Friday, March 23, 2018

March 15 Show and Tell, March 22 Pinwheel Class

If you haven't yet seen the Celebration of Quilts Show at Doriola's Restaurant on Tudor, make a point of stopping by to see the quilts.

Members of ALCQ have been busy creating small quilts for the Teddy Bear Tea and for the Small Quilt Auction at the September quilt show, as well as finishing our UFOs. The guild's education mission included a class on making three-dimensional pinwheel blocks.

Carol showed her latest contributions to the Teddy Bear Tea project.

Another Teddy Bear Tea donation quilt by Carol.

Carol found the right fabric for this stuffed snake. It will have to go to a child who loves snakes.

George gave away this unfinished appliqué top and all the fabric to go with it.

Jeanette has finished several small quilts for the auction and for the Teddy Bear Tea projects.

Linda taught a class on making three-dimensional pinwheel blocks.

Members work on their pinwheel blocks.

Rosemary, Regina, Pat, and Kay view this year's raffle quilt. A photo will be posted on this blog soon. The raffle will be held at the September Great Alaska Quilt Show.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Celebrating Quilts in March at Doriola's

Throughout March, members of ALCQ are showing their quilts at Doriola's Restaurant (510 W. Tudor #7). Please celebrate National Quilt Month by stopping by to look at our creative show. Also note the special benefit dinner notice in the sidebar.

Friday, March 9, 2018

March 1 Show and Tell

Barbara has been practicing machine quilting on quilts she will donate to the Teddy Bear Tea Project.  Below are several of the quilts she has pieced and quilted.

Bonnie made this quilt for her sister who requested the colors purple and green.
Bonnie created this fabric in an ice dyeing class.
"Grasses" is one of Bonny's UFOs--Unfinished quilt projects.
Ruthe,  Jacky, Jane, Bonnie and Barbara made these small quilts in a class about the Cathedral Window technique.
This is a Comfort Quilt.
Another Comfort Quilt.
Another Comfort Quilt.
Delberta finished this UFO and will donate it to the Teddy Bear Quilts project. 
Delberta made "Yo Yos with Pizzazz."
Faye will donate this quilt top to Comfort Quilts.
Glenda showed the rows she has made for the guild's 2018 challenge. The row above is the May row, inspired by May flowers and using embroidery.
Glenda's row for June contains 4 patches and is inspired by blue skies.
The July row uses the color of tomatoes on the vine and reverse appliqué to represent a primitive design.
This bright golden fabric is the color of summer sun, has a nine patch, and is inspired by the word "balanced."
Glenda's final row for September has a merry-go-round which was her initial inspiration for this row quilt challenge which  she presented to guild members. The row quilts will be shown at the guild's August program meeting.
Jacky quilted this top which was pieced by her mother.
Jane finished this bear for one of her "bucket list" UFO projects
The top of this quilt is pictured below. Jane made this quilt for one of her daughters. The back is a very soft Minke fabric.

Joan showed this small quilt which is one of her "bucket list" UFOs.
This felted piece is another of Joan's UFOs.
Joan started this quilt in a 2017 retreat.
A January retreat was where Joan started this quilt.
Kate finished this appliqué quilt to represent 4 friends who travel together.
Kate finished this wall hanging from last year's guild challenge.
Kate made this quilt as a raffle quilt for the Women's Air Traffic Controllers conference which she will attend.
This is the back of the quilt below which Kate made for the conference organizers.

Kate made this portrait of a 13 year old niece who loves purple.
This is the back of the striking quilt pictured below, which is a gift for Kay's 5 year old granddaughter. It is hand quilted.

Kay B. showed one of her UFOs.

Linda made this quilt for the YMCA Armed Services Kid's Quilt project--Operation Kid Comfort. Quilts are given to children whose parents are deployed.

Kay B made this quilt for Operation Kid Comfort.

Another one made by Robyn.

This one was made by Marilyn G.

Linda left us in awe with her "Identity" quilt. She recreated her thumb print with the names of all the quilts she has made.
Linda showed two small quilts made with men's shirt fabric.

Lynnette's "Mug Shot" will be in the March quilt show at Doriola's Restaurant.

Lynnette's pumpkin quilt can also be seen at the quilt show at Doriola's Restaurant.
Marie made this quilt for Friends of the Library.
Mary H's felted bag is one of her UFOs.

Pat made this beach-themed quilt.
Ruthe was happy to finish this Quilt of Valor project which a former member had left for Ruthe to piece.
This lap quilt was made with left-over fabric from the Q of V quilt above.
This 2008 sampler kit is one of the UFOs that Ruthe has finished.
Another of Ruthe's UFOs.

Sandy made these portraits of neighbor girls.

Sandy's UFO has a painted background with fused strips on top.
Another of Sandy's UFOs is made with felted fabric.
Sandy's artistic talent is evident in this piece with acrylic paint on fabric stretched on a  frame.