Sunday, October 24, 2010


We've done a little remodeling to add more information to our Blog. Notice the Titles under our Banner? Click on any one to open a new page.
NEW - Mystery Quilt has the monthly clues you can download and/or print. 2011 Quilt Show has all the information about our show with more details to come.

Any and all suggestions are welcome!
Jewels and Fun Old Hag

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sit and Sew Tomorrow

Don't forget tomorrow, October 19th, is Sit and Sew - Check out the last item on the right sidebar for all the information!  See you there? 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quilt Barn Trail

If you happen to be up Northern Michigan way you might want to check out the Barns of Old Mission Penninsula and their lovely quilt designs. I picked up this brochure in Traverse City - it is also available on the Web at the above link. If you go we would love to get your pics to share with others...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Q2 October Meeting

Pictured is Carol Rose, one of our guild members, who gave a great talk on the art of fitting vests to our vastly different shapes.  Carol is an accomplished seamstress and makes gorgeous quilts, also.  She is one of our talented machine quilters. 
She brought along a dozen or more beautiful vests that she had made - truly works of art and meticulously made.   Carol is shown here with Deb Badur who gave her a hand with the vests.  A delightful presentation, Carol.

Nancy Stanley, our president, announced that we now have 63 paid memberships.  There were several visitors at the meeting last night.  Hopefully, they will come back and join us. 

Good news to hear that Elaine Cruise and Darlene Smith will co-chair the quilt show this coming spring.  Thank you so much for coming forward!!  Julie Oman's records will give you what you need to carry through with this and you will have the help of numerous talented and hardworking ladies working with you. 

Nancy Wyss was the winner of the 50/50 - again!!   Good for you, Nancy!!  Have to tease you a bit!  All in good fun.

The batik jelly roll exchange is beginning and will follow the colors of the rainbow - first red, then orange, etc.  Should be a lot of gorgeous batiks gathered over the guild year.

Leslie Peterson gave information on the trip to Cincinnati to the big quilt show in April and also for the retreat in Gaylord in June.

If you wish to do so, we are gathering placemats to be used for meals on wheels.  They are to be generic and suitable for a man or woman and for anytime of the year.  If you wish to make some and bring them to guild you will be greeted with open arms. 

Next month people will sign up for the Christmas dinner - my goodness, that will be here before we know it!

New show and tell slide show up in the right side bar.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Don't Forget

Don't forget - tomorrow evening, October 12th, is the monthly meeting of Quilters Squared starting at 6:30 PM for social time and 7:00PM for the meeting. 
You will be able to sign up for the 2010-11 Challenge Quilts if you have not already done so.  The theme this year is "Wish You Were Here".
50/50 drawing is furnished by Helen Mudd.
If you signed up for the Jelly Roll excahnge, don't forget that it's red batiks this time.
Carol Rose will give a presentation on "How to fit a Vest"
And, of course, our meetings are held at Our Redeemer Church, 889 S. Poseyville Rd. (next to Randy's Green Thumb).

See you there!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Linda's Paper Piecing Class

 On Tuesday, October 5th, a paper piecing class was taught by Linda McGibbon, a master in this art.  Here is the beautiful wall hanging that she taught us how to piece.  She does all her own designs on EQ6 now EQ7.  Linda was very clear in her instructions and took some of the worry out of paper piecing.  Each one in class was doing really good work and the resulting pieces will be beautiful. 
Some of us missed out on the class or part of the class.  I was so sure it was on Wednesday and didn't go (there is a story about my day that I will not bore you with) but Earlene called me and wondered where I was.  I did come out by about 1:00 but was rather rattled - more so than usual!!  Another one that was called was our prez pictured above, Nancy.  She had forgotten until she was called.  Another girl was thinking the class was the same day that I thought it was and the fourth was ill and we hope and pray she is fine. 

Earlene with her pretty start on the wall hanging. 

Deb, it's going to be just gorgeous!

A big smile from one of our new members, Melissa - my dear, I hope I got that right! 

Here's the nice lady that sends out our newsletters!  One of the wedges of her piece is in the foreground and another gorgeous wall hanging.

A pretty smile from Jean as she works on her piece.  That one is a beauty, also.

Marlene's choice of fabrics is so pretty.  They all are going to be wonderful.

Love Nancy's colors.  Fun class and fun ladies attending.

Johanna - look at that smile.  Her wall hanging is going to be lovely.

Guess who - don't have much to show for my day afternoon there but I enjoyed every minute and will be working on mine soon.  I have done some paper piecing, but not the smaller pieces.  Thanks to Linda, I am not leery of them anymore.
If you would like to save any of these pictures to your computer just click to enlarge then save as to whatever file you want them in.  There are some good pictures of you girls there.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fruit Pincushions

At our last meeting someone was asking about an Apple pincushion....Thanks to MaryAnn for sending this information - Heather Bailey has some wonderful designs you can find at her website...