Friday, October 21, 2016

October 2016 Meeting of the TVMQG

We had another great meeting, last night.  We started with Show and Tell, which is so much fun.

Jane made this wonderful quilt using the light-weight Art Gallery Denims.  Two of the colors are actually the obverse and reverse of the same fabric!

The quilt is for her son Connor, and she wasn't sure which side he'd like best, so she labeled the quilt in the binding.  So clever.

Natalie showed off her WIP called Broken Herringbone.  It's lovely.

Madeline has been working on two projects - a table runner, under her left hand, with disappearing 9-patch blocks and under her right elbow, she's hiding some flying geese.

Nancy has been recovering from neck surgery, and she worked on two kits during her recovery.  The one above she improvised a bit in order to make it larger.  She did a great job.  The one below is stunning.  She got this kit in Minnesota, and everyone has a million questions about it.

Susan is in a love-hate relationship with this improve quilt.  It's finished, now, and I bet she'll grow to love it.  Just look at all the wonderful work that went into it, and how about the great backing fabric she found for it.  It couldn't be more perfect.

Maritza shared three of the tools she uses while quilting. (I only got a photo of two of them.) Plus she showed off an article in Keepsake Quilting about her prize winning quilt.  We're so proud of her.

Taylor is overcoming some quilting frustrations.  Tonight she showed us the squares she's working on, and I hope we gave her enough words of encouragement.

Colleen and a few of her gal pals went on a retreat.  They all made Log Cabin quilt tops using only Cotton and Steel fabric.  One of the group quilted them for everyone, and this is Colleens'.  Isn't it wonderful?

Our next Sew-In is at Janes' home on 11/19 at 10am.  Colleen will be demo/teaching English Paper Piecing.  There was a sign-up sheet at the meeting.

We also formed a 3-person Nominating Committee to take nominations for next year's officers.  We also will have a Charity Sew In at Natalie's on 12/3

May your bobbins always be full,



  1. Is there a pattern for the blue/gray/black quilt that Jane made? It's gorgeous!

    1. Hi Sue, Sorry, no pattern.

    2. Could I ask her if it's seven columns put together in an improv way? I'm just fascinated by this quilt and want to make one like it. Any clues would be much appreciated. Thank you.

    3. Sue, I've contacted her and she'll reply to you, if she can.