Sunday, November 10, 2013

November Show & Tell

Here are the finished pieces that our members brought to the November meeting:

Ruth brought these four
cute and fun Halloween projects:

Renee S brought this fun and unique
Christmas ornament:
Carol J brought this darling
needle book:

Sue P brought this cute seasonal pillow:
Marj H brought this lovely holiday picture
and fabulous crazy-quilted angel:
Sue H brought these two
beautiful samplers:

Pam S brought these three cute bookmarks:
Barb P brought this lovely pin
made by Cathy:
Debbie L brought this beautiful bracelet:
Renee R brought the project she will
be teaching at the Heritage Quilters' meeting (l.)
and a lovely pincushion:
Last but not least, Becky M
switched it up and brought
these three cute cross stitch pieces
(she usually does needlepoint):
Don't forget
to send your $30 check
to Sue H for our annual
Christmas Party
on December 3rd!
See you there!
And bring a friend!

Friday, October 11, 2013

"Quilting with Friends" Show

On October 5th and 6th, 2013, the Heritage Quilters had a quilt show in Crown Point, and our Guild was invited to participate.  We had a small exhibit of members' finished pieces, education pieces and information about our Guild.

Here are the photos (sorry about the reflections--there were a lot of lights)...


Exhibitors were:
Aggie Grimmer
Amy Parker
Carol Lee
Patricia Bellinger
Becky Maraszkiewicz
Deborah Landman
Janet Charleston
Pamela Schopp-Young
Chris Retseck
Karen Pinta
Renee Reimer
and unknown stitchers of education projects.
Volunteers who helped to set up,
take down and/or chat with the public were:
Renee Reimer
Becky Maraszkiewicz
Carol Lee
Janet Charleston
Barb Poi
Sue Hanson
Thanks, ladies!
It was a great event!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Show & Tell

September must have been a busy month for our members, because we had lots of beautiful finished projects on display.

We started off with a reveal of our Challenge projects.  In January, Challenge participants were given fabric and threads and were instructed to create a stitched piece using only the provided materials.  Here are the spectacular results:

Sue P fashioned her Zodiac sign.
Amy P created a box insert.
Diana S created a life sampler.
Marj H designed a biscornu and brought her notes, too!
Pam S and Renee R also did pieces,
but I did not get photos.  Sorry, ladies!
For regular Show & Tell, we had:
A darling Halloween decoration from Anne L.
A finish of last month's education project
from Debbie L.  Quick and cute!
Another quick and cute finish of the same project by Pam S.
(Did I get them mixed up, ladies?)
A darling stitched piece with a quilt theme
and a lovely hardanger bookmark from Carol L.
Amy P showed this cute finish...
...and brought this stunning piece for the Guild's
exhibit at the upcoming Heritage Quilters show
in Crown Point.
Pat B showed several seasonal smalls.
Chris R had a tree theme going
with three beautiful pieces--this one...
...and this one...
...and this one.
Janet C showed her stunning dragonfly, now framed.
Elaine H brought this lovely piece.
Becky M did two cute Halloween kitties.
Can you spot the difference in the pieces?
Last but not least, Renee R
brought some sweet finished--and almost-finished--
pieces to sell at the upcoming
Quilters Plus Boutique--
more about that in another post.

Kudos to you all!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September Show & Tell

Here is the latest batch of wonderful projects
finished by our talented members:

A lo-o-ng, beautiful alphabet sampler
from Aggie G
Six cute ornaments
to be donated to the Boutique
from Becky M
Two biscornus (one a Sweeps winner at the Fair!),
two cute holiday ornaments
and a gorgeous beaded bracelet
from Debbie L
This adorable little girl
from Janet C
A gorgeous boxtop,
stitched and finished
by Karen J
A crocheted scarf and bunny
to be donated to the Boutique
from Pat B
Finally, another donation to the Boutique,
these lovely embroidered greeting cards
from Sue P

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Registration Deadline:

November - Beading 
from NeedleArts Magazine, December 2011 issue

DebL will show us how to create a net of beads as an ornament cover, and then to add a dazzling fringe.  Kit will include the beads + instructions.