|Kathy H. featured this new selection of ombre from Moda to make Ombre Weave.|
|This smaller version is a nice throw or baby quilt size.|
Isn't this pretty?
|This sample is made with just 16 blocks to give you an idea. Your quilt will have a total of 42 blocks, making it a full size 72" x 84" quilt. Add a border and it's a queen sized quilt.|
Other benefits of Strip Club? There is no finishing kit. Everything is provided, including the binding.
Another great feature is the ease of this particular quilt pattern. Since the blocks are turned every other way, there are no seams to match in the rows.
|You have the option to build your quilt in a scrappy style (pictured above) or in 1930 reproductions as shown here.|
|We have a sample stitched up but it is still on the long arm. Watch for it soon.|
This is a modern version of the Double Wedding Ring and uses the Quick Curve Ruler.
The nice thing about this ruler is there are numerous patterns written that use it. I'm not a gadget girl but I really liked using the QCR for this quilt.
Here are some of the other patterns, including minis, made with the Mini QCR.
|It's another pattern featuring the Quick Curve Ruler in fall colors with teal and a pop of yellow, featuring Metro Twist. What do you think?|
For more information on our Spring and Fall Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat, please skip on over to our website and then call us to register.
|Marti opened our Show and Tell with these little dresses she has been making from hankies. Aren't they adorable? The middle one is a skirt on a paper doll, double downing on the use of some of her antique collectibles.|
|This is a wool pin cushion Marti made at a recent gathering of the Iowa Quilt Guild.|
|She also shared with us pictures in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine where several of her collections have been featured. This is just a few of her thimbles.|
|Theresa has been on a quest to use up her 5" batik charms. So easy and yet so pretty.|
|And even more of her 5" batik squares, making a 9 patch block set on point. I like the way she organizes the colors.|
|Kathy recently joined our staff and this was her first QC meeting. Welcome to the group, Kathy! She showed us this big beauty she is finishing up as a welcome gift to friends moving into the area. All scraps. She had leftover 2 1/2" squares so they became the border. Very nice.|
Nancy J shared some adorable little quilts she made in Kim Diehl Club but I failed to get the camera out in time. See how we suffer when our group photographer goes on vacation?
We closed our meeting after going through a large box of quilts that were donated to us for our June library fund raiser sale by Judy Williams. What a tremendous gift! Everything from seasonal wall hangings, table runners and baby quilts to lap and large quilts.
|After a big day on Saturday, it felt good to just work on something fun. Grandson Cal (age 4) is having his tonsils out soon and he likes his little stuffed friends. He calls them family. He also chooses ISU clothes for himself everyday so, I think he will like this.|
|Everyone went home with a gift from us.|
|Every good gathering has some good food, right? We added Mimosas to our celebration.|
|Guests shopped, registered for our BOM projects and listened to a presentation by Judy Williams on needle turn applique. Judy repeated her presentation several times as customers came and went.|
|At February Open Sew, several of us worked on putting together pillow case kits from fabric that had been donated to Iowa Comfort Quilts. Volunteers just need to grab a packet or two and whip up a pillow case for the program, Betty's Cases|
Adel Quilting is proud to announce we are now a drop off for Betty's Cases. Here's a little background on that program:
Betty was one of our online group, whose sons and grandchildren attended the Murray school district.
One day Betty was in the school and witnessed the school nurse wrapping items around Christmas time. She inquired about the project and learned that the school helped out families during the winter break, that they felt needed a little boost.
Betty decided that the nurse could use her time more efficiently, and asked if pillowcases would work better, and set out each year to supply the district with enough pillowcases.
Betty passed away in 2015, but our online group has continued her project in her honor.
This is a message from Liz, one of our members and a teacher in the district. From this past year.
The pillowcases go to families which have either expressed a need or have been identified as a family which could benefit from receiving a boost during the holidays. This group does not do a toy giveaway, instead they focus on clothing items children need. The nurse, or another adult in the group, visits with the parents and determines items the children need. Socks, underwear. coats, mittens, jeans, sweaters/sweatshirts shoes, boots and pjs are some of the items I have seen go into the cases.. Each family also receives a ham/pork loin, fruit basket, and vegetables for their holiday meal. Candy canes, coloring books and books are are also put into the cases.
|Nancy H. showed us this shower curtain quilt she made using the One Block Wonder pattern. Wow!|
|Made for us by Jenny O, isn't this sweet? This pattern comes from Southwest Designs. It features squares that are folded diagonally and then laid on top of another square for piecing. Then folded back and stitched to create curves.|
I love it. Wouldn't this make a nice center for a wedding quilt?
|You may have seen this beauty that Lonnie made.|
|Then Donna and Nancy both happened in at the same time recently to find binding for their blue and white quilts.|
|And Jill was building this lovely quilt at a gathering I attended about a week ago.|
Aren't they all great?
|Here are a couple quick projects I made to feature some of our fun fabrics. The quilt above is made with Moda's soft plush on the back. Instead of binding, I trimmed the back off evenly and wrapped it to the front. Because it is a polyester product, there is no need to turn the raw edge under. Simply stitch near the edge. I like to use a little decorative stitch for this. Super easy, super quick and super cuddly.|
|I just added a couple borders to this panel featuring wildflowers across the USA.|
|And I simply added a border to this fun, bright tree panel. Makes us feel better on these cold and dreary days!|
|Patty was working on this quilt for here sister. Giving a nod to their Irish heritage, she is making an Irish Chain quilt. In going through their late mothers estate, they found this one doily, almost finished, with the crochet hook still in it. They finished the doily and Patty is going to applique it to this quilt top. Very nice.|
|Lynette showed us this quilt top she recently finished called Glazed Donuts.|
|And this bright beauty, made for her daughter.|
|Donnette is on a mission to finish up old projects. She just put the last stitches in the binding on this one.|
|Bonnie was working on this hand applique block. Maybe it will be her next Best of Show at the Iowa State Fair!|
|Lynnette patiently tried curved piecing and soon became a fan.|
|Nancy finished up this Halloween-ish quilt for her home. Love it!|