Friday, September 8, 2017

First Meeting Sep 2017-18

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met Wednesday for our first meeting of the new membership year 2017-2018. It was good to see old friends again and welcome a few new members. We have a couple of new officers this year, and we're looking forward to another great year of programs and activities.

Dues were collected, a budget was approved, Sherry conducted the mini raffle, funds were collected for Food for Thought, and we discussed the upcoming Area 4 meeting. We also held a brief discussion about our upcoming YARD SALE, which is September 23 at the Litchfield Sportsman's Club. We will continue with the NICU quilts as our charity project, for the third year in a row; and KathyB plans to create a challenge for us for Maine Quilts 2018.

DonnaW introduced a new Block of the Month program for this year. She and Margo will be specifying a size for the blocks each month, and perhaps a theme or color and each participant will make and keep her own block and assemble a small sampler by the end of the year.

There were quite a few projects for Show and Tell, and it was fun to see what members had been doing over the summer.


DonnaW - Winter Song Cardinal

BettyLam's selvage pillow



BettyLam's red and white quilt, Missouri Star

SandyK's star quilt, made by a friend

CarolT's knitted hat and fleece square

Betsy's fabric mountains


Betsy's phone carrier in felt and leather

 SandyG's red and yellow quilt, and matching table covering




DonnaW's applique baby quilt "Woodland Friends"

KathyB's bag, outside and inside, "Taglalong" by This &That
KathyB's nine patch and snowball quilt

SueB's birthday cake, made by Pam

Pam's animal quilt for Eldercare

Pam's quilt using digitally transferred fabric from Nancy's Notions

Pam's scrap quilt using 2-1/2" wide strips

Pam's Halloween strippy

Pam's scrap quilt

Pam's heart quilt, from scraps

Andrea's Twist and Turn quilt, made by Rayna Boothby

Andrea's red and white quilt, hand embroidered, assembled in the potholder style

Kat's scrap quilt, signed by her camping friends, and assembled in the sew-as-you-go method. It took her a year to make this quilt.



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

YARD SALE - SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

Tacoma Lakes Quilters
Invites YOU to our
 GRAND and GLORIOUS QUILTERS’ YARD SALE!!

Saturday, September 23, 2017
 9 AM to 4 PM

Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, 2243 Hallowell Rd, Litchfield, ME

30 + Tables !!


Handmade Items – Fabric – Fabric - Fabric -Patterns – Books – Notions – Baked Goods

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 Painchaud 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....