Thursday, 24 July 2014

July meeting pictures

Our July meeting was well attended and was possibly one of the funniest meetings we've had. Certainly door prizes were hilarious! But we always have a good time. Here are the highlights. 

At the end of the meeting we have some door prizes which are generously donated by our local quilt and fabric stores. This month we had:

Cloth Castle gift certificate - Grace (guest!)
Gala Fabrics gift certificate - Vivian (guest!)
Sawyer's notion - Diana
Sawyer's notion - Patricia
Calico Cupboard gift certificate - Jennifer H.

Fabricland batting sampler pack - it was hard to give this one away! Lisa told us how much she loved the one she had bought recently, then was the winner! A second draw gave it to Linda, owner of Satin Moon. She passed as she has all the batting she needs ;) The third time was the charm for new member Dani!!

anonymous (aka Lisa) thread container - Kari

and our prize for people contributing blocks for our HST drive, four lovely FQ from Satin Moon, Chris S!

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to our donors.

This month we had TWO photographers, Lana and Rita. Thank you both for your efforts!

People LOVED the "Framed In" block. This block was so popular we split the blocks between two winners. Scroll down to see who won!

The start of our HST block drive. Click HERE for lots of info.

Some people you might not always see if you sit at the back.... 

L-R, Lisa (Charity quilt co-ordinator) and Kari (Secretary extraordinaire)

L-R, Bryan (BOM co-ordinator and events) and Heather (Membership)

Terri A. told us about going to the quilt show in Sisters, OR. It was much more exciting than she looks!

Lisa looking very pleased with the launch of the HST Charity drive.
184 blocks handed in, ~816 to go!

And now for some beautiful show and share. Thanks everyone who brought quilts and things for us to admire.  

Stacie (Treasurer) tells us all about her flower stitcher attachment
she found on eBay and Nicole (President) fiddling with it.

Christine B.'s Michael Miller Challenge piece.

Lana's Michael Miller Challenge piece.

Lana's lovely quilt from a charm pack. 

Judy's Michael Miller challenge piece.

New member Dawna showing the "front" of her houses/apartment building quilt. 

The "back" of Dawn's quilt.

And a closeup of the houses.

Diane S.' quilt. Made from plus scraps and done as a quilting exercise on her new-ish longarm.

Some details of her quilting.

Terri's quilt as you go project using some long-stashed African fabrics.

Terri's Michael Miller challenge project. Modified from a pattern in an old magazine.

Chris S. loved the "Sew Together" bags that Gabrielle made for our pouch swap with the FVMQG last month so she found the pattern and made some herself. Eight I think she made?

Janelle's newest quilt. She made the whole thing after falling in love with the yellow bird fabric. 

Back of Janelle's.

Nicole's PLUS quilt from the In Color Order tutorial.

Lisa enthusiastically waving some burp pads at us.

And the quilt that matches the burp pads. Truly reversible!

Nancy M. showed this customer quilt from her long arm business. Not very modern, but she did a straight line/circle quilting design on it - very modern!

Laura's table runner made using the Hex-n-More ruler from Jaybird Quilts.

Kari's quit for a co-worker's baby. All the circles are INSET - well done Kari!

Barbara's year of the placemat for all her nieces, nephews and great-nieces. (Kids get the Hungry Caterpiller ones on the left, grownups get the octagonal ones.)

Esther's Michael Miller challenge piece.  

Last but not least, newest member Dani.

And a wedding gift for some of Dani's friends. She had to unwrap it to show it to us! 

BOM winners Kathleen (L) and Stacie (R). 

Thanks everyone for another great meeting - see you at our August picnic!


  1. Those are some really beautiful quilts!!!
    I love our members- they're so creative and so much fun.
    Nicole, Brian and all the executive, you make our guild awesome :)

  2. So much fun! So much inspiration! All in one meeting.