Monday, August 22, 2016

August 18, 2016, Program and Show and Tell


Our August program featured Alaska watercolor artist Teresa Ascone, who showed us her design process in a PowerPoint presentation. Teresa's blouse was created using the fireweed fabric from her new line.


Nancy Sopp (center) also presented a program showing her yarn dyeing process. Jane and Lynne are admiring Nancy's yarn and handiwork.

Bonnie (left) showed a modern quilt she made for her daughter. She quilted it herself on a long arm machine for the first time. This photo shows the quilt back.

This photo shows the quilt front.

Bonnie helped Rosemary show several comfort quilts made by members.




Irene donated this whole-cloth, machine quilted piece to the small quilt auction at September's quilt show.

Jerry showed two quilt tops. 
Jetta created this auction quilt using Teresa Ascone's fabric.

Kate showed a fabric sconce created by Jan Wallace from Kenai.

Jan also made this wall-hanging that Kate showed us.

Lynne made a small quilt for the auction.

Marilyn (right) showed the row quilt made for her by members of the Last Wednesday small group.

Marilyn decided that cutting enough triangles for the original pattern was more work than she wanted to do so she made a strip quilt.

Peggy (left) created this row quilt.

Shirley made several small quilts to donate to the September quilt show auction.






Saturday, August 6, 2016

August 4 Show and Tell



At our July 24 program, Barbara instructed us to create floral-filled vase "pictures" with fused fabric we had brought. After a couple of hours, she told us to leave our pieces on the table and to leave the room. When we returned, we discovered that Barbara and her helpers had cut our vases into quarters. Barbara explained that our next step was to exchange 3 of the quarters with other people. Then we were to take our 4 quarters home, piece them together, embellish them, and return with the results for today's Show and Tell. Several members actually finished their homework to show at the meeting.









Show and Tell continued after out business meeting.

Barbara has created catnip bags and requested batting scraps to fill them.

Barbara showed two small quilts for our Teddy Bear quilt service project.

Bonny created a quilt based on her son's art project.

Carol used left-over binding and the flip and sew technique to make this bag.

Gail used fabric left from another quilt to make this donation for the Teddy Bear quilts project.

Katy tried new long-arm quilting techniques on this comfort quilt.

Kay won a rainbow jelly roll as a prize and created this quilt.
Kay made this quilt using Laurel Burch fabric.

Linda used the freezer paper pattern for this hand appliquéd and hand quilted wall-hanging.

Lynne made this Irish Chain quilt for a great grandchild.

Regina used left-over fabric from comfort quilts to make this comfort quilt donation.

Robyn bought this unique fabric with petroglyphs and cave paintings at the Gooseberry Garden Quilt Shop in Thermopolis, WY, while traveling. The pattern is Kalahari by Daphne Greig.

This small quilt was made with left-over fabric from the quilt above.

After Ruthe finished these Big Stitch wall-hangings, she has no interest in doing another one.

Ruth took a class from Cathy Miller, the singing quilter. Her project was this stretched design wall-hanging.

This small wool appliqué piece tried Ruthe's patience too.

Sara used one of Carrie Payne's patterns for the bicycle quilt.

Sara was inspired to make this jelly fish wall-hanging after she saw an encaustic  art piece at a local gallery.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

July Program: Flower Still Life Mystery Project


Our Program Chairperson, Barbara, greeted us wearing a fancy hat and directed us to create flower arrangements in a vase with the fusible-backed fabric we had brought from our stashes. The following photos show members fussy cutting flowers, leaves, stems, and vases, while visiting with our table mates.














After our allotted hour of work time, we showed our finished vase collages. Then Barbara asked us to leave our finished pieces on the table and go out of the room. When we returned to the room, we found a surprise at our work sites and were given homework instructions. The finished products will be shown in the August 4 Show and Tell blog.