Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tacoma March 22,2017

Tacoma Lakes Quilters met this week because of the storm last Wednesday. It was a sew day with several projects going. Some were making items to be given to each attendee at our Area 4 meeting next month. ...others working on their own projects...others making pillow cases for the Betsy Ross House of Hope..that is opening in April.  Many have donated quilts, pillow cases, towels etc. It was a great day in that we got to visit with each other after a long, stormy winter.
Show 'n Tell was sparse this week but beautiful item by -
Helen G
"Enchanted Pinwheels"

by Linda Hohag
Debbie Maddy
See you in April......

Friday, March 3, 2017

Tacoma - March 1, 2017

Tacoma Lake Quilters finally had a day that did not snow and we were able to hold a regular business meeting. It was good to see everyone. Lots of business taken care upcoming bus trip....Planning an Area 4 meeting others things in the wind and will be sharing as they are finalized. The gals have been busy and we had a lot of 'show 'n tell'. What gifted ladies we have..
Sandi C - Appalachian Memories
Primrose Lane - "Mama's Quilt"
Koleen P  - 6" block rail fence quilt
2 x 3.5" in blocks - Scrappy
One of the many quilts she donated.
 Kathy B - based on Bonnie Hunter 
'Deep Stash'
 Kathy B - 'Deep Stash' - charity
Kathy B - Zig Zag scrap quilt - charity  
 Betty L - Egg gathering aprons
adult & child
 Betty L - oops it was falling but you get the idea. 
I cannot remember how many eggs they held but a cute idea.
 Janice C - Zippered pouch
 Janice C - Red button quilt 
 Janice C - Red Cardinal - felt

Janice C 

 Bev D - Shoo fly quilt - charity
Sharon R - Wall hanging
Sharon R - "S" block quilt
 Bea M - blocks made by members.
She won at Monthly drawing 
Summer weight quilt - flannel backing

 Ann T - "Snowballs" for grandson Clark -
Christmas 2017 from Snowball Quilt Simplified
by Patricia Knoechel
 Anne T - Spring Panel by Julie
Paschkis, my own design.

 Anne T - "Winging it" - quilted bird blocks without
a pattern - class with Kitsie at Quilt Essentials.
(sorry missed a picture of it)
Paper pieced bird below using a free McCalls pattern on line 

 Anne T - 'Improvisational quilt' - my design
which grew from an improvised table mat
 into a quilt. 
Sandy H - "Shadows" 
taken at a class in Brunswick 
 Barb D - "Book'in' It"
based on 'Patterns by Annie'
Barb changed and made it her own.
 Carol T - Baby quilt from a panel
 Brenda D - 'BELLISAMO'
McCall's Quick quilts
Feb/March 2011

 Quilts donated to Betsy Ross House of Hope
for Woman Veterans
Many have donated quilts, pillow cases
towels, soaps etc. over the past few months.
These quilts were made by Koleen P.
A labor of love and so appreciated. 

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
Bonnie Hunter - "Bricks and Stepping Stones" free pattern 
SUE B - Christmas 'Turning Twenty'
SHARON R - "Card Tricks" by Eleanor Burns

 JANET C - Bargello Vest

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