Saturday, July 9, 2011

May 2011 meeting, better late than never!!

 This is a really late posting for our May meeting, hopefully, I can do better the next time.    The program was given by mother and daughter, Linda and Stephanie True.  They had lots and lots of fabulous quilts to show us. I have made a slide show of some of them, if you will click on the link below, you can watch the slideshow of their quilts.                                                                                      

I have included an excerpt from the newsletter about their program. These are Phyllis' words....

An entire pick up load of quilts made up their trunk show.  Daughter Stephanie showed 10 quilts, the first, a 1992 hand quilted wedding quilt that Grandma kept saying needed more quilting.  When Grandma finally thought there was enough quilting, she died the next day!  Her #2 wedding quilt, from the "good" wedding, featured 12 hand appliqued hearts that increased in difficulty.  I have that pattern but haven't been brave enough to try it yet!  Stephanie and her mom do lots of projects together, one was an amazing Celtic quilt.  Trip Around the World was another beautiful full size quilt.  Their Ties That Bind had green stars and red poinsettias on Stephanie's and gold poinsettias and blue stars on moms--she doesn't like to follow rules!!  They both do tons of charity quilts with their small groups.  Every resident in a Habitat Home got a quilt but they couldn't keep up so now only one per household!  A wonderful Fence Rail and stars patriotic quilt was quilted by someone with cataracts and unfortunately, a dime sized patch now covers all the cuts made when she cut her thread!  Around the Twist was one of her favorite quilts--Linda said she could make that quilt in her sleep--she made 5 in one summer for wedding presents!!  Her Grandmother's Flower Garden was made using a stamp that provided grain line, cutting line and sewing line.  ALL one has to do is all the hand sewing (10 years later, mine still isn't done)  She made a Used Star quilt to wrap her husband's present--a safe--so that is now his quilt.  She made a wonderful Pickle Dish quilt for a niece's wedding BUT the niece turned into Bridzilla so the quilt belongs to Linda!!  The beautiful American Chain with Canadian Borders was again made as a group project where everybody had a job, cut, iron, sew, etc.  Sounds like a great way to make a quilt!!  Linda shared a mere 5 UFOs as well.   Linda had a total of 29 completed quilts in her Trunk Show!! 

These are my words now:  If you live anywhere in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area and you need a program for your guild, I would highly recommend this mother and daughter. The gave a great program for us!!!

We had a lot of wonderful show and tell also and I took just a few pictures of some of them.

Our June meeting was cancelled due to the flooding situation in our area...I look forward to our July meeting to see everyone again. I would be thrilled if you would leave a comment if you read this post and I will say "thanks" in advance. See you on July 19th!!