Thursday, February 20, 2014

February 2014: Show and Tell Recap

Hello Mods! 

We started our February 1st meeting with a bit of a surprise-- the room we are normally in was double booked (through no fault of the guild's) so our meeting was held five flights up in the gymnasium! It was quite a hike and a change of scenery but for this guild photographer, it was a treat to capture the quilts in such great natural light!

At the start of the meeting, those who participated in the Love Swap got to share all their handiwork.

Jessica, our resident English Paper Piecing expert (EPP), kicked off the meeting with a wonderful EPP demo, which she chronicled so well on her blog. While the members continued working on their hexies, we started with Show and Tell.

Margaret made this quilt all out of scraps. The verticals are each 1 piece of fabric and the horizontal smaller pieces are all individually pieced. It is machine and hand quilted.

Sue loves stripes for improv. All the pieces for this small wonder were cut from the same striped fabic. She fussy cut triangles to create rhythmic strips of different colors.

Victoria shared two miniature quilts using her 15 Minutes of Play technique. She will also be teaching at Quilting By the Lake this summer so be sure to check it out!

Brian wanted to make a Christmas quilt so he joined the Pat Sloane Globetrotting Block of the Month Quilt Along. Above is the block for January. 

Chris made this quilt out of her husband's work shirts and trousers. The pattern is from Amy Ellis' book, Modern Neutrals. Chris learned the pleated patchwork technique in Andrea Deal's class at The City Quilter. This quilt was for her husband. It is much warmer than a normal quilt, possibly due to the pleating.

Karen shared two quilts with us. On the left, a quilt made for her husband's former co-worker who had a baby girl. On the right, something she started with Bernadette called, "Ugly Round Robin." If you'd like to participate, please get in touch with Karen!

Rose shared a table runner she made for her boyfriend's father.

Jessica shared with us her first completed quilt! It is a whole cloth quilt. She has also just written a soon-to-be released book on crafts inspired by historical objects and archives from the library. It's a very simple quilt, but it is featured in the book to highlight the cartouche quilt label (on bottom right). 

This is me, Nellie, and I shared a quilt top I put together in a week featuring a panel from Sarah Jane Studio's latest line, Wee Wander. This project was a free pattern from Sarah Jane's website. 

Tina found all her Lucky 13 Bee blocks and finally sewed them all together. The pattern is called Trajectory.

Sara shared with us the third quilt she has ever finished. It is a pattern from Sew Red

Chelsey shared her second completed quilt. It was foundation pieced and straight line quilted with a "short arm." She had a friend who had a baby boy, so she will be shipping it out soon.

Michael is new to the guild and shared two beautiful self-designed quilts. Michael shared his process which was, "I draw things, then I try to make them." He uses Electric Quilt 7 to create his designs.

Jacqui moved to Colorado and is now back in New York. This quilt was on her table the day she made the decision to move to New York. It was so cold, but this quilt is constructed entirely in flannel.

Kendell made a set of quilts for a class on different ways of binding. Kendell teaches private lessons.

Christa was making this quilt for her mom who had a new bed in a new house. She rented a long arm near her house in Westbury. The long arm took a long time to set up and it took six hours to quilt the king-sized quilt. Christa's mom picked out the fabric three years ago and the pattern is from Moda's Bake Shop

Debbie shared her String quilt with the guild.

When Kim unfolded this quilt, she received a round of applause! Kim had been sharing this quilt in progress for the last five years. The blocks are appliqued which are from Piece O' Cake patterns, but set totally different. 

Emily found this French macaron fabric and fussy cut it into the makings for this quilt. She decided to embellish the quilt with a scalloped binding.

Ivete shared this quilt which is from a "pretty typical pattern" but she decided to do it in a brighter colorway as inspired by a blog post. She had to quilt it twice. She used the Sweet Sixteen longarm and the first time, she had to pull out all the stitches!

Sandy shared several iterations of the mini quilt she was making for the Love Swap all comprised of scrappy things made of squares.

Andrea created this Moving Nine Patch quilt based on Judy D.'s Cheater Four Patch method. She was inspired by a dress she saw at Saks which contained purple and then migrated into other colors. 

Until the next meeting!


  1. Another fabulous re-cap Nellie! Thanks.

  2. Nellie, I can't get over how you're able to recount all the "important" details...and take such clear photos. Thanks for a job well done.

  3. How wonderful that you've taken such great photos and given such amazing information! This is truly wonderful to be able to see these quilts again- so many great ones. Inspiration for a long time to come! Thanks.

  4. Thanks, Nellie ... I always enjoy revisiting our Show & Tell ... your effort is greatly appreciated!


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