JULY SHOW & TELL
The July Show & Tell was a little light this month, as most everyone participated in the Program instead.
First up, Rose Marie Smith shared her “It’s in the DNA” quilt (a Bonnie Hunter design) — we apologize, no photo available.
Next, Meredith Willcox shared several “Fleece blankets” with crocheted edges she made for the Linus Project.
And Mary Shoaff shared her beautiful and complex “Tumbling Blocks”.
and now for the July program….
For the July program, we were asked to bring our First (or Earliest quilt we had) and our Latest quilt. Each member who participated told a short story and we were treated to a variety of lovely quilts. It was fun to see how each person’s quilting style has changed!
So you’ve been out of school for a while, right? Free from studying and homework. Well, we are giving you an assignment for the next Guild meeting on July 15: Bring your FIRST quilt and your LAST quilt!
This will be a FUN program, so be sure to bring your quilts and share your stories. Pass on lessons learned along the way on your journey from then until now. If you don’t have your first quilt, that’s ok, just bring the oldest one you have. Or tell us about your first quilt.
Be sure to come and enjoy the stories and see how the styles and tastes have changed over the years. It’s guaranteed to provide lots of laughter and amazement!
See you on the 15th!
Michele Breault and Barb Bevell presented a program on “Small Quilts” for the April meeting of the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild. Michele shared her tiny quilts, including those that were hand pieced and hand appliquéd. Then came her Feathered Star, Baby Quilt, a Gena Kimball quilt with 6” blocks, a tiny felt item, a quilt made from 3” nine patches, and another with 3” mariner’s compass blocks. But that wasn’t all… Next, she displayed and talked about her 2013 Challenge quilt, a blue & yellow quilt, a black quilt, two Twister quilts (in two sizes), a “Where’s Waldo”, a tiny quilt made of hand-pieced stars, and two 3” blocks. Whew! We were all amazed!
Barb and Michele talked about their journeys in life that drew them to quilting and what influenced their love for miniatures and small quilts. Books and patterns were also on display, along with boxes of tiny 1″ and 1 1/2″ squares of fabric.
Barb shared her quilts, which included a large and small version of the Underground Railroad, several small quilts made from the scraps given to her by friends, a baby-doll quilt, and her current half-square triangle quilt (each half-square triangle finishes at 1″). She also talked about how she cuts scraps and left-over fabric into various sizes of small squares (1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″), how she stores the pieces, and how she follows Bonnie Hunter’s method of sewing “leaders and enders” to make thousands of 2-patches, 4-patches, and half-square triangles. Her challenge is to use scraps of fabric most people would declare “too small” to use and throw away.
Several other guild members brought miniatures they had made to share with the group. These members were Kathy Krog, Alice Allinson (small Mariner’s Compass and a small paper pieced Tulip quilt with crystals), and Jo Conklin (two small paper pieced quilts).
March 2015 Program: “Civil War Sewing Circle”
Linda Pickett and Jane Eitel presented the program based on the book, “Civil War Sewing Circle.” Several members in the guild served as readers in the program and various items of representing the Civil War Era were on display. Kay Beach, Peggy Clark, and Bonnie Schultz shared quilts they had made to represent the quilts of the time.
August’s program on “Disappearing Blocks” was presented by Kay Beach, Kathy Krog, Rose Marie Smith, and Debbie Hudnall. All four demonstrated different ways to create a block, cut it up, rotate the pieces, and create another block from the new arrangement. Examples included the Disappearing 9-patch, the Disappearing Hour-Glass, and more.
The HOF Guild was excited to have Linda Kowalski share her beautiful quilts. This collection of photos was just a part of her trunk show. Thank you, Linda!
The HOF Quilt guild was treated to a wonderful program by Tim Tucker. Tim showed a number of quilts that had belonged to his mother, Trevia. Several of our members knew Trevia and shared stories of her with Tim and the guild.
Some of the quilts were family pieces and others were ones she particularly liked. Many were purchased while on trips to various parts of the country, particularly California. Andrea O’Brien read the background of the quilts as they were held up by Tim and Alice Allinson. The hand quilting on many of them was beautiful. The extremely tiny stitches and the “number of stitches to the inch” was a part of the story of these lovely quilts.
The November Program for the HOF Quilt Guild was presented by Peggy Clark, Michele Breault, and Susan Guffey. Not only did they issue the 2014-2015 Annual HOF Challenge, they highlighted quite a few Bonnie K. Hunter’s quilts that Peggy had made over the years, including several of the Challenge quilts: “Boxy Stars” (two versions!!) and “Nine Patch Split”. Peggy shared her method of organizing the patterns and brought four of Bonnie’s books for us to reference. Be sure to check out Michele’s hexi quilt–WOW!! Sit back and enjoy these beautiful quilts!