Tuesday, November 15, 2016

September 2016 Guild Meeting

Here I am playing a little catch up again.
In September, our President; Rae Ann put out a call on Instagram and facebook for people to help with the relief of those having terrible flooding in Louisiana.
She showed a Crossroads quilt block and asked people to make one and give to her.  From there they would be assembled into quilts.
Boy, was her call ever answered!

Not only did she receive a lot of blocks, but also some funds that would help to purchase fabric for borders and backs.
She held a sewing day and they were able to put 6 Crossroad quilts together.  They ended up with a total of 16 quilts.  Some were smaller.  They also made several pillows.
After business was discussed we had show and tell.
Nancy is back into crossstitch and made the sweetest little house door hanger.

I love the trim she added to the bottom!

She shared a cute angel quilt,

And a fun basket one.  She has been very busy since moving back to Utah! Can you tell she's a bit camera shy?

Cheryl showed a wool ghost hanger and suggested they make them at retreat next month in St. George.  Some of the members had purchased patterns as well.


 Cheryl also shared this beauty. 

I love the touches of wool!

Sue has been busy making her Halloween bags.  They are a big seller for her in her etsy shop.

But that's not all. . .look at what else she has made.
I'm sure this one is a big hit amongst her grands!

The stripes on the back are so fun.

And how cute is this?

The fabrics she used for the pumpkins are 'spooktacular'  :)

And one more. . .Busy Bee is she!

Lynda has been putting together the cutest little toppers.
Rain or shine, this one is fine!  lol!  Just had to throw that in.
I think you'll agree that this one is 'kite' cute!  Yup, I'm on a roll.  Someone stop me now!
I may not be funny, but I entertain myself. 

We are happy that Chris has returned to the guild.  She had lots of pretties to share.

All this was done by machine.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Another breathtaking beauty!

I just knew you would want to get up close and personal!
Look at that quilting!!

Somehow I missed getting a group photo of those in attendance.
Looking forward to our next meeting!
Keep on quilting,
the Kennel Girls

Thursday, March 31, 2016

March Guild Meeting

Well, it's the last day of March.  My how time flies when you're having fun!  lol!
If there's one thing the kennel girls know how to do, it's have fun.
Rita, Rae Ann, Nancy, Cheryl, and Amanda.
This month attendance was down.  Lots going on in the lives of busy ladies!
Nancy continues to 'WOW' us with more of her gorgeous
 nine patch quilts!
I love the history and statements by mothers that she added to
 this Civil War quilt.

Rita was given a lot of sweet blocks made by her grandmother.  She is lovingly sewing them into quilts for her grandchildren.
Cute bears and polka dots.

Look at the fun quilting.

Nancy finished a daring spring cross stitch.

She plans on making it into a door hanger like this one.  Love that button trim!

Cheryl shared this amazing work!

I (Jann) shared my Easter wool mat.  Sweet Amanda shared her pattern with me.  I added a pleated ruffle and rick rack instead
 of tabs.

Hope you are finding some time to create!
Happy quilting,
the kennel girls

Friday, February 26, 2016

Piece in the Valley Field Trip

Well let me tell you, no one is any more fun that a bunch of quilting gals!
Especially when you get a couple of carloads full.
Today we took an amazing trip to Delta, Utah for the
 "Piece in the Valley" quilt show.
Before we attended, we toured one of our members,
It was wonderful and the fun had just begun! 
From there we went to the show.
This is the first thing we saw when we walked in.  Isn't it precious?
What little miss muffet wouldn't want to sit on that tuffet?  lol!
 I loved the display of vintage sewing machines!
(I swooned over this mini Dresden plate!)

 There were so many gorgeous quilts!  I couldn't begin to share them all.  I snapped photos of the ones that I liked best, or were unusual.

Sorry girls, if one of your favorites didn't make it in!

Just thought this was kind of quirky.

Love the colors in this one!

You voted for your favorite at the end.  I had a hard time choosing, but this Dresden plate got my vote.

Thought this would be so cute for Easter or a baby.

This row quilt featured patterns from various Utah towns.  The row with the boots is from a quilt store, Just Sew in Alpine.  Just up the road from where the Kennel Girls originated.

Another one of my favorites.

Some of us girls made a quilt with this fabric line quite
a few years ago.

Such fun embellishments!

Carmen Geddes, a gal that did a trunk show at our quilt show quite a few years ago was there selling.
These next two photos are of her displays.  She does amazing work!

 Of course, I love anything with cherries!

Afterwards we had a delicious lunch, visited a quilt shop, and a craft fair.  One of the car loads headed to the reservoir to see the snow geese.  It was also their annual 'Snow Goose Festival'.  The other carload headed home.

We have another field trip scheduled in the near future.  I know it will also be a day full of fun and laughter!

Keep on quilting,
the kennel girls.