Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 2015 Show & Tell and Workshop

 Block of the Month winner - Mildred, and Fat Quarter winner - Connie 
 Program Prize Winners - Judy, Charlene, Vickie, and Jeanie
 Connie Hart shows a big beautiful bag she made from 
fabric purchased on a recent trip to Kentucky.

Connie Hart shared an antique needle work magazine dated 1867 that she purchased at an auction.
 Mildred Turner shows a Sunbonnet Sue quilt.
 Kara Smith showed a herring bone baby quilt.
 Lana Webb with porcelain doll

Lana started this quilt before she turned 10 years old, her mother finished it and gave it to her after she got married.
 Joy Ivy shows a pretty blue and yellow star table topper.
Joy shares a finished wall-hanging she made using the Santa piece she completed in
last months crayola workshop.

November Workshop Collage Art Quilting
More than 20 guild members attended the collage workshop
presented by Vickie Mazurek
Vickie's first collage quilt was a kit bought from Fiberworks in Billings Momtana.
She shares a few examples of her work from patterns she's designed..

Vickie explains the work process of the heart the class will do from the kits they were provided.
Vickie demonstrates how to cut the flowers out.
An example of what the collage will look like before the subject is cut out
and applied to the background fabric.
Charlene is concentrating on how she wants the flowers placed
 on the Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 so there is no waste.

Looks like Joy has a yummy lunch under that plate!

Some of the finishes for the day include
Thanks to all the ladies that brought irons, ironing boards and Teflon pressing sheets.

November 2015 Block of the Month

Connie Hart presented the BOM this month.

The instructions for "Flurry" by Kate Spain can be downloaded and printed from

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 2015 Show & Tell

Guest Kara Smith showed four baby quilts, a quilted State of Texas emblem, and a baby quilt with the Tarleton logo. Kara said that she is a self-taught quilter, having studied tutorials on Pinterest and on various blogs.

  Millie Schwab showed her king quilt "Amish With a Twist", made from a kit brought to her as a gift from her husband.
 Connie Hart showed "Black-White and Red All Over" that she made for the 2016 Buckmasters Banquet.
Becky Martin shows her cherished appliqued wall hangings made by her mother. 
Becky's cousin in Ohio quilted then for her.
 Ruby Goodwin and her daughter went on a quilt shop adventure and bought Christmas fabrics to make these festive table runners. 
 Judy Tiedemann brought baby bibs and patterns for distribution to guild members.  These little bibs will go to Wee Care. Judy also brought an adult sized bib/pattern for bibs that can be used in nursing homes.
President Lana Webb showed "Boat Racers", a t-shirt quilt that she made for the Drag Boat Association auction, the proceeds will go to rescues.
 Lana also showed bags she made from left over t-shirts.

 Wanda Jackson's Mary Engelbreit crayola quilt was done
 as a color class with Bobbie Lee Fryar.  

 October 2015 Program 
 Acclaimed artist Bobbie Lee Fryar taught guild members how to do Crayola quilt squares.
This was a new technique for many of us.
(See above photos of Wanda Jackson's crayola quilt)

 Loads of fun and fellowship was had by all.
We would like to offer a big thank you to Millie Schwab for  transferring all the Santa images to fabric for us. 

October 2015 Block of the Month

Millie Schwab presented the BOM this month.

Whirling Geese

Whirling Geese
Finished Size 9" x 9"

Cutting Instructions  
Red fabric (Orange or brown)
    4 rectangles-- 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" 

Black ( brown)
    1 square-- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Black Print ( off white or tone on tone)
8 squares-- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Assembling the Block
Step 1. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of black print 3 1/2˝ square. Referring to Diagram I, place marked square on red rectangle, right sides together, aligning raw edges. Stitch on drawn line; trim away and discard excess fabric. Open and press. Repeat on opposite corner to make pieced rectangle. Make 4.
Make pieced rectangle.
Completed pieced rectangle.
Make 4
Diagram I
Step 2. Referring to Diagram II, join pieced rectangle and black square using a partial seam. Sew from edge to middle of black square and backstitch.
Diagram II

Step 3. Add 2 more pieced rectangles (Diagram III).
Diagram III
Step 4. Join last pieced rectangle along long side. Sew from outside of block to partial seam created in Step 1 to create Whirling Geese Block (Diagram IV).
Complete Whirling Geese Block
Diagram IV

 Pattern from    PDF: avaliable here