millie. 
 An equally pretty back on the bowtie.
 "Top Secret" one of Doris's  blocks that was published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine.  
A sneak peak at the Black Cat Crossing project Doris made for an up coming blog hop.
You will be able to see the project in it's entirety by clicking HERE
when she blogs about it  Wednesday, October 29th 
 A messenger bag made from "She Who Sews" fabric.
 Lana's husband races boats, this is one of many racing t-shirt quilts she's made for auctions.
 She had some left over, so she put them on the quilt back as well.
 Still more she had left, so she made another.
Ruby hand quilted her "Bear Paw" quilt.She said her late husband drove her all over Texas to collect shirting fabrics for it and none are repeated.
 Ruby smiles as she shows the receiving blanket Joy made for  Wee Care.
 Doniene's "Joys of Christmas" sampler quilt. 
She intends to have one made for every bed in her home by next Christmas. 5 more to go !
 The quilt backing was bought at an exceptionally good price.
 She won the September block of the month exchange and took on a challenge...of sorts.
She brought it back this month completed !
Vickie is showing a jewelry pouch she received as a birthday gift from Doris.
Fat quarter winner was Robin.
 BOM winner was Elaine.
Door prize winners were Nancy
 and Biolanda.
Penny Auction winners were Nancy, Joy and Sherri.

Monday, October 20, 2014

October Block of the Month

The block of the month was presented by Vickie

A video tutorial for this block is also available at Missouri Star Quilt Company

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Little Quilt Humor

Who is a quilter you ask? 
We are people you cut up perfectly good fabric into tiny pieces and sew it all back together again ! We can be obsessive about fabric. We brake for quilt shops. We store mountains of fabrics and tools in our homes. Quilting tools and gadgets catch our eye. We pour over patterns, and delight in seeing each others’ creations.

someecards found on Pinterest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 2014 Show and Tell

 Connie Hart showed us this bonnet that her Grandmother made for her Dad, Earl Deen. 
It's over 100 years old.....He was born June 11, 1913. 

Doris tested a new pattern, Scrappy Star, for a friend. 
There is more information and wonderful pictures of this quilt HERE

 Doris also showed us her Little Suzy Homemaker projects she did for an online blog hop (which you can read about and see more pictures of HERE ) 
She made the quilt, placements, hot pads, oven mitt, a kitchen valance and towels in retro colors.
Millie Schwab made a this "Star Sampler" for some friends. She backed it with pretty fabric and the quilt is made even more special with one of her beautiful quilt labels.
 Nancy Tubb shows us the table topper she made for her kitchen. 
She says everyone knows to remove it BEFORE you sit down to eat !
 The State of Texas is a paper pieced wall hanging she made in a Cynthia England class.
 Her quilt is a Texas panel, she proudly uses in her "Texas" home..  

   Norma Bessent made a table runner called "Tumbling Leaves", 
to support the womens ministry at her church. 
                                    Before                                                               After
 Vickie Mazurek shows the completed wall hanging she made for her Mother, in a Pat Sloan workshop she attended with members of the Abilene Quilt Guild.
  This is Vickie's "Vintage Stars" quilt she made to test a pattern for a friend. 
You can read about and see more pictures HERE.
 Joy Ivy shares a wreathe her sister made her for her sewing room. 
Joy also shared a folder full of goodies she received from a friend. It contained things like a "Woman's Day" pattern from 1961, a butterfly quilt pattern by Laura Wheeler Designs, a"White" sewing machine leaflet with instructions how to make curtains and slip covers, and a leaflet on how to do applique from TG&Y, priced at 39 cents.  
Wanda Jackson showed a quilt she made in appreciation for friends 
who do many nice things for her, called "Blooming Bricks".   
 The Comanche County, Texas Historical Museum contacted the Brownwood Quilt Guild, asking us to have a look at this 1934 Friendship quilt.  We discussed ways to preserve or restore it. It's an "Improved Nine Patch" that had 49 blocks in it at one time. 47 of which had the friends names on the blocks.It was quilted by the Harmony Good Will Club in 1934. 

September Program/ Workshop

 Our September program was presented by the fun loving Suzi Parron, author of 
Suzi presented interesting stories about the barns, and how and why people paint the quilts on them.
We broke for a potluck lunch....then...... THE PAINTING BEGAN !
 Much masking tape was involved !

 Blow drying was involved.
 Yes, we watched paint dry !

 Doniene, where's your masking tape ? 

Angela's Friendship Star .....notice those STRAIGHT lines and cute curlys!
Joy's "Hole in the Barn Door "Quilt
Vickie's Ohio Star
Ann's Friendship Star
Doris's Martha Washington Star
Becky's Mosaic
Millie's...Cisco must want to hang it IN the barn.

A great day of fellowship and fun was had by all !