We started our evening with stories of how we each spent at least 15 minutes working on our Archive Get Er Done project since our last meeting. Archive is a nice way of saying really old project.
Members are challenged to spend at least 15 minutes on an old unfinished project with the thought that, once you have it out and recall where you left off, you are likely to spend more than 15 minutes on it. We do seem to be having some success! Several members had 15 minute stories to share that turned into serious progress.
Then it was time for Show and Share:
|Marti and Bonnie just returned from a bus and train trip to Sisters, Oregon for the annual outdoor quilt show. They had several fun stories to tell.|
|One of their purchases was this calendar, featuring quilters husbands posing shirtless with quilts. This was just for fun for a local fund raiser.|
|Margaret shared this Dresden Plate, started at Sisters of the Cloth class and finished up at home.|
|Margaret also shared some blocks she inherited and her plan for finishing them.|
|Yes, this is a picture of a phone but, this is also Nancy's new granddaughter, Kate. Welcome to the world, Kate. Isn't she precious?|
|Nancy also shared this block of the month she just completed. It's called Abraham Lincoln's Logs. The very center block has a picture of Abraham Lincoln. Nice blocks and nice quilt.|
|Rozetta has been doing some craft sewing. Above see the little purse she made from a neck tie and below is a neck cooler, perfect for these hot Iowa July days.|
Here is a link for a tutorial on making these neck coolies. They are filled with crystals, same as the kind often used in gardening. The crystals in the neck coolie swell with liquid to hundreds of time their weight. As liquid from the crystals evaporate, it lowers the body temperature.
|Janet shared her Split Nine-Patch and entertained ideas from the group about possible borders. Below, Janet showed us her bag.|
|Theresa showed this little project in progress. This will be a sleeping bag for a niece's doll.|
|Jan shared this beauty. I have a soft spot for Amish looking quilts but this is just sparkly, isn't it?|
|Never the less, this quilt was beautifully machine quilted and heavily beaded. Still a stunner.|
|Joyce is expecting a new granddaughter and she now understands why this pattern is made with crazy quilting as it nearly drove her crazy. Alls well that ends well though, right? Looks great.|
|Joyce is also making receiving blankets for the new baby.|