Saturday, January 16, 2016

Weekly Update - January 16, 2016

Hi Ladies - Next Saturday is 4th Saturday - Lunch & Learn!!! No RSVP's and we didn't even make a sign up sheet for ladies to sign and list what they would bring. I'm going to bring chicken strips.  So it is wide open! 

Nancy Cartlidge shared a terrific new tutorial with us for making Mitered Receiving Blankets using a 40 inch square and 30 inch square - each measuring, sewing, and wallah perfectly mitered corners and wonderful receiving blanket done.  So the video link is below for you to click on and goes directly to Missouri Star Quilt Co. Jenny Doan's terrific tutorial.  And attached is a pdf of instructions with excellent pictures to follow along - the pdf is 11 pages long, so maybe you will only need to print out first two pages and browse the other 9 just by saving to your documents folder.  

Some of you know that I'm going to be grandmom again in June... oh baby, I'm so ready for this one!!   This is my UFO year to complete as many projects as possible that have been in the works for years cluttering up my sewing room and life.  But, I will be making several new projects for new baby in June.  I went to Missouri Star Quilt Co. website last night and got a few pretty baby flannels ordered, hopefully they'll be here by end of week and I'll make up the two receiving blankets that I've purchased these flannels to make.  This is an easy peasy project and we will be demo'ing it on Saturday.

Thank you to Marge MacCulay for her wonderful and detailed demo on cutting squares, squaring up fabric, and getting the most out of fabrics, especially scraps!

Thank you to Lu Karatzas for her inspirational demo on creating your very own quilt pattern and the process to get it on paper, buy perfect fabrics, and get to sewing.  Lu has made very detailed, creative quilts for her family members and each one begins with a theme or event and how she develops a quilt to memorialize the special occasions in the family.  Pretty cool stuff!!

I shared how to make the Block Carriers that come in so handy when we are sewing projects to keep our blocks and pieces secure, together, and wrinkle free.  We still have 3 or 4 "tubes" left for any ladies who want to make a carrier for herself.  

Show & Tell:

 Lu Karatzas - beautifully embellished shoe gift from her brother, her shirt she was wearing made for her by granddaughter... passing on the creativity.

Joan Thomas - Pictures of lovely window treatments made for her lanai... Joan's background is home dec - anyone want great ideas or help, seek out Joan!

 Lois Rose - Lovely Valentine wreath, embroidered wallhanging depiction of our Risen Lord, and WIP Work in Progress - stand back for this one... it's going to be a journey all in itself!!!

JoAnn Colin - 2 charity blankets made with one layer fleece, beautiful finish on "top" and terrific alternative to tying the edges - got to see in order to appreciate!!

Ellen Hein - pillowcases - lovely assortment and finished quilt top for charity

Ruth Campbell- dog bed and cat hammock!!

Mary Nazgiewicz - 5 cat hammocks!!
Me - 2 UFO's quilted and being bound, "cowboy/cowgirl" one with boots is going to doggie Bailey's Vet - chiropractor - who comes in from Missouri every month to provide chiropractic treatments to horses in Ocala and dogs here at Buffalo Ridge Animal Hosp.  Our 10 year old has been under her treatments for 5 years, she's like a puppy, and without this... Bailey could not  use her hind legs prior to starting treatments.  It's been pretty amazing for us.  

Please check out the blog by the link below to see all the pretty pictures from this week's show and tell.  

Receiving Blanket Tutorial Video on Missouri Star Quilt Company

Remember Lunch & Learn this coming Saturday - till then, have a great week and as always, God bless all of you and your families, 
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     Micki MacCumbee

Club Leader, Fabric Fun Arts & Crafts


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