Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Machine Quilting 1.5 Workshop with Michelle Scott

On Monday, July 27, 2016 Michelle Scott taught a workshop to help guild member improve their machine quilting skills.  Great information and great fun with our teacher, Michelle who helped us relax and not take ourselves or our quilting too seriously!!


 That's Michelle at the sewing machine!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Prizes Awarded for Quilt Entries in Our May 2016 Quilt Show



 At our bi-annual quilt show "Everything's Coming Up Quilts" held in May, 
all who attended could vote on their viewer's choice for best quilt.  
The votes were tallied and here are the winners.  
Congratulations Quilters on 
Your Amazing Work!!

Alice Erwin received first place 
for her quilt called  "E I E I O".

Sharon Bannister's "Flower Garden Hexagons" miniature quilt received 2nd place.
 Karen Penrod's quilt featuring her son's two draft horses "Jasper and Emerson" got 3rd place.

 Joy Phillips' quilt received 4th place for her 
wool applique quilt "Flower Penny Garden".

Here was a tie for 5th place between two quilts.

  Denise Olson's quilt is titled 
"Green Monster With A Purpose" 
and hangs on a lucky friend's wall.

Linda Parshall is the other 5th place winner for her quilt "Sarah's Garden" 
which was made for her daughter.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

March Is National Quilt Month

To commemorate National Quilt Month, a group of quilters led by Elizabeth Hewett, planned a "School House Quilt In".  Several dozen quilters meet together bringing their quilting projects to work on during the day, but that's not all.  Every hour, an accomplished quilter shared with the group on topics to enhance our knowledge and increase our love of quilting.  
              An amazing time was had by all!



March Guild Meeting

Thelma Forrest from Creative Quilts in Brighton shared with us at our March Guild Meeting.  We learned of her journey in getting involved in the world of quilting as she showed many of her quilts and samples done using some unique quilting   tools and kits.
Thelma also taught a class on making the 8 point star shown on the table runner shown below.



February Guild Meeting

Cheri Pickett, a member of our guild, is a Professional Quilt Appraiser having recently completed a rigorous certification process. Cheri  shared a wealth of information at our February guild meeting.
 Cheri also showed us many antique quilts, several from her collection of fan quilts.



January 2016 Guild Meeting

As part of our January guild meeting, we honored one of the founding member of Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild.  Dorothy Lowe has been actively involved in our guild since its beginning, serving as president for two years and on the executive board for many years.  It was our pleasure to recognize her valuable contribution!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Monthly "Show and Tell" and Mini Demonstrations

Every month at our Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild meetings, in addition to a wonderful speaker, we also have Mini- Demonstrations where a guild member shares a new technique, quilting tool or resource that would be of interest to quilters.  Below, Sister Barb is telling about the Missouri Star Quilt Company patterns & products and showing a quilt top made using one. 

 Also, our member "Show and Tell" is always a much anticipated monthly event.  Our members have a chance to show what they have been working on throughout the month individually or as a group, or show a quilt they've acquired.  Both beginning and more advanced quilters are encouraged to share their project and it's always nice to hear the oohs and ahhs, even applause!!  Smiles abound!!  Here are a few from last fall!