Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tacoma 2/22/2017

Tacoma Lakes Quilters of Litchfield met is an off day because we have been snowed out so many times that we decided to meet and have a sew day with bag lunch. Thanks to Kat for filling in for me and taking these pictures for Show 'n Tell. Always a display of talent by our ladies.  I am sure it was profitable for those attending.

Andrea's backing
SANDI J - Red and White


Enjoy the beauty of each one...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tacoma, February 1, 2017

As it turns out, February 1 was our first meeting of the new year. Our meetings in January were both cancelled because of snow events; and in fact we had more snow on Wednesday but decided to hold the meeting anyway. Attendance was off a little, but we still got quite a bit done and good refreshments to boot. Along with our regularly scheduled activities, like Mini Raffle and drawings for Fat Quarter Club, we discussed the Area 4 meeting in the spring, an upcoming bus trip, and a Red and White Group Challenge for MaineQuilts in July.

Brenda collected several more quilts for the NICU unit, an ongoing giving project for our group; and we discussed the possibility of purchasing labels for those quilts. In mid-February, Brenda will make another trip down to Portland to deliver a new batch of quilts.

Our next meeting will be a Stack and Whack workshop for our members, featuring a local instructor, Barbara Accord.

Following Show and Tell, Brenda did a demonstration on Brenda Henning's method for constructing half square triangle units.

Highlights from this week's Show and Tell:

AnneT was up first, with her own design of sea creatures.
AnneT - Simple Elegant Tee by CNT Pattern Co.
AnneT -- 3 scarves she made

AnneT -- placemats and matching napkins

AnneT - small quilt for her grandchild. I believe she said the space at the bottom would be used to record the particulars of the birth.
AnneT- another small baby quilt
AnneT's easy jacket she designed
DonnaM -- Kaffe Fassett strippy
DonnaM -- "A Little Something Jacket", CNT Pattern Co
Donna made two of these in cotton batiks and one in rayon batik.
CarolT -- no information available
SandyK's handbag
Bea's pillow -- love that pop of pink
Bea's Red Sox/ Patriots quilt
SueK -- Out of the Blue, Sandra Davidson, quilt as you go
JudyR -- changing pads for her new grandbaby
BettyL -- red and white from Missouri Star Quilt Co
SueR -- Bricks by Tracy Kincheloe, for her grandbaby
LoriH -- quickie scrap quilt
Kathy -- Chinese Coins, charity quilt
Kathy -- Bricks, charity quilt
Kathy -- string pieced chevrons, charity quilt
Koleen -- Primitive Gathering by Lisa Bongean

Koleen -- Talkin' Turkey by Bonnie Hunter
Koleen -- Talkin' Turkey backing
Koleen -- Sleep Under the Stars, from a magazine

Koleen -- Homestead by Edyta Sitar

Monday, December 26, 2016

Tacoma - December 21,2016

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met for our annual Christmas party. It is always a lot fun. Barb D was in charge and had many, gifts, challenges and food highlighted the day. Beautiful gifts wrapped and we set ours in front of us. A story was read with the words 'left' and 'right' in it .....and we moved them accordingly....finally the end...the gift in front of us was ours.
Enjoy the flavor of the day with the following candid pictures.

 Played beano using quilt terms and chocolate....
ate a little used a little...prizes for many.
 Contemplating tossing fabric in bucket
We all walked away with a beautiful fat quarter.
 Line-up to toss into bucket
 This is our group...only one face could not
be seen. Beautiful ladies!!!!
 Barb in center...really appreciate her.
Always has a lot of ideas to make a fun day.
Barb - Round fabric box
by Annie
 Donna W - Redwork - a project that
others are doing ...will sew them all together
to make a wall hanging.
 2nd Redwork
 Janice C - Block of the Month
She did it in black embroidery.
 close-up of above quilt
 close-up of above quilt
 Janice C - 10" square
Missouri Star Quilt
 Janice C - Embroidered - made from Charm Pack
King's Treasures
 Sue R - Quilt of Valor - 
this is #3 to donate
Steve's Star by Judy Martin
 Sue R - "Winter Wishes" 
designed by member Koleen Painchaud
 Judy R - Casserole Carrier with 
matching hot mat.
craftsy pattern
 Finale - we have great cooks with great cannot see the dessert table. 
amazing!!! We never go away hungry.
Another project that was brought to our attention. The Betsy Ross House of Hope will be opening a homeless shelter for Women Vets and children in Augusta the first of the year. Many donated beautiful quilts ....pillow cases. other bedding. We took them the 22nd to Martha who is in charge..she was very appreciative and took us through the rooms. Lots of volunteer hours have gone into restoration of this beautiful home. Thank you for all those who so graciously donated.
Postings from December 7, 2016 - Tacoma Meeting
Show 'n Tell
Betty L - Charity Quilt
Betty L - Charity Quilt
 Betty L - Charity Quilt
 Betty L - Charity Quilt
 Sue C - Child's apron
 Sue C - Blue and black "Obladee"
Ashley Lane
 Kathy B - Strip Quilt
Kathy B - Wonky Christmas Tree Wall Hanging
Kat - Pillow cases -
For Women's Vet Home
Betsy Ross
Kat P - Pillow Case - For Betsy Ross
Kat - Pillow Case for Betsy Ross

Kat P - Strip quilt for NICU
Sandy J - Christmas Wall Hanging w/cardinals
From "Winter Star" by Duck soup.
Sandy J - Christmas table runner
(blocks on point) took idea from
picture taken at quilt show with vendor's permission.
Sandy J - Star table runner
her own design using Friendship pattern.
Sandy J - Friendship pattern, long
braided Christmas table runner started
at Kieve about 4-5 years ago.
Sharon R - "Sunset Runner" from Christmas
Quick Quilts 11/08
Sharon R - Table Runner
Sharon R - winter scene with horses
from Quilting Treasures
Donna M - Baffle Quilt