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

September Block of the Month

 The September block of the month was presented by Millie.

Courtesy of  McCall's Quilting
Download can be found HERE

Friday, September 5, 2014

August Program - Vannetta Chapman

What a wonderful program the Brownwood Quilter's Guild had this month !

We were fortunate to get to listen to,
Author of Fiction Full of Grace

 She told us about traveling around the Amish countryside to research and talk to the Amish community she writes about. 

Vannette brought examples of Amish quilts
 and explained about choices of colors and designs.  

This quilt was made for her before her first book came out.
She told us how she almost gave it away !

 She had many interesting stories about her travels and experiences.
 She was truly a wealth of information and knowledge.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

August Block of the month

The August BOM was presented by Norma.