Tuesday, November 6, 2012

October 17th—New Digs! We met at Our Sewing Room … AND we love it!


Deanna shared several books on, and samples of, Hardanger, an embroidery technique from Norway (and other countries). She noted that Hardanger is used to embellish clothing, scarves, table toppers, etc.

 She uses a blanket stitch of pearl cotton on an even weave, 22-count fabric. 

The stitches are largely geometric. The scary part is when she cuts away the fabric.  There are ways to fix cutting mistakes. Nancy also does Hardanger.  We were impressed!


Jessica shared her quilt, an original design, destined for the Andover Booth at Quilt Market.  She’s thinking of creating a pattern for it and selling it.  

Kira shared her quilt in progress—a Mario Bros—tiny 1” squares in a digitized pattern.  She showed us the blocks in various stages of completion.  She referred to blog and book “Cut to Pieces”. An incredible work for her son!

Nelda shared a quilt her great grandma was working on in 1970 when she was 91 years old.  Amazing! 

Deane shared a string quilt she made while taking a recent class from Cyndi Brunz. So cheery!

Laurie shared a flannel quilt she had made from plaid shirts from Goodwill.  Super soft!

 Denise shared her Sunday Morning Quilt—made with scraps.  Gorgeous!

Wanda shared three quilts— one for a Ugandan girl whose education she supports (machine quilted by Denise) 

She made one for her future grandson expected in a decade or more, complete with African creatures, fun! (sometimes when you find the perfect fabric... you just have to make the quilt.)

Wanda also shared a "tossed coins" variation top.  She had a good time with friends arranging the colors until they were just right.

Susan, a new participant to the guild, shared two quilts she made AND quilted. Fantastic quilting.  She noted she had been longarm quilting for about a year. 

Phyllis shared what she made at the recent Get Away Girl’s Retreat—a cool Mondo bag.

Nancy shared a Halloween theme stitching project. Striking!

Denise brought the finished Habitat top, made from the blocks that we made earlier in the year.  What a difference she made!  Denise is asking for purple scraps for the backing.  We have enough blocks for another quilt if some one want to adopt them to piece together.  We may just have to sew them together on an upcoming sew day.

Swap News--
The Ghoulish theme was really fun and SPOOKY!  So spooky that all photo documentation was rendered BLURRY!! Coincidence?  I think NOT!  If there is a surviving picture out there in one of your cameras-- email us and we can share all of the great projects that were made!

BANNER BLOCKS. There was a plethora of banner blocks .  We look forward to seeing what Denise does with all the blocks.

BEE. We caught up on the bee blocks.  We should see lots of inspiring blocks in November.

GUILD BUSINESS.  A motion was made and passed to meet at OSR every month.  Another motion was made and passed to return to the 2nd Wednesday of the Month.

1.  We agreed we want to meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at OSR for the rest of 2012 and 2013.  This means we need to bring $1 or $2 to each meeting to pay for the use of the space.

2. Swap theme for November is LEFTOVERS!

3.    There were questions and interest in BEES in 2013.  Denise said she would talk to Kesch. 

-- Minutes were taken by Wanda (great job) Pictures by Denise and Jessica

Special thanks to Deanna for the GREAT tutorial and all the awesome samples!