Friday, August 26, 2011

August Quilt Group 2011

It was my turn for Quilt Group this month. 
Because it was August I pulled out my "Watermelon" Quilt to get in the mood.
The challenge I gave everyone this month was to
 "finish" one project. 
 We all have so many projects started this was a good time to finish something. 
( Finished could be anything you want it to be.Finished top, quilted or all three).

Our 1st Surprise was that Donna Came. 
 Donna has been caring for her husband who was in an accident on his Motorcycle and it is very serious. 
His Mom and Dad have come into town to help out and the Dad stayed with the Husband and Donna brought  his Mom with her to quilt group for a little R & R .
We were giving Donna a pass for the challenge and she showed up with two quilts she had quilted for donations.

Donna's second quilt a quilt "I Spy".

Vickie brought this awesome scripture bag made from a place mat. She was running out of time and could put on the handle on or the flower.  We are so glad she put on the flower.  It is adorable. 

Hedy finished her "Pinwheel" quilt that was a project last year.
  I love those Pinwheels!

She sent this to a Utah quilter Elizabeth. 
Very nice.

This quilt  is really finished. 
Binding and Quilt label. Done!!! 

Hedy modeled  her Amy Butler Bag "Bertie's Sling"

Peg is working on getting a daughter ready for a Mission.  
Peg made this darling blouse for Maddie.

Peg also made this jewelry carrier for Maddie. 
 Made from a Place-mat. 

She added zippers and plastic.  So creative Peg!

Peg made a gift for a friends new Grandson.  You can recognize the flannel blanket.  
On top is a set of  "Pee Pee TeePee's". 
Yes it is just what you think.  
 Leave it to Peg to come up with this.  
They say they work great.  

I (Glenna) have brought this quilt before but it fits in the challenge because Utah Sister said I needed to add two more rows so the quilt will be square and will fit the bed in the guest room "Granny Room".  Now it is ready to quilt and finish.

Jan brought the main part of her quilt finished.
She has "Flying Geese" for the border.
Love the Red and  White.

Jan finished the borders on her "Scrappy Dot" quilt on Point.
Great choice of  colors for the borders.

Jan is up to about 20 blocks of her "All about her A to Z".
Six more to go.

Mary Ann  (new member and cousin of  Glenna and Peg) took the challenge and finished this  adorable  quilt she started  a while back.

And this "Apron "quilt she quilted herself.  This was a block of the month hand applique.  This represents hours of  sewing with a needle and thread.  Good Job!

Mary Ann also shows a bag she made.  The bottom is mesh and makes a good beach bag.

JoAn is so excited about her new twin Grandsons.
 She had to borrow the quilts she made for them so she could bring them to show.
The blue of is  for "River" and the Green one is for "Maiz".  

Jeanene slipped in at the end (because of a meeting ) but we were so glad to have her come.
She brought a project she is working on for a dear friend.  She has passed away and she is taking some of her clothing and making a remembrance quilt for the Mom, Sister and Daughter. 
 This seems overwhelming to most of us but Jeanene is an artist and  it is going to be fabulous.  

We usually bring things to put into the center to draw at the end.  We call it "white elephants" but it is anything a quilter would like.  Tonight we brought things for our friend Donna.  Things that would give her a lift and let her know we care about her. We were so excited when she came and we could give it to her in person.  

Because I used the "Watermelon Quilt" we had to have watermelon.   Peg told me about a "Peanut-butter" Dip she makes.  It goes well with apple and strawberries.  So this was our lite snack.
So great to be together again .
 We did miss a few and you were missed.

Peanut Butter Dip-Peg's
2 C. Creamy Peanut Butter
1 8 oz. pkg Neufchatel cream cheese (room temp)
1/2 C. packed Splenda Brown Sugar blend
1 t. Vanilla
1 C. unsweetened Almond Milk

Cream together Peanut Butter and cream cheese
Add Sugar, Vanilla and milk
Mix well
Refrigerate until serving 


Jan said...

It was a wonderful evening it was great to see everyone that came (we missed those who didn't make it) and to see what they brought to show. The refreshments were fabulous, I can't wait to make the dip.
I have to add that I envy Rachelle being away from our awful heat enjoying herself in Oregon.

Thanks Glenna for a great evening!!

Rachelle said...

Wow! Love seeing all those finished projects and I miss you all too. Wish there was some way I could funnel the ocean breezes your way. We spent the day canning 75lbs of tuna. It was alot of fun and we learned lots of fishing tips (Roger fought a 30lb Chinook salmon on Thursday and it finally got into some pilings and got off the hook, darn--that would have been tasty). Glad Donna was able to come, my thoughts are with her and family.