Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Today we had a small group---only 12 ladies, but it was a special day because we were visited by Karine Abalyan from the Spotlight who is writing a feature article on the Nimblefingers! We're going to be famous! (at least locally). It's nice to be recognized as the friendly, creative group that we are so thank you Karine! Daryl and I each brought in a prayer quilt ready to be tied. However, the table was in use by Linda C. who had 4 quilts to sandwich and Daryl with 1 quilt to sandwich. There was lots of pinning going on today! Back at the table, Alberta and Nancy were working on their card embroidery, Marguerite, Agnes and Pat with their hand-piecing, Betty with her knitting, Ethel with her embroidery, and Marie decided to take a day off and just came to visit. Agnes brought in some strawberry bread that was delicious! And Lew Schedlbauer brought in some more scrap batting for future prayer quilts. Thanks again Lew--you're a good friend! I am trying to clean out our little closet so had put out several boxes of fabric and lots of magazines hoping it would find a home. This will have to be an ongoing project so look for more stuff at our next meeting!
We had a small group today--only 12 ladies. But it was a special day because Karine Abalyan from the Spotlight came to interview us for a feature column in the Spotlight! We're going to be famous! (at least locally). It's nice to be recognized as the friendly, creative group that we are. So, watch for the Spotlight! Today Daryl and I brought in the 2 prayer quilts we are making. They have been anchored down and are ready to tie. Linda Crannell came in with 4 quilts that needed to be sandwiched and Daryl had 1 to sandwich so there was lots of pinning going on. Back at the table Alberta and Nancy continued working on their card embroidery, Marguerite, Agnes and Pat with their hand-piecing, Ethel with her embroidery, Betty with her knitting and Marie decided to take a day off and just come for a visit. Agnes brought in some strawberry bread which was delicious. Lew Schedlbauer brought in some more scrap batting to be used for future prayer quilts. Thanks again Lew! And I pulled out all of the boxes of donated fabric and magazines hoping that people would take them away. Our little closet is getting too full!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
18 ladies attended today. Two of our ladies I was very glad to see, Katherine Denegar came back for a visit and Anne Bave, who has been out with health problems also returned. It is so good to see them again. Katherine came loaded with gifts--lots of patterns, books and magazines. Thanks for the freebies Katherine! I brought in 2 prayer quilts to make into quilt sandwiches. I am taking one home to quilt and Darryl the other. It will be good to have 2 more prayer quilts ready to give away. Lew Schedlbauer came by with some more scrap batting. His scraps come in very handy for small projects. Jeanne Knouse came in today with her ugly fabric challenge quilt which she was just finishing. Unfortunately the challenge has come and gone so she couldn't win a prize but what she has done with her piece of the ugly fabric is gorgeous! She's made a simple rail fence block with bright colors and a fantastic fabric for the border and the backing. It's truly beautiful! Linda O'Connor also stopped by with her granddaughter who was learning to sew on plastic canvas. My guess is she'll end up being as talented a needleworker as her grandmother.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
We had a small group today--13 ladies. Betty, Sue, Edith and Marie were all knitting. Marguerite made the last block needed for a quilt. Alberta resurrected her rainbow quilt and was quilting that. I pulled out the future raffle quilt to quilt with some help from Marguerite. Agnes was working on her Irish chain quilt. Marie brought in her finished 4-patch posie pillow. She used fish fabric and it ended up looking like an abstract design. It's a very cool pattern. Wanda Knapp dropped by with a reference question which Jean Kallop was able to answer. She needed to know how to make a fabric book cover. Jean's made several so was willing to give advice. Daryl was making a binding for her granddaughter's art quilt. And Linda was working on one of her interesting baskets. So a small group but a nice day anyway.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
20 ladies attended today. Betty Smith came prepared to teach how to cast on yarn so she had a little group of future knitters around her. Daryl was still collecting sign-ups to go to the Quilt Bug on Thursday. A small group of us are going to spend some time shopping. They have even said they'll give us a little workshop. It should be fun. Marguerite brought in some rhubarb to give away and some rhubarb pudding to sample while Jean brought in cookies and the recipes for several kinds of cookies. Marguerite also brought in her finished mile-a-minute quilt top. Betty King brought in a baby blanket and another larger quilt for another grandson. So we had another nice show-and-share.