May Show & Tell

     Following are the photos I took from Show & Tell at the May General Meeting.

This quilt was made for a graduating granddaughter of Anne M's mom.

This was the result of Betty Jean's row block exchange from a previous guild. 

This is Cindy K's.

 Jane Freeman did a great job of practicing her free-motion quilting on this panel quilt.

Marlene pieced this Very Special t-shirt quilt for her granddaughter.

 Wilma made this gift from a free pattern from Missouri Quilts

Missy was about finished with this baby gift. Click on the photo to get a better view of  her quilting.

I showed two samples for my trapunto class.

If I identified someone incorrectly, please let me know.  

May Day Bee

      May Day Bee was yesterday at Sandra B’s home.  Ladies enjoyed seeing many of her dolls and wall-hangings on display and those who did not could not resist temptation enjoyed snacks brought by Missy.  Last month we decided to appliqué penguin blocks to make children’s comfort quilts.  Jean passed out 2 different blue background squares and the pattern.  She plans to have them at the general meeting for others who are interested in making a block.  Jean showed a completed square.

Elizabeth had 2 completed squares.  We will appliqué the balloons after the blocks are sewn together. 

     There were all types of projects for show and tell.  
Bev was almost finished with this pillow cover. 

Missy was working on appliqueing the elephant to her top that will be a baby gift. 

Annette showed this lovely lap quilt made from a pre-cut pack of squares.  It is one of her first with machine quilting. 

Deb was stitching the binding on her table runner. 

Dorothy showed the finished quilt for her minister and church.

Charlotte has been busy knitting for grandchildren and also crocheting.  This bag is made from plastic grocery bags.  The flower was made from pink gift bags.

Sandra showed off a recent doll with beaded face. 


Sue Nickels Coming in August

International quilt teacher Sue Nickels will be joining us August 20th. She will present her lecture, "Machine Quilting for Today's Quilts".  Guests are welcome and encouraged to join us for this lecture but $5 will be collected at the door to recoup some of our expenses.

Sue Nickels has been quilting for 32 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. Sue has been teaching machine techniques for the past 20 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally for shops, guilds and major conferences, including AQS, IQA and NQA. She has also taught internationally in England, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Sue's major awards include 1998 AQS Best of Show for "The Beatles Quilt" made by Sue and her sister, Pat Holly. Their quilt, "The Space Quilt" won the 2003 IQA Master of Machine Artistry Award and the 2004 AQS Machine Workmanship Award. Most recently, Sue and Pat's quilt "Tea at Tenby" won 2009 Best of Show at the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in England. Sue's current books are "Machine Quilting:  A Primer of Techniques" and "Stitched Raw Edge Applique" co-authored with Pat. Sue has also been a judge for many quilt shows, most recently part of the team judging the 2009 IQA Show. Sue's priority in the workshops she teaches is to provide a relaxed environment for students to learn machine techniques that are timesaving. Sue emphasizes the best quality workmanship, never compromising quality for speed.

Sue Nickels Workshops -- Guild members will have exclusive access to these workshops through the June general meeting. After this time we will be opening them up to non-members. 

August 20th -- Half Day Workshop following general meeting  

Machine Quilting -- Feathers and Stippling. 
Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non-members.

In this workshop explore the beautiful feather design and how to enhance it with traditional stipple quilting. Sue has used the feather design successfully on many of her quilts and uses traditional stipple quilting to add dimension. The feather is the ideal design for free motion quilting and is easier than you might think. Students will work at the machine on a small feather project that Sue has created just for this workshop. Fall in love with this fabulous combo -- Feathers and Stippling! 
Wednesday, August 21st -- Full Day Workshop

Folk Art Border and Machine Appliqué Techniques.
Cost: $45 for members, $55 for non-members 

In this workshop, learn Sue's Stitched Raw Edge appliqué technique while creating a folk garden border from Sue's Quilt "Blue Tulips on Pink Skies." Nineteenth century folk art quilts were the influence for this completely machine made quilt. Learn all the details of the technique including bias stems, points and circles. Make your quilts spectacular by adding beautiful appliqué borders. Project can be the start of the quilt or can be made into a small runner. 

Comfort Quilts

The next Comfort Quilts Sew Day will be Tuesday, May  28th  at 9:30 AM in a small Sunday School room.

In April we got a lot accomplished. Here are some ladies doing great work.

Mary recently  delivered 52 Pillow Cases and
                                           20 knitted hats,  
 Quilts- PICU                       7 
             NICU                    24 
             Oncology               8 
             Hannah's House   4  
              Killingsworth         4

 For May Sew Day we will have salad, so bring something to go with it and join us.

Mary Z

May Schedule of Events

May 7th  10:00 AM                          Board Meeting
 at Creative Sewing Machine Center                               1st Tuesday

May 14th   9:30 AM                          Day Bee                    2nd Tuesday  
Meets at the home of Sandra B

May  21st   9:30 AM                   Regular Meeting
 at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church                               3rd Tuesday
 530 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia
 FELLOWSHIP HALL                    Member Sale     

May 27th   7:00 PM                         Quilt Mavens              4th Monday
Meets at the home of Janet Sh

May 28th  9:30 AM           Comfort Quilts Sew Day           4th Tuesday
at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church   in SS classroom

May 30th   6:00 PM                         Knight Bee
Meets at Judy T’s lake house                       Last Thursday of month