Mary shared these with me so I decided to pass it along. This is not quilting; but if you have an
embroidery machine ( I know several of you do ), you might be interested in
these free ( from "Creative Machine Embroidery" magazine )
cute Halloween bags
that are created in the embroidery hoop.
September's Guild meeting was a great success with a silent auction and refreshments provided by the board.
The purple paisley handbag was a much fought over item which Marti won in the end.
Handbags, neck pillows, tea cozy with teapot and an ironing caddy.
While the bids were being counted we had Show and Tell. Here is just a sample of some of the great items our members have been working on:
Jan has completed another top that will be a wedding gift for a lucky couple.
Mary showed a cute naptime mat with pillow and blanket attached that she has made for her granddaughter, Zoie, to take to daycare. Many wanted the pattern which can be found in book "Curiosities & Mischief" by Nancy Halvorson athe website www.arttoheart.com
Zohra shared with us how she recycles threads and lampshades as well as her handbag she made from a much loved jacket that she had done using decorative stitches on her machine.
Sue Nickels presented 2 workshops for GCQ in August - “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers” and “Folk Garden Borders: Machine Appliqué Techniques.
having taken the ”Fabulous Feathers and Fillers” workshop from Sue Nickels, I
had more confidence to make my feathers look more interesting using
fillers. Isn’t it usually the case that
breaking down the process like she did makes it simpler or more manageable?
techniques I learned from the machine appliqué workshop, my appliqué projects
show much improvement. I still want to
do a little hand appliqué but using Sue Nickels technique makes for a faster
finish. And don’t we all want to get
those projects finished so we can move on to the next one?
who missed the workshops, Sue Nickels’ books “Fabulous Feathers & Fillers”
and “Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué” are two good books that explain her techniques
Here are some more photos from the workshops shared by Lari.
Night, Special Guest -- Welcome
Past member Bonnie
Hunter will present her lecture/trunk show "Scraps &
Shirttails," also incorporating quilts from her new book, "String
Fling--Scrappy, Happy and Loving It." Guests are welcome and encouraged to
join us for this event, but $5 will be collected at the door to recoup some of
our expenses. This event will be at Seven Oaks Presbyterian Church.
Hunter is passionate about quilting, focusing mainly
on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do.” She started her love
affair with quilting in a home economics class her senior year of high school
in 1980 and has never looked back. She has been machine quilting for 19 years and
has been featured in magazines both for her quilt patterns and articles she has
written on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential. Bonnie
is dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting. She enjoys meeting with
quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to quilt guilds all over the USA,
challenging quilters to break the rules, think outside the box, and find
what brings them joy. Catch up with Bonnie’s doings through her extensive
website at Quiltville.com.
You will find tips and tricks, technique tutorials and a long list of free
quilt patterns to help you dig into your scraps. From there, head over to Quiltville.blogspot.comfor
Bonnie’s (almost) daily blog,Quiltville’s
Quips & Snips. Her email list, Quiltvillechat@yahoogroups.comhas
become a hot spot for mystery quilters with focus on using scraps and stash.