Monday, November 24, 2014

December Yankee Swap and Potluck


Just a quick reminder that our special end-of-year meeting will be held December 13 at Rebecca's house in West Newton.

Members, please join us for our annual $15-or-less Yankee Swap and potluck.    We will have a show-and-tell in addition to the swap (and snacking!)

Potluck info, swap details, and address/directions info will be emailed directly to members this week.

See you all December 13!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November Show and Tell

Our November meeting was so much fun!  Another post will follow with some photos and info from our "holiday projects" tutorials. 
 
To the show-and-tells....
 

Reva brought her "MixTape" quilt from a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.
 
 
 
 
Kim was gracious enough to model her Christmas tree skirt, which features Moda "Aspen Frost" fabric and Moda's "Enchanted Village" pattern
 
 
 
Gretchen showed this Instagram swap block from a pattern by Sarah Fielke
 
 
Kathy brought this stunner showcasing blocks from Lee Heinrich's book  "Vintage Quilt Revival"
 
 
 
 
Meg showed a mini-quilt made with fabric printed with photographs from her garden, then embellished with beading, quilting and hand-shibori dyed skies.
 

 
 
 
Amy's grey and yellow quilt with baptist fan quilting , and her WIP using much-coveted Liberty fabrics 
 
 
 
 
 
- Karen shared this clever Christmas tree made with fabric, and a  runner with fused raw-edge applique motif
 
 
 
 Jen showed her divided basket, made from Noodlehead's pattern. 
 
 
 
Ginger brought a vibrant medallion quilt made with fabric by Anna Maria Horner
 
 
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The ever-prolific Judy brought three projects:  a flying geese quilt with lime binding, a "revised" class sample from the class she teaches at JP Knit&Stitch, and her "Pavement Puddles" jellyroll quilt.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jane confessed her addictions to precuts and "Columbo," and showed us her charm pack Thanksgiving quilt and snowflake mini quilt.





 Leah showed an adorable fall mug rug and a gorgeous clutch in the "Lady Edith" colorway from the Downton Abbey collection that I was too busy admiring to get a photo -- sorry Leah!  Send me a photo and I'll update the post.






Giving Judy a run for her money -- - Kaesmene also showed three projects:  a quilt featuring Rashida Coleman Hale's "Koi" fabric line, a "Wee Wander" quilt for her daughter, and a "Minecraft" dog quilt.



Allison showed a quilt from her series of black and white quilts, featuring "big-stitch" hand quilting.


 
 
Rebecca displayed her neutral scrap quilt with appliqued ticker-tape details and this fabulous Hanukkah table runner.



Alice gives cold weather the side-eye with her  "I Hate Fall" runner and invites you to "Follow Me" with her CR code quilt.


 Zuzka shared her elaborately-quilted solids quilt.


 A first for the BMQG!  Courtney wins S&T with her handmade wedding dress!!



Kaya shared this beautiful baby quilt in unconventional colors.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Out & About

Modern Maples quilt courtesy of The Story of Kat
Forget the leaves, this is quilt peeping season...  If you're out and about here are some upcoming quilty adventures to check out!

The Rising Star Quilters will host their annual show Friday, October 24th, 10am - 5pm and Satruday, October 25th, 10am - 4pm at St. Brigid Church in Lexington.  Admission is $6.

The Burlington Quilters' Guild will host their annual show Saturday, October 25th, 10am - 5pm and Sunday, October 26th, 10am - 4pm at Middlesex Community College in Bedford.

A Quilters Gathering is being held November 6-9 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester NH.  Thursday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm.  Daily admission is $10

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Show and Tell!

October show and tell was spectacular as always!

Meg showed this breezy batik beach quilt with applique beach chairs.


 Kim modeling her Washi dress.  She and her daughter made matching Washis!



Kim also brought this gorgeous Kaffe Fassett squares quilt.




Leah made this amazingly intricate cross-stitch project for her brother's wedding.  



Allison was a pattern tester for this "Singing in the Rain" paper piece block.


Patrice's Michael Miller challenge quilt!


Patrice also brought this more traditional BOM scrappy quilt.  Girl's got range!




Angie showed this stunning one-block wonder quilt with triangular offset borders made from a vintage quilt top.


My (Alexis) Pineapple Variation quilt, third in a series of black-and-white quilts re-imagining traditional blocks.



Rebecca made this Sarah Fielke burgoyne surround quilt with hand-appliqued dots and borders. You can see how thrilled she is to be done with all that hand applique.



Rebecca also made a scrappy dresden-style Christmas tree skirt for a friend.


Alice, outgoing president and best quilt model ever, with her annual Ghastlies quilt! This one has fabulous ruffling detail.


Tina shared her intricate "Sew Together" bag, made for sashiko supplies and projects.



Karen brought this perfectly precisely pieced Quilt University batik sampler quilt.


Judy brought two examples of very different quilts made with strings, perfect for our "scrappy" theme:   



And also an HST "Tree" quilt with  knot/wood grain applique detail.



Newlywed Taz showed us some of her 5" scrap blocks and how she stores her perfectly trimmed 2.5 inch scraps, Martha Stewart-style.


Gretchen brought a completed 3-year-old WIP:  this beautiful fall table runner.




Trish brought her "Hex & More Toes in the Sand" quilt, reinterpreted with a striped background detail.




Emily brought a Quilt for Boston made by Reva.





And this gorgeous scrappy courthouse steps quilt with inset mitered border strip detail, using teeny scraps.



Beautiful work, everyone!  See you in November for more inspiration!