Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 17 Program and Round Robin Quilt Show and Tell

For this month's program, three members who do long-arm quilting as a business explained what we should do to prepare our quilts for a positive experience with a long-arm quilter.



Betty showed how to attach a flange binding to a quilt and gave out sample small quilt sandwiches for members to practice on.


The Show and Tell portion of the meeting was devoted to showing quilts made in this year's guild project: Round Robin quilts. Our first instruction was to pick a center block of our choice. Each month after that, we were given instructions for the type of border to add around that center. Finally, we were instructed to add embellishments. The variety of quilts created by members who followed (often loosely) the same set of instructions is interesting. These quilts will be on display in the Great Alaska Quilt Show on September 16-17 at the ConocoPhillips Atrium.




Linda (on right) is a member of Sharon's quilt group in Oregon. When Sharon decided to participate in the Round Robin challenge, Linda agreed to join her. They both flew up to Anchorage to show their quilts.











Sharon's (on left) mother was a long-time guild member before she moved to Oregon. She has since passed away. When Sharon decided to participate in the challenge, she found a panel in her mother's stash and was inspired by her mother's necklace, which she is wearing.


Sharon also brought a quilt, "L is for Love", which she pieced from blocks given to her mother by the small group LaVonne belonged to in the Anchorage guild.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August 3 Show and Tell

Betty finished this wall-hanging from long ago at the May retreat. On the right is the photograph which was sliced into 8 sections, replicated by members of the Last Wednesday small group, and pieced together by Betty.

This quilt and the following six quilts shown by Regina and Rena are Comfort Quilts.







Deliberate showed her quilt from the Roosting Robin project, a guild-wide challenge.

Jeanette is downsizing in preparation for a move and has been finishing UFOs.  This miniature quilt is from 20 years ago.

Jeanette enjoyed making this Dresden plate quilt; she prefers to work on small quilts.

Jeanette made this quilt from fabric scraps for her grand-nephew.

This blue quilt and the green one below resulted from Jeanette's personal challenge to piece randomly.


Kate showed a bag made from a new crafting material and a t-shirt.

The pattern for Linda's puffin quilt was created by Ramona Chinn, one of this year's featured quilters and a founding member of the guild.

Lynnette showed three unique small quilts which she donated to the Small Quilt Auction. If you like one of them, be sure to bid on it at the silent auction during the September 16-17 Great Alaska Quilts Show.




Marge made this colorful raven quilt.

Rena and her son made "bucket" hats from patterns Rena found on-line.



Rena created this quilt, titled "Why Can't We Just Be Friends", for the Calendar Girls' 2018 music themed calendar.
Robyn's "In Moonlight Lilies" used a discontinued Mt. Redoubt Designs pattern.

Sandra and Marge showed bags they made.

Sandra made this cozy quilt from a Laurel Burch panel for a friend.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 20 Quilt Bingo and Show and Tell


During our July program meeting, we played Quilt Bingo. Members made their own "cards" by piecing 2.5" squares to make a block using specified fabric types and colors. Winners received small prizes. After the game, members could use their blocks for their own quilt projects or donate them to Comfort Quilts to be used in donation quilts.





We also enjoyed a variety of quilts during Show and Tell.

Barbara made a small quilt titled, "It's Pointless", using stars made from scraps.


Bonnie made this cute playmat with small cars to accompany it.

Kate "up-cycled" a shirt by adding colorful squares.

Kay's dinosaur quilt will be a delightful gift for a child.

Purple, black, and pink strips make this colorful quilt pieced by Kay.

Margo's owl quilt is the result of her participation in the June class on weaving two fabrics together.

Marilyn's quilt has bears peaking out from colorful clamshell pieces.

Pat thought this wall-hanging would be a good donation for the fundraiser to benefit a local fireman injured on the job.

Pat made this boot quilt to donate to the small quilt auction.

Pinwheel stars are the feature of Pat's large quilt.

Regina's blue and brown square quilt is a donation to the Pioneers of Alaska fundraiser.

Ruthe made a Teddy Bear quilt using her Bingo square.