Friday, November 6, 2015

October 2015 Meeting Show & Tell

Since it was the first meeting of the year, October's meeting was jam packed with a lot of information, chatter, and excitement! We kicked off the year with our new president, Cynthia Clark leading with housekeeping and announcements. This year, we are changing up the meeting notes on the blog. Members (who want to share, this is purely optional) may update the blog post with their own notes on the item they brought to Show & Tell. As the guild grows, it becomes increasingly hard to capture all the details of the quilts and take photos!

It's important to document quilts for future generations and share our stories. Here are some ideas for info to include underneath your photo:
- Dates (begun/completed)
- Layout format (i.e. single block, medallion, sampler, crazy, wholecolth, pictorial)
- Subject of quilt
- Blocks: size, number in the quilt, arrangement (on point, rotated, straight)
- Fiber types used (i.e. cotton, linen, silk, etc.)
- Fabric patterns, styles, motifs, or prints (batik, floral, hand-dyed)
- Construction techniques (hand piecing, machine piecing, English paper piecing, applique)
- Embellishment
- Quilt back (fiber type, description)
- Binding
- Quilt batting
- Quilt top made by (individual, group/bee)
- Quilted by (individual or group, machine or hand)
- Quilt provenance (city, state, country)
- Who is the quilt for? Occasion? Purpose/use?
- Quilt design and material sources? Pattern from a designer, your own design?

This is definitely much more than you need to include. Feel free to include it all or as little as you like!

For a serious full 10 page form, check this one out from The Quilt Index.

Here goes!

Nellie: I started this quilt more than a year ago in September 2014. I was in the midst of a move and my dear friend, also a quilter, was having a baby. The baby was due in November and I decided in the midst of all of this, I would definitely be able to complete this quilt in time! Needless to say, I finished it just barely under the baby's 1st birthday, so timing isn't so bad! The pattern is from Carolyn Friedlander's book, Savor Each Stitch. It is the Circle Lattice pattern. The circles and lines are actually one piece of fabric cut in entirety (like a paper snowflake) from a 36" square of fabric. It was basted and appliqued by hand (hence, the quilt practically went everywhere with me... it's been on Amtrak trains, hotels, airplanes!). The border was machine pieced. I also machine quilted straight lines about 1" apart. In between the lines, I hand quilted using silk thread. The fabrics used are from Erin McNorris, Rashida Coleman Hale, and Geninne Zlatkis (backing). This quilt was truly a labor of love and I loved the slow stitching aspect of it.


  1. Wow! Jody has been busy! I'm also loving all The 15 minutes of PLAY going on! Diane, Great "making me crazy" version quilt! Well done all!

  2. So happy to be enjoying these again and so sorry to be unable to attend today. I finally got the straight seams right on the churndash & now cannot contribute it.

    1. I'll suggest including your name in the drwaing and you can bring your block next month (or pick up all the other blocks if you win).

    2. Thanks Andrea.

      I wanted to post an image but cannot figure out how to do it! Really technically challenged though I expect it must be easy.

  3. I vote for more comments about the quilts! I miss y'all and hearing about your creations.... Happy sewing everyone!


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