Charity Quilt Update

dsc_0013.jpgHappy to have four charity quilts completely finished – to include quilting; binding and a label – and ready to turn in at the next Logan meeting.  Even happier that I did it all, to include piecing the tops.  Surprising what you can do with a walking foot and painters tape.

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End of June, Already?

Can it already be that June is ready to go in the history books?  I was celebrating Memorial Day only a few days ago.  Time boarded frecciarossa once I retired.  Is it this way for everyone?

A few of the things going on.

Always working on kennel quilts.  Thanks to everyone who donated scrap batting.  I did share with other locals who are on the team.  Batting is always needed – I will take polyester too.  A friend makes stuffed animals for Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Education Center at Riverbanks.  Adrianna pulls the batting apart and makes a homemade”polyfil” with it.  Re-purposing keeps it out of the landfill and saves her money so she can make more animals.

DSC_0102I scored this cute cats all over fabric on the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby.  Since I bought all that was left, no need to check the store on Two Notch.  Many people do not care for Hobby Lobby.  They do have quirky corporate policies; but, my local store has some of the most helpful and nicest people I have ever met.  So, yes, I do shop there.

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Another big fabric score, this great assortment from Aby Dolinger for winning her Patriotic Table Topper challenge. That’s it, in the upper right corner.  Hanukkah, blenders, patriotic and these great labels for Quilts of Valor.  Even a label with washing instructions.

dsc_0095-1.jpg                  Quality Control was hard at work this week when a flash request came out for kennel quilts for the Eastpoint Florida fires.  Eastpoint is a small fishing town on the Florida panhandle.  Dozens of team members sent kennel quilts for displaced animals.

DSC_0099        Another beautiful flower blooming in the garden.  These Oriental Stargazer bulbs, like most of my plants, were a gift from a neighbor.  I wish you could scratch and sniff the pleasant fragrance this lily gives off.

 

 

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High temperatures this past week brought the routine afternoon thunderstorms.  With sewing machines unplugged, this gave me time to mark and baste a few quilts for Logan Quilt Guild.  Thank you Jane Gold and Gloria Erd for taking two to bind.  I’ll post photos once I finish binding the others.  I did finish one quilt for myself.  If you didn’t know, I do love cats.

 

Sharon from Treadle Pushers was our featured speaker at the May Logan Quilt Guild32565895_799577386902292_736369209436536832_n meeting.  She showed us some of her work with Inktense  (ink pencils).  We received a flower swatch with an assortment of pencils to “paint” our own masterpiece.  Brushing the pencil work with a gel aloe brings out an unbelievable color.   This is NOT my work.

 

 

Teresa Coolidge, a local professional longarm quilter, made these designs to sell for use with Inktense pencils.  I could not decide which one; I liked all of them and need lots of practice, so I purchased the entire panel.

While I may not post daily with what’s under the needle, be assured, it is something quilt related.

Mark Your Calendar

99K Singer

This Singer 99K – in a cabinet and sewing beautifully! – is only one of the items available at Logan Lap Quilters annual sale and auction on June 20th.  The event of the year will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 605 Polo Road, in Northeast Columbia.  The sale starts at 10:30 AM.  The auction starts after lunch.

Jane Gold and Theresa Coolidge are our auctioneers for what is always a fun event.  Bring your enthusiasm, plenty of money and oh yes, scraps.  We plan on having a scrap box where you can fill a bag for $.  This is a good time to clear out some scraps that others will treasure.  For members, this is a covered dish event and since we always have plenty of food, guests are invited to join us for lunch.

We are a warm and welcoming quilt guild and would love to have you join us.  For more information, talk to a guild member while you are at the sale and auction.

Tuesday With Logan

Today included a charity sew day with Logan Lap Quilt Guild.  Sewing machines were humming and crock pots were simmering while guild members worked on quilts for Ronald McDonald House and the NICU.  A break at noon allowed for a pot luck lunch and short business meeting.

As the new guild liaison with the Ronald McDonald House, I was delighted to receive two completed quilts ready for delivery.