Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 2018 Meeting

June 12 is the Spring Dinner and quilt show viewer choice winners are invited to bring their items for everyone to see. The meeting will begin 30 minutes earlier with social time beginning at 6 and dinner at 6:30.

Meetings and Sit-n-Sew will resume in September.

Monday, May 21, 2018

How to view photos in a blog post

When a blog post has multiple photos you would like to view larger, How to view photos provides several tips. For future use, a link will continue to be in the blog's right sidebar.

1. Click or tap on a photo in a post to enlarge it.

2. To continue viewing other photos in the post, click or tap the enlarged photo to view the next photo. Other photos in the same post may appear below the enlarged photo. Click or tap a thumbnail to view another photo. On a keyboard, left/right arrow keys can be used to navigate to the next photo.

3. Click or tap the X in the upper right corner of the image to return to the post.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 Quilt Show

A Quilter is Never "Board" Remembering Family Game Night

Kathy Mallory
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2018 quilt show - A Quilter is Never "Board" Remembering Family Game Night, April 27 - April 29. The show highlighted quilts by Kathy Mallory, our featured quilter, and our members. 

Members quilts were displayed in seven categories - Board Game Challenge, Round Robin, Mystery, Large, Lap/Twin, Miniature/Wall and Miscellaneous. Viewers voted on their favorites and the first, second, and third place viewers choices are shown below. Individual photos are displayed further down the page. (click on a photo to enlarge it)

Our thanks to Gary Skory, Museum Director, the staff and volunteers of Heritage Park and to the Max Carey Blacksmith Guild for their continuing support

Kathy Albee
Nicole Northard
Mary Ann Howard
Quilting "Words with Friends"
Round Robin
 Nancy Hill
"Teddy & Friends"
Rebekah Wilson
Mary Ann Howard
"Road Trip"
Deb Badour
"Artistic Interpretation"
Sylvia Sharpe
"Sylvia's Mystery"
Kathy Albee
"Jewels of the Night"
Denise Sequin
"Vintage Rose Queen"
Nancy Hill
"Stars of Light"
Marilyn Ringer
"Think Inside the Box"
Kathy Mallory

Nancy Stanley
"Vintage Tin"
Linda McGibbon
"Lady of the Heavens"
Leslie Peterson
"Barnyard Gatherings"
 Kathy Albee
Femke Huisman
Leslie Peterson
Mary Ann Howard
"The Laura Tote"
(tie for third)
Missy Hall - Missy's Pillow
Nancy Stevens
"Fall Table Runner"

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Barn quilt workshop

On May 9 a group of Guild members enjoyed making 2' x 2' barn quilts in a workshop led by Suzi Parron. It was held in a member's barn complete with a rooster crowing periodically. Here are several photos with a few of the steps of taping and painting, drying and several of the finished barn quilts. (Click on a photo to see a larger image)

Additional photos can be seen on the May 11th post on the Guild's Facebook page.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 2018 Guild activities

2018 Challenge quilts
Please check the Program page for additional information for the following activities. Also, more information is provided in the newsletter distributed to members.
  • Tuesday, May 8: Suzi Parron, author of "Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement" will show a slideshow/program about the Barn Quilt Trail.

  • Wednesday, May 9, Barn Quilt Painting Class with Suzi Parron. The class has reached capacity.

  • Tuesday. May 15: Sit 'n Sew. Share ideas, work on projects, ask questions, have lunch together at a local eatery or bring a lunch. Enjoy! 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Last day for 2018 Show

Sunday, April 29, from noon to 4 p.m. is the last day for the guild's 2018 Quilt Show in the Heritage Park Carriage House Hall. Additional information including directions is available on the Quilt Show page.

Also watch the blacksmiths at work in the blacksmith shop next door in the Carriage House on Sunday.

On Sunday all bazaar items are 1/2 price, unless marked!

Jewel of the Nile
Children's Wonky Round Robin
One of the seven categories in the Show is Round Robin. The theme for this year is "The Children's Wonky Round Robin". The focus block and fabrics were suitable for children. The focus block remained off center as 2 to 4 but not even sides were added. A complete description of the process is provided with the display of the six colorful, imaginative quilts.

The entryway and hallway have a beautiful display of quilts by Kathy Mallory, the Quilt Show’s featured quilter. The Jewel of the Nile is one of them. Last weekend the Midland Daily News featured an article about Kathy -  Quilters Squared highlights Mallory's masterpieces.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Viewers enjoying the Show

The Quilt Show continues Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and April 29 at the Heritage Park Carriage House Hall. Directions, admission and additional information is available on the Quilt Show page.

Mystery category quilts

The quilts along this row are part of the mystery quilt category. Participants didn't know what the final design would look like. They were given fabric suggestions and each month the coordinator provided another step to complete. Even though a similar block was used, the quilts can look so different due to fabric, background and border variations. 

Carol Bornsheuer's quilt
Other categories include the Board Game Challenge, Round Robin, Large, Lap/Twin, Miniature/Wall, and Miscellaneous.

The red and white quilt is one of the last pieces that Carol Bornsheuer at 87 and a long time guild member worked on before she passed away in 2017. It was completed by Leslie Peterson at the family's request. (photo on the right)

One of Kathy's quilts
The/hallway has a beautiful display of quilts by Kathy Mallory, the Quilt Show’s featured quilter. Last weekend the Midland Daily News featured an article about Kathy -  Quilters Squared highlights Mallory's masterpieces.