Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Great Alaska Quilt Show Poster

June 15 Show and Tell

For our June 15 program, long-arm quilter Julie Lucht gave a slide presentation to explain the long-arm quilting business and to educate us about problems which might arise with our pieced tops that can add more expense to the long-arm quilters charges. Julie stressed different ways to press seams, the process for squaring up quilt tops, and the preferred size of quilt backing.
Rena introduced Julie Lucht.
Julie presented a slide show about long-arm quilting.

Darlene helped Lois hold up a top Lois bought at an estate sale.
Lois also bought this top at the estate sale.

Friday, June 9, 2017

June 1 Show and Tell

After the business meeting on June 1, several members showed their latest quilting related projects.

Barbara pieced this Smart Girl quilt pattern using fabric from the Comfort Quilts stash.

Boots made this bag in a day.

Boots used this small quilt to experiment with fabric markers and embellishing.

Boots started this flower quilt wall-hanging during a guild program last summer.

Rosemary and Lynne showed several comfort quilts recently finished by guild members.

Comfort Quilt 2

Comfort Quilt 3

Comfort Quilt 4

Comfort Quilt 5

Comfort Quilt 6

Comfort Quilt 7

Comfort Quilt 8

Comfort Quilt 9

Comfort Quilt 10

Comfort Quilt 11

Comfor Quilt 12

Comfort Quilt 13

Gail made this baby quilt which will be a comfort quilt.

Gail's Roosting Robin quilt will be in the small quilt auction at the September quilt show.

Glenda made this "summer quilt" for her grandson. Since his family lives in Malaysia, she didn't use batting in the quilt.

This "summer quilt" for Glenda's son had to be long enough to cover his feet.

Glenda used Teresa Ascone fabric to make this "summer quilt" for her daughter-in-law.

While going through her scrap bag, Glenda found this already finished baby quilt which she will donate to Comfort Quilts.

Glenda will donate this small quilt on which Barbara also added borders .

This comfort quilt donation used left-overs from Glenda's son's quilt.

Another quilt made from scraps by Glenda will be a donation.

Jane was a pattern tester for Gail's pattern, "Kayaks".  Kits for this quilt are available at The Quilted Raven quilt shop.

Linda made small bags following the pattern that Gail demonstrated last month.

Marilyn adapted a quilt design which she found on-line to make this panda quilt.

Marilyn made these colorful shoes from a kit.

Ruth has been experimenting with the portrait she started in Esterita Austin's class.

Ruthe will donate this quilt to the Pioneer Home for people in wheel chairs.

Shirley has finished the cross stitch project which she started working on since her sewing supplies have been packed for her move.

Friday, May 26, 2017

May 18-21, 2017, Retreat

The ALCQ Annual Retreat was held at North Star Bible Camp on the Willow-Fishhook Road. Thirty-two quilters attended this year. "Strippin' In The North Woods" was the theme. Thank you to all of the Retreat Committee members who worked hard to create another productive and fun retreat.

Diane made this wall-hanging from a photograph she took last year of a moose at the lake.

This year's block challenge was to make a 6.5" block using strips of fabric that had been discarded by Eleanor Burns. Barbara won the blocks to put together as she wishes.
Glenda demonstrated ways to insert zippers in quilted bags.
During the session, "Improvisational Use of Scraps", Donna showed her strip piecing technique through examples of her quilts and blocks.

Barbara helped Donna display a scrap pieced work in progress.

Donna showed another of her scrap quilts in progress.

This colorful quilt top was pieced by Donna.

Rhonda was surprised that Donna had pieced a top for her from scraps Rhonda had given her at last year's retreat.

Barbara strip pieced this quilt. She is a Retreat Committee member.

Strip-piecing is used effectively in Barbara's vest.

Clara Jo showed two quilts made from fabric strips.

On Saturday evening, quilters showed the projects they worked on during the retreat.

Anne embroidered pillow cases.
Betty's wall-hanging was created by her small group--Last Wednesday--from a photograph. Betty shows her quilt top while Marilyn displays the inspiration photograph.

Glenda showed the cat wall-hanging to which Barbara had added borders.
Glenda stitched on this flower piece during the retreat.
Glenda hopes that these little placemats will be inspiring to her family.

Glenda and Laurie helped Kim display the bed quilt top she pieced during the retreat.

Although Laurie is a beginning quilter, she pieced together fabrics from the scrap bag.
Margaret finished piecing Kafe Fassett charm squares in the Falling Charms pattern.
Glenda helps Marilyn hold the cute panda baby quilt that Marilyn made.
Marilyn showed her pink quilt top.
Marilyn B. is working on this cute panda themed quilt.
Rhonda made small bags. Rhonda is a Retreat Committee member.
Rhonda found cute fabric for little girls' dresses.
Rhonda also made placemats.
Barbara strip-pieced this quilt.
Another of Barbara's small quilts.
Cathy worked on a quilt top pieced of solid fabric squares during the retreat.
Diane showed notebook covers.
Elaine has made thread catchers.
Elaine purchased this pieced quilt row at a fabric shop in Maine.
Gail practiced machine quilting on this child's quilt.
Jacky has wanted to make an Irish Chain quilt. She has a good start on it.
Jacky made this red and white small quilt.
Lynne pieced the top of her blue and green quilt.
 Then she decided to experiment with different shapes on the back, which she now likes better.
Lynne's cheerful snowbird quilt will brighten the dark winter days.
Rosemary showed two blocks from the red, white, and blue Quilts of Valor  quilt that she is making.
Janice made this quilt for a Denver Broncos fan in her family.
Teresa pieced this large quilt top.
Small squares make up this quilt top which Teresa showed.
Teresa created this wall-hanging from very small pieces.

Throughout the four days, quilters were busy at their machines, cutting fabric, visiting, and enjoying tasty meals.

Barbara and Glenda are admiring the zipper Joan sewed in her ruler tote.

Marilyn and Betty
Cheryl B.
Cheryl G. is a Retreat Committee member.
Clara Jo is another Retreat Committee member.
Joan is a Retreat Committee member.
Diane, Rhonda, and Kim
Marilyn B.
Marilyn M. is a Retreat Committee member.
Mary D.
Oliva is a Retreat Committee member. She put together the two raffle baskets, which were won by Jacky and Rosemary.

Glenda is a Retreat Committee member.