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

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"