Saturday, June 27, 2009

Round Robin Quilts

The Round Robin which we started after Quilt Camp 2008 was a great success. We all started with a rectangular center block. The block was mailed to the next person in the group where a border was added. After making the rounds to each of the members in the group, the quilt was returned to the owner to be finished. This applique center block was done by Connie Benwitz.

The quilts all hung in the Gallery at Lyndon State College in Vermont during Quilt Camp 2009

This is my Round Robin quilt which I posted on an earlier blog

Joan Terry's quilt has an Amish look that was carried out through the Round Robin.

This Round Robin quilt is owned by Glenda McNeil

This is one of the five Round Robin quilts that was produced by the five members of Quilt Camp 2008. It belongs to Barbara Oliver.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Getana, from the Treasures of the Gypsy Challenge 2008 is attending Lyndon State College in Vermont next week. She will be on exhibit with quilts and textiles which will be shared by the members of the group attending Quilt Camp 2009.

At camp we will each work on our own wall hanging called Hidden Wells. We will also make a quilt for a local organization in Lyndonville. It will be used as a fund raiser for H.O.P.E. ( Helping Other People Everyday). H.O.P.E. is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides gently used clothing and household goods to families in need, birthday baskets for home bound and elderly, book bags filled with supplies for kids whose parents can't afford them.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The newest project has been sewing infant shirts for layettes to be used for church world Service. I finished eight of them

latest service

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read about this wonderful Round Robin Quilt and how it came about. It started out in Arizona in September 2008, traveled to Maine. Next it went to Pennsylvania and on to Florida heading back up the east coast to Maryland . Finally it returned to Arizona this April 2009.

Round Robin has come home

Last summer a group of quilters got together at Lyndon Sate college, in Vermont for a week of quilting. This group has been getting together for the last 15 or more years. The last four years we have been doing a round robin quilt as a way of keeping in touch over the winter months. Each quilter does a center block and passes it on to the next person in the group. Each quilter adding their own touch. Early spring the quilts find their way back to the original quilt maker.

My quilt center was diamonds this year. Each of the other four group members added something to the quilt and now it is back home with me to finish. Isn't it a beauty?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been working on several projects the past few months and have again neglected the blog. Some of the projects are complete. Others are on going. There are a few dolls finished for a doll exchange with Doll Street Dreamers, the online doll club. They are called Dotee. They are only about 4"- 6" tall. Each contains some beading and a "tail" with a charm. It will be fun to see what I receive in return when the exchange takes place.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Tea Ladies: Nora, Bess & Lottie are from a pattern by Sally Lampi. Sally writes: These three women met at the Y several years ago. The Y was offering free bridge lessons every Thursday afternoon. After everyone had paired off or foursomed off, they realized they were one short. Lottie's husband always said she was one short. While waiting for a fourth to show up they sat around drinking tea and eating cookies the Y provided for the coming break. When the break came the girls had eaten all the cookies and had to leave the building with haste. They had so much fun that afternoon, they decided to meet again the following week. Only next time at Nora's house. During their weekly gatherings they got to know more about each other and created a bond that lasted through several decades.
I am sure that many of us can relate to these girls. We might belong to quilting groups, sewing groups, or weight loss group all offering an opportunity to creat a similar bond.
The snowmen pictured are from Christmas 2008. They were created from a pattern that Deanna Hogan offered to our on-line doll club. Each became a Christmas gift.

More of the 2008 projects

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Getana has traveled to Houston for the 2008 challenge. she was on display with many other gypsy challenge dolls. I enjoyed participating. I also enjoyed seeing the other entries.

Getana from the Treasures of the Gypsy challenge

Monday, January 5, 2009

I enjoy having projects to do through out the year.
Looking through my 2008 pictures gave me an idea of how I spent my time last year. These puppets were made for the puppet ministry at church.
Tina, the cat enjoyed snuggling with them too!