Monday, March 26, 2012

Retreat Projects - Great and Small, Part II

Elaine's project

Emily B's ever-present sketchbook and her fabrics

Ebony worked on a book project but still brought her die-cutter to share with others

Sara H worked on a bold beautiful commission

This palette is definitely Sue R's

Here's Sarah E's quilt for her son

In between quilting projects, Mary made her daughter a summer frock

Erika's retro hexagonal quilt was just one of the many completed quilt tops

The group (minus Rachel who was in the massage chair) presented six charity quilts to the Siena Center

Rachel worked into the wee hours Saturday night on this

Here is Karen studying Tricia's design

And here's Mimi working on her liberated log cabin

And Elaine's beautiful curved solids

And this is only a sampling.  Wow!

Retreat Projects - Great and Small, Part I

Here's a picture-heavy post of some of the fabulous fabricliciousness from the March Retreat at Siene Center:

Karen's Ticker-Tape project

Holly's Kona Greens and Neutrals

Jen S's bias binding

A glimpse of Jen, Mimi, Erika, and Elaine in our bright big retreat room

Charity quilts from the Fall 2011 retreat ready to be presented to Sister Dolores

Sarah S's Wonky Stars in process

Tricia using the design "wall" for her project

Eileen's penchant for hexagonal things, like mug rugs. Or was this one of Erika's blocks?

Emily the Speed Demon doing the small-piecing thing

Rachel quilting her manly "woven" Rail Fence

Look for Part II tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Iron Quilter II

On Sunday March 18th the guild meeting featured Iron Quilter. In this challenge members were given the same pack of solid fabrics and allowed to use a solid they brought with them. Beth and Jen focused our challenge with a power point presentation about city, architecture and urban themes expressed in quilt form. The five teams were given two hours to design, create, quilt and bind a Chicago inspired quilt.

Above: Beth and Erika paper piecing.

Here is Holly, Emily and April with the thrill of completion close at hand.

Lou, new member Judy and Donna are smiling with relief.

Please check out our Flickr site to view more pictures from Sunday including all of the finished quilts. You can vote on Bigtent for your favorite.