Another interesting and informative talk from Christopher Daley. This time it was "Mass Murder", famous, infamous, and not so famous murders in Massachusetts. Did anyone stay awake all night?
Now we all know the difference between small and mini quilts. It is not the dimension o fthe finished product. It is the size of the blocks and the size of the pattern in the fabric. Thank you Rhonda for making it clear.
Lee led a workshop on making thread catchers and pin cushions. Chinese takeout containers! So adorable.
Jennifer Watchom gave on talk on "From the Hardware Store to the Quilt Shop". She had many wonderful ideas on using items not found in your sewing room to aid in quilt making.
Marylou led a quilt label making workshop.
Everything Yo-yo. We learned to make teeny, little yo-yos, large yo-yos, and many sizes inbetween. Thank you Dianne.
Once again we welcomed Christopher Daley. his talk on the history of the Irish in Boston was fascinating. I knew about the problems and the distrust from the "Need Not Apply" period of the 1800's. I was stunned to learn that it started much, much earlier. right from the founding of Boston.
For the first time in the six years I have been a member the meeting was cancelled. Thank you Nemo - the blizzard of 2013.
We learned about local quilter Sally Palmer Field. What an interesting lady, both in her life and in her quilting
Thanks to all the hard work by Cindy and Brenda wae had a wonderful Christmas party. The color challenge showed just how talented our members are. The generous spirit of the guild never fails to amaze me. Twenty five quilts were given to hospice. Thank you ladies.
Our own Brenda displayed her 20+ years of quilting and, as she says, hoarding. Quilts, wallhangings, pin cushions, embroidery, aprons, table runners galore. When does she find time to sleep?
Thanks you Chris Daley for a spooky evening filled with bone-tingling tales of Haunted New England.
Thank you Brenda for leading us in such a fun worksho. Button blossoms. So fun. so easy. so colorful. Mine look great in the kitchen window.
An informative meeting on technology and quilting. Blogs. shopping. Selling. Patterns. Chat rooms. You name it Lee covered it. Great job. Sorry about forgetting my camera, no pics of Lee in action.
Sandi Bard brought her treasure chest of goodies. She does such beautiful work with wool felt and her patterns are adorable. Which one, or two, or three to buy?
May 6, 2012
The Cozy Tea Cart brought us a tea tasting. What a fun and educational evening. We sampled and rated two green teas, two oolongs, and two black. We learned where tea is from and how it it harvested and processed.
Fun with miniatures. An evening spent orking on a quilt, a mini quilt. Will next month's Show 'n' Tell be filled with mini? I hope so.
An fun and educational tour of the world of antique quilts by Julie Crossland. Who knew that a quilt from the early 1800's would still be so vibrant today (see photo at right). That is the power of natural dyes for ya.
Maureen Blanchard of Cobblestones in Townsend wowed us with her applique trunk show. Hopefully we were motivated enough to have a few appliques at next month's show 'n' tell.
We started our first meeting of the new year with a wool felt project. Cute snowmen mats. Perfect size for a candle but no one would stop you from using it with your morning cup of coffee.
We started the evening with the important stuff - dessert. Celebrated Christmas with tables of desserts. OMG. Heaven. Afterwards we displayed our Christmas stockings from the challenge. So many beautiful stockings.
The first in our color theory series. We colored our own color wheel. (Great fun. I rarely get a chance to use crayons anymore.) Then we learned about achromatic color - the absence of color. For the next meeting we are to bring in a 10" achromatic block. See the Color Theory tab for more info.
We made wool felt needlecases. All supplies were provided, including the needle (which we kept for our new cases) and the scissors (which we returned). No a witch did not attend the meeting. It was costume night. We had several witches in attendance, including one covered in tatoos - scary. A Red Hat lady, Hermione Granger's mom, a clown, and the cutest candy corn fairy were there too.