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Friday, September 20, 2019

September Quilt Circle of Friends

IMPORTANT NOTICE, THE OCTOBER QUILT CIRCLE MEETING IS ONE WEEK EARLIER DUE TO a CONFLICT WITH RETREAT DATES. WE WILL MEET IN THE SHOP ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6 PM.
We started the evening by honoring Lonnie for 10 years of employment with Adel Quilting. If you look close, you will see the new 10 year pin on her "lapel".

Then it was time for show and share. Abbie made these cute pelicans.

And this is Margaret's version for the spring Tasters Mystery Tour quilt.

Deb finished this quilt from leftovers and is donating it to the Mercy PICU.

And she is donating this quilt to Warrior Wagons for kids in treatment, "What Cancer Cannot Do."

This was on Lonnie's Get Er Done list for this year and she did!

Deanna's Bermuda Triangle is growing. So pretty with yellow.

Jackie O shared this picture of a lap quilt she completed for a friend in the nursing home. Complete with a pocket.

Joyce was intrigued with our demo on half square triangles last month so went home a made this cute table topper.


Jackie O also finished this quilt and it will be a gift for Nancy H's first grand baby that should arrive before our next meeting!!

Sweet back.

Two more What Caner Cannot Do quilts. These were presented by Jackie O to two of her relatives in treatment now.  We have such generous members in our group.

Another quilt gifted by Jackie O. This as a thank you gift to one of her football roadie friends.

Grandma Nancy is nesting - baby due soon.

Almost done. One more border to complete the stars around the outer edge.

Joyce found and finished this just in time for Fall.

Theresa shared her favorite new hand sewing needle by Clover.


Lonnie commissioned this panel custom quilted by Nancy Sharr. Then Lonnie gave it the perfect finish with piping in the binding.

Deb's dinosaurs.

Deb's cats. So bright and happy.

Nancy J combined some of the blocks from the Strip Poker Run with Marge's pattern, The Gypsy Sister, to make this Fall quilt.

Trish tested her new pattern using her newly developed acrylic hexagon template. It worked! This is the same pattern she used for her Blue Ribbon T-Shirt quilt.

Margaret shared her Free quilt. She added strips to a bunch of blocks she had left over from other projects. Now they have a home! 

Abbie had been commissioned to make a couple t shirt quilts for athe children of two veterans. She digitized this logo for one block.

Sue found this box for carrying all of her Deb Tucker rulers. Then she had her husband make a ruler rack to put in the bottom of the box to help stabilize the rulers. Clever idea.


Sue just got a new computerized long arm and she quilt this pretty one to practice.

This is Bonnie's latest masterpiece. All hand appliqued' of course and beautifully custom quilted by Julia Swallow! The plain part at the top is to go up over the bed pillows.



This is the look on Nikki's face when she realized she had to follow Bonnie. This is a block from our bom, Dollop of Daisy. Nikki is taking hand applique' class from Bonnie.  When her quilt is finished, it will be just as fabulous. This block looks great now!


Marti shared this beautiful quilt called Stuffed Olives.


Deanna found this little quilt in her archives and recalls it was a challenge but the memory stops there. Such a vibrant little quilt.

Here is another little quilt for the Mercy PICU. This one was made by the members of Central Iowa Free Quilt Society. I talked a little about the technique found in Victoria Findlay Wolfe's book, 15 Minutes of Play, where she invites us to get creative through 15 minute challenges.



We caught up on all the quilt news of the day, handed out several door prizes, had a snack and called it a night. Always a special time in our Quilt Circle of Friends.

Thanks, Jackie O, for taking these pictures.

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