Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November meeting

Look! I'm posting relatively quickly after the meeting! Something must be wrong with me.

Anyway, here is our lovely show and tell for the month!

First up is Alma, who showed us her wonderful tree quilt. This was a Pinterest inspiration! And the names of her grandkids are embroidered on some of the circles. So awesome!

And she was published! Check her out on the back page of a magazine! (I can't remember which one it was -- as soon as someone reminds me, I'll update this post!)

Theresa, who shall hereafter be referred to as She Who Moves Very Quickly, made a couple of cute placemats.

She Who Moves Very Quickly also showed this cute flower tote.

She finally stood still long enough to show us this quilt top.

 Margot showed us a couple of small quilts which use the same fabrics in different configurations...

And a pencil/pen/crochet hook/what-have-you keeper.

And this cute pumpkin quilt...

...with a funky-pieced back!
And more bats! I may have shown you this one last month... I can't remember. Yes, I could look it up but it's cute enough to show again either way.

Sue showed us her nine-patch

 Linda showed us a very modern quilt. Great use of negative space!

Lily is working on a quilt-as-you-go project. She finished a lot of blocks at the Saturday sew-in, too!

Betty (who also moves quickly), showed us her map-inspired project. It depicts a mall with a "you are here" star.
The back even has a NYC map on it!

Betty also made this huge wedding quilt out of half-square triangles. It's great!

And the backing fabric is to die for. And I love how she incorporated the names and wedding date into the backing. She said it took her just about as long to make the letter blocks as it did the front. I believe it!

Becky was inspired by our English paper piecing hexagons and made this big hexie quilt!


 Happy sewing!
- Cheryl

Monday, November 11, 2013

October meeting

Our October meeting was great as usual! First we have some show and tell....
Theresa did this great applique quilt as a block of the month. I love the black and white checked (pieced) sashing!
 Here is a bag that Angie made. Such cute fabric!

Becky had this great modern top done in solids.

And another more traditional top
And a little argyle. I think Becky needs to get to quilting!

A cute crib sized quilt, also by Becky.
 And finally her Perfect Ten.

Get to work quilting, Becky!

Now to Betty's apron...

And her beautiful Swoon quilt.
Here's Trish's A River Runs Through It quilt. The water represents the James River.

 Laura showed us her super cute pillow....

And her pretty flower quilt.

Our youngest member, Lily, made some mug rugs for Midlothian Day.

And Margot loves pumpkins! And bats, I'd guess...
Truda showed her amazing applique quilt. Amazing. She used Kaffe fabrics.
She had some leftover pieces...
And I love her flower quilt. So graphic!
For her Modern technique, Candy told us of her newfound love for layer cakes.

For our demo, Trish told us how to make her wonderful tree pins. Here she is showing the back of the project...
And talking about her favorite gel medium.

Here's what you end up with after you've added glitter but before you cut into shapes...

 The final product! These are so cute!


 - Cheryl

Monday, October 14, 2013

September Show and Tell

Our September meeting had a lot of great show and tell (as usual)! Many were items that people had made for our big sale at Midlothian Day on Saturday. There's still time to submit items! Remember, we're raising funds so we can buy our own projection equipment. It's for a good cause! I apologize for not getting a picture of each type of item that people had (some had more than one thing). You all move so fast!

First we have Theresa and some of her ornaments.
 Alma made wrist cuffs with clips to hold keys, wallets, etc. 
 And I had to put in this photo because I love it! Even though you can't tell what she's holding....

Jackie made tissue holders...

Betty, prolific as usual, made lots of thing including bags...

...and mug rugs for Santa.

 Cheryl made fabric bowls... 

... and an ornament

I can't remember if Laura's bag was for sale or for herself so I'm using it to transition to the other show and tell. ;-)

 Check out Cindy's eyeglasses quilt. The watch faces have the dates of her grandchildren's birthdays!

We got a sneak peek of the raffle quilt for the 2014 Richmond Quilt Guild show made by the Friendship Circle group of the Richmond Quilt Guild. The kit was provided by Laura Blanchard of Plum Tree Quilts and it was pieced by the members of the guild. Quilting was done by Virginia Longarm. You'll get to purchase tickets for this beauty at the show which is September 20 and 21, 2014.

 And finally, we have Candy's improv quilt which took us into her Modern lecture for the month. 

I'm looking forward to Friday's meeting, which features Trish showing us how she made the tree pins that she gave out last year at our holiday meeting. Go Trish! What fun!