WHOOPWHOOPWHOOP! The EMQG met for the first time LIVE and in person in well over a year at Anne's lovely back yard. Thank you Anne!
August general meeting will be our annual picnic in Sladden Park. More info to come later. Our September meeting will be at the Garden Club! And they are also ready for our in person sew days so Ken is checking the UofO football schedule and the board will set the dates.
August mystery block:
Watermelon! Ken sent the instructions with the July meeting reminder so bring your finished blocks to the August picnic meeting.
Ugly Fabric Challenge: Ken has kicked off our next challenge. This is the BEAUTIFUL "ugly" fabric for the Ugly Fabric Challenge. No rules other than use it all and bring it to the Holiday Social Meeting in December.
July art challenge show & tell:
Inspiration was Van Gough's "Starry Night"InterpretationLinda Del: Inspiration - mid century artInterpretation
Mystery block show & tell:
Kim showed her July block
July show & tell:
Susan designed and made this for her boyfriend from fabrics she has collected from various sources that go together. The heart blocks were a new block for her
The mushroom fabric on the back
Pat brought this prototype of a bag she has been wanting to make. She has been playing with indigo and shibori dyeing
Linda Del made this from a collection of fat quarters using a pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Co
Linda Del's Mystery Quilt Challenge top from last year! She decided to add the border and feels like it really helped finish if off well.
Linda Del made this out of a layer cake for the granddaughter of a friend. Ken is going to quilt it.
Jill had this top sitting around "forever"! She quilted each block in a different way.
The next two are the same quilt-as-you-go pieces she picked up off of the EMQG table. She told us about a way of sewing the binding on by machine on both sides.
Jill also showed a hexi quilt. The fabric looks like watercolors.
This is Jill's quilt from our challenge a couple of years ago. It is already partially machine quilted and she is big stitch quilting the solid areas herself by hand.
Virginia made this from a layer cake. The fabrics were picked out by the recipient.
Denise made this while she was away from her home during the fires last summer.
Denise also made this last summer from a kit, but this is not the pattern. She took the class on line and loved it
Jessica made this in an industrial sewing class, and has decided she really DOES like to sew
Hillie made these for twins using reproduction fabrics