Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Meeting 10-18-2011

We had a great meeting in October, lots of show and tell and 2 of our very own  members gave the program. Sharon and Carmen both had a trunk show and told us how they started quilting and the progress that they have made on their journey. Sharon wants to concentrate on her artistic background and embellishments. So she is experimenting with art quilts and lots of beading and other forms of embellishing.  She had some stunning examples as shown below. After Sharon oohed and aahed us, Carmen took the floor and told us some of her quilting experiences. Carmen goes to a lot of auctions and finds some great quilt bargins. Even if the quilt is tattered and torn, Carmen believes it deserves a nice home and she honors whoever took the time to make the quilt. And then she makes her own amazing quilts also. The basket quilt in the center of the collage is one that Carmen made and she considers it the best quilt that she has made so far.  It is very stunning and has lots and lots of hand quilting in it. Thanks so much to both Sharon and Carmen for a geat program and letting us see their wonderful quilts. Our own talented members had some great show and tell as we always do every month.  This pumpkin village is an original design from Delores and was really cute  and clever.  
I am not going to name the rest of these projects but just hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we did.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Farmer's Dotter came on Sept. 20, 2011


September meeting was well attended with 45 members and 1 guest and everyone enjoyed our program. It was given by Brenda Weed (aka The Farmer's Dotter) from Bedford, IA.  Her trade name comes from 1. her love of polka dots and 2. from the quilt block, Farmer's Daughter. (shown above).  She has a quilting retreat in her home and she says it is centrally located between Des Moines, IA, Kansas City and Omaha. I think it would be a fun retreat to try sometime, anyone want to go??? You can find a link to her right here, The Farmer's Dotter. My pictures didn't come out very good at all that night and I apologize for that. Here are just a couple more from Brenda's program.
We had some nice show & tell too and once again the pictures aren't that good so I am showing them in a collage instead of individual pictures. If you click on the picture collage, it should enlarge it.
Please, if anyone has anything to add to the blog, pictures, information, etc. email me with it and I will put it on here for you. Thanks again.