|These two are sister-in-laws and enjoying the All Iowa Shop Hop together|
Thursday, June 30, 2016
We just had another great gathering of the friends. We started our evening with a review of our Little Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
|The actual maker of this quilt is unclear but, it won our Best of Show ribbon because it gave us the best chuckle.|
|By viewers choice, this quilt. pieced by Bonnie Nelsen and quilted by Julia Swallow, got the most votes, making it #1.|
|Both pieced and quilted by Tricia Beal Snyder, this batik quilt came in 2nd.|
|And wouldn't you know! The two most competitive (in a friendly way) quilters I know tied for 3rd place! Marty Klatt above and Bonnie Nelsen below.|
|I shared this leftover quilt block I converted to a little zip pouch for our library fund raiser.|
|Wowzo! Nancy H. shared this quilt she has been working on for quite some time. Let me say it again - - - Wowzo!|
|Here's Joyce Scott's village quilt (above) and her animal challenge quilt below.|
|And here is my animal block challenge quilt. Joyce and I both shared our quilts at the meeting to show off the nice job of machine quilting done by QC member, Deb Semmens.|
|Theresa finished this winter quilt for her log cabin bed. All flannel and all quilted on her domestic sewing machine. A big job, very well done.|
|- - - - and the matching shams.|
|Nancy J. finished 2 t-shirt quilts and they are ready to present.|
|She showed us how she utilizes necklines and armholes as needed. Really adds the cute factor, too.|
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
|After a fun visit from these guys, I headed downstairs to my sewing room.|
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The nation wide Row by Row adventure is on and runs through September 6. The theme this year is "Home Sweet Home".
|Of course, we have kits for our row - just $10 each plus kits for the whole small flag banner quilt.|
|And the license plates are back. This year we have two as well as the large display banner that we asked customers to sign and write where they are from.|
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Finally, it's time to announce the winners of the Little Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show - 2016!
Our show guests were asked to vote on their three favorite quilts, no easy task.
The results have been kept in a sealed envelope in a mayonnaise jar on the porch of Funk and Wagnall since 4 pm Saturday.
First Place: Bonnie Nelsen for this stunning Black, White and Red Flower Box Medley quilt. Pieced by Bonnie and machine quilted by Julia Swallow.
2nd Place: Tricia Beal Snyder for this adorable and very creative Row Quilt. Both pieced and machine quilted by Tricia.
3rd Place: A tie between Marti Klatt and Bonnie Nelsen
|Marti's elegant violet quilt made with hankies from her collection. Both pieced and machine quilted by Marti.|
|And Bonnie's happy pink and green quilt with the most beautiful hand quilting I've ever seen. Too bad this picture doesn't show it. Pieced and hand quilted by Bonnie.|
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
|Elsa by Abbie Allen|
|Monster High by Abbie Allen|
|Spiderman by Abbie Allen - She is someone's favorite Grandma, isn't she?|
|Fall Leaves - by Marti Klatt|
|A block of the month quilt by Carol Piziali|
Monday, June 20, 2016
Part of our display at Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show were these challenge Row Quilts made by some of the Quilt Circle of Friends members.
|By Joyce Scott|
|By Margaret Beal|
|By Tricia Beal Snyder|
|By Lonnie Keeran|
|By Abbie Allen|
Quilt Circle of Friends also concluded a block exchange of Snowball Blocks this year. A few of the members have made quilts with their Snowball Blocks.
|By Jacque Johnson - This one incorporated some of the Snowball Blocks from our exchange with Row Quilt animal blocks.|
Marti Klatt made this stunning quilt with her Snowball blocks.
|By Bonnie Nelsen. It's hard to imagine these were Snowball Blocks but, with a little diagonal cutting and rearranging, you get this beautiful double pinwheel quilt.|
Sunday, June 19, 2016
We sold about $400 worth of hand made items on day one of our porch sale, part of our annual fund raiser for the local library. It's our way of saying thank you for all the time we get to sew over there.
The sale will continue for the next week or two, until we sell out.
Here is a bit of what is left. Several of these things sold after I took this picture, though and I have new things to add for next week.