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3 things we should stop doing

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. Although Angela Walters says these are things that machine quilters should stop doing, I think they apply to all quilters–not just machine quilters. If you always send your tops out to be quilted by someone else, the main ideas in Angela’s piece apply to those who are piecers as well. The rest I’ll leave up to Angela: Click here. (p.s. Blog candy coming soon. I’m almost to a milestone in my blogging at this site. Stay tuned!)

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Wicked Quilts

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

How do you find inspiration for your next quilt project? Here’s a link to quilts made for a challenge from Cherrywood hand dyed fabrics was to use 3 “wicked” greens from their 2014 line and make a quilt inspired by “Wicked”. It’s the 11th anniversary of the show “Wicked” in NYC, so many chose their inspiration from there, but other worked from the meaning of the word itself. Good theme for Halloween season, isn’t it?

click here (if you dare!)

How are your seminar projects coming? I hope you enjoyed yourself and learned a least one new thing. Those are the goals of seminar. We’re working on getting our national teacher lined up for 2016, and hope to announce the name at the next guild meeting. Bring those completed (tongue in cheek) projects for show and tell in October.

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Guild meeting Show and Tell

Hi everyone,

I took me a while but finally getting around to post photos of our July’s meeting Show and tell! I don’t know about you, but I really LOVE meetings like we had in July – with fun demos! As much as I loved doing a demo, I would have loved to see the others too, but I hope you all had fun?
If anyone needs any help with that Quick Curve Ruler or the pattern I showed – just let me know! Thinking of it now…I might do a quick “pictures tutorial” here, so you all have a “refresher” ??
What do you think – yes or no?

Anyone already made a few Christmas projects after that? 🙂 He… he… I always, always say that I will start early but so far that didn’t happen much… Maybe this year? Well I will finish those Poinsettia pillows, so that can count for something…
Besides my quilting is these days readily “interrupted” (well not really, but no better word…) by sewing for my little Juliana – skirts, dresses, some useful things like car-seat cover…all that. And I just LOVE IT!! 🙂

OK, lets not prolong any more – here is our Show and Tell!!!

Quick NOTE: at the meeting I started taking photos with my camera and then it quickly ran out of battery so I continued with my phone. These are photos from my phone – sadly camera is forgotten at friend’s house and as soon as I have it, I will add those few first photos – my apologies!! 🙂

Here is the promised addition of few more photos that were on my camera:

Mary Ellen showed one of the Seminar class samples – Roseellen will teach you how to do Trapunto by machine and you will be on your way to make this beauty!!

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How lovely is this miniature??

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Or this charming kids quilt?

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Theresa made these lovelies for our tireless Quilty Adventure Bus trip organizers – Sue and Bette:
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Robi said this was a finish after several years…

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but of course not scrappy enough for her…so she had to do something!! Backing is therefore…

SCRAPPY!! :

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Our prolific sisters Sue and Bette were busy, busy, busy… Here are some lovely quilts they showed:

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Here are more beautiful baby quilts:

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Rosellen quilted every sheep differently!!

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And yours truly showed two table runners that I also have complete tutorials for on my blog:

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As promised, I will add those few missing photos from the very beginning of Show and Tell as soon as I get my camera back!

To finish today’s post – WHO IS EXCITED ABOUT SEPTEMBER SEMINAR?!  me, me!!!

How about you? What classes are you signed for?

If you are not – go quickly to OUR WEBSITE and pick some good ones!!

Wishing you happy days of summer,

Marija

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