Saturday, December 16, 2017

November Guild Meeting—Color Gradation Challenge Quilts

New Members

Welcome to our new members! Three of our new members were at our November meeting.

Book Sale

We had another great book sale this year!

Show and Tell

Barbara Murdock and one of her doll quilts
Barbara Murdock showed two cute doll quilts and pillows that were color gradated. One was pastel and one was Halloween fabrics.

Barbara Murdock's Christmas tree wall hanging
 Keeping with the holiday spirit, Barbara also showed a pretty Christmas wall hanging.

RevaBeth and her Stars & Stripes Quilt
RevaBeth Russell showed a beautiful Stars & Stripes patriotic quilt. She rarely shows her quilts, but we’re so glad she did.

RevaBeth's bag
RevaBeth also showed a cute bag she had made.

Wanda Sump and her gradation quilt
Wanda Sump took a quilt class from the Peteetneet Quilt Show that was on low volume fabrics. It was a great class and ended up being a gradation quilt. She used “ugly” fabrics, but the quilt was lovely!

Kim McCloskey and her Trip Around the World quilt
Kim McCloskey’s amazing scrappy Trip Around the World quilt from last year’s challenge was a wedding quilt enlarged to accommodate her new son-in-law who is 6 5 tall and who told her he’s never had a quilt that was long enough to cover him completely. Trust a quilter to solve that problem!  

Kim's Never Say Die quilt
Kim’s second quilt was from the red and white challenge two years ago. She calls it her Never Say Die quilt. The pattern was enlarged from one that she found in a magazine and then she added her own borders.

Cathy Brand with her Halloween wall hangings and bag
Cathy Brand showed some fun Halloween projects. From left to right, a ghost wall hanging, a self-designed bag—which won $100 in a quilt shop challenge for the favorite bag, and a haunted house wallhanging made from a Kimberbell pattern called Home is Where the Haunt Is.

Cathy Brand and quilt Yellow Brick Road
Cathy also showed a Halloween quilt named Yellow Brick Road.

Cathy Brand and her Halloween panel quilt
Cathy's next quilt was made from a Halloween panel.

Cathy Brand and her Be Happy quilt
Last, Cathy showed her quilt Bee Happy from a pattern by Lori Holt. She has been taking the quilt as a class with a fun group of ladies. She’s just putting on the hexi borders now. This quilt truly makes Cathy happy!

Linda Roskelley and her Another Happy Accident quilt
Linda Roskelley shared her Another Happy Accident quilt. It was a Missouri Star Quilt Co. tutorial but she didn’t do it right. The squares were meant to be grouped together instead of being spread out, but you would never know—it was beautiful and Linda likes it. She said she might donate it to the care center to warm an old lady’s lap.

Karen Jackson and her quilt
Karen Jackson’s cool and calm beach inspired quilt was made for her daughter who lived in Maine. It made us all want summer back again.

Charlene Lawrence and her flower quilt
Charlene Lawrence is one of our new members, and she showed a flower quilt with large green ric-rac that was made from a Corn Wagon Quilt Co. kit.

Charlene Lawrence and her disappearing nine patch quilt
Charlene Lawrence also showed a black and red disappearing nine patch quilt made for her daughter. Charlene is a black belt, but said that showing her quilts makes her more scared than earning her black belt because of all the talent in the guild. Sorry, Charlene, based on the beautiful quilts you showed today, you are now one of us. No more fear!

JoAnne Hawks and her Hearts and Flowers quilts
JoAnne Hawks showed two matching Hearts and Flowers quilts that were made for her recently born twin granddaughters. She fussy cut the flowers from fabric she bought at the July Fair and they are going to keep two little girls warm and loved.

Alice Guest and her quilt
Alice Guest’s quilt was her third UFO quilt from a beginning quilting class she had taken at American Quilting, and she finished it at a Corn Wagon UFO retreat. She used quilt themed fabric from her stash.

Elise Larsen's Jericho Road quilt
Elise Larsen’s gorgeous Jericho Road quilt was made with 30’s fabrics, which she loves. She started this quilt twelve years ago.

Elise Larsen and her Entwined Hearts quilt
Elise's second quilt was called Entwined Hearts, and it's made with paper-pieced hearts in pastel blues, greens and pinks.

Deonn Stott with her yellow apron and hot pad
Deonn Stott has been busy and started off with some cute kitchen projects using Lori Holt Bee Happy appliqués. She did smocking on a yellow apron and also made a matching towel and hot pad.

Deonn Stott and her Kaleido-Medallion quilt
Deonn also showed her red, gray, and black Kaleido-Medallion quilt which was a class that she taught up at Quilt Fest. She plans to hang it in her sewing room when it gets quilted in a couple years.

Deonn Stott and her Fierce Feathered Star quilt
Next, Deonn showed her Fierce Feathered Star quilt in blues and greens that she did at a retreat in Page, Arizona.

Deonn Stott and her Pineapple quilt

Deonn's Pineapple wall hanging

Last but in not least was Deonn's half-square triangle and quarter-square triangle Pineapple quilt and a scrappy pineapple wallhanging with the quote "Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.” What a fun way to end Show and Tell with this cute quote and these lovely quilts!

Color Gradation Challenge Quilts

Thank you to all who brought your beautiful and colorful quilts to show!