Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Today 14 ladies attended. Anne Bave brought in a prayer quilt top she had made. I checked to see if we had enough batting and backing fabric so that next week we can sandwich it and begin tying. Deb Johnson brought in the fish quilt she is making for her husband and sewed rows together. Ingrid Dispensa had given me a bag of wool yarn to give away so several ladies went home with bags of yarn. Today Joyce Laiosa, the children's librarian, gave me a web site: www.aghines.com. She is a picture book illustrator and a quilter. Her illlustrations are quilted. It is a wonderful web site with free patterns for the quilts in her books plus lots of extras: her journey as an illustrator and quilter, using quilts to teach geometry and/or design, plus a lot more. Take a look at it if you get a chance. It's like taking a virtual tour of a quilter/illustrator's life.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

12 ladies were present today--a smaller than normal group. Kathy Olsen brought in the finished lap quilt which we are donating to an elderly person of need in the community. We laid out the blocks for our next lap quilt and I will take them home to sew together. The big talk was of what we were all doing for Thanksgiving. It was a quiet day preparing for the beginning of the busy holiday season.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

16 ladies attended today. Our dear Pat Hammond brought 2 pies! Kathy Olson and I sandwiched our next prayer quilt while another group of ladies laid out blocks for yet another. Betsy Hoffman called me today to tell me she hasn't been coming for awhile first because she was out of town and now because of her husband's medical appts. She hopes to join us again soon though. This month we have Betty Smith's quilts hanging in the hallway so we all admired them and congratulate Betty on her first solo art show! Anne Bave had been to visit Katherine Denegar and reports that Katherine is well but very lonely. We decided that this year instead of having a Holiday lunch at a restaurant and a separate party at Darryl's house that we would just have a party at Darryl's. Also, we will not be meeting on Dec. 26th but we will be meeting on Jan. 2nd.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Today 15 ladies attended. Cathy Maikoff brought in her finished Sunbonnet Sue/Suspender Sam quilt to which she had added some wonderful embellishment. Deb Johnson brought in her rescue quilt top--several holes but possibly salvageable. I got out our log cabin raffle quilt and started quilting again. We were a fairly calm group today but with good eats as usual. Someone made some delicious cranberry nut bread--thank you to whoever brought it.