Monday, 19 February 2018

2018 February

This is the video (click below) on how to sew the “stay-open utility bag” using the economical Pioneer Woman  placemat from Walmart.  It looks SUPER EASY!.  Thanks, Heather.
Our Program for this evening was Lois McDonald-Layden. She explained the art of felting and showed us how her art pieces are crafted. It was amazing to see the transformation of wool into these beautiful designs!

  • For tips and gadgets Heather told us about the inexpensive clips that can be purchased at Wal-Mart similar to wonder clips.
  • Joyce explained how to lay a needle in the palm of your hand over thread and threading the needle by rolling it back and forth over the needle.
  • Andrea suggested using small bits of batting on your Swiffer to clean the floor and pick up all the threads
  • Margie reminded us to fold quilts good side out so it does not create too many loose threads

We began Show & Tell with Kathy A showing the two quilts done at retreat.

Janet showed several of the eight pillow cases she completed at retreat

Heather purchased some "Sophie" material at retreat and made two retreat bags,
one for her and her daughter and a pillow case for her son.
Sophie is the name of their dog that just passed.

Darcy asked our opinion about the wood/sticks she uses on her wall hangings.
She had a customer suggest she use something more refined
but we like Darcy's trademark display.

This butterfly design was from one Janet Wright did at the Woodstock retreat.
This is for Brynn's bed.

Brynn, our youngest member received some needle felting
supplies at Christmas so she made this alpaca

Linda has been busy again. She had several panels so used these to make baby quilts.
She hand quilted them all!

 Linda  made two table runners from Missouri Star tutorials.
This one done the correct way and the second displayed done the "incorrect" way.

Linda made this beautiful wall hanging from reverse fabric
that Susan J gave her several years ago.

Linda also made this pillow.

Kathy H made this wall hanging at retreat. Her sister and Debbi also made them.

Kathy saved all her scraps from the quilt she made for retreat. she had 450 half
square triangles when she was done so made all of these
small projects and used them all!!

These were all quilted using the techniques and designs she learned at Linda Hubbard's course.

Debbi D showed us the wall hanging she made at retreat as well as the
purse insert she made for her daughter.
Debbi also made 5 pillow cases, pot trivet, a microwave bowl for hubby

Andrea made this quilt from fabric left after making her daughter a Disney Princess quilt.
The design is Yellow Brick Road.

Ron made this Attic Windows design from a panel. He can doa workshop for us next fall.

Ron designed this maze quilt and started it in July. He quilted it in December  and just bound it. Design time was about thirty hours so it took about 60 hours to produce this quilt.

Sheila persuaded a friend to make her this thread/garbage bag.
Joyce bought herself a quilting magazine for her stocking at Christmas
and did this runner for her daughter.

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