This month’s program was given by Rose Marie Smith and Kay Beach on the quilts of Gee’s Bend. Both ladies made their own version of a Gee’s Bend quilt, shared their thoughts on the process of making each one, and read excerpts from a book about the original quilt makers.
Thank you, Rose Marie and Kay for a great program!
The Show & Tell tonight was wonderful. We had a great variety of quilts and most all of the “Seeing Spots” quilts (or parts of quilts) from those who attended the Carl Hentsch retreat. Thanks to everyone for bringing their quilts to share. What wonderful inspiration to all!
We had a great program on how to make Rope Baskets, given by Deb Freese and Barb Roberts. Deb demonstrated how to start a basket and build layers onto the basket. She also shared how to wrap fabric over the rope for an added effect. Barb shared many examples of finished baskets and different styles of hot mats. Kits were available for purchase, too.
There are loads of pictures to enjoy. So, sit back and be inspired. (The photos from the Show & Tell are at the end.)
Our October guild meeting was full of beautiful quilts, starting with Kris Kilderman from the Sewing House in Ottumwa, Ia., who shared her quilts and discussed color theory. She and her friend used to have the Sewing Bus years ago. Kris told some fun stories about the bus and also provided members with handouts and a free pattern!
And the Show & Tell was equally awesome, with lots of funny stories, to boot.
Jana Russon has been on a bowl-making frenzy and shared some of her colorful bowls with us. It’s a great segway to November’s program by Deb Freese and Barb Roberts on how to make them. (Kits will be available for $5) Be sure to attend and see how easy and fun these are to make!
Oh, wow, was this an awesome program! We learned so much about antique quilts, blocks, and colors. Barb Roberts did a fantastic job explaining vintage blocks and fabric, and she had lots of examples of colors that were popular in from 1850’s to 1879. And speaking of examples, Barb had three laundry baskets FULL of beautiful quilts, blocks, and books.
Sit back and enjoy a recap of Barb’s Program through photos, shown below. (The Show & Tell photos appear after these, so be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post.)
SHOW & TELL:
The August Show & Tell didn’t disappoint! We have so many talented (and funny) members. I know you’ll enjoy these photos.
“Happily Everafter”; a pattern of Shelly Pagliai
Modern version of the block-of-the-month quilt for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick; turquoise backing; has pieced sections
Traditional version of the block-of-the-month quilt for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop; done in blues and creams; has appliqued sections; the pieced sections on the modern version are interchangeable with the appliqued sections of the traditional version. Pattern booklet which includes directions for both designs is purchased up front in September; blocks are available for $5 for either colorway the second Saturday of each month; shipping is $3.
Elephant soft-covered book for Bo Aubrey Anders due in October
Sloth receiving blanket; theme chosen by mother
Sloth stuffed animal
Baby theme changed to woodland animals – quilt with panel of woodland animals
Quilt of 1 ½” vintage fabrics
Purple and green cat quilt for college graduate
Scrap quilt “Goodnight Irene” with some fabrics from Vera; white background and black borders
Tote with cat-print border
Some time ago she was having a difficult time; she had sold her pharmacy and was working at Hy-Vee. She attended a retreat with Sandy Weber in St. Louis with other guild members. During the retreat everyone would work on whatever. Others encouraged her to work on the block-of-the-month she had purchased at the quilt show; she had not sewn in four months (normally sews every day). Her quilt finally finished is “My ABCs of Therapy” done in bright colors and pale blue border. This is a Janet Stone (from Overland Park) pattern and contains a sheep (typical of Janet’s patterns); Alice changed the borders. She is the only one of the group who finished the project.
Shaded block table runner made from leftovers
Using a library book authored by Tula Pink and Angela Waters she tried different quilting designs which resulted in an appliqued block
Rose Marie Smith
Quilt using car fabric from the Community Service bin; this quilt is for Community Service
Quilt from the retreat; added more rows and used a different color to offset colored sections