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Monday, April 25, 2016

April Quilt Circle of Friends

 We had another great gathering in our Quilt Circle of Friends this week. Let's start with series of pictures of projects we are working on to sell at our outdoor quilt show in June. This is our annual fund raiser for the local library.
Barb made this little quilt from the strips and squares she won in our quilters poker game at our holiday party. It will make a great little dolly blanket for some little one.

Deb made these adorable pin cushions from small tea cup and saucer sets (above) and a basket (below).

Lonnie made this purse to donate to our fund raiser, the Twist and Shout bag.

Nancy took this stack of blocks home from our donation box and made this little quilt to put in our sale.

Joyce "shopped local", finishing up bits and pieces from her own stash to make these two donation quilts - above and below

Theresa took home two of the woven mats that Sue Denny donated and finished them up with binding.
This was another of Sue's donated mats, a pin weaving using ribbon. I stitched it into a travel bag with pockets inside and a zipper across the top.

Nancy took home these 4 blocks from our donation box and made this runner. She "de-constructed" one of the blocks to use in the runner triangle ends.

She also finished up this runner from her own stash (above) and made a pillow (below) from a block she found in our donation box.

 Marti did not actually volunteer to take this box of pieced triangles home to create something with but, she did ask to look at them and we just never took them back. We can look forward to what she makes with these!

Next is a couple pictures from members that have received comfort blocks from the club.

 These gals made quilts from the Comfort Blocks QC members made for them. Lonnie (above) when her mother passed and Nancy (below) when her father passed. 
Then there was our regular show and share - - - 
Barb just finished this big beauty.

Deb has a family birth coming and made this non-gender specific quilt for a gift.

This is a quilt top that was donated to Deb's non-profit, Iowa Comfort Quilts. The quilt top was pieced by member Joyce S. and Deb quilted it. Now it goes back to Joyce for binding and then back to Deb to deliver. 

Lonnie shared this "found and finished" quilt. She "found" it in her own sewing stash and now, it is done! Very nice and will look great on her round table.
Another fun quilt Lonnie finished up this month.

These are turtle blocks that Joyce's mother made. Joyce brought them home and made them into a quilt for grandchildren.

Another finished up by Joyce above and yet another below! I think we have all been busy getting things done before the winter is officially over.

You may have seen this one before but now it is all quilted. If you could see it close-up, you would notice the each row features animal print fabric, same as the animal in that row - - sheep prints in the row with the lamb, pig prints in the row with the pig - etc. So cute.

Celia has fun finishing up little projects like this.

And how pretty is this? The back is one of Celia's signature fleece blankets making it extra snugly.

Our youngest member, Madelyn, has not been sewing much because she has been busy being a teenager. She shared this picture of herself and a friend at the Adel prom last weekend. Such pretty dresses on these pretty girls!

Lorna has been busy with her 60 degree ruler, making these table runners from border print fabric - above and below.

She also finished up this lovely French Braid quilt.

Bonnie offered apologies for not working on her Get Er Done quilt but she has good reason. She has been making these seat pads for her grandsons boat.

We closed the evening with a demo of the pattern, Basket Lattice  by  Sheri Pape. It is an interesting piecing technique of building vertical rows and using partial seams.

After a quick cookie, we called it an evening, another special one spent in our Quilt Circle of Friends.

Special thanks to Jackie O for taking pics and sending them to me for posting. 

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