Saturday, August 16, 2014

Show & Tell - August 16, 2014

Micki is on her way north for grandma duty and Donna had to work today, so Lois Rose stepped in to run the meeting.  She started by asking visitor Fawn Nguyen to introduce herself.  Fawn has only been in the Villages for 10 days, but she was able to find us.  We hoe she comes back.

Audrey Phillips also brought her 2 daughters, who obviously inherited their mother's crafty gene.

Lois started of show & tell with a rag quilt she made using some blocks Micki embroidered with each of the  12 months.  She also brought in a doggie bed made out of an old towel.  Lois' sewing machine balked at closing it, so Mary Kahlow volunteered to sew it closed.  Thank you Mary.

 One of our artistic members, Joan Galantha, was back with us again this week.  She showed a beautiful wall hanging of a tree.  As usual, she photographed a tree that caught her interest and translated that into a fabric work of art.


Our group's luau lunch & learn a few weeks ago inspired Audrey Phillips to learn to hula dance.  Her show and tell this week was a hula skirt she made for her new hobby.  Although these skirts are supposed to be large because they rest on the hips, not on the waist, her first attempt was a little large for Audrey.  She has sold this one to another dancer.  She was advised to use 5 yards of fabric to get the proper skirt movement, but on the next one she makes for herself, she plans to reduce this to 4 yards.  We're looking forward to seeing the next one.

Eileen DiSanto showed a quilt she has completed as a gift for her sister.  Lovely black and white fabric with a small rose motif in the corner.  Beautiful work Eileen.

 Carol Riggs talked about the young girl, Bexley, she is raising money to assist.  There was an article in the paper about her about a week ago, explaining that Bexley sufferes from about a dozen different diseases.  Carol has asked anyone who would like to help to make a pillowcase for Bexley to take to the hospital for other patients or to donate towards her airfare to get her to the special hospital she needs.  Since Bexley cannot attend school due to her compromised immune system, she spends her time baking cookies for Hospice.  Carol showed a chef's hat she made for Bexley.

 After Show & Tell, Linda Lynch demonstrated how she made a chenille circle in the middle of a baby quilt she made for the Infant & Toddler's Pantry.  There was lots of interest in this process.

After Linda's demo, those who had not finished their midi bags continued their work with Lois' help. We are confident that these will appear completed next week.   Those who were able to finish their bags are shown below.  Great work everyone.

Debbie Hutchins

Sue Campbell
Mary Kahlow

Pat Pipa

Eileen DiSanto
Linda Parr
Lois Rose (with completed demo mondo & midi bags)


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