Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April Show and Tell

We welcomed our President, Renee, back from a brief absence after having knee surgery.  She is doing great, by the way.  The Inchie workshop held this past weekend was a great success, as you will see from the following photos.  Here is this month's Show and Tell:

Becky stitched this super cute Chrismas ornament,
finished by Karen J, who is also one of our members.
And two creative inchies!

Chris brought these two lovely pieces.
She's all ready for Spring,
even if Mother Nature isn't.

This is Marj H's inventive Inchie.
She was also wearing a bracelet that she had made.
Unfortunately, no photo was taken of that.
Sorry, Marj!

Pat stitched this Spring sampler
using Autumn colors.

Finally, Renee brought a lot of cute Inchies,
and an embroidered quilted piece
that she won at a silent auction.

Until next month, keep stitching!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Show & Tell

There were quite a few hardy souls at the Chapter's March meeting, despite the frigid temps and snow that had fallen earlier in the day.  Here are the projects that were brought for Show and Tell.

Barb P got us all into a summer mood
with her two cute beach pieces.

Becky M got this sweet piece finished
just in time for our early Easter this year.

Marge G "inherited" this gorgeous partially finished
Mirabilia piece.

Pat B brought three pieces:  first, this needleroll
complete with scissor pocket and pincushion,
expertly finished by Karen J.

Next, a canvaswork holiday piece,
suitable either for framing or being
made into a small pillow.

Finally, this canvaswork piece,
worked as a challenge piece for an ANG guild.

That's it for this month.
Until next time, keep stitching!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

October-November Show and Tell

The October meeting was a busy one.  We had a news reporter doing a story about our Guild, a big member turn-out, and tons of Show and Tell.  The link to the story is directly below.  It may not work indefinitely, but as of this writing, it does.  You may need to create a user name and password to view the article, but there's no cost.

The Post Tribune Article

As mentioned above, there was a lot of Show and Tell in October.  Some of the below photos may look familiar because members were urged to bring in projects that were taught at a Chapter meeting, EGA State Day, at one of the EGA's regional or national seminars, on-line correspondence course or cyber challenge.  There are so many educational opportunities in this organization!  In order to keep the length of this post manageable, just the photos will be shown without comments.  Needless to say, all the projects are gorgeous!

October Meeting

EGA Projects






New (non-EGA Projects)





Karen J

Karen P





November Meeting



This concludes our Parade of Pretties.
Don't forget, there is no official January meeting.
See you in February.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Heritage Quilters Show

Earlier this month, our Chapter participated in the Heritage Quilters Show, held on October 2nd and 3rd at the United Methodist Church in Crown Point, Indiana.  Here are some photos from our little corner of the show.

It was a great exhibit!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September Show & Tell

We had a nice turnout for our September meeting, and there was much eye candy in the form of recently finished projects displayed at Show & Tell.  Here are the pieces completed by our talented members:

Becky M stitched these two cute Christmas ornaments.

Becky also completed this lovely little Peace picture.

Janet C knit this warm-looking hat,
and finished the scissor fob
which was a Chapter class taught earlier this year.

Marj H stitched this adorable Christmas tree picture...

... and thinking outside of the box, as always,
she made this original whole cloth crazy quilt pincushion
using a CD as a foundation...

...and she brought in this stunning Su embroidery of
Sun God Birds that was given to her as a gift.

 Pam S brought in this lovely sampler
which was a Chapter stitch-along a couple of year back...

...she finished this darling Christmas design as a box top...

...she stitched this gorgeous canvaswork piece...

...and finally she also stitched this cute little heart ornament.

Pat B stitched this "Count Twice Stitch Once" design,
finished as a drum pinkeep by
the talented Karen J,
also a Chapter member.

Renee R brought in a whole boatload of goodies.
Clockwise from top left: a redwork pillow,
two quilts, four pincushions, a scissor fob,
two potholders, and a ribbon work project
which was taught at last year's GLR fall seminar.

Finally, Wendy L stitched this
beautiful blackwork piece,
which was from the EGA Education catalog...
...and she also stitched this
cute little Stitching Friends piece,
which was featured at a
retreat that she attended earlier in the year.

Lovely work, Ladies.
Keep on stitching!