Tuesday, November 8, 2011

October ‘2011’ Meeting


October is a beginning of a new year for our guild.  Our quilt show in September is always the grand finale.

Members were anxious to hear what plans our new president, Diana had in store.


Rae Ann and Amanda                          (Pres. Elect,a.k.a. Queenie) Laurie and Sue                  


Lynda and (President) Diana

Judy was busily getting her calendar in order.  Doesn’t she look studious?


After business was discussed, Show and Tell began.


Sue showed her darling woodsy door draft stopper that she made at the retreat.  All finished and ready to put to use.


Also her fun turkey topper.  This has so much dimension going on  that you just have to touch it.  Even the leaves are dimensional.


It’s hard to tell in the pics, but they are.


Judy and Susann are loving it all!


I had gotten my sunflower quilt back from the quilters.  Doesn’t quilting make such a difference?  I used the leftover fabric on my back.


As you can see, I was still working on the binding.


Sue had finished this mini star quilt and Lynda showed her darling flower/ladybug topper.  Can’t wait to see it finished.


Lynda was hesitant to show us this sweet turquoise and pink quilt she was making for a new grand baby until it was finished.  We just had to have a peek.


Look at all of these cute embellishments she’ll be adding.



Our new Pres. has been so busy working on three different applique quilts.  Love, love these!





JoyLyn explained the rules for our P.I.G.S. (Projects in Grocery Sacks).  The more you use from your stash, the more points you will receive.  There will be prizes in the end.


Rae Ann showed us blocks of the month.  They are the same as our Aunt Gracies charity quilt we raffled off at our Sept. show.  They look entirely different out of this fabric.  Still just as darling!


Those who had completed their blocks got their name put in for a free gift.  Compliments of Rae Ann.


Diana won this months drawing.  It was a kit to make a small purse/bag.  I’m sure she’ll have it whipped up in no time.

Our meetings are always such an inspiration to me.  I love spending time with these talented ladies.

Today we meet for our Nov. meeting.  Check back soon for a new post.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweet Retreat!


I am trying to play catch up here with the Kennel Girls blog.  Tomorrow we will hold our Nov. meeting.

I thought I had better get my fanny in gear and post about our retreat we went on in September.

Only six of us gals were able to go, but we sure didn’t lack for fun!

We sewed till all hours of the night. . .


Ate yummy food. . .   So good that someone was caught licking her plate.  Who could blame you Sue, Jill’s stuffed French toast was delicious!


Banana splits and bean dip now doesn’t that sound tasty?


By the end we had created  fun new projects.   Some were complete, others very close. 


Lynda’s flower and ladybug topper turned out so darling.  Little bugs need a bit more embellishing.


Some projects were tedious, while others quick and easy.  Sue made this woodsy door draft pillow and Jill Carroll made these sweet pillow cases for new grand daughters.



I think Joylyn is hiding behind this fun Halloween quilt.


Janns  (yes, that would be me) sunflower quilt was fun, quick, and easy.  It’s nice to have a project like this every now and then.


This turkey Sue was working on was dimensional.  Hers was so much cuter than the picture on the pattern.


Right about now, my camera started acting up.  Don’t know what I had done, but all of the pictures are blurry.  Promise it wasn’t me , I had to have hit something.  No matter how hard I tried I could not get it to work.

I am going to post them anyway so you can see what  other fun projects were being tackled.

Jill Walker made this darling topper called ‘Dominos’.  Don’t you love the fabrics?



Lynda made this ‘Turning 20”.  I love the color combo.  Thank goodness we will have better pics when they show them completed at guild meeting.



The color in this quilt Jill C. made are all the latest fad.

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Here are some blocks that Joylyn was working on.  These turtles are so fun!  won’t they make a wonderful quilt for a boy?


Stars are always ‘STARS’ if you ask me.  I love any kind of star!


I had a jelly roll that I  had gotten as an exchange gift.  I started this but ran out of white fabric.  Bought more when I got home and have made more blocks.  Hopefully I will get in the mood to sew it together.


Joylyn gave each of us this sweet panel.


We were nestled up in the mountains just outside of Fairview.  I didn’t take my camera when we went for walks, but I did get a few pictures of some of the antique quilts on the beds.

Again, blurry!  UGH!!!




We had such a fun time!  Before we had left we were already anticipating plans to return in February.