Saturday, September 17, 2016

September CR Quilters

Second Tuesday!

Show + tell was very nice. Look at this cat and mice quilt.

Phoebe demonstrated the Pounce quilt-marking tool and talked about its advantages for marking your quilt for quilting. Several of us had that tool but had never been successful in using it. It was very interesting.

And more show + tell:

We learn a lot from each other!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September quilt experiences

September 7 (first Wednesday of the month)
- meeting of the Hospitality Chapter of the Richmond Quilters' Guild.

The program was not memorable but I always love show + tell. It always gives me so many ideas. Look at the setting of these blocks.

There were several examples of "memory" t-shirt quilts.

And our own Janet showed her Row by Row from Missouri!

Thursday September 8
- I had heard about a display of quilts by the Country School Quilters who meet in Montpelier VA.
James wanted to come along and we both enjoyed the display very much.

There was a lot of diversity. I think there were 80 pieces and we liked a lot. Here is a selection:

I was invited to the monthly meeting of the group and decided to attend. It was very interesting. I was a bit early so I went to see the display again first.

The next two are a new and interesting technique. Outlining with the sewing machine and then coloring "in the lines" (best seen in the second picture).

The month' program was about Dresden plates.

Unfortunately it is a night meeting but the whole group was very friendly to newcomers. I was invited to join. Have to think about it.

Monday, September 12, 2016

September lace and Virginia Fair

Monday September 12th

The monthly meeting at Christine's was very nice. So much is going on in my life at the moment. I hadn't touched lace in a while so this felt very good.
I thought the picture of the "abandoned" pillows was funny. A tour of the glass workshop and lunch!

The hostess always spoils us with dessert. Yummy!

And yes, we really did make lace.

Wished I could show you my finished piece, but it is not finished ... yet.

Saturday September 24

The Colonial Lacemakers demonstrated how it's done in historic Williamsburg. Because of the birth of the twins I couldn't participate but James and I briefly went to have a look (because we also needed to got to the Outlet mall). I was very proud of my friends. There seemed to be a lot of interest.

Wednesday September 28

The Colonial Lacemakers were asked to demonstrate lacemaking at the Virginia State Fair.

We set right next to the exhibition of the quilt entries.

It was a horrible day weather-wise. We were cold, because of the rain there were not many visitors and the drive home was scary. It is always nice to spend time with friends though.