Monday, March 28, 2011

March Meeting - Show and Tell

After our binding lesson, we took some time to do show and tell.  We always like to do show and tell at the end of each meeting.  It's a great chance to see the talent that's in the guild and share some tips and tricks.

Isn't this fun?  Can you guess what it is?

Here's Pippa's fun and colorful quilt.  Don't you just love the black and white binding?  I do!
Monet showed us a quilt top that she made for her brother.  She's putting us all to shame by getting a jump on her Christmas projects and it's only March.  See the similarities to Pippa's?  I love the dramatic, large black border.

Laurie then showed us two quilts that she made and quilted on a long arm that she rented time on.  This one, above, she used a pantograph and the one below she did some freemotion stippling.
I love the colors that Laurie used in this quilt.  Laurie always does a great job with selecting fabric colors.
Here we are examining Alice's quilt. Although it's not exactly modern, I think we all appreciated the beauty of the quilt.  Alice always does a nice job with her quilts as well. 

Finally, I showed my Carol Doak Scenic Block of the Month top.  I brought this to show how tiny some of my pieces are in some of the blocks after talking about it a couple of times.  I don't have a photo of myself and the quilt, but here's a photo of the quilt itself that I took.  
To get a sense of scale, the sashing finishes at 1/2" each strip and each block is 6 1/2" square. 

As always, it's so great to see all of the work that everyone does.  Show and tell is always one of my favorite parts of our meetings.  

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March Meeting - Binding Lesson

Yesterday we had our March meeting at the Coolidge Corner library.  Once again, we had great attendance.    It's so great to see so many people participating in the guild activities.

This meeting Alice taught us her "funky folding technique" to make double folded bias binding.  

And here we are learning her invisible joining technique.  I think it's safe to say that we all learned something during this lesson, regardless of how long we've all been quilting.
After Alice's lesson, we all jumped in and tried it ourselves using some mug rugs that we brought.

Thanks Alice for being such a great teacher.  We all had a blast, as usual.

Up next - the great show and tell from this meeting...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Longarming at Laurena's!

Hey, yall! A bunch of us went to Laurena's Longarm Quilting in Burlington this weekend, and I posted about it on my blog today. It was the post here and contact Laurena if you're interested in doing the intro class too. There were more people interested than spots available, but she hosts two intro sessions each month, so she can probably accommodate you soon!