Monday, January 28, 2013

Mid-Winter Sewing day

This past Saturday we had an all day sewing day.
Pat, Bobbi, Kari, Kathy and Judy

People came and went at different times of the day and brought lots of goodies to eat.

One of the tables full of food!
 One of our newest members, Sara, was kind enough to have a workshop on paper piecing the New York Beauty blocks.

Sara at the workshop table

Judy's results

We worked on the Guild's charity quilt.

And did some chatting.

Anna L. and Andrew
And lots of sewing,

Denise and Danette

and planning.

Anne's blocks
Stephanie and Laura
More people came and went throughout the day and night. The sewing went on till around midnight! Thank you Andrew for putting together a fun day for us!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January Meeting - Quilting Angels Swap

At January's meeting we had our Annual Quilting Angels Holiday Swap. This year we were able to do a Pollyanna type swap with the help of Everyone got a secret partner and some ideas of what they would like.  

I was so excited about our swap that I forgot my camera. Big thank you to Bobbi who had her camera and took pictures for me. Her batteries died toward the end, but here is a nice sampling of some of the fabulous goodies that were received. Please try to ignore the color in the photos, the lighting in that room was pretty rough for a camera.

Anna's pincushion

Cathy's pillow:

Kathy's quilty book:

Rhonda's fabric basket:

Kari's scarf

Becky's tote

Pat's kid size smock

Bobbi's baby quilt

Denise's christmas ornament

Janet's pillow

Cathy's ironing pad

Stephanie's tote bag

Nancy's tablerunner

Heather's table topper

Tamsin's table runner

Danette's sewing machine cover and mats

Andrew's eletronics cover and fabrics

Jill's fabric

So sorry if I missed you or your project. I will be sure to have my camera next meeting. Thank you everyone for such a wonderful swap. Hopefully you are inspired by all the lovely gifts!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Spotlight on Michelle

Michelle is our brave PMQG Secretary and does all the thankless work of recording what happens at our events. Usually, she usually writes down all the information on a spotlight for me but I'm going to do my best to do the post without her help!

 She started her spotlight by telling us she's not really a quilter but a crafter. Not true, I say! She just started out as a crafter. Here was her first needlework:

After that, Michelle made lots of beautiful jewelry:

 For a while she stayed with a friend in Florida and they joined a group of quilters down there who helped her make her first quilt.

This was her first mug rug that was a little quilt.

She's been a member of PMQG for about a year and a half and the first challenge she did was the monochromatic challenge.
The back even has applique on it!

Some mug rugs from swaps she participated in.

A cute little drawstring pouch:

She then made hot/cold packs and tried to sell them at craft shows.

A really adorable quilt top.

Another tote, but made with a waterproof lining.

Another PMQG challenge. We were given square pillows to cover and Michelle turned hers into a triangle!

An adorable Santa wreath made from a hat!
Samples from learning free motion quilting last year.

Seasonal decorations made from picture frames.

A clever advent calendar made from playing cards and picture frames.

Michelle showed us her drawing abilities with this sketch she made in DisneyWorld.

A Mondo bag that Michelle has in progress.

A needle-book that she made one for herself and another for a PMQG swap.

Her most recent quilt top in progress made with Central Park fabric.

Pieces from the Kona Solids Challenge that Michelle has taken apart to reassemble differently.

 And a Christmas wreath block using the same lil twister ruler she used for her first quilt.

Thank you Michelle for sharing your creativity with us!