Tuesday, January 27, 2009

11 ladies attended today. Kathy O. brought in her sewing machine to demonstrate machine quilting for Deb J., but Deb didn't show up. I hope she's here next week to put up our quilt show! She's the only one brave enough to climb the tall ladder! Pat H. brought in some scrap fabric to give away. Then she sat down to teaching Agnes, with me watching, how to make a hat on a Knifty Knitter. It looked kind of fun. Fran brought in her finished except for the binding appliqued flower quilt. It was truly beautiful. Winnie was doing some fancy crewel work and Marie was doing intarsia knitting (I think that's what she called it). Daryl is adding some embroidery to a Noah's Ark preprinted quilt panel. Pat also brought in all of the Prayers-and-Squares quilt tops she's made lately. She uses only scraps and they are all colorful and cheerful. Everyone was busy except me. I just moved around and watched what everyone was doing. Next week will be a busy one putting up the quilt show. Then our open house will be on Feb. 10th. We will take down the show on Feb. 24th. Then everyone thought we should celebrate by having a potluck lunch on Mar. 3.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

12 ladies attended Nimblefingers this week. I began the meeting with some announcements: 1. We wll be putting up our quilt show on Feb. 3, so you need to bring in yours quilts that day ; 2. Our Open House will be on Feb. 10, so bring cookies that day ; 3. We will take the quilt show down on Feb. 24 ; 4. On Sat., Apr. 4 Bonnie Turner will be giving a Crazy Quilt workshop here at the library. This is an all day program and sign-up is required. After the announcements Kathy O. showed us her latest quilt top called Lattices. Deb J. pulled out her little raffle quilt which Kathy O. and I proceeded to machine quilt. Oops! Don't tell anyone that we did it and not Deb! Next week Kathy and I will pull out the sewing machines, her fancy Bernina and our library Brothers, and demonstrate machine quilting. Marie brought in some roving to show us since Elaine got us all interested when she came in with her spinning wheel. Fran was sewing the binding on her really cool flannel quilt. Pictures will follow when they become available.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

14 ladies attended today. Marie brought in some ultra-warm Maine knit mittens she had made. She knitted in pieces of roving about every 3rd stitch. They were very thick and I'm sure quite warm. Several of us are back from our travels: me from Texas, Agnes from Texas, Daryl from North Carolina. I didn't bring in all of the fabric I purchased at my favorite quilt shop but maybe I'll start bringing it in slowly. Fran was working on something different today: a ruched flower for a small quilt. It should be really pretty when finished. Cathy M. brought in her 1st block for her block-a-month quilt. Kathy O. brought in her daughter Judy who is working on a wedding ring quilt. Kathy also had some fabric squares embroidered with the names of all those in the quilting group in Wells, NY back in 18--. She wants to make them into a quilt that could be hung in the historical museum in Wells which is where Kathy summers. Deb had been given some scraps and told to make a quilt to raffle for the Altamont library so she cut out the borders for that. Daryl brought in a number of tote bags she has made for Catholic charities. The bags are used for underprivileged kids and are filled with the makings for a birthday party, i.e. cake mix, frosting, etc. She picked up a lot of the fabric from our donations. They were great!