Thursday, March 26, 2015

Philippa Naylor March International Teacher Guest

Phillipa came to us from England and was such a delight to listen to. She entertained us with many interesting stories of her life in England as well as the 15 years she spent in Saudi Arabia. She is a  renowned quilter who has won many awards at national quilt competitions here in the U.S. as well as world wide. She teaches all over the world and had many exciting techniques to show us.

Philippa taught her curved piecing method to 20 ladies who signed up for her all day class held Tuesday.

 Everyone in the class really appreciated her expert instruction and hands on approach.

On Wednesday a few of the people from the class showed the guild there class projects.

Philippa brought with her two of her famous quilts and we loved the chance 
for a close up look at her work. Her whole cloth quilt called Flower Power features her unique embroidered trapunto quilting. She quilts all her quilts on her domestic sewing machine.

Detail of Flower Power wholecloth quilt.

Philippa brought many excellent visual aids of sample of her many embellishing and applique techniques. 

Philippa also brought her latest quilt Bird by Bird which features her fabulous applique talents and some very interesting piping and rouleau trim.

Philippa has written two books Quilting in the Limelight and Applique Mastery. They are published by Dragon Threads here in the U.S. You can find out more at her website Watch for more of her work at Houston and Paducah in the future.

New Members in March

We're excited to welcome new members, from left to right Bonnie Walter, Nancy Allen, and Debbie Black.

March Show and Tell

Jill Cox began by showing her "Eagle's Pride" which she made for her son
Jared for getting his Eagle rank.  it was machine pieced; and then it was machine-quilted by Rebecca Morganson of Morgansons' Custom Quilt & Sew Forth.

Next was Linda Williams who presented "Garden Quilt" which showed "all things garden."  Her second quilt was "Best Friends" showing twin puppies in a basket.

Margaret Cooper has been really busy with her 6 beautiful quilts: 1) Baby Boy Blue--tablecloth & fabric

Civil War 1

Civil War II--bedspread

Happy Halloween ,the center is drawn on with crayon.

Once There was a Snowman

Quilt of Valor

Jacquie Thompson was next with "Spring Blooms & Baskets".  She used batik scraps for the baskets and blossoms.  Her technique was needle turn appliqué.  She said, "it

made the dreary winter brighter."

Anna Rae McAllister showed her Buggy Barn Star Quilt.  Her inspiration, "sleeping under the stars".  It was Americana; blue and off white.  Stars inside of stars.

haron Wright exhibited "Witches Brew".  She bought this pattern in Houston, because she loves the face on the 'fun witch'.  She did it just for fun

Next was JoAnn Baer with her Judy Niemeyer quilt, "Glacier Star".  She started in June and ended in November--a 6 months class.  The instructor was Kathy Carter

(another amazing member!) and it was quoted by Linda @ Quilts.

Next  was Mary Killpack.  She did a quilt called "Twisting Thirties", with a piano-key border.  It was white with scrappy "twisters".
Then she showed a rag quilt for Service Day.  Harry Potter fabric; and navy and white blocks.

Last was Laurel Christensen showing her Bear Paw quilt made at Retreat.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Show and Tell

Well, we had another wonderful group of quilts to see this month: Our first lady showing was Linda Rehart. She exhibited two beautiful quilts: the first was a block of the month with whites and pastels, quilted by Cindy Williams. The second was done in colorful blocks—which she discovered were sewn by her Father-in-law in his early 80’s. She added pictures of him in his sailor suit from the Navy, circa WWII. This was quilted by Kathy Carter

Quilt #3 was done by Patty Kiser. This was an Amish Quilt Pattern with a Christmas twist. She started it in 1989 in Elkart, Indiana. She completed it in 2015 in Provo, Utah.

#4 was a series of beautiful Pillow Covers, (4 of them) done by Carole Ellis. They were actually sized for a bench. She wanted to practice her quilting with smaller projects. Well done!

Elise Larson completed her lovely quilt called String of Beads. She did this in a class taught by Bonnie Miles. This was #5.

Next, Elise Larson showed her quilt called Country Stars. The class for this was taught by Linda from the Cedar Chest Quilt Guild. Great quilts!

Linda Williams showed an amazing quilt top she calls her “Revolutionary War”quilt . She found this Block of the Month pattern on a trip to Florida. This was No. 7. Number 8 was also by Linda Williams, titled “Vintage Garden”. She got this idea from a class from Quilts Etc. using Thirties Fabric, and Lemoyne Star blocks.

Blyth Larrabee exhibited a beautiful, bright quilt which she made from ‘bright, happy blocks’ exchanged with Quilting friends. Gorgeous!

Laurel Christensen showed her quilt featuring five blocks of flowers made with bleach discharge on black Kona Cotton with alternating blocks with hand appliqued birds and a border taken from another quilt design by Kim Diehl. Her second quilt is Zinnia Basket designed by Kim Diehl also.

Last but not least was a beautiful Red and Black quilt with blocks of quilted hearts….perfect for the month of February! This was done by Krysti Wright. She is an experienced long-arm quilter, and has just re-joined our Quilt Guild . So happy to have you with us!