Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tacoma - September 21, 2016

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met for a wonderful workshop with Brenda Pinkham demonstrating the 'Star Potholder' using 5 different fabrics and folder uniquely.
When we have a  workshop day some participate and others do their own projects or just watch. That is what makes it great you can come and go as you need to and also a lot of friendships are strengthened at this time. We always have opportunity to go out for lunch. It is a great group of gals...

DON'T FORGET OUR QUILT SHOW. (DETAILS BELOW)

These are the potholder examples that we made in our workshop.
 This one is unfinished
Show 'n Tell
Sandi C - This is for a baby due in November
 Donna W - 'FARM GIRL VINTAGE'
Done in 30's fabric. This will be in the quilt show.
You will not want to miss all the intricate detail.
 Donna W - "CHRISTMAS WHEELS' 
All hand embroidered  - Wall hanging
 Close up of above wall hanging.
 Kathy B - Small rail fence quilt
For a baby shower that she did at Rangeley Retreat. 
TACOMA LAKES CABINS QUILT SHOW
OCTOBER 15 & 16, 2016
Carrie Ricker School 
Rte. 197, Litchfield, ME
10 AM to 4 PM
Over 100 quilts on display!
Special Collections
Free demonstrations Daily
Lunch available
Vendors
Members Sales Table
Raffle Quilt
Raffle Baskets
ADMISSION BY DONATION

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tacoma - September 7, 2016

Tacoma Lake Quilters met for our first meeting of 2016-17. A lot of discussion in formulating our program for the year.
We also worked on details for our Quilt Show to be held in October.
You can find more info in the posting below
There are a lot of projects scheduled that involve all levels
 of quilting etc. in the coming months.
There is always great enthusiasm and lots of ideas...it makes for an exciting meeting.
Pictured is part of our group
 Kathy B - string quilt in pastels for charity.
 Kathy B - 36" - small squares done in Pinks.
Kathy B - A proud Gram displaying granddaughter quilt.... so well-loved 
it is now in shreds. It was pink/orange
(see next quilt) 
 Gram could not let that go so here is a new one
to replace it. "King Treasures"
 embroidered - Fairies Kit. 
close up of baby quilt above. 
Betty L - Table topper she will be selling on 
the 'Members Table' at the quilt show. 
Betty L - Table runner 
 Betty L - Donated quilt with panel in Winter scene.
 Sue R - "American Valor" Designed by Nancy Rink
This is the second of six she intends to make.
This is a panel with pieced blocks.
 Sue R - "Dakota Farmer" designed by Bonnie Hunter
Quiltmaker Magazine
 Sue R -"Cascadia" 
Using Reproduction of Civil War fabric.
Sue R 
"True Blue" designed by Kim Diehl 
 Sue R - Potholder quilt, inspired by a quilt in the magazine 
"Make it Mini" by Better Home and Gardens.
 Sue R - String quilt for donation
Block seen in several places 
 Sue R - "Turning Twenty" scaled down in size
Designed by Tricia Cribbs
Sandy K - She thought it was an 'ugly quilt' not her colors
from a book...A lot of us really like it. 
 Jona  - Log cabin quilt for the show.
That goes along with our theme.
  Carol T - Tea Towel (for auxiliary table @the fair -
embroidered)
 Carol T - Pieced Children's quilt in pinks/blues
Kat - Log Cabin in brights. Quilt as you go.
Her design. 
 Kat - This is the back of above quilt.
Janet -   I call her the "Queen of Bargello's. Her work is amazing.
This is called "Alleluia" 
She has a show of her work
September 25th 1:00 - 3:00 &
 October 2 1:00-4:00 at
 Southard House Museum.
75 Main Street
Richmond, Maine
 Janet - Russian Orthodox Feast Days Theme
Pentecost panels, scrolls
Always outstanding work by our gals. Remember below information for the quilt show in October. Plan now to make plans...we would love to see you.

ADDED BONUS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING A QUILT OF THE UNITED STATES... check this out!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tacoma Lakes Quilt Show 2016

TACOMA LAKES QUILT SHOW
Theme: Tacoma Lakes Cabins
October 15 & 16, 2016
Carrie Ricker School
Route 197, Litchfield, ME
10 AM to 4: PM
Over 100 quilts on display!!
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Free demonstrations daily
Lunch Available
Vendors
Members Sales Table
Raffle Quilt (pictured above)
Raffle Baskets
ADMISSION BY DONATION

SET YOUR DATES AND COME VISIT. 
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tacoma - July 13

Tacoma held their summer picnic this past Wednesday.
 The following was Show 'n Tell. 
Always an enjoyment to see what the gals have created.

Sharon F -  ' DEER CAMP' 
A panel applique she was going to give away but 
her husband liked and she made it for him. 
 Koleen P - "DRESDEN BLOOM"
Edytar Sitar
Kat - "SPECIAL DESIGN BY KAT FOR HER
SON'S WEDDING.
Bride/groom/3 children.
She also made individual blocks for people to sign
that will be incorporated and then quilted. 
 Brenda - Vintage fabric jacket.
her own design
 Brenda
 Donna - Place mats using 'poppers'
Donna 
Draw string lined bags 
Barb D - MMQ Challenge
"OUTSIDE THE BOX"
She was to re-create pattern of focus fabric
in the machine quilting (3 photo's) 
 #2
#3 
 Barb - She was asked to dress this doll representing
Kansas Prairie 1880's
Her own pattern (2 photo's)
 Even this beautiful shawl.
 Betty L - Signed Squares for shower curtain. 

DON'T FORGET 
Preview Night July 28
Augusta Civic Center
Pine Tree Quilters Guild

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Tacoma - June 15, 2016

Tacoma Quilters of Litchfield held their last meeting of 2015-16. Our theme for today was 'VEGAS NIGHT'. We celebrated with bridal veils, strip poker (fabric 2 1/2") ...Our challenge quilts "Playing with a full deck of cards".  We are sharing a few of the highlights. It was a fun time for all.
PLAYING WITH A FULL DECK
CHAPTER CHALLENGE
Anne T - "Jack of Clubs"
Betty L - "Diamonds are a girls Best Friend" 
 Judy L - "King's Crown Pattern" 
based on King of Elvis
 Donna M - "4 Diamonds"
 Brenda P - "Queen of  Clubs" - Lady Golfers
Bea M - "Ace of Hearts" 
 Kat P - "Jack of Spades"

BRIDES OF THE DAY
 Donna M.,  Anne T.,  Brenda P.,  Carol T.,
SHOW 'N TELL
 Sue B. - Scrappy Rectangles - Jo Parrott
 Bucket Bags - class by Molly Hutchins
at ON BOARD FABRICS.
Anne T.,  Sharon R.,  Sue K.,  Donna M.,
 Donna M  - 'Piecing with Poppers Class' 
Table runner
Donna M  - Bed runner done with poppers.
Love her expression ...looks so queenly !! 
 Barb D -  Made for Alumni Class for a raffle
Scenes are embroidered in center.
One room school house and others
 Sandy K - Quilt made in blue/green for a special person.
 Helen G - "The Sebago tote" by Aunties Two (Pink)
"Pocket Parade Tote by Penny Sturgis (Orange)
 Koleen P - Bonnie Hunter design
5 blocks ...so far. 
 Koleen P - As a tribute to Rayna B. who gave scraps when she downsized. 
"Lego Blocks" will be fiinished 10" alternating horizontal and vertical.
Koleen P - "Eclectic Gypsy" one block done from Rayna's scraps
in a variety of sizes. Her own design...... will be set on point with
sashings and strings. These are out of her box but she is very
good at what she does and fun to see her creations. 
Koleen P. 
Australian Patwork & Quilting Pattern
"Postage stamp Stars" Piano key border with 9-patch
corners 1 1/2" finished squares.
Florals from Rayna's stash.
Close-up 
STRIP POKER
Ladies with their 2 1/2" strips of fabric
enjoying themselves as they deal the cards.
You could hear the excitement of the winners. 
Women are not quiet.!!! 
 ....oops 2 more brides that came in later.
Andrea and Ann W.




Until September 7 when we begin our new year.
CHECK OUT THE QUILT SHOW IN AUGUSTA