Sunday, March 19, 2017

What have CAMQG members been up to?

Sew and Tell is an opportunity for CAMQG members to share what they have been working on over the past month.  Here are some pictures and highlights from members from the February meeting.  Click here to read the minutes from the February meeting. 

Joanna has a goal of getting some unfinished projects done. This project was made with blocks started at the Lancaster quilt show a few years ago.  She used the project to practice custom quilting instead of edge-to-edge designs.  Unfortunately, the quilt top is already so busy that you can't really see the quilting!  
 The second project Joanna showed features wedding photos that you might not normally get framed.  She printed them on her home printer and then created a quilt top in the wedding colors.  She plans to custom quilt this project, after all that practice on the last quilt!

Donna Lohman had many projects to share at Sew and Tell this month - she told us that she sews for about six hours a every day!   The first quilt  Donna showed is a quilt with a beachy feel that she made for her daughter-in-law.  She also  made matching little quilts for their two dogs. 

Last year Donna participated in the 365 Challenge, which involved making a quilt block every day for a year.  The patterns come each day via email, and it is free to participate.  Donna's quilting has 10,865 pieces in it, which she knows because she sat down and counted all the pieces! 

Mary Ellen showed us a pumpkin table runner that she started at quilt camp two years ago at Grace Baptist Church.  She also showed a sample she made for quilt camp, which was the first quilt where she used monofilament thread.

The day before the meeting Mary Ellen went to a workshop on wool felting on the machine which she says is much easier and quicker than doing it by hand.

Mary Ellen also showed us what she received through the Modern Mini Swap – she received a hexie quilt from North Carolina.

Beth also showed the mini she received through the swap - a colorful wall hanging featuring improvisational piecing and straight line quilting.

Linda showed us a little quilt featuring several 16-patch blocks, which she says is the first quilt she has made with really small pieces. Linda also brought some sunbonnets and other items made from feedsacks by her grandmother.

Jamie showed the group her second quilt, which she made for her dad’s 75th birthday.  She went to her first quilt show in September, where she bought charm packs and a panel.  She quilted it herself on her Brother machine – she tried both stitching in the ditch and free motion quilting.  She also made two dog bandanas for her father's dog, and a little one for the cat! 

Melanie shared two minis she made from Thimble Blossom patterns.  She says that she likes making minis for two reasons - she doesn't have a lot of time to quilt, and because she has a good place to display them in her office.

Dawn showed a Valentine’s day quilt.  She shared how she bought the 10” squares on sale after Valentine's Day last year, and then bought the red Kona to go in between.

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