Monday, September 21, 2015

September 2015 Show & Tell

Program Prize winners this month !
Secretary Connie Hansen won the Block of the Month.
President Lana Webb won the Fat Quarter Exchange.
Lana's friend, Jan Cate, bought 14 churn dash blocks used to make a friendship quilt at an auction recently. The blocks were made by members of the “old” Antioch Quilt Group that met at the Antioch Community Center located between Blanket and Zephyr.  A few of the blocks were made by either Lana's distant relatives or friends of her parents.  Among the blocks was one made her mother, Dora Turner who passed away in April of 2002.  The blocks are at least 20 years old or older. Lana's mother always wanted her to learn to quilt, so she's going to finish this top her mother's way -- completely by hand. 

 Debra Revay brought quilt tops to share that she made in the 1980's.

Card Tricks

                                                    and a Jellyroll race quilt top.
Connie Hart made a mid-century modern baby quilt for her niece using specific colors of yellow, turquoise, gray and a touch of orange......
and a hand quilted queen sized quilt for her granddaughter Addison. 
 Becky Martin is a member of the Dorcas Quilting Ministry from the First Baptist Church in Brady, TX. This is a quilt the group made that will be sent to a woman who was affected by the tornado in Van, TX last spring. The name of the quilt pattern is "Secondhand Clothes".

Angela McCorkle shows the cute Christmas tree quilt she made with a charm pack and text prints for the background. The free pattern for this quilt can be found at the Moda Bake Shop or a kit is available at Quilts With a Heart.
 Connie Hansen shared her beautiful machine embroidered 
2015 HoopSisters Mystery Quilt - Dresdens and Doillies.  
 This one is the 2014 Mystery Quilt - Modern Baltimore.
Click on the picture to see more detail.
 Leah West (on the right), is here from Arkansas visiting with Becky Martin.
She shared the Christmas quilt they have been working on together.
Becky and Leah have been friends since the 1st grade.
 Vickie Mazurek shows her completed Prairie Rose BOM that she participated in at
 Quilts With a Heart Quilt Group in 2014.
Most of the quilt makers who participated in the sew-a-long used the suggested colors of scrappy pink and blue. 
  Vickie was given 3 vintage Southern Bell quilt blocks to make a quilt for a silent auction to benefit the DeLeon Nursing Home. She added 3 more blocks and machine appliqued them and machine quilted it.
 Quilt top made at the 2015 Quilts With a Heart Quilt Retreat this past August.
 Two wall hangings Vickie made from left over retreat fabrics ...
this is called "Right Brain".
 This one is "Left Brain". 
 This is an example of a collage wall hanging. 
The quilt guild's November program will be how to make a heart collage wall hanging.

September 2015 Block of the Month

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 2015 Show & Tell and Monthly Program

Winners of all the fun drawings we have each month! 
Congratulations ladies !   
Latrelle Locks was taking the group picture above....she was a winner as well ! 
 Ruby Goodwin shows - Bear Paw quilt and Topper hand quilted by her daughter.
 Both were entered in an extension club county show and won 1st in district and will go on to the state fair in September.
Ruby  also shows a purse her daughter made....Ruby's a proud Mom !
 Joy Early shows her first place quilt that was entered in a craft show. 
 Sherri Marshall is happily showing us her FINISHED retreat quilts...
starting with 2012 retreat - Snail Trail
  2013 retreat - Double Pinwheel
 2014 retreat - Red and White Stars, designed by Angela McCorkle 
 Angela McCorkle shows us a "Four Patch Frenzie"
a "Mosaic" quilt, 
and a collage dress form art quilt.
 Jonna Burkes and Miss Chloe are showing "Chloe's Doodles".
 This quilt was made using drawings by Chloe when she was four to six years old. Jonna transferred the pictures to cloth and Chloe hand-embroidered them. 
 LaTrelle Locks shows the 10 Minute block quilt, 
 and her "Mosaic".
 Connie Hart shows a quilt she made for her sister-in-law, 
and a "Triple Irish Chain she made and hand quilted for her son.
 and the back.
 Debra Revay shows her "Tumbler" quilt made for her granddaughter. 
At the end of the meeting, President Lana Webb presented a program on how to
 machine bind your quilts.

August 2015 Block of the Month

Easy “Bug Jar” Quilt Block     from
This type of quilt block is often called a "bug jar," but you can fill it with anything you like. Photo Credit: © Janet Wickell

Fill your jar quilt blocks with bugs, of course, or consider candy, flowers, cookies... any pictorial fabric that suits your needs.
Finished block size: 12" x 12"
Use any background you like. Black is effective for many prints and can make the jar seem to pop out from the fabric, but another color might work better with your quilting fabrics.
12-inch Jar Quilt Block Cutting Chart
Jar Contents
·         one 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" square
Jar Cap
·         one 1-5/8" x 5-1/2" bar
·         Block Top: one 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" bar
·         Block Bottom: one 1-1/4" x 12-1/2" bar
·         Block Sides: two 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" bars
·         Cap Sides: two 1-5/8" x 4" bars
·         Jar Corners: four 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" squares

The corners are sewn to the Bug Jar fabric with the same method we use for quick Snowball quilt blocks. Photo Credit: © Janet Wickell
Sew the Bug Jars
1.      Find your jar square.
2.      Draw a line from one corner to the opposite corner on the reverse side of each small background square.
3.      Align a square in each corner of the block as shown, right sides together. Take care to align raw edges as closely as possible. (See "A")
4.      Stitch a seam directly on each drawn line.
5.      Trim excess edges, leaving about 1/4" past the seam line. (See " B")
6.      Flip the corner patches right side up. Press the seam allowance towards the bug fabric. (See "C")

Assemble the Bug Jar quilt block. Photo Credit: © Janet Wickell
It's Time to Sew the Bug Jar Blocks
Use a 1/4" seam allowance to assemble the quilt block, placing units right sides together for sewing and matching raw edges carefully. Use straight pins to hold patches together if it helps you keep them aligned.
1.      Sew a background side bar to two opposite sides of the bug jar square. Press seam allowances towards the side bars.
2.      Stitch a background cap side to each side of the cap along short edges as shown in the middle row above. Pres seams allowances towards the darker fabric. If you strip pieced the unit, it is already assembled.

See the website 
for adding sashing to make it appear that the jars are on a shelf