Saturday, July 27, 2013

Show & Tell July 27, 2013

Annette Reddy - First Time Member - started the show off with a va-va-boom!  2 quilts - one Judy Hansen's fabric line and pattern (that says gorgeous already) done beautifully and professional quilt - (Our club needs to take a road trip to Quilt Shop of Deland sometime - maybe we'll even get Judy to teach us something special).  Other quilt is block of month sampler from Stitch N Craft in Boca Raton.  Annette also shared a complete banner of month wool felt patterns of Lilianna Stitches by Lori Kabat. 

Eileen DiSanto - shared and donated 2 more eating vests for Claire Bridge and a Fidget Q.  It is so amazing to see each new Fidget Q and all your creative goodness that goes into each one.  They are in my opinion Works of Art.

Lois Rose - who heads of Fidget Quilt Central - came bob-bob-bobbin-along with her awesome earrings and necklace matching set made from - yippers - metal machine bobbins!  Her sewing machine only uses plastic bobbins, and waste-not-want-not Lois said what will I do with these metal bobbins now and answered her own challenge question with these pretty & fun pieces of jewelry!  Good show!!  And Lois shared her latest Fidget Qs and gave Kudos justly to Kay Flanagan for her help with these.  Kay sat and sewed several green strip sets together a couple weeks ago and Lois used those pretty pieces for foundations for Fidget Q's - Very cool Kay and Lois!   We love the teamwork!!
Lois also finished a 3rd fidget quilt and a purple and yellow midi bag this

(Little FYI - during the meeting and show n tell, there was Kay Flanagan, Helen Lawrie and crew keeping busy cutting fabric straps small enough to stuff in doggie beds ... that group is never idle and we love their teamwork - awesome!!)

Liz Evans - shared her foot book crazy patch sample blocks.  We're seeing Liz get back into crafting and sewing more and more each week, and we are so happy that she's joined our club.  Liz was a Girl Scout leader at one time and shares some of those insights with us as well.  (sorry, I missed the picture of this.)

Eileen Navikas - shared placemats she made for (I think) her brother, so they have a manly touch, but each fabric and piecing done in Eileen's perfect style we've come to admire so much.  Eileen sews projects together like a composer writes classical music -- each stitch is as each note on the sheet music that comes together for the completed piece.    Great to see and hear!!

Edie Cave - my my goodness we love the Fidget Q's she makes each week.  Edie always builds the scene/theme around a piece of fabric, embellishment!! She also completed several pillowcases.

The next two gals tried to trick me yesterday, but I was too sharp for them - no they did not tongue tie me and have me in a name calamity melt-down.  But good try anyway!!
 Kathy Jones (sitting right next to #8) - shared and donated Fidget Quilts - one so pretty with roses and one so manly in darker colors.  Kathy has help from her granddaughter with appliqueing the roses on and that's always fun time for sure.  Great idea!  Kathy creativity sparked and she used thrift store purchased towels for backing for these Fidget Qs.  Terrific suggestion and the towels work terrific.  She got them at Thrift Shop near Log Cabin on 441 that proceeds benefit Villages Hospital.  And she picked up for $1 a beautiful little blue & white afghan which she donated for our club's Infants & Toddlers Pantry of Lady Lake future donation.

Kathy Nichols - (yes the flip side of these two neat ladies who I screw up their names all the time but not yesterday!!  Ha ha ) - shared some pretty Christmas gifts made well in advance coaster sets.  Some were made using squares as original pattern works, and some made using triangle version.  (FYI, both patterns/instructions are attached for ya'all)  And Kathy made to donate four eating vests - so thank you!

Donna Rissman - It is not the "Summer of Donna" but the UFO's in her closets are happy to make completion status.  Donna completed a beautiful pink twister heart wallhanging and made pillowcases she is donating to Busy Hands Pillowcase for Forrest People effort.

   Gay Harris - shared a number of quilts made teaming up with her mother.  Gay cuts out squares, gives to her mom who sews them together in rows and rows to form quilts, mom gives back to Gay who then adds borders, batting, backing and binding.  I envy you the treasures of doing those projects with your Mom, Gay!  But in same breath, very happy to hear about your teamwork!!  Gay made and donated eating vests (Wow - this club comes thru!!!) and a knitted sweater top she received from a friend that is very pretty.

Delaine - did not disappoint - Finished Golf Cart is now a picture in Club Scrapbook - Yippers!  Delaine drove her golf cart with all new pretty slipcovers assembled, most of us viewed from the windows, but Lois and a bunch of gals went out to see the finished golf cart up close.  That is JOB WELL DONE, GIRL!  Just deserves CAPS for your hard work and fun work.  Delaine also shared pillowcases she's made for Conn Kerr, and a quilt bag that she made with the binding samples she was supposed to make for the binding exercises.  She had so much fun with that little piecing exercise and liked the fancy stitches splattered all over the seams so much, she put them together with sashing and made a (I'll say it) great little pretty tote/purse.  However, you still  need binding sample pieces - you know!  Just kidding with you - Your work is beautiful & fun!

Evelyn Emmons - Absolutely amazing Hot Air Balloon them Fidget Quilt, fuzzy fur zig zag for mountains and I think she had a couple other Fidget Qs she donated yesterday, but to tell you the truth I could not take my eyes off the Balloon Artwork and took a "mental moment" thinking thru her project.

Ellen Noon - Here is my Wow gal for the week! Because... Ellen looked through FFAC books, picked out a pattern for a bag, took it home, READ the pattern, followed the directions, made an awesome scrap bag purse/tote and bought back extra copies for the binder in case other ladies want to do one up!  That's very impressive to me, Ellen, and just the kind of thing I like to do myself!

Suzanne Brown - Hallelujah this lady knows how to finish a program!  Suzanne (and thank you!) made a label to add to awesome T-shirt quilt made for her friend in MD.  Suzanne did not do much by way of word embellishment but she did add clip art!  Even without the clip art, we would have all been very, very impressed and happy, so over-the-top again, Suzanne!  And, she made and donated her first Fidget Quilt!  How about that, she's got the bug now.  Suzanne actually made two Fidgets, but one she is taking to MD to enter in the County Fair up there. 
We hope she wins, of course, but she'll be a winner already in our eyes just for sharing the wonderful project of Fidget Quilts with her county fair entry.

And to finish, she showed the label she will add to the special quilt she showed last week.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Show & Tell July 20, 2013

Carol Planck - shared finished quilt made for little grandson that has the Super Heroes embroidered in blocks, his name in blocks, Alex, and his real superheroes in blocks, both grandfathers, his Dad and Alex in his Batman costume, too!!  Carol designed and made this beautiful quilt herself!!

Linda McIntyre - shared her bezazzled tank top - "WALK" pretty in pink and glittering crystals she'll be a very stylish morning walker!!

Eileen DiSanto - Little one made has made more than several Fidget Quilts and this week made her first one with handles.  Baby steps march on -- Eileen was not sure about sewing on handles, but made that next step!!  Great job!!

Delaine Koonse - shared a couple quilts she just whipped up during the week - one a Bargello - well not all the strips and piecing Bargello - but a piece of fabric that is Bargello design.  Delaine skillfully quilted squares and honestly it looked like a "from scratch" creation.  The other quilt beautiful one color Purple of varying light to dark fabrics.  FYI Golf Cart is "coming along"!!  One of these weeks we will have an "outside" show n tell project to see.  Oh and Delaine teased us with some sort of treatment she is doing with her sample binding squares - curiosity is running rampant on this one!

Suzanne Brown - Shared a stunning finished T-Shirt Quilt she made for a very special person and friend she will be visiting.  Suzanne does not like to put labels on her quilted projects, but we all really encouraged her to do one for this gorgeous loving project.  Her friend will be so proud to show off his quilt and his friend's name/label made for him.

 Nancy Rausch - has been away a couple months but wow did she make a comeback!  Nancy shared a quilt she and Janis Osters worked on together after winning the squares at recent guild meeting.  It is a red-white-and blue cutie she is donating to Happy Stitchers for that club's "Blankets for Honor Flight" project.  That club meets 2nd and 4th Mondays and are gathering quilts to donate in October.  The quilts are given to the WWII veterans when they are flown to Wash, DC on their "Honor Flight"!  Happy Stitchers is not only honoring WWII Veterans, they are honoring this great country's Freedom that we all know has been fought and paid for by our Military. 

And Nancy also made and donated 10 pillowcases for ConnKerr Cash for Smiles.  That deserves 10 !'s but not sure my computer would compute that!  FYI Nancy turned in the pillowcases each one washed, ironed, and bagged in a ziplock baggie.  That is how we need to present these to the charity when we make our club's donation.  Thank you!!

Donna Rissman - shared a finished UFO!  Yea for you, Donna!  and we are very happy that you are feeling a little better, too. 
Then Donna shared another stunning picture memory quilt she made for her dear neighbor husband.  Donna took copies of pictures from their walls, printed the pictures on "Printed Treasures" prepared photo-fabric, and pieced together an incredibly beautiful, loving story of this couple's life, focusing on the ailing husband's treasures!

Cheryl Minieri - shared her topiary project, not quite done, but very good work!  Cheryl's creativity takes baby steps each and every week to reach new plateaus.  Pretty good stuff, Cheryl.  PS - Thank you again for your very timely and nice help setting up front table, and putting away supplies after meeting!!  I truly appreciate your extra time and help a lot!!

 Jill Smithson - shared a hopping frog quilt that BJ's frog sewing catcher hopped right over to embrace.  It was frog meet frog love at first sight!!  And Jill made another cute doll quilt for Loving Dolls Club.

 Edie Cave - shared her first ever made pillowcases, her first machine couching sample work and a Handy and perfectly manicured Fidget Quilt.  Seriously, it is a Wow! one.  Edie's thoughtful creation had two hands centered and each hand's wrists and fingertips are fluffy, cute, yarnworks pompoms that just stand out beautifully.  It's truly one of a kind and Edie's creativity is awesome!  This is so amazing to see, too, because a few months ago, Edie did not sew.  Now she has a cute machine that she has obviously already bonded with and they will be crafting and sewing up fun, fun, fun!!

Lois Rose - keeps busy and just continues to grow in her creativity and workmanship, too.!  Lois has had her machine for a few years, but never did much with it, no projects like we do.  That's all changed!  She and her machine have dived head first into Fabric Fun Frolicking!  This week Lois whipped up another couple Eating Vests for Claire Bridge, Fidget Quilts - using her husband ties again (these are incredible - each one she takes the tie in a different direction that finishes up amazing!), and Lois even found time to do her very own quilt piece carrier.   And she dutifully took every single picture of today's festivities that we are confident will suddenly appear in our club scrapbook next week.  I've not mentioned that Lois prints out and includes these little "blurbs" with each picture.  Ladies, that memorable!!    God definitely gave our little club one of his sweet winks when Lois came to her first meeting.  God decided it was definitely time to document all this club's fun (and I was dragging my feet), so He made an "executive" decision and sent us our own special Rose!