Saturday, November 15, 2014

Show & Tell - November 15, 2014

Last week's Christmas Tree placemat project seems to have been very popular. 

 B.J. started our show & tell today with her completed Christmas tree place mats.

Marty Ryne brought in the three she made.

Lois Rose showed the front and back of the four she made.

 Mary Nazyiewickz finished 2 of the placemats

and  Jane Swafford showed the one she made.

In addition to the placemats, B.J. brought in some camel ornaments she made for her grandson.  She has made a different ornament every year for him, and although he is grown now, he still loves getting them.

Joyce Yarborough has obtained a lot of scrap fabric, so she is busy filling doggie beds. She brought another one in this week.

Darlene Marks has been on a table runner binge.  Using variations on the same fall fabrics, she made 3 table runners.

Alice Meunier is back with us and reporting her tests are all coming back with a clean bill of health. Congratulations Alice!  She has been busy this week.

First she showed a baby rag quilt


 Next she showed the midi bag she completed on her own with just the instructions and a little help from a friend.

Her third show and tell item was a napkin that can be folded to look like a Christmas tree.   She was inspired by last week's placemat
 project but since she didn't have Christmas fabric, she used what she had to show this to us.

This napkin is made with 2 fabrics in a half circle.

Jane Swafford had the same thought, and she also brought in one of these semi-circle napkins.  She also explained how it is folded.  This first fold is off center as shown, by about an inch.

The second fold is then made so that the point overlaps the circle. 

Once the folds are established, Jane suggested stitching a straight line along each fold to mark the fold lines.  That way, when it is given as a gift, the recipient will know how to refold it.

Marty Rhyne was up next.  In addition to her tree placemats, she showed 2 pillows she made as a result of a demo we had about a month ago.

Lois Rose had a few things to show today besides the tree placemats.  First, she modeled the BBQ apron she made for her husband.

Next, she showed the mondo bag she made for her sister.

She also has been working on cutting fabric that has been donated to the club into squares to make donation quilts.  As a result, she is quickly filling doggie beds.  She brought in 2 this week.

Carol Rigs showed 2 pillow shams.  These were made for a friend, but are the wrong size, so she is trying to find someone who might be interested in them.

Lu Karatzas brought in a quilt with all musical fabrics she completed. Since she used to sing with a choral group, this one is very appropriate for her home.

She also brought in a bag full of Christmas ornaments she has made over the years.  Whenever she gets a photo Christmas card, she turns it into a fabric photo and makes 2 ornaments, one for the sender and one for herself.  Very clever keepsakes!

Kathy Jones brought us a chenille quilt for our Samaritan Inn quilt project.  Thank you Kathy.


One of our new members, Jeri Ceruelo has been making felt pumpkins, but she had lots of scraps that she couldn't bear to throw away but didn't know what to do with.  Recently, she decided they would be perfect for making acorns.  She collects the tops in the wild, stuffs small fabric balls with batting and glues the tops on.  Very Cute.

Eileen Navikas was our last show and tell for the day.  She showed a purse she crocheted and then felted.  We were all amazed by the fact that it does not look crocheted.

After show and tell B.J. led the project of the week - a Christmas tree made with small pieces of fabric and batting pinned to a Styrofoam cone. 

Lois has brought the group a project to supply twin size quilts as Christmas gifts for 16 boys and girls living at a local children's shelter.  She cut up fabric that was donated to the club and put together a few kits.  5 ladies volunteered to sew these kits into quilts and several others volunteered to make quilts on their own for these kids.  We hope to have these back by Dec 13th so they can be turned over to the shelter manager before Christmas.  I am crossing my fingers and praying that we manage to collect 8 boy quilts and 8 girl quilts.  Thank you ladies for your efforts.


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