Christmas is fast approaching and tomorrow night is Q2's December dinner and meeting. Check the newsletter for details. It is also time for another clue to the mystery quilt that some of you are making.
You will need to click to enlarge the print since I notice when checking the actual blog post there is a bit of the top step not shown.
A group of Q2 quilters recently attended a four day retreat at The Springs in Gladwin. Here are four of the gals - Leslie, Deb, Kathy and Earlene - working diligently away (looks like Kathy is talking, though) at some of the many projects that were worked on by the attendees. Have heard nothing but positive and enthusiastic comments on the outing. Also, some of the girls were brave enough to ride the zip line -- I think this one is Nancy--
Brave girls! I also know that Janna, Stephanie and Deb took the ride. If you did and I missed you - leave a comment so others know of your daring!!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful tops. Leave a comment and lay claim to these.
I would guess Linda is the quilter working on these.
Leslie is thinking hard about what goes next on her spool top.
Kathy has quit talking and is working on her pretty project.
This may be Stephanie's. If not, please set the funoldhag straight with a comment.
I was right - there is Linda. In the front is Janet. However, I'm not quite sure who is in the background. Please comment so we know for sure.
Janna sits at her machine working diligently. I think I know but am not quite sure of the two girls standing together - don't want to just guess so please let me know. Linda is at the back.
Becky at the back of the photo is engrossed in her task and Jana is seriously sewing.
This beauty is by Stephanie.
Final piece - let me know who did this one.
I would ask if any of you that were at the retreat have more pictures you would like to show, put them in an e-mail or a link to them and send along to me and I will put them on the blog. Looks like you all had a fabulous time and got lots done. Would have loved to been with you!
Here are the long awaited instructions and first and second clues for the Q2 Mystery Quilt. You have to click each one to see it in full and a larger size.
You can also right click on each one after enlarging and select print and it will print out a copy for you I think. The third step for the quilt is in the post directly before this one. Remainder of the steps will be posted around the first of each month. If I forget, someone remind me~~
The November meeting of Q2 was held last Tuesday with Lenore Crawford giving a talk on her method of fusing fabric to make beautiful, realistic wall hangings. Following on Wednesday and Thursday, a two day class in her technique was held. I took the class and forgot to take my camera either day. However, some of the girls did get their pieces done and they will show up here on the blog later. Will also publish some show and tell later.
Here are the instructions for the November addition to the Judy Hopkins Mystery Quilt that some of you are doing. Hopefully you won't have any problem reading this - but if so I think it will enlarge if you click on it. (PS - Will add the instructions and first clue Monday - sorry for the inconvenience.)
Tuesday, October 11, is our meeting of Q2 which is held at Our Redeemer Church on Posieville Road. Social Time is at 6:30 with the meeting starting at 7:00. The program for the evening will be a trunk show by Lenore Worden from Miles of Stitches in Hemlock. Earlier in the day, she will be teaching the Mexican Star class. That class will be from 10:00 to 3:00 and will be held at the Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church. Sounds like a fun class and I hope to see lots of you there. Get your supplies all gathered up to make this pretty wallhanging.
Bring along your show and tell. There will be opportunities to sign up for some of the really good classes the program committee has presented to us. If you haven't taken any and you are able to get away in the daytime, you should really give classes a try. Really fun things to learn and such a great way to get acquainted with other guild members. Participation is down and it's a shame since we have some nice classes. Sit and Sew day - the third Tuesday of each month at Chapel Lane - is also another great way to get to know people. The meetings are busy and it's hard to get around to talk to everyone. So, hope to see more of you at classes taking advantage of learning new things and at Sit and Sew.
Guild activities started last week with our first meeting on Tuesday and the next day a machine quilting workshop hosted by Kathy Mallory using the Patsy Thompson tapes in the guild library. One more class will be held next Wednesday, September 28.
It was a big group at the first meeting of the guild year. Lots of gorgeous show and tell and I have finally uploaded the pictures to Flickr and put up a slide show. Sounds like we will have some great programs and hopefully the members will take advantage of the opportunities to take some fun classes that are being offered. It also is a way to really get to know other guild members. The meetings are always busy and hard to really get acquainted when you are there. Working on committees for the quilt show is another good way to get to know others. And, also, Sit and Sew if you don't work. Good fun with a good bunch of gals.
I had a call fromNancy Stanley this afternoon in regard to our Sit and Sew that is held at the Chapel Lane church on the third Tuesday from 10 to 3:00. Nancy had announced at our meeting this past Tuesday evening that we were unable to get the room on this coming Tuesday and would therefore be having our meeting on the fourth Tuesday this month. That was an error and Sit and Sew will be held next Tuesday, September 20th. Spread the word that it will be the normal day and not the following week.
I took lots of pictures at Show and Tell but have not put them on my computer yet - will try and get a slide show up this weekend. I have taken pictures since the blog was put up and am wondering if anyone else would like to do that, put them on a disc and give them to me to be put up for the other guild members to see. This is something I just did on my own but would welcome someone else snapping some shots of the lovely things we all make. Leave a comment if you might consider it. Thanks much!
Just a reminder everyone that we start up again next Tuesday, Sept 13th - can you believe it - where did the summer go! We will be updating the blog with program information soon. 6:30 Social 7:00 Program At Our Redeemer Church. 889 S. Poseyville Rd., Midland, MI. If you click on Meeting under the banner you will find a link to directions...
Look forward to seeing all of you and the creative stuff you have been workin on ...
The Flint Institute of Arts will open the exhibition Amish Quilts to the public on September 10. The exhibit will feature Amish quilts dating from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century from the private collection of Marsha and Tom French and illustrate the history of Amish quilt making and the importance of this ongoing tradition. Examples from Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana demonstrate noteworthy distinctions between regions and reflect the creative choices in color, pattern and styles passed down through generations of Amish women within the framework of the structured society in which they live. The Amish Quilt exhibition will continue at the Flint Institute of Arts through November 13. Information and schedules for related programs including: lectures, teacher workshops, films and children’s activities will be posted on the FIA website www.flintarts.org. or call 810-234-1695. The FIA is located just two blocks off I-475 in the Cultural Center Park between the University of Michigan-Flint and Mott Community College. Museum hours are Mon–Wed and Fri 12p–5p; Thu 12p–9p; Sat 10a–5p and Sun 1p–5p. There is a charge for non-members to the exhibit. Saturdays are Target Free.
Earlier this year, I made a cute schlep bag I found on Sentimental Stitches and posted a picture on my blog. Leslie Peterson liked the pattern and has made these six gorgeous bags for all the girls at a family reunion which she and her family won't be able to attend this year. Wouldn't you be thrilled to be gifted with one of these beauties? The fabric she used is perfect and I just love the black handles and probably lining in most of them. Beautiful job, Leslie! At Sit and Sew yesterday, she was telling about the time she and her daughter, Elle, were having getting the handles to appear in the right place at first; but, as you can see, they certainly figured it out successfully! Lots of giggles yesterday but not much sewing! A good time, however, was had by all who were there despite the fact that the ac only works "sort of"!
Some of the smiling faces at the tea party which was the final get together of the Q2 year until September.
More of the party goers looking well fed and contented. A nice group attended the event.
Marlene Perry is our upcoming president for the new year. She takes over for Nancy Stanley who gave us two nice years. Thanks, Nancy. Will list all the new officers later on.
Music was provided by this group of dulcimer players--a nice touch.
A program on tea was given by this very nice lady from Bay City - I am sorry I didn't get her name. Sounds like she has a lovely shop.
Can't have a quilt meeting without "Show and Tell" - and here is Marsha showing the prettiest t-shirt quilt that I have ever seen. It was made for her granddaughter. Great job, Marsha!
A sampling of the pretty quilts shown by our talented members. I have also put up as a slideshow photos that were taken at the retreat some of the gals attended last week. From all reports, it was a happy, fun, busy, productive group of quilters who all enjoyed their getaway.
Hope to see you all next September. Happy summer and happy quilting.
Don't forget! This months meeting (our last for the season - where did the time go!) will be on Tuesday, June 14th - usual place. We will be having a Tea Party and Pot Luck Dinner. Contact Karen Gruber (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
If you are interested, our friends in The Piecemakers Quilt Guild are hosting Amy Bradley in August. Here are the details:
Monday, August 15, 2011 Amy Bradley
11 am to 4 pm Class using any Amy Bradley applique pattern of your choice Fee; $20 for Piecemakers Quilt Guild members, $25 for non-members 6 pm Lecture/Trunk Show Admission: $5
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Amy Bradley 10 am Lecture/Trunk Show Admission: $5 12 noon to 5 pm Class using any Amy Bradley applique pattern of your choice Fee; $20 for Piecemakers Quilt Guild members, $25 for non-members Lecture/Trunk Show and classes will be held at Quilted Cottage, 166 N. Center Rd. Saginaw, MI 48638 For more info contact: Chris Pahssen-Noble, Senior VP and Program Chair, Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Saginaw email@example.com
Linda McGibbon has asked that a reminder be posted for those who have signed up for the retreat in June---the money ($185.00) is due at the May meeting which will be Tuesday, May 10th. There had been concern that not enough had signed up for the retreat to be held. However, Linda spoke with the director of the retreat and he said not to worry about the minimum number of people. He will waive it. So, the retreat is a go! I am sure you could still sign up for a fun time with your fellow Q2 members. She sent along a pdf of the brochure for the retreat and I am posting it here. Since I didn't know quite how to put it in, I scanned it and am posting it that way. It will look tiny - but if you "click to enlarge" you should be able to read it easily. If not, let us know and maybe Julie can figure a better way. She is on vacation so the Old Hag is doing this.
Linda also sent along the program schedule for September 2011 through January 2012. Looks like we are in for some wonderful programs. I, for one, am really looking forward to each and every one. Here is a copy of what she sent along---
Another group of our members lovely quilts - and here are more~~~~~~~~~~~~
I think I have all of the photos I took posted now. If I left anyone out, I apologize. I do think I was able to get pictures of all of the quilts on display. If you want to copy some of these, click on the picture to enlarge. Then right click the enlarged photo and choose "save picture as" that appears in the window that pops up. Then just pick the folder you wish to save it in and you have your picture to be printed, sent in an e-mail or to use in any way you wish. Darlene and Elaine headed a fine group of workers for the show and hats off to them and their helpers. They are already thinking 2012! Good show! To see the post I did a couple of hours ago, just click on "Older Posts" at the bottom of this one.