Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Quilt Group 2012

Great Meeting tonight!
Thanks to Mary Ann O.
Tonight it was all about Halloween!

Mary Ann had us all bring: one fat quarter of orange fabric and one of brown.
We made a fun pumpkin project.

Everyone finished at least one block and now we are ready to applique.

Everyone working and visiting.

Mary Ann had the pattern and supplies.

Busy working

MaryAnn showing some of the things she made in her other quilt group.

Zipper bags for Christmas

Jan show some of the letters she is collecting for the alphabet in her guest room.

Maryann finished this fabulous quilt just in time for Halloween.
We were all Green with Envy.

Peg is binding her
"Sweet Baby Jay"

...and finished a quilt she has had in her "to finish next" pile.

I (Glenna) had nothing to show this month so I brought a quilt I made  (eight) years ago.
Made for daughter when she started teaching school.
I think I am ready to make my own
"Back to School "Quilt.

The Label is signed by her students

Debbie brought her Red White and Blue Quilt.
So bright and cheerful.

Hedy shows a Autumn Table Runner.
Love the Fall colors. 

Maryann invited three of her friends from the Cactus Quilters group.
  Marianne shows her table runner.

Chris's Halloween Quilt

Alex gave us a very important reminder to get our check-ups for Women's Health
She brought Thelma, or is it Louise?
Thanks for the reminder Alex!

Pizza, Beverages and Desserts

Thanks to Maryann for a great time together.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sewing Room Make Over

Here are some pictures of my sewing room make over!! Thanks to JoAn's advice I successfully painted my oak desk jade green and I love it!! I didn't buy anything except materials for the shelves that my husband built in both sides of the closet. Both of the closet doors were removed so I could put the dresser in the closet! It's the change I needed=) Also, here is the Corn Salsa Recipe I promised: Corn Salsa 1 can drained black eyed peas 1 can shoepeg corn (or white frozen corn) 2-3 roma tomatoes 2 avocados, diced 1/2 C. Chopped cilantro 1/2 C. Chopped green onions Sauce 1/2 C. Olive Oil 1/2 C. Red Wine Vinegar 2 cloves Garlic 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin Mix and enjoy!

Friday, September 28, 2012

September Quilt Group 2012

Donna was our host for our
September Quilt Group
She is adding to her Christmas stockings for new family members.
We had to take a picture of all.

Each are hand stitched using felted wool.

With Name and Date...

...each is customized with for the person.

Donna is finishing  a stocking for
Cupcake lover Lydia   

Peg is getting close with her
"Patriotic Pinwheels" .....

...and the back for that "Waffle " quilt.

Hedy finished her Pinwheel quilt.
She found the perfect backing.

I needed to take a picture of the label.
(send me a picture and I will add it)
Hedy really finishes her quilts lovely. 

In Mary Ann's "spare" time she whipped up this wonderful quilt.

She said it was so fun she and her sister made another for Sister Barbara.

Getting us all into the Christmas Spirit,
This is so great.

Another Christmas Quilt from Mary Ann.

I (Glenna) brought this quilt that my Aunt Gladys made years ago.
I am trying to finish it for her.  

Aunt Gladys did the hand quilting.
It needs a little more quilting and binding. 

I couldn't stand it I had to try
Lori's Great Granny Squares.
This is made form one "Ruby"charm pack and a couple of fat quarters.

These blocks are so addicting.
Now to find some borders.

Debbie has a wedding coming up for her daughter.
She finished the traditional
Denim Quilt.
I love the way she put the Big "H" in the quilt...

... and the label on the pocket.
Love it! 

We finished a fun evening with  some tasty snacks served up so pretty.
Donna you are the perfect host and your home is awesome.
We Skyped with Rachelle and were able to catch up on what she is  doing in Oregon.
She will be home next month.
We missed some of our ladies that were not able to come this month.