Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tacoma Picnic July 17, 2017

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met for their summer picnic. As always a great selection of food....we have the greatest cooks. Not much business 
but lots of sharing with one another.

On a sad note we lost our friend and quilter, Koleen Painchard to cancer. She made hundreds of quilts and donated 
 to various people, organizations etc.
 Always a new idea in her mind about how she 
was going to use the fabrics she had in hand. 
A gifted woman who left a life and love of quilting to so many of us. So much could be said about her ...but will leave it at that. She shared the following beautiful quilts at two of our meetings 
and I am sure she probably had some more 
that are still sitting waiting for her skilled hands.
The last time she shared at our meeting was June 21 with this beautiful -
"SCRAP CRYSTALS" 
 a Bonnie Hunter pattern. 
she used many of her patterns over time.
She announced at that meeting she would be doing
custom quilting again as she had not  been able because of illness.
She was a fighter and persevered even when she did not feel well.
She will be missed by so many and left
 a wonderful legacy of her expertise to the quilting world. 

June 7 she showed the following 3 quilts she had finished.
"Chocolate Covered Cherries"  by bits and pieces.
"Late Bloomers" 
Kim Diehl - Simple Appeal
"DUE SOUTH"
Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
THANK YOU KOLEEN FOR YOUR LOVE OF QUILTING AND  ALL THE PLACES YOU SERVED OVER THE YEARS. YOU WILL NOT
BE FORGOTTEN BY US. 
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Following are the RED/WHITE CHAPTER CHALLENGE that will hang in the Pine Tree Quilters Show at Augusta Civic Center this coming week from Thursday, July 27 - Saturday July 29.
WE COULD USE ANY DESIGN WE CHOSE. JUST LOVE ALL
THESE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND THEIR CHOICES.
Bea M
 Bev D
Andrea N 
Brenda  D
 Sue R
 Rae M
Brenda P 
 Barb D
 Betty L
 Sandi J
Sue C 
SALLY C 
Judy R 
 Margo C
 Janet C 
Lori L (she was unable to be at meeting)

SHOW 'N TELL 

Donna M - String table runner
 Donna M - Knit tops
Alewives workshop
link to pattern  -  (classes)
 Donna M - tops

Sue C - Sunflower Cafe
designed by Sue Harvey &  Donna Boobar 
Quilters world - August 2008
 Sue C
Sue C
 Sally C - Bargello quilt by Eileen Wright
 Judy R - Bag using salvage ends
 Judy R - Fidget blanket for grandson
 Carol T - Scrap quilt
Carol T - "Watermelon Picnic" 
Black Mountain Quilts  
Made by Janet C - Bargello Runners (3) 
Ann W - quilted each one (in bottom photo)



Until September ....see you then.... 






Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 21, 2017 Meeting

Tacoma Quilters of Litchfield held our last meeting of this season. It was suppose to be a workshop but the instructor was sick. We met and had a great time eating, talking in little groups plus 4 gals brought their machines and worked on projects. It was a great day.

We elected officers for 2017-18 year. 
Barbara Duffy, President
Lori Larrabee, Vice President of Events
Sue Rapalus, Treasurer 
Betty Lamoreau, Secretary

SHOW 'N TELL
Margo C - "Miss Rose's Garden
Embroidery and buttons.
Red Quilt Co
Wendy Reed result of potholder demo that 
she taught March 2016
UFO'S finally finished. 
 Rylee M - scrap quilt with 54 different
fabrics. She did it herself. She is almost 10.
GREAT JOB RYLEE!!!
 Koleen - "Scrap Crystals"
Bonnie Hunter
 Sue C - "Raj and Hilda"
Raj is needle turn applique.
Hilda is button hole stitch.
 Donna W - "Bible Sampler"
from Keepsake -  98 blocks
 Lori H - Niece, Brianna artwork in school
 Lori H - made it into a wall hanging.
Sue R - "Neptune's Hexagon"
from Jelly roll by Joanna Figueroa 
 Sue R - This is the back of above quilt.
ENJOY THE WONDERFUL EXPERTISE OF THESE QUILTERS
UNTIL NEXT TIME...................

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tacoma - June 7, 2017

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met for their last business meeting until Fall. Lots of things discussed and looking forward to the Fall. Our last meeting  June 21 will be a workshop with Barb D instructing a SWEATSHIRT CLASS, (basically cutting it up and learning to size it to your frame).   Our SUMMER PICNIC is July 19, with lots of great food and sharing.  It will be our CHALLENGE REVEAL of our Red/White quilts that will be displayed at Maine Quilt Show in July.

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GRAND AND GLORIOUS QUILTERS Sale and Fair
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
LITCHFIELD SPORTSMEN'S CLUB
29 + TABLES OF QUILTING
 RELATED ITEMS
YARNS...PATTERNS...
YARDAGE...ETC. ETC. ETC. 
By our members.
SET THIS IMPORTANT DATE 
ON YOUR CALENDAR.
COME JOIN US AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER
BARGAINS GALORE!!!
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SHOW 'N TELL
 Betty L. - Hunter's Star
Donna M - Hunter's Star 
Donna M - STRING QUILT
20 different blues 
 BARB D - BABY QUILT 
FOR GREAT GRANDSON
 W/ Giraffes and Rhinos
BARB D - 40th Anniversary Quilt for Brother.
Lori L - Shoo-Fly Pie
Red/White chapter challenge 
SHERRY  - "Pinwheels of Yesteryear"
Quiltwoman.com
 Hancock Fabrics - design by Barbara Campbell
Koleen - "Chocolate Covered Cherries" 
by 'Bits and Pieces' 
 Koleen - "Late Bloomers"
Kim Diehl - Simple Appeal
 Koleen - "Due South"
Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. 

 Brenda D - "Broken Dishes"
hand - appliqued
Chapter Challenge
 Sue C - "Chicken Skinny Quilt"
by Margie Ullery
 Sandi - Charity Quilt
"Mainly Pink"
Sandi  J. Charity Quilt 
Fire Engines 
 Sandi J - Large Quilt
Charity Quilt
 Judy L - Baby Quilt
 Donna W - "Woodland Friends Quilt"
Hand Applique
Just Jude Designs 
  Kathy B - 'Striped Baby Quilts"
Kathy B - Half Square Triangles
Blue/White 

 Kathy B - "Colorful Jelly-roll quilt"
 Kathy B - 5" square quilt with 1" stripe
 Kathy B - MSQC - "Crossroads"
2 1/2" Strips & Charm squares
donated to Quilts of Valor 
 Kathy B - Funky Leftover 'Orphan' blocks
 Janet C - Pillow case
She had made various ones
 Janet C - She named these blocks 
ENCOURAGEMENT
 MODERATION
 ENTHUSIASM
EQUANIMITY
 HUMILITY
 GENEROSITY
CHASTITY
JANET C  - "CHECKERBOARD"
Chapter Challenge
MARGO - Baby Quilt
LABEL WITH BABIES NAME

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE FORTH COMING AS WE NEAR OUR 
GRAND AND GLORIOUS
QUILTERS SALE AND FAIR.
WATCH FOR IT!!