Thursday, September 4, 2014

September 4 Show and Tell

 After our monthly business meeting and the break for birthday cake to celebrate September birthdays, guild members showed their latest projects. Rena's blue and gold star quilt will go to her brother as a late 50th birthday gift. Although he had asked for an Alaska flag quilt, Rena made this quilt with 51 gold stars to mark her brother's 51 years of age.

Rena made this colorful quilt from half-square triangle she received in a Last Wednesday small group exchange.

Barbara won this striking quilt in an on-line raffle held to benefit a little boy who has neuroblastoma.

Barbara also showed purses she made using Texture Magic.

Joan showed a quilt she began working on at the guild retreat in May. She purchased the squares in Hawaii and appreciated the help she received both in fabric and suggestions for the layout.

Joan made the next quilts with unfinished blocks give to her by Rhonda.

Clara Jo's horse quilt was created using donated fabric from the Laurel Burch fabric line.

George made this comfort quilt from some of the 48 fat quarters Marie had cut up to satisfy his wishes for more solid fabrics to be used.

For this folk-style quilt, Delberta used a Kim Diehl pattern with a few of her own modifications. Yes, it is hand appliqu├ęd. JoAnn Gruber quilted it.

This beautiful beige quilt was pieced by Darlene from fabric donated to the guild. A long-arm quilter in Oregon quilted it.

Sharon, visiting from Oregon with her mother LaVonne who was an active guild member before she moved away, quilted this bright orange quilt done by the Night Group of the Log Cabin Quilters.

Jana's Southwest Kachina quilt was inspired by her winter life as a snowbird.

Ann showed a comfort quilt and this Teddy Bear quilt which will be given away in February at the guild's Teddy Bear Tea.

Connie displayed the comfort quilt on which she sewed the binding, not a part of quilt making that everyone enjoys.

Shirley's small piece shows her love of purple fabric. She's looking for purple tassels to embellish it.

The comfort quilt will join the many others that the guild donates to social service agencies in Anchorage.