February 2019 Meeting

Kathy M  demonstrated her favorite technique for faced binding. She learned this from Jean Wells.

Thank you Kathy!

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We love show and tell!

Gayle quilted and bound this charity quilt.

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Gayle finished this lovely quilt at the retreat.

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Gayle and Rita made their own versions of this mini quilt. Gayle's is a lighthouse, and Rita's is a farmhouse.

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Gayle made this flying geese mini.

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Lisa made this reverse applique quilt.

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Kristi finished the quilt top at the retreat and quilted this at home.

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Kristi's use of these giant flying geese is striking. This quilt top was also finished at the retreat.

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Kathy M finished this quilt that she calls "50." The 50 blocks are a reflection of her life at 50.

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Beth finished this applique sunflower quilt.

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Sara Q made this quilt, inspired by something she saw by Zen Chic.

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Cara brought her "Oh My Aching . . ." challenge quilt. This represents the slipped disks in her spine.

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Cara received this quilt in a swap.

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Saralee made this challenge art quilt. The inspiration was the photo on the left. She used techniques from Artful Log Cabin Quilts. The photo is of goats being transferred by helicopter.

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Saralee made this heart quilt for her granddaughter.

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Julie made these 3 mini quilts. the left is inspired by the Sonoran Desert, the middle by the Caribbean, and the right by the mountains.

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Patti completed the top of her Tula Pink City Sampler quilt.

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Susan W finished our "blue" charity quilt.

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Susan W also finished this Circle quilt. The pattern is Jewel Box by Weeks Ringle.

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Kathleen has this quilt top almost finished. This paper pieced pattern in by Violet Craft.

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Kathleen finished her "Oh My Aching . . ." challenge quilt. The text reads, "I don't think about it." She added charms to represent her struggles.

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Susan A made finished this amazing quilt. She sewed strips together, then used a large wedge ruler to cut the wedges. After piecing the wedges together, the curving piece was raw appliqued to the background.

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She put the leftover wedges on the back.

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Susan A made this row by row block from Victoria into a mini quilt.

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Susan A finished this needle turn applique "Big Island Bloom."

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Jane used "made fabric" - scraps sewn together until they are big enough to cut for a pattern piece - in this cactus quilt.

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Rita made this Christmas tree quilt.

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Rita is almost done with this rose quilt. The pattern is by Carolyn Friedlander.

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Every couple months, we choose a focus fabric to make into 12 in blocks, which will then be made into charity quilts.

by Gayle

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by Mae

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by Beth

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by Sara Q

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by Cara

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by Saralee

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by Trudy

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by Julie

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by Susan A

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by Bailey

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January 2019 Meeting

We brought in the charity quilt for QuiltCon to hand finish the binding.

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Jane created this fun table runner.

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Michele shrunk Laura Heine's pattern to make this lovely quilt. All the fabrics come from India.

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Marie finished this heart strip quilt. Look carefully - it's University of Arizona!

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Cassie finished this summer block of the month. There's an fussy cut animal in each center. The background is a fun "Acid Lime" from Kona Cotton.

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Cassi finished another memorial quilt. This one uses ties.

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Kriste made this wallet with a cork zipper pocket.

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Doreen made this raw edge applique quilt.

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Elisabeth made this butterfly top. The pattern is from Riley Blake.

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Jan finished the quilting on this quilt for her daughter.

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Susan A finished this Ghastlies project bag. It has clear plastic on the front so you can see what's inside.

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Rita finished this pear quilt wall hanging.

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Gayle asked for suggestions on how to quilt this lovely top.

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Trudy shared this tree quilt.

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The quilting on this improv quilt is wonderful.

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Trudy made these quilted wall hangings following Maria Shell's guidelines.

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Julie made this chatelaine based on a pattern by Jenny Bowker.

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Saralee made this bag with a mesh insert.

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Kristine finished this weighted blanket.

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The binding is done. Time to ship it to QuiltCon!

Every two months, members receive a focus fabric to create a 12 inch block to be put into a charity quilt.

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by Kathy H

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by Kathy H

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by Cara

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by Sara Q

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by Kathy M

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by Mary

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by Myra

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by Cathie

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by Doreen

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by Mae

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by Carey

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by Rita

December 2018 Meeting

Every December, we have a gift exchange. It's always so much fun!

We started off with show and tell.

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Our QuiltCon Challenge quilt top is pieced! Almost every block is pieced, not appliqued, into the quilt. Some portions were really difficult to figure out how to slice. Great job and thank you to all that participated.

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Kristi made this angel wall hanging. It is all raw edge applique, with matchstick quilting to hold everything on.

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Bailey finished this chevron baby quilt.

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by Bailey

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by Bailey

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Gayle quilted her Collage Cactus Sampler. I love the print she found for the border.

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by Kathy M

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by Julie

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Julie finished this Christmas table runner.

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Jane finished this Christmas quilt.

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This fabric line is clearly a favorite! Mary made this Christmas quilt.

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Cathie handquilted this flannel quilt.

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Kathleen was gifted this Christmas table runner by Doreen. it was made by Beth.

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Kathy H is finishing an old UFO. This is a round robin quilt she did with employees of Cactus Quilts.

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Kristine finished her Greenhouse quilt top.

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by Susan A

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Myra made this rainbow log cabin quilt.

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Sara Q made these cross stitch Christmas stockings.

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by Maureen

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Michele took Jacquie Gering's walking foot class, and finished this quilt with the technique.

Then we started the gift exchange. We do a white elephant exchange, so the gifts change hands a few times before staying with their final owner.

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Kathy made a project bag with these Tula Pink fabrics.

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The front has vinyl so you can see what's inside.

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Cathy made this cute little button bag.

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Carol made this cactus tote.

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Kathy M made this zipper case.

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Carey embroidered this cute pin cushion

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Doreen made this mini quilt.

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Doreen also included this candle and decorative mitten.

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Jan knitted this beautiful scarf.

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Elaine purchased this velcro bag from Quilt for a Cause.

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Kristi made this tote bag.

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Michele hand-dyed this silk scarf.

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Sara made this embroidered bag.

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Chris brought these sewing notions.

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Karen made this Christmas runner.

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Cassie made this bag set. A tote bag,

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a coin purse, and a glasses case.

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Susan A made this rag bag.

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Kathleen made this fabric box, and included dust-off and chocolates.

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Jane embellished these kitchen towels.

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Cara made these bowl cozies.

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F made this cross-body bag.

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F's gift included this cute ornament.

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Julie made this iron cozy.

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Mary made this Christmas wall hanging.

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Melanie made this zipper box, and included pins and a needle minder.

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Becky brought a $50 gift card to Creative Lines Quilting.

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Susan W made these oven mitts.

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Kristine made these shopping bags with drawstring pouches.

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Myra brought these cute earrings.

November 2018 Meeting

We held our annual elections. We love our volunteers!

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Susan W put together the curved piecing challenge blocks. It is stunning! It will be donated to a charity.

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Susan W also finished her paper pieced poppy quilt.

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Gayle finished this pillow. She created the front in a class with Denyse Schmidt.

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Gayle also completed this wall-hanging.

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Gayle got this lovely UFO finished.

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Gayle finished this quilt she made from a kit she picked up in Washington state.

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This is Zen Chic's pattern "Throwing." Well done, Gayle.

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Karen made this paper pieced block.

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Kathleen made this blooming 9-patch for one of her grandkids.

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The back is beautiful too.

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Kathleen made this adjustable seat cushion. She can pull out or insert cushions to change the width.

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Bailey is participating in the Suzy Quilts Modern Fan Sew Along

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F made this fun pumpkin table runner.

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Kristi made this cute baby quilt.

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Melanie announced that the is now a designer for Riley Blake! Congratulations! This quilt is using Citrus and Mint fabrics fro Riley Blake and the pattern "Playground Picnic" by Happy Quilting.

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Patti made this sampler top. She's brand new to quilting. She's doing a great job!

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Anya pieced the top to this baby quilt, and had Creative Lines Quilting quilt it for her.

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Rita made this fun modern quilt.

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Cassie made a few alter quilts for Dia de los Muertos. Each item added to the quilt has meaning.

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Elisabeth used her Windmills patterns to create this quilt. Kristi did the quilting for her.

Members brought in mini blocks for the QuiltCon group challenge quilt.

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We collect 12" finished blocks every month to be made into charity quilts. Each block includes a common focus fabric for that month.

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by Julie

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by Carrie

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by Carrie

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by Kristine

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by Kathleen

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by Kathleen

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by Susan A

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by Jan

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by Anya

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by Cathie

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by Mary

October 2018 Meeting

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Beth used this quilt to learn and practice walking foot quilting.

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Kathleen finished this quilt "My Kind of Town." She added lots of fun little details.

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Debra shared with us her art quilts.

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This one, of a prickly pear cactus in front of the Santa Rita Mountains, used hand-dyed cheesecloth.

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Debra also shared this art quilt of a monsoon.

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Sara brought 3 bags that she made.

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Each one has a different applique.

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Sara had fun making these reversible bags.

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Sara couldn't resist this panel from India.

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Kristi finished quilting this Halloween kaleidoscope quilt.

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The hard work of the QuiltCon group challenge quilt has begun. This will be near the bottom.

We collect 12" finished blocks every month to be made into charity quilts.

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By Susan W

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By Beth

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By Myra

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By Sara

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By Karen

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By Kristi

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By F

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By Mae

September 2018 Meeting

DSCF6043-1Elisabeth finished her quilt for her online tutorial. 

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This beautiful lap quilt  is back from the quilter and ready to be bound.

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Elisabeth's zig zag quilt came back from the quilter. It has a soft minky back.

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Kathy finished this shop sample - a machine embroidered nutcracker.

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Marlene finished this sugar bowl block quilt top. Great job!

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Kristi put the quilt top together while she was recuperating from surgery. It's now quilted and ready to be bound.

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Kathleen made a few burp cloths.

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She also made a minky quilt for baby.

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Kathleen also finished her Greenhouse quilt top. Pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman. This was the Summer Block of the Week at the Quilt Basket.

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Myra put together our green charity quilt top.

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Cassie took some of the remaining green blocks to create another charity quilt.

Every month we collect more 12" finished quilt blocks to be put into additional charity quilts. This year we are using a focus fabric to tie all the blocks together.

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by Elaine

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By Kathy H

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By Analeise

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By Karen

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By Marlene

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By Carol

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By Carol

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By Kathy M

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By Susan W

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By Manya

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By Manya

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By Myra

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By Mae

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By Kristi

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By F

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By Cara

August 2018 Meeting

Jane did a demonstration of how the Studio 180 rulers work. The precise piecing the rulers help you achieve is awesome. Thank you Jane!

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Jane's Frog Prince mini.

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Sara Q finished her Row by Row quilt in time to win the prize at quilt basket. Congratulations, and great job!

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Kathy M made this lovely improvisational mini.

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Myra finished this patriotic quilt. The pattern is Stars in Stripes by Hello Melly Designs.

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Melanie finished her sample for the same quilt pattern.

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F. made her first bag. Beautiful.

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We all ooh and aahed over this Tula Pink fabric, and the way the shop cut it to preserve the motif.

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Susan A finished her Collage Cactus Sampler quilt. Pattern is by Laura Heine.

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Susan W made this Florence Flamingo by Elizabeth Hartman, with a new layout.

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This 2017 Summer Sampler - Summer Star Medallion is so gorgeous. I want to make one too!

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Kristi has been working on making all 100 blocks of Tula Pink's City Sampler.

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Cassie finished this t-shirt quilt for a friend.

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Cassie also finished these two memory quilts. They are made out of ties, deconstructed, interfaced, cut and pieced.

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The love put into these for the grieving family is clear. They will be cherished.

We had a few more charity blocks turned in.

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Elaine got did the quilting on our charity row quilt. It is done! It looks amazing. Great job everyone!

July 2018 Meeting

Our member Kristi had to spend months in the hospital. We decided to send her little quilted gifts to help her get through the hard times.

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Kristi loved them. She's doing well, and we were so glad she could come to the meeting and show us all the little treasures she received!

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F created this block with this beautiful wolf print.

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Kathleen finished this one block quilt. She fussy cut the bird fabric to create different designs.

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The back is lovely too.

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Sara Q is almost finished with binding this quilt featuring Liberty fabrics.

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Karen finished this Delightful Desert quilt top. The pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman.

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Susan W finished this disappearing 9 patch quilt.

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Carol finished this baby quilt. The pattern is "Woodland Critters" by Shiny Happy World.

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Jessica finished this years-old UFO (that's unfinished object).

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Mae is sending off this featherweight mini quilt as a swap with a friend.

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Mae quilted this 4th of July baby quilt.

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Cassie finished this quick quilt. The focus fabric is a large stripe, so she just had to cut strips. The pattern is Shenandoah by Deanne Quill of Creative Sewlutions.

We are making so many blocks for our charity quilts!

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by Marie

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by Susan A

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by Kristi

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by Cassie

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by Sara Q

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by Michele

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by Mae

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by Karen

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by Susan W

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by F

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by F

May 2018 Meeting

Annalies and Susan A taught us about the basics and some tricks to know with foundation paper piecing. It's a great way to get accurate unusual angles and matching points.

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With some practice, you can tackle big projects like this Violet Craft lion. Thank you Annalies and Susan A.

Our members brought some fun things for show and tell.

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Cara finished this baby blanket quilt top.

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Mae finished this quilt top for her son's wedding.

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Cassie paper pieced this moth. The face you see is not printed - it's paper pieced! She used Allison Glass fabrics and the "Flame Seeker" pattern by Lillyella Stitchery to create this amazing block.

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Susan A made these cute fabric boxes and bowls as a gift for Kristi.

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Susan W finished this top that she started in a class with Susan Ellis.

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Susan W created this mini quilt with the Tucson Botanical Garden - Butterfly Garden logo to be sold while on display there. The sale will benefit Quilt for a Cause.

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Jessica has been making some clothes for her coming baby. It's so cute!

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Jennifer finished her Gravity quilt top. Great job!

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Chris made her grandson's drawing into a mini quilt.

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Myra finished this pinwheel quilt while at the retreat.

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Annalies played with using the same block in different settings. This is "Corkscrew."

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This is "Fantastic."

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This is "Wonky Pinwheel" by Annalies.

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Michele converted a Chico's jacket into a vest.

Some of us finished our curved piecing blocks. They will be assembled into a charity quilt. Great work on a difficult skill!

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by Elaine

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by Cathy

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by Mae

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by Michele

The creativity with using the focus fabric for quilt blocks that will be made into charity quilts is amazing every time. We all have so much fun seeing what the others in the group come up with!

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by Cara

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by Mae

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by Cassie

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by Susan A

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by Susan W

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by Marie

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by Kristine

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by Myra

April 2018 Meeting

Susan W showed us how to sew curved seams.

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And even inset circles!

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She also showed us how to insert a bias strip on a curve.

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We all went home with some homework: a precut block with curved seams for us to try. Thank you Susan!

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Kathy made this machine embroidered quilt.

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Kathy finished this shop sample.

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Beth finished this small quilt.

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Bright colors make for a cheery quilt.

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Michele made this mini quilt.

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Kathy finished this small quilt.

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Mary made this lovely table runner. I love how she pieced the back.

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Mary finished her quilt, that uses all Kona solids.

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The back has these beautiful prints. It's just as lovely as the front.

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Kathleen shared this quilt she's been working on.

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Susan A got this mini in a swap.

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She also got these cute coasters! Those are skeleton cats and dogs.

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Sarah shared this quilt with vintage stars. Beautiful.

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We got another color charity quilt done.

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Two of the focus fabric quilt tops are done and ready for quilting.

We added to our stash of quilt blocks to make into charity quilts:

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