September 2017 Meeting

We talked about our favorite quilting tools. What can you not live without?

Some of ours:

Add-a-Quarter ruler

Circle Cutter

Wool pressing mat - for flat seam junctions

Fons & Porter binding tool

Clover bias tape maker

Wood carving tool - to be used as a stylus/awl

Tweezers from Harbor Freight Tools

Large bar magnets from Harbor Freight Tools - for help in loading the longarm

Binding tool - with instructional video from Man Sewing

Magnetic pin cushion

Modern Quilt Guild webinars - free with membership!

Lightboard - for tracing

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Mae made this paper pieced rainbow trout.

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Kathleen made this quilt she titled "Happy". Well done.

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Cassie recieved her mini swap quilt. It's titled "Desert."

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Kristi also received her mini swap quilt. I love the unusual border.

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The pinwheel on the back of the mini is a great touch.

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Kristi is making this baby quilt for her grandchild. The pattern is Hazel the Hedgehog by Elizabeth Hartman.

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Kristi made another Hazel for the quilt back.

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Melanie finished her quilt pattern sample for her new pattern, Prairie Waltz. You can find the pattern here.

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Melanie also created a mini quilt version of her Prairie Waltz pattern. You can find the pattern here and here.

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Elaine finished our red charity quilt. Wonderful!

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The simple quilting made the blocks stand out.

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Annaleis made her sample for her quilt pattern, "Double Pinwheel." You can get the pattern here.

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Annaleis had fun with the back.

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Kathy finished her Labyrinth quilt top. Well done.

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Sara picked up yards of Liberty of London from an outlet shop in London. What a fun stop on her trip!

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The Liberty of London peacocks are eye-catching.

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Karen made this trees improv mini for the mini quilt swap.

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Susan W was almost done with her flamingo applique. Pattern is by Laura Heine.

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Check out the pink Peeps!

August 2017 Meeting

Kathy discussed the differences between small quilts and miniature quilts, and tips on how to make a miniature quilt. We are ready for our swap with the Chattanooga Guild.

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Mae made this bookshelf book. Some of the books even have titles on the spines.

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Mae had to make a matching pillowcase. Love it!

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This vintage applique quilt wasn't completed. Mae is creating additional blocks to make a full-sized quilt.

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To make the new blocks blend in with the old, each block is finished by hand.

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I finally finished my son's quilt, just as I dropped him off at college. He loves it! I started it over 10 years ago.

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Susan finished this wedding quilt. It looks wonderful!

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Just a few of the rings got densely quilted.

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Carol finished this baby quilt top.

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This panel will be part of the back.

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Cassie finished her "Long Time Gone" quilt.

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These Allison Glass fabrics are so fun for the back.

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Kristi shared these seasonally themed minis she received from a swap.

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Scrappy tumbler blocks. Looks great!

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Melanie finished her quilt top for her new pattern "Prairie Waltz."

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Another quilt top for an upcoming pattern from Melanie.

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Karen finished her wedding quilt.

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It's all hand quilted. Nice work!

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Kathleen finished this kit that she got from Quilt Basket. The quilting adds so much to it.

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The back of the quilt is so colorful - a major contrast to the black and white front.

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Beth finished this baby quilt. So fun.

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3D Blocks on the back is Beth's signature.

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Another baby quilt. This one has ballet otters.

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A simple, but striking back.

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Michele is making this applique elephant with fabrics from India. Beautiful.