Saturday, May 23, 2015

Weekly Update - May 23, 2015

Another week without Micki, as she attended her son's wedding and then dog-sat while they were on their honeymoon.   We look forward to her return next week.

Lu Karatzas ran the meeting this week and she did a great job.  She also demoed how to make a cloth and zip bag case, which has many uses such as a travel jewelry holder, a sewing notions holder, crochet needle bag, and as one lady mentioned, a fishing tackle holder.

Several women also continued to work on the scrappy quilt project I initiated last week. We are getting lots of little blocks matched up and sewn into bigger blocks. I won't be at the meeting on Saturday but will be back the following week. In addition to whatever Micki has planned for June 6,  I hope next Saturday anyone interested can start designing donation quilts from what we have.

Show & Tell:

Nancy Cartlidge started us off with a great tote bag she made from place mats she picked up at Walmart.

Lois Rose showed her latest quilt.  This was made from a kit. The kit was on sale 50% off so she got 2 and turned it into a twin size quilt.  The pattern called for aplique leaves, but she substituted machine embroidered leaves and also showed her machine embroidered label on the back.


 Eileen DiSanto showed a baby quilt made with a circus panel for a great-nephew.   Love those panels!

She also showed a butterfly baby quilt that she is still working on.  The butterfly pieces are mostly vintage fabrics.

Ruth Campbell was busy making cat hammocks this week. 

(BTW, I am planning a delivery to the animal shelter the week of June 8th, so anyone who has cat hammocks, dog beds, old towels, or newspapers, the June 6th meeting would be a good day to bring them in.  I am also planning to drop off pillowcases and quilts at the Domestic Violence ans Sexual Abuse Center, so it will be a good time to bring anything going there in as well. Ed.)

Alice Meuneir was working on sandwiching a quilt last week and she showed the beautiful finished product today.

Before starting her demo, Lu showed 2 fabric trays she made after last week's demo They came out great!

Next she showed a cooler bag she made for when she is playing tennis out in the Florida heat.This is a simple bag to hold a zip loc bag filled with a mixture of 1 cup rubbing alcohol and 2 cups water.  When she gets warm she plans to slip this down the front of her blouse to cool her off. The cloth bag keeps the liquid from seeping through.

 Lastly, Lu showed a piece she iscreating sewing together her leftover blocks.

 Here is Lu showing the sample case for her demo.

And Joan Thomas completed her bag before the end of the meeting. Nice work Joan!


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