Thursday, November 18, 2010

Barb Russell~ Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse

Barbara Russell, ALCQ member & J&H Sewing store manager, WOWed us today with her clever uses of old bits of clothing & ties that she bought for 99 cents at the local Value Village.

She used old coat linings to make beautiful Home Dec pillows, embellishing with embroidery, quilting, crystals & beads.

This bag was made by one of her students, from old ties.

In this little orange bag, she carries he cup, to help keep Styrofoam cups out of the landfills.

An old dress became a fancy clutch purse.

Someone's old winter coat is a nice bag now.

Old ties make a new bag.

Two silk ties turned into a lovely chatelaine.

An old sweater became a new bag & hat to match for Lin Wince.

Barb uses black stabilizer on the inside back of a jacket, when she used a Laurel Burche embroidery, & it looked great inside & out.

This little plastic purse designed like boy's undershorts had a message about "chicks" on it. You can click on the image to see it closer.

The collar on this jacket was embellished with bits of scraps, covered with tulle & stitched down.

An assortment of clothing labels adorn this denim jacket.

It was a TERRIFIC program! THANKS BARB!!!!
SHOW & TELL today

Deb Hardman showed her challenge piece from the online Fiberactions Challenge. You can see how it was made HERE. There is a light inside.

Rena Brinker showed a top she made in a class at Quilt Tree. She said it was inspired by deviled eggs. The class was taught by Linda Weaver, & it was from the book "Quilted Symphony" by Gloria Loughman.

Barbara Clinton made these tops from comfort quilt kits.

Last Wednesday group quilters Ruthe Rasmussen, Linda Postelwaite, & Winnie Lavare made these nifty little boxes.
Linda made this lovely table runner,

that reverses to this.

Ruthe got a little crazy with a hat...

bowl she made from a pillow panel.

She also made this moose quilt from a Lisa Moore pattern.

She made these 2 table runners using Judy Niemeyer paper piecing patterns.

Ruthe made this big bag from a heavy curtain that used to be a display in the window at JC Penny's, downtown.

Marie Fujimura showed a Sudoku quilt for comfort quilts, maker unknown.

She also just finished the quilting on this block of he month quilt she's had
for a while.

Here's another Comfort quilt.

These 2 little quilts will be donated to the hospice ward at Providence hospital, for dying patients to hold, & will be given to their family as a remembrance. We need to make more of these 24 inch square quilts