Friday, May 22, 2015

May 21 Program and Show and Tell

Rena and Barbara presented our May program with the goal of encouraging us to break out of our traditional mind-sets to add fused figures to our quilts. After they explained the process and demonstrated using fabric pieces with fused backing to create action figures, they turned us loose with flesh colored fabrics and our own scissors and fused fabric scraps. Below are the results of our creative morning.

After our creative figure fusing activity, several members showed their recent quilting accomplishments.
Ruthe was inspired by a wall-hanging quilt kit put together by Lynne to create her own patterrn.
Lynne S. showed a similar wall-hanging pieced and quilted by Jackie S.
Lynne W. showed a burp bag which she made for new mothers at  McKinnell House, a temporary shelter operated by the Salvation Army.
Mary B. showed her challenge quilt for the retreat's "Vinyl Mania" challenge. Mary's quilt is titled "Can't Get It Out of My Head." The white face and hair fabric has musical notes.
For this wall-hanging, Peggy used left-over fabrics from a previous quilt.
Rosemary showed a Comfort Quilt made with strip-pieced blocks.
Teddy Bear fabric was used in this cute Comfort Quilt.
Roxanne's son will receive this quilt made from Ayse Gilbert fabric.
Roxanne made this wall-hanging from the left-over fabric.
Shirley made two small quilts for next spring's Teddy Bear Tea.

A donation of blocks inspired Shirley to make this wall-hanging.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

May 7 Show and Tell

After the May business meeting and the birthday cake celebrating May birthdays, Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters showed their recent quilts.

Barbara created this butterfly wall-hanging from a 6th grade project she found recently.

Harmony showed a comfort quilt.

Shirley made this small quilt sampler.
Shirley found a jelly fish to go with this small quilt for the guild's Teddy Bear Tea project.
A sheep goes with this small quilt that Shirley made for the Teddy Bear Tea.
Sandra made this small quilt as a donation to Providence Hospital end of life patients.
Sandra created this table runner as a small group project.
This small quilt which Sandra made is also a donation for Providence Hospital.
Comfort Committee Co-Chairperson Rena "practiced what she preaches" and took home this panel to quilt for Comfort Quilts.
Another Comfort Committee Co-Chairperson, Regina, showed this green comfort quilt.
This comfort quilt was pieced by Judy W. and quilted by Julie L.
Moira earned applause with this quilt, the first she had machine quilted, all done during a recent Comfort Quilts session. George gave her advice and instruction.
Mary L. pieced these bear paw blocks into a comfort quilt.
Fussy cut and thread painted flowers are a focal point in Marilyn's wall-hanging.
Margaret found a creative setting for these blocks created with a Lisa Moore pattern.
This colorful quilt is a gift for Lynne's niece.
Persistence should be the name for Katy's quilt, described as her oldest UFO which took 14 years to finish. Her dislike of the background fabric kept her from working on the quilt until her friends pushed her to finish it and stop taking it to retreats.
Jackie's friend made this cute Teddy Bear and gave it to her for a Teddy Bear Tea quilt.

Glenda created this raven wall-hanging to replace the one she had donated to the Small Quilt Auction, one her husband had missed seeing on their wall.
Judy C. made this quilt which will be for sale at the Valley Guild's State Fair booth in September.
Carol showed this shades of black and gray wall-hanging. I didn't hear whether she has named it "Fifty Shades of Gray", but that seems appropriate.
New member Carmen created this soft and bright Teddy Bear quilt for some child to enjoy. The 2016 Teddy Bear Tea will be held next April.