Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 January 14 Show & Tell



January brought us two new Book Reports and some delightful and wonderful quilts! Photos by Jodie Snapp and Edi Blomberg. Thank you!



A Warm Statement in Black, White & Red

by Norma Peale




The Prolific Barbara Gonce!



Front and back of Barbara Gonce's Double Irish Chain

by Barbara Gonce



by Barbara Gonce



The First Book Report





Nancy Wilson shares the variations of the block she has been playing with after selecting a book from the EQ library for her Book Report.




Traditional Patterns with a very Untraditional Setting!


by Peggy Schuld from a class taught by Dawn Lease, when Dawn still owned the Enchanted Quilter, the island's quilt shop at the time.



Don't miss the bait!


Hope you can see what is dangling from some of the hooks!


 by Peggy Schuld



A Strippy Challenge




by Barbara Gonce



A very modernistic looking doll quilt!



Karen Alexander shares a recent small quilt she found. She believes it was made from two older quilts. Doesn't know if was meant to be a doll quilt or a baby quilt. The one side is decidedly "modern" in its look and made from double knits.


A most unusual Sunbonnet Sue quilt to say the least!


The other side of this same small quilt consists of three Sunbonnet Sue blocks, three Puppy blocks, and two Arrow blocks. Oh yes, and an imperial Cat. The sashing was made by sewing 4 " wide strips end to end and then machine stitched to the quilt. The fabrics in the sashing have nothing to do with the fabrics on the front or the back of this quilt. A labor of love by someone but not made by a skilled needleworker. In Karen's opinion, that is what makes this piece so interesting. The "best quilts" by a "skilled" needleworker usually get saved by the family or collected by collectors. Karen feels a strong need to save and collect the not so skillfully made quilts to honor the levels of skill as well as the love and intent within the this wonderful world of quilt-making. 




Finishing a quilt is such joy!


Edi Blomberg shares the process by which she created her colorful Medallion quilt which she began in a Gwen Marston class almost a year ago.



Bargello anyone? 

It's amazing what you can do with color in this pattern!




Joanne Bryant walks us through the process of putting a Bargello quilt together.




The second Book Report


To read Karen Alexander's in depth Book Report on Linda Eaton's book "Quilts in a Material World", visit Karen's personal blog Quilt History Reports by clicking here.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

EQ Xmas 2013

It never stops snowing fabric in a quilter's house!

                                         (photo by Karen A.)


Thank you to the hard work of Laurie Latta, Nancy Givens and Colleen Thomas for our delicious luncheon!

                                 (photo by Jodie Snapp)


                                            (photo by Jodie Snapp)
                                              


                                Show & Tell - a favorite part of each meeting!


Christy Sturgill shares a Xmas Tree Skirt (Karen on r. holding one end)

                                 (photo by Jodie Snapp)



Karen Alexander shows her daughter Lori's  completed wedding quilt. Karen readily admits that the only part of this quilt she was responsible was finding the beautifully appliqued top on eBay; asking friends at Anne Dawson's quilt shop to help her pick out backing fabric; and then having Del Schuld machine quilt it. (Oh, yes, she did put the last part of the binding on by hand herself.) 

                                            (photo by Jodie Snapp)


Below, Karen and her brother hang the top at Lori's wedding reception held in Woodman Hall  April 2011. Yes, Karen readily admits that it takes her a little longer to get projects done than some of the other more experienced and prolific quilters in the group. 




 Karen also shared a recent acquisition to her crib quilt collection. She particularly likes to collect children's quilts having to do with farming.  This particular crib quilt contains a collection of Vogart patterns from the 1940s.

                                            (photo by Jodie Snapp)


Darlene Demetrick shares the next EQ Block of the Month concept and then shares two of her latest projects, one a child's quilt awaiting quilting and the other a finished quilt.

                                                   (photo by Karen A.)


                                                   (photo by Karen A.)


                                                   (photo by Karen A.)


Next month's Block of the Month pattern made up by Darlene Demetrick.



Becky Huffington shares two of her latest tops.

                                 (photo by Jodie Snapp)


                                 (photo by Jodie Snapp)




Pat Kuentzel's quilt started out as the back of another quilt. We're glad she decided to make it a separate quilt of it's own!

                                            (photo by Jodie Snapp)



 Mary Ann Rigg's interpretation on the latest "Modern Quilt" concept

                                            (photo by Jodie Snapp)


                                                   (photo by Karen A.)


Edi Blomberg shares three of her latest completed small projects. The 3rd one will go to the EQ Comfort Quilts that are donated to the Lopez community.

                                            (photo by Jodie Snapp)



                                            (photo by Jodie Snapp)



                                            (photo by Jodie Snapp)



Your Reporter can't recall for sure whose quilt this is but thinks it was Roberta
Tessen's. She does remember, however, that it was made in an Amish community in the past year. The math and stitching on those points are stunning!

                                            (photo by Jodie Snapp)




Laurie Latta shares a Yo-Yo doll quilt she is making for her granddaughter.







Jodie Snapp shares her very first quilt top! She credits EQ for making it happen because she picked up all the fabrics and some incomplete blocks at the Take It or Leave It Table at her first EQ meeting.



Game Time!

Laurie Latta (in red apron) once again volunteered to organize the EQ Xmas Party. We all love Laurie for she always comes up with a fun gave of some kind for us each time. This year it had to do with fabric. What else! She called it Fold, Snip, Rip & Drop.  We were each to bring one yard of Xmas related fabric. See if you can figure out the game as you browse the photos below.

                                 (photo by Jodie Snapp)

                                 (photo by Jodie Snapp)










Now you pick up the pile of fabric at your feet fold it, take it home and come back (next Xmas?) with a finished project! 



Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!