Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanking Our Sponsors

This post is overdue, but we did send letters of thanks to the folks and businesses who sponsored our quilt show in October. Their generosity helped make our show a success, so we wanted to give them a shout out here as well. And thank you for patronizing our local businesses.

Fabric Den, Brunswick

Gowell's Shop and Save, Litchfield

Percy's Hardware Store, Litchfield

Pins 'n Needles, Farmington

King's Treasures, Lisbon

Litchfield Country Store, Litchfield

Dollar General, Litchfield

Dragonfly Country Designs, Monmouth

Whippersnappers, Hallowell

Mystic Maine Quilts, Chelsea

Cozy Cottage, Augusta

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tacoma - November 16, 2016

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met on this beautiful.. warm 50+ degree day....very unusual for this time of year...carrying our machines and projects for a workday. Barb D held a workshop demonstrating "Zip-it", cute little pouches made in several sizes. Friendships...Food....Projects ....Show 'n Tell ....
it made for a wonderful day together. 
Barb D - demonstration 
Sandy G - Star Potholder 
(demo a few months ago)
 Sandy G - "Wild Roses"
Beautiful job with scallops
by Darlene Zimmerman
Quilts from Laveder Hill Farm
 Kathy B - Charity Quilt
 Kathy B - Charity Quilt
 Ann W - 2 Charity Quilts
'Create a grid ruler'
'Crazy Quilt Template'
 Ann W - Charity Quilt
2 Baby Genius - McCalls pattern
Minke backing
smaller version of the one above
 Sue R - 'Jumping for Joy' 
Small 36" baby quilt
Quiltmaker - Nov-Dec
 Until next time......"Happy Quilting"

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tacoma - November 2, 2016

Tacoma Lakes Quilting group met today for their business meeting. We held our quilt show last week and talked about areas to improve. Also held our drawing for the fat quarter club. We had three happy winners of the mini raffle drawing.

We have been making charity quilts for Portland Mid Maine Medical babies NICU unit. We have donated 36 so far. They go on top of the incubator while they are there and used to keep them warm when placed on the moms and dads. They then go home with them to cherish forever and possibly pass on to other generations.

The following is this week's Show 'n Tell.
l SueB - baby quilt for boy
Koleen - Lego quilt, lap size, from Rayna's stash
(Rayna was a former member who donated fabric to our chapter, and Koleen has been utilizing every scrap for different projects) 
BJ - quilt bag, made at workshop we held 
DonnaW - "At Nite All Cats are Grey Except 4"
from a children's quilt magazine 
 Carol T - Noah's Ark Vest 
 Noah's ark 
 BJ - 2 Baby quilts for charity
Dinosaur theme 
 BJ - "Turning 30 quilt", queen size 
 Betty L - Table Runner 
 Betty L - T-shirt for a friend
who was a marathon runner. 
 Kathy B - Charity quilt
-red polka dots with stripes- 
Until next time............

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tacoma - October 19, 2016

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met for a short business meeting and a workshop to make a Jelly Roll Quilt Carry Bag. A lot of sharing and wonderful reports about the quilt show we had this past weekend... Show 'n Tell

Janet C - Jelly Roll Quilt Carrier
taught by Kathy B.
 Janet C - Rail fence quilt to be given to
Blood Bank in Richmond.
 Janet C - Peach/green quilt
 Betty L - Patchwork bag made from a Shop Hop collection.
 Betty L - Candy Corn Mug Rugs
 Betty L - scrap quilt made for hospital.
 Betty L - Scrap quilt for hospital.
 Betty L - Puzzle Quilt
 Sharon R - Star pot holder
A workshop project
Until next time....
Remember to keep scrolling for the quilts in our show this past weekend.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tacoma Quilt Show 2016

TACOMA LAKES QUILT SHOW - October 15-16, 2016
at Carrie Ricker School, Litchfield. 
These are made by our members...Each quilt was displayed with Title...Designer...Quilter....and description....Enjoy!!!

Sandi Hunt was our winner of Best of Show with her Bargello quilt. She was so surprised and of course, the tears flowed and we were all delighted for her.

Close up of above quilt

Example of above quilt...All the states

Examples of Blocks below

Being very honest this was quite a job uploading all these as I had to pick and choose through 150+ photos...some are missing but we are working on it..or you may see some twice. It was a great show with a 100% participation of our members and as our Coordinator Barb said "it went off without a hitch". It is a lot of hard work but very rewarding especially all the comments from attendees. This happens every two years...so until then.
(but do look for changes to this entry within a day or two) Thank you for your patience.