Friday, July 30, 2010

July Show And Tell

Pam and 2 baby quilts
Mary Ann and the block of the month

Jerrye with results from the Sonnye Ruffin workshop



Sheryl and a Floating Nine Patch

Mary and our newest member, age 8

Monday, July 26, 2010

Nancy Wakefield

Nancy Wakefield
Carrie Hall Sampler

Nancy belongs to numerous local quilt organizations and still has time to make quilts (a lot of quilts)

From a sampler by Blackbird Design

Nancy Wakefield
Truly Nancy 2

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sunday Afternoon at the Spencer

Guild members have been demonstrating quilting in the Central Court at the Spencer Museum on Sunday afternoons. Jerrye VanLeer organizes tables, etc.
Carol Jones led a free-cutting workshop on July 11th.

She and Georgann picked the fabrics carefully beforehand.

Here's the how-to:
Stack up 4 or 5 squares or rectangles

Cut the whole stack with a curved line.

Q: Cut the squares in two pieces? Three pieces?
A: Whatever.
Kathe, Deb R. Georgann and Linda F. are hesitant at first.

Re-sort the pieces so you have different colors and re-piece the squares or rectangles.

Press them and put them on the design wall.
They won't have neat edges because we ignored seam allowances.

It got too big for the design board

Perplexed looks as we shifted the pieces around.
And it's 3:00 and we have to go.
Carol rolled up the flannel and took it home. She trimmed the edges and sewed it together.

A snapshot of the finished piece.
We are going to quilt it and donate it to a charity auction.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Heartland Quilt Network

The Heartland Quilt Network keeps track of who's talking where. Check their calendar to find out programs, guild meeting dates and speakers.

Did you know the next speaker at the Starlight Guild in Shawnee is Jo Morton? July 27th. Her topic is making new quilts look old.

Click here:

Bookmark the web page. Check it often and you will be in the know.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dogs From the April Quilt Show

By Patti Butcher

And one from Nan's President's Quilt

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kathy Delaney

Papercuts & Toiles
Designed and made by Kathy Delaney
Quilted by Kelly Ashton

Kathy Delaney is one of our talented members. Her specialty is applique. Above is a block of the month of her own design. Below is another, a snapshot from the 2009 Kansas City guild show.

Pots de Fleurs
Designed by Kathy Delaney
Appliqued by Miriam Reed

Birds and Urns
Designed and Appliqued by Kathy Delaney
Quilted by Kelly Ashton

Check out her blog here:
And see her books from the Kansas City Star Books by clicking here:

Fabulous Fruit
From Kathy's book
Horn of Plenty for a New Century
Made by the Applique Society in Burien, Washington

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Just finished!

This is an original portrait of my cat Zoe. She was adopted from the Lawrence Humane Society. It is fused and machine appliqued and machine quilted.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Reeze Hanson

Reeze Hanson

Reeze has a series of seasonal florals


Holly and Poinsettia

The Quilt in the Case

We've been meeting at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence for over 25 years.
They have an old silk log cabin quilt in a case in the meeting room.

The label reads:
 This quilt was donated to the Church in 1965 by Martha Nichols. Martha bought it at the Chrismas Bazaar held to raise money for Plymouth Church after the fire of 1956. More than 100 years old, the quilt was made out of silk from men's ties by the mother and grandmother of Mrs. Ellis B. Stouffer, who was a member of Plymouth Church. Mrs. Stouffer put on the new brown velvet border and also replaced the worn backing before donating the quilt to the Christmas Bazaar sale.

We've watched the silk blocks in the quilt deteriorate over the years. Silk is prone to disintegrate in light (remember, it's a decomposable insect product spun by silk worms). It's a shame that the quilt's been in the light so long, but it's a good illustration of why museums do not keep objects on permanent display.