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......

Friday, March 3, 2017

Tacoma - March 1, 2017

Tacoma Lake Quilters finally had a day that did not snow and we were able to hold a regular business meeting. It was good to see everyone. Lots of business taken care upcoming bus trip....Planning an Area 4 meeting others things in the wind and will be sharing as they are finalized. The gals have been busy and we had a lot of 'show 'n tell'. What gifted ladies we have..
Sandi C - Appalachian Memories
Primrose Lane - "Mama's Quilt"
Koleen P  - 6" block rail fence quilt
2 x 3.5" in blocks - Scrappy
One of the many quilts she donated.
 Kathy B - based on Bonnie Hunter 
'Deep Stash'
 Kathy B - 'Deep Stash' - charity
Kathy B - Zig Zag scrap quilt - charity  
 Betty L - Egg gathering aprons
adult & child
 Betty L - oops it was falling but you get the idea. 
I cannot remember how many eggs they held but a cute idea.
 Janice C - Zippered pouch
 Janice C - Red button quilt 
 Janice C - Red Cardinal - felt

Janice C 

 Bev D - Shoo fly quilt - charity
Sharon R - Wall hanging
Sharon R - "S" block quilt
 Bea M - blocks made by members.
She won at Monthly drawing 
Summer weight quilt - flannel backing

 Ann T - "Snowballs" for grandson Clark -
Christmas 2017 from Snowball Quilt Simplified
by Patricia Knoechel
 Anne T - Spring Panel by Julie
Paschkis, my own design.

 Anne T - "Winging it" - quilted bird blocks without
a pattern - class with Kitsie at Quilt Essentials.
(sorry missed a picture of it)
Paper pieced bird below using a free McCalls pattern on line 

 Anne T - 'Improvisational quilt' - my design
which grew from an improvised table mat
 into a quilt. 
Sandy H - "Shadows" 
taken at a class in Brunswick 
 Barb D - "Book'in' It"
based on 'Patterns by Annie'
Barb changed and made it her own.
 Carol T - Baby quilt from a panel
 Brenda D - 'BELLISAMO'
McCall's Quick quilts
Feb/March 2011

 Quilts donated to Betsy Ross House of Hope
for Woman Veterans
Many have donated quilts, pillow cases
towels, soaps etc. over the past few months.
These quilts were made by Koleen P.
A labor of love and so appreciated.