Friday, February 20, 2015

February 19 Teddy Bear Tea

ALCQ's annual Teddy Bear Tea was held on February 19. Over 200 stuffed animals and accompanying quilts, including some made by residents of McLaughlin Youth Center, were on display. The animals and their quilts will be distributed to various Anchorage social service agencies who work with children.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 15 Show and Tell

After the business part of the the January 15 meeting, we enjoyed seeing what some members of our guild have accomplished recently. This blogger apologizes for the poor focus on some images. She is out of practice in photographing "quilters on the move".

Barbara  has practiced with her long arm machine on several comfort quilts.
She also made purses with the Dare to Wear group.
The snowmen in the wall-hanging were made by her granddaughters.
The photographer missed capturing the front of Carol's wintery quilt.

Carol has also been busy quilting, including some quilts for the Teddy Bear Tea service project and a paper-pieced wall-hanging for the upcoming guild show at the Loussac Library.
Karen showed a comfort quilt on which she sewed the binding.
Karen made this table topper using Ricky Tims' Convergence pattern.
Karen will send the finished quilt to the Quilts of Valor program in Texas for women on active duty with PTSD or who have been assault victims.
Kate's wall-hanging was sewn entirely by hand.

Kate showed two woven quilts, examples of a class she will teach at The Quilt Zone shop in February.
Katy pieced this 1600 pattern quilt top at a guild retreat. Then it became the first quilt she quilted on her new long-arm machine.
Pat made a quilt for the Teddy Bear Tea project from scraps left-over from another quilt project.
Rosemary showed a comfort quilt to be given away through one of the social services agencies in Anchorage.
Ruthe has been busy. She finished an appliqué wall-hanging that was a project with the Kept in Stitches group.

She made Teddy Bear quilts from orphan blocks.
She pieced a wall-hanging with the LeMoyne Star block in a Kept in Stitches project.
The large quilt will be a table cloth for February with its hearts and chocolates theme.
Sandra showed a comfort quilt.

Sandy has been felting--a flower wall-hanging and a landscape piece.
She also showed an art quilt made using fabric she had marbled.
Shirley made a colorful Teddy Bear or comfort quilt using scrap squares.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2014 Holiday Party

The annual Christmas potluck was a fun day. I wish you all could've been with us. 

Calendar Girls decorated a table called 'Winter Road Kill".

Every table was beautiful, & had nice gifts.

Irene Stewart did this Partridge in a Pear tree center, & Ramon Chinn made the needles cases. Some of their group did the tape measure rolls.

Here's Irene.

I think Rena did the trees above, &
Shirley Smith did the table below.

I'm sorry to say I can't remember who did the rest, but then most of us couldn't remember the words to any of the Christmas songs we tried to sing either. Someone said something about a room full of menopausal woman having Swiss cheese for brains. Winnie LaVare nearly choked from laughing at how badly we all messed up the songs. Next year I think I will volunteer to pint some songs up & pass them around!

We all had a great time.

We also had a Good Bad & Ugly Runway show. Apparently Jackie was watching Clint Eastwood when she came up with the idea.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all of our dear friends near & far. We are thinking of you all!