Monday, May 8, 2017

TACOMA - May 3, 2017

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met for their business meeting May 3 and on April 19 we had a workshop with Leslie Muir Volpe. I am combining both postings so that you would be able to see some of the finished mini quilts.

It is wonderful to have all the snow/cold weather behind us and a good group joined together with the usual things we do...our mini-drawing, Food for thought which benefits Backpack Program and Food bank....fat quarter club exchange.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Maine Quilt Show July 27-29 at the Augusta Civic Center. Many of us STILL working on our chapter challenge of 24" red and white quilts that will be displayed.

UPCOMING EVENT: A workshop on the 17th to make a 'Hunter Star"  with Cora Swalec.  A road trip on  May 18 to the Quilting Museum in Lowell, MA with other stops. October 3,4,5 a group of us are headed to Mountain View Resort, Jackman for a retreat.

In place of our auction as a fundraiser we are having a QUILTERS' CRAFT FAIR SEPTEMBER 23.. .MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Our member's will have their own table and will have lots of fun things to purchase.

Our workshop teacher Leslie Muir Volpe  
She taught us how to make a mini quilt using churn dash blocks.
She is very skilled at what she does and had lots of tips for us along with beautiful examples of her work. Truly Inspiring!!!

Brenda D..Donna W....Sue R....Barb D....Margo C
 MARGO C - Volpe workshop
 Betty L -"Lunch Box Special" 
Kim Diehl's book SIMPLE APPEAL
Brenda D  - Volpe workshop
Brenda D - Broken Dishes -Red/white challenge
 Sue D - Stack 'n Whack
 Sue D - Stack 'n Whack 
Donna W -  Volpe workshop
 Donna W - "Simply Vintage"
log cabin magazine
 Donna's center 
Pam M - Pink bargello placement
Janet Clements workshop 
Sue B - Country Junction
Amy Heaton
Monthly series 
 Sue R - string quilt
 Sue R - Volpe workshop
Lori H - Mini bag with zipper pocket 
taught by Kathy B at BRQ
 Lori H - State of M mini quilt
A kit bought at Quilt Essentials 15 years ago.
Lori H - Featherweight cover 
made from a hanging closet storage. 
Lori H. Jelly roll race w/ Cat'n the hat applique... 
She did not really like it until she added Dr. Sluess 

..back of above quilt..pre-printed material that 
looks like a quilt someone put a log of work into. 
Lori H  -  "Simply Woven"  free pattern from 
moda. She says, 'it was fun/addictive.
 Barb D - 6 block -Volpe workshop
 Barb D - 'Baskets" Red and white challenge
Barb D - Double 9-patch - machine embroidered 
 Sally C - Fold over bag by
Renee Plains from Liberty Star. 
 It was a wonderful learning curve and fun to do.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

TACOMA - APRIL 6, 2017

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met for a business meeting followed by a 'String Quilt' demo.We have had so many meetings cancelled because of snow this year and hopefully that is behind us as Spring is upon us finally. Greeting us was a beautiful set table of goodies and coffee and you could see little groups here and there catching up on their latest news with one another. 

Our collection of charity quilts continues and Brenda P, our coordinator shared that we have made 50. They are given to Maine Medical Center in So. Portland that is in great need and we will continue to make and send. 

Area 4 Spring meeting will be held at Litchfield Sportsmen's Club April 26 at 6:00 pm. The host chapter is Cabin Fever, along with Cumston Area Quilters, Loose Threads, Tacoma Lakes and Sacred Cotton.   
Admission is $3.00, also bring a Spring themed FAT QUARTER.  They will be bundled and given as door prizes. It is always a fun evening with 'n tell and visiting with other quilters that we do not see often. Speaker Cheryl Proctor, of Cabin Fever Quilters, will share her love of making miniature quilts with a fabulous trunk show showcasing her "100 Little Treasures" - YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS IT!

 We have a chapter challenge that several are working on and will be displayed at the Maine quilt show in July.  We also collect each month for 'Food for Thought'.... the monies are divided to a local food bank and backpack program in our area.

Our Show 'n Tell is always a favorite at any meeting that we are together. 

Carol T - 6" Blocks
Original Design - donating to homeless teenagers

 Sally C - Hazel HedghogII 
by Elizabeth Hartman

Sally C - This is back of above

 Bea M  shared the following Charity Quilts
'Bears' made by Trena R. 

 Bea M - made by Trena R
for boy - Blue on back
for girl - Pink on back
Her own design

Donna M - Under the Sea
Panel from Quilt Essentials

Donna M - back of above quilt 

 Donna added a design on 'onesies'
Ann T - Sea Bird at Ocean Point
Original Design 

 Ann T - Foxes and Geese
Tulla Pink Fabric

 Janet C - Rail fence and Sq. blocks
Original Design

Janet C - Three quilts made for babies 
(above and below Pics)
Rail Fence 

 Janet C - Square Blocks
Brenda D - Quilt of Valor
Small star blocks from other states. Added 
them to her original design.  

 Sue R - getting ready for her demo of
 a string quilt project
taken from an online class by Patti Anderson
These are paper and show different ways you can lay the blocks.
Until next time.....

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tacoma March 22,2017

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met this week because of the storm last Wednesday. It was a sew day with several projects going. Some were making items to be given to each attendee at our Area 4 meeting next month. ...others working on their own projects...others making pillow cases for the Betsy Ross House of Hope..that is opening in April.  Many have donated quilts, pillow cases, towels etc. It was a great day in that we got to visit with each other after a long, stormy winter.
Show 'n Tell was sparse this week but beautiful item by -
Helen G
"Enchanted Pinwheels"

by Linda Hohag
Debbie Maddy
See you in April......