Monday, November 23, 2009

To All Our Blog Friends...

...FOH and I would like to wish you ALL a happy, relaxing and safe holiday. We will be going on a little hiatus to be with our families, but still dreaming of all those quilt projects back home (I'm actually going to catch up on some quilting while I'm away). However you choose to spend it, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Jewels

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Here's A Peek at Sit and Sew

Here are some pictures of what goes on at Q2's Sit and Sew on the third Tuesday of the month.
Caroline is finishing her pretty Christmas piece while........................

Marlene gives us a big smile and Deb works on her fabric bowls. In the foreground is a quilt-as-you-go piece that (I hope I don't get this wrong) Nancy has brought along as her project for the day. I had taken other pictures of two of the Seminole pieced quilts that Marcia and Linda had pieced together as tops but don't know why they came out so fuzzy. Regardless, they are beautiful and I am sure we will get to see them at a show and tell soon. Come join the group when you can - you will enjoy it. (Click to enlarge)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Don't Forget!

I should have posted this earlier, but better late than never. Tomorrow is Sit and Sew Tuesday and hope to see you there. If you have been thinking about coming but have not done so yet, it would be a good time to come join the group. You won't be disappointed. Look over to the left in that sidebar for the address, time, etc. It is down toward the bottom of the column. Come when you wish and stay as long as you wish. Bring along a project and lunch if you are so inclined. If you don't want to pack a lunch, there are always some who go out and eat or pick something up and bring it back. An easy bunch!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Take the Drive to Hemlock

Heh - in case you are interested - I've not been but I've heard lots of good things about this shop..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Seminole Piecing Class

What a fun class - look at the different colorways of the bands we put together. So pretty in
any group of colors or type of fabric. I think everyone had a really good time Monday under the watchful eye of

Carrie Mayday, our genial instructor for the day in doing this time honored method that not many of us have ever done except for maybe doing simple things like checkerboard type blocks.
Tam Premo sent along these pictures and a few more and I took some, also, and they are all in a slide show on the right sideboard under the meeting show. Don't forget that you can just click on the slide show and it will take you to Flickr where you can get a closeup look at all of our pictures. Look around on Flickr - there is a lot to see.
Thank you, Carrie, for a great class and a good time. (Click to enlarge)

November Meeting

Quilters Squared met last night at our new meeting room in Our Redeemer Church on Poseyville Road. A lively group of ladies attended to hear Ann Simanskey from Material Mart give a talk on
Weapons of Mass Instruction pertaining to cloth, thread and needles. Ann also brought along some of the many lovely quilts she has made over the years. Thank you, Ann, for a great presentation.

A lovely quilt done with machine embroidered blocks is shown to the group.

The business meeting was conducted by our Prez, Nancy Stanley. Julie Oman, who heads up our quilt show, talked about the early preparations and asked for members to sign up for helping with the many advance preparations needed for a successful show. Round robin quilts were shown and bags redistributed - looking good, girls! There is a slide show of our November Show and Tell on the right sidebar.
Julie made a beautiful little wall hanging for a giveaway to people leaving comments on the blog. The lucky winner of that drawing was Jean Langrill. I was not allowed to be in the drawing, darned it! :-( You can see a picture of it by going back several posts. I will take my turn and do a giveaway, also, by the January meeting. Will let you know for sure.
Don't forget that next Tuesday will be Sit and Sew - come if you can! The time and place are in the left sidebar.

Monday, November 9, 2009

And The Winner Is...

..ha, sorry but you will just have to come to our Guild Meeting, Tuesday, Nov 10th to find out who won the fabulous Give Away.... We look forward to seeing everyone!

We will also be looking for volunteers for different "pre" Quilt Show activities so be sure to stop by and chat with Julie...

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Second Note from Nancy

My Apologies to Tam Premo, she had sent the newsletter to me at my old email address and having not received it, thought she was not well enough to get it out. So sorry!

You all should have received the Newsletter yesterday . Thanks Tam for your diligence, even while ill.

Nancy S

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Note from Nancy

Hi, Ladies, This has been a hard month. Our Secretary, Carrie Mayday's father passed away the end of the month of October. She has obviously had many other things on her list to do. Tam Premo had offered to do the newsletter and has had severe health problems. The end result is you may not receive an October Newsletter.

A couple of things you need to know what to expect at the meeting. First we will have Ann Simanskey from Material Mart for a program. (Note from FOH - see the previous blog posted by Julie).

The Fat Quarter exchange will be Wonderful Neutrals (beiges, creams, white/white).

The board will be doing a ByLaws Review very soon. You will get a copy of the revision and we will vote.

I hope that helps and we will see you Tuesday.

Nancy Stanley
"the prez"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November Program

Heh everyone - less then a week before our next meeting! This month Ann Simanskey will be presenting "Weapons of Mass Instruction" - different types of threads, needles and fabrics, and how they can be used (should be interesting - remember our big debate last year during the repair guy's visit on the "worthiness" of Coats thread???). Be sure to bring your Show and Tell, Round Robin and anything else you would like to share. Also, FOH and I would appreciate you returning the form from last month with your blog ideas AND we need those ideas for our Blacksmith partners for next year's Quilt Show (whew, let me catch my breath, that sounds like a lot!).

Finally - don't forget - keep leaving comments - repeat "offenders" have even a better chance of winning our fabulous Give Away! Cheers to those of you who have persevered and figured out how to blog as "anonymous" ;->! See you soon! Jewels

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Kindness of Strangers

Imagine a little boy or girl...

...unsure what is happening
...maybe scared or upset

...needing some kind of comfort to get them through a rough patch.
Imagine that child receiving one of these wonderful quilts..
...from a stranger

...willing to share their talents to make something beautiful help make things less scarey, less upsetting.

Something that brings comfort when a little child needs it most.
That's what I love about our Guild - the kindness members bring through their generous spirit. Last meeting nine bright and colorful quilts were given to me to donate where needed most. The person who did this will remain anonymous (which I think she would appreciate) - but a big THANK YOU on behalf of that little child. Your gift is very much appreciated.