Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 18 Program and Show and Tell

Alaska artist Barbara Lavallee presented our June program. She fascinated members with her explanation of the process she uses to create her distinctive art prints. Barbara has a new line of fabric panels and yardage.

Barbara Lavallee explains her creative process.
After the program, a few members showed their latest quilts.

Sandy made this quilt with half-square triangles.
This quilt is a gift for Sandy's mother.
Margaret showed her almost finished quilt made from Lisa Moore's pattern, "American Wave." It is a gift for her nephew.
Rosemary is looking for the quilter who pieced this quilt. Quilter Sharon DeBoer returned it with a group of ALCQ comfort quilts which she had quilted. Rosemary does not remember it as one of our comfort quilts and would like to find the correct owner of this quilt.

Friday, June 5, 2015

June 4, 2015

After our monthly business meeting and delicious cake to celebrate June birthdays (Birthday tip from Marilyn M: "Done is better than perfect."), we settled back in our seats for Show and Tell.

Irene described her technique for quilting multiple quilts on the same backing with her longarm quilting machine. She pieces a king-size backing and attaches it to her longarm machine. She showed two comfort quilts which she had quilted on the same large backing, saving the time to attach two separate backings.
Irene also showed the second place ribbon she won in the computerized quilting category, along with a monetary award, at the MQX Quilt Festival--New England show. Her quilt, "Lost at Sea", also won People's Choice for large quilts in the ALCQ September show. You can find that quilt on the photo page of the 2014 Quilt Show.
When making a Teddy Bear quilt for this cute little stuffed animal, Jackie S. added a jar full of ants for the ant-eater.
This colorful quilt is a comfort quilt.
Robyn showed this small quilt created by Gail. It will be available in the Small Quilt Auction during our September quilt show.
Glenda cautioned us to "wait for the first sonogram" before making a baby quilt.  Thinking her son and daughter-in-law were having a girl, she made this pretty, pink quilt. After learning that the baby will be a boy, Glenda decided to donate this quilt to the Valley Quilt Guild.
Jackie S. used Alaska themed fabric to make kuspuks for her granddaughters' American Girl dolls.
Kay shows a small quilt made by Marilyn M. for the Small Quilt Auction.
Click on this photo to see a larger image so you can read the motto on this wall-hanging which Marilyn M. donated to the Small Quilt Auction. 

These two photos show members of the Dare to Wear small group--Carol, Jackie S., Ruthe, Delberta, and Barbara--who recycled men's ties into unique and attractive neck collars.
Kay and Robyn show the portable design walls they made in a project with the Kept in Stitches group. The pattern can be found on the Riley Blake Designs web site. Search for "UFO to Go" from 2/5/13.
Kay made this LeMoyne Star wall-hanging using a special ruler for easy star piecing.
Glenda ended our meeting with a name-tag drawing. Winners could chose a plant to brighten our currently damp and cloudy weather.