Friday, August 19, 2016

August 2016 Meeting of the TVMQG

As usual, this is photo overload.  Last night Susan was the star of show and tell.  She'd been traveling and missed two meetings, so she had a lot to show off.   These two quilts are just great.  The basket quilt is the result of an on-line class thru iquilt, with Gwen Marston.  Not pattern, just total improve.

Susan's second quilt is this scrappy bit of wonderfulness!  Love the binding, too.

She also made this mini-quilt, inspired by Marston, and used a facing, instead of binding, to finish the quilt.

Then Susan showed off some of the clothing she's been making for her daughter and herself!

Another block for our charity quilt.
And an embroidered quilt label for the back of the charity quilt.

Sue showed off two quilts.  The Plus quilt above is inspired by the Sugar Skull motif, and the wonderful quilt below is for her family room.  She's doing a bit of redecorating.

Natalie made this great quilt for her 9-year-old grandson.  He even helped pick the fabrics for both the front and back, below.

Angelica patterned-tested this wallet for the designer.  She said the pattern was well written but having no photos was a definite drawback!

This is Linda's great quilt, she thought the pattern was called Bow-tie.  She cut it out a long time ago and fell out of love with it, and just let it sit.  She finally decided she needed to "get 'er done" and she added the panel on the right, to modernize it!  Great job.

I'd been busy making Mail Sack Cross-Body Bags.  I made six and all but one is spoken for.

We had a special guest speaker, Linda Rasmussen.  She's a Certified Quilt Judge and she visited our guild to ask us to participate in the Road To California Charity Quilt Project.

Linda is very animated and extremely funny.  We were all laughing and really enjoyed her presentation.  We were the first guild to hear her presentation, we liked what we heard.

She asked our guilt to make 16 of the Jacobs' Ladder charity blocks, and they will be assembled into a quilt for the Cancer Research Center.

Surprisingly, the blocks are done using paper-piecing.  She gave us all hand-outs because the pdfs weren't available, yet, on the Road to California site.

May your bobbins always be full,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your wonderful blog about TVMQG happenings! We sure do have fun!