Saturday, January 5, 2019

Tacoma Lakes Quilters JANUARY 2, 2019

Our first meeting of the New Year we hit the road running with projects....a Charity Sew-in scheduled next time making Bibs for the Maine Veterans Home  and in February Quilts for the Cancer Center for those undergoing chemotherapy.  We live in a snowy area so, of course, barring any storms that make us reschedule this is our plan.
Our group was challenged by member Pam to list 10 UFO's and complete them for the year with a drawing at the end.  We have finished 74 so has been very successful for those hidden projects that have been left and forgotten. The gals are really excited....some of the fabrics and patterns are older. I wonder how many more will be dragged out of the closet. 
Sherry F - Written in Thread
Bareroots pattern  

Sherry F -' Everything Mary' 
Engelbreit fabric     UFO
Sherry - Stack 'n Whack   UFO

Betty L - Appliqued Tree Skirt
Betty - 16 Patches for NICU Charity
Betty L - Crochet Basket 
Andrea - Purse and Cellphone case 
Barb Duffy pattern 
Also knit scarf with button
Andrea - quilted tattoo "heart"
Sue C - Block of the Month
Mystic Quilters - 6 months

Sally - Made this for her husband
Panda Bears - McCalls Simplicity
July L - Special gift from daughter.
Material from Ireland
Janice - Sugar Shack - Crane Design
"Pharten Around Farm" name of brothers farm
Sandi H - 'Sandy's Quilt"  UFO 
Beth F- "Yankee Diary" BOM
Barbara Brockman UFO
Sue R - "Go with the Flow" string quilt
small pieces...spectacular scraps
quilted by Kathy Boudreau
Janet C  Her heart series that she is working on. 
Janet - Heart Series
If you check last blog you will also see some of her spectacular work. 
Bea - 'Square in a Square'   UFO
Pam M - Basket Weave - paper pieced   UFO

Until next time............

Friday, December 21, 2018

Tacoma Christmas Party - December 19. 2018

Tacoma Lakes Quilters Christmas Party was wonderful comradery with each other. .... food....presents...surprises.
Come share our day with a few pictures. 
Margo - Pillowcases for great-grands
 Close-up -
Fabrics of their choice - (from their mom)instead of using band...used a decorative stitch and put their name 

Carol T - Cedar Chest -
Carol T - Church Panel
Carmen - Christmas Stocking
using scraps. 
 Sue K - Folded Ornament w/button
 Helen - Christmas Table Runners
Star of the North - Design by Pamela Curo of Cotton Tales
Snowman by Lynette Jensen in the Holiday Quilts book. 
 Helen - Oh Baby quilt
Design by Connie Kauffman from Patchwork book
 Helen - Theresa Star Quilt - UFO
by Theresa Eisinger of
(free pattern)
 Sally C - Mini diva wallets
Sally  C - Zip-it bags 
Sally - Bed Pockets 
  Beth F - BOM Edyta Sitar 2018
Lori Holt - House Blocks 
 Beth F - Back of quilt
 Donna W - Wall hanging - Jo Morton fabric
 Donna W - Wall Hanging 
 Sandy J - Pillowcases
 Sandy J - Remote Holder
 Sandy J - Christmas Tree Skirt
using panels of Santa
 Janet- Our 'bargello queen'...amazing work
She will be having a show and these will be part of it. 
 Janet- Bargello 

Pictures of the gals attending in following photo's We took a table at a time. We have such a great group of gals...
Janice, Karen, Helen, Betsy and Laura
Nancy, Brenda, Ann, Rae, Sue and Pam
Sharon, Carmen, Sue and Sandy
Sally, Sue, Carol and Jean
Liz, Sandi, Diane, Beth, Sandi and Lori
 Pick a fat quarter to make a lolly pop with fabric.
Fat quarters for 'Make & Take' project
 Bea, Donna, Bev, Beth, Judy and Andrea
 Working on "Make and Take" lollypop from a FQ
 All kinds of food - hot cold - we love to eat!!
 Dessert Table
 Gift Exchange

Cookie Swap-

Participants brought 2 dozen and could select 2 dozen to take home.
Sandy, Lori, Sherry, Janet and Judy
Donna and Margo
Kathy, Betty, Sue and Barb 

Betty L -- The joke of the day

She opened her gift and lo and behold it was a child's gift It seems a husband had wrapped two the same size and the wrong one was grabbed.

Here is her real gift....Andrea's hubby brought it and here BJ 
is opening the real thing. It was a great laugh for us!!

Sandi H and Donna M - Christmas Party Planners 
They did a superb job and we were very thankful to them for making it such a fun day and of course all who brought added to the mix.

Until next year.............2019