Saturday, May 30, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
NEW BLOCK OF THE MONTH
“Where The Cows Come Home”
Starts in August – Register now
$10 a month for 9 months which includes blocks, all setting fabrics, borders and binding. Book is also required.
This project is done by machine applique.
To kick off this block of the month, we are offering a machine applique class on Saturday, August 1 at 10 am. Class fee is $30 and includes all class supplies.
Class will be held at the Adel Library and advance registration is required
Class is not required to do this BOM
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
|May was snowball block exchange month. Each chose a crayola color at a previous meeting to determine what color to make their exchange blocks.|
|Joyce S. is using up scraps to make baby quilts, above and below.|
|Lonnie shared this cute purse she made. This is the same pattern she used to make our bag featuring the new Iowa fabric.|
|Nancy H. made this quilt for newly wed friends of the family. She calls these quilts "Baby Makers".|
Next, Deb gave us an update on her Iowa Comfort Quilts non-profit organization, sharing these quilts made by Jackie O and more pillowcases.
Deb is collecting as many pillowcases as possible for the domestic violence center. Ask us for a free pattern if you would like to make some pillowcases for ICQ.
Diane shared her favorite finger pin cushion used for hand stitching.
Diane told us these are easy to make so, I looked up the pattern. Find it at this link.
|These 9-patch blocks are from a block exchange we did at Sisters of the Cloth. Love this little quilt.|
|This is a kit quilt that Margaret just finished up. See close up next.|
|Celia brought 2 granddaughters to our May meeting. Maddie has been coming for a while but this is the first meeting for her cousin, Kaitlyn.|
|Kaitlyn has been sewing with Grandma Celia for a while, though. Here are two quilts she has made, above and below. Quite impressive, right?|
|Janet V shared this scrappy quilt. This is from our Scrappy New Year page on this blog.|
|This is a very fun panel that Barb G. shared. It's a baby quilt for her great grand child.|
|I shared a few fun patterns and techniques that I picked up at Quilt Market earlier this month.|
|Each shop you visit during the AISH will give you a 6" square of patriotic fabric. Lonnie has cut over 300 squares to get us started.|
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Lonnie just whipped up this purse from the new AISH fabrics. Here is the front view. She used fusible fleece for the stabilizer.
|And here is the back view. Essential pockets inside, of course. This pattern is also written with the option of using 2 1/2" strips. Isn't this adorbs?!|
Monday, May 25, 2015
We will be closed on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.
|Lest we forget - - - -|
Sunday, May 24, 2015
There are several of us stitching fast and furious, making samples from the 2015 All Iowa Shop Hop fabric. Here are the first couple.
|A quiet book with chalk cloth on the inside.|
|It folds closed and has an outside pocket for chalk and eraser.|
|And here's our new Kindle Cover.|