Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February First Step Quilts

The snow days contributed to a bumper crop of First Step Quilts. Fourteen completed quilts were donated this month, along with 5 tops. Here are a few we'll deliver to the kids.
This one was made by Lori Kukuk.

Here's another by Lori.

Linda Frost used up scraps to make this one, isn't it a great design? It measures 46" x 40". The pieced strips are 2" wide, the solid strips are 4 1/2" wide.
Connie Hadl donated this - simple, quick and a sweet quilt. One side is cotton, one side is soft fleece. She stitched it together pillowcase style and tied it to finish. It measures 34" x 42".
Pam Avara donated this cheerful little quilt from her collection. She donated another quilt made for  a challenge several years ago.

Nancy Almstrom donated this all flannel quilt - the blocks are 5 1/2" square.

Karen Warner's 33" x 36" quilt features a bold animal print. She also turned it pillowcase style, then quilted it.

Betty Wright went wild, she donated 5 quilts and 2 tops. This top is in the traditional brick pattern.

The rest of Betty's quilts were made with brightly colored 6" squares.

Joyce Wolf stitched a top (now being quilted) as she recuperated from eye surgery.

Someone slipped this pretty quilt in my bag, I am not sure who did. I'd love to know!

Thanks to Sammie Messick. She volunteered to be the First Step contact at the night guild meetings. If you'd like to help with this program, get in touch with Deb Rowden, We've got 2 tops out to quilters, I have 3 more to be quilted.....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thirtieth Anniversary Picture

On the occasion of our 30th anniversary, the Journal World
published this photo of some of the early members of the guild.
Back row: Pat, Patti, Shirley, Marge, Joan, Jean, Chris.
From row: Nola, Lorene, Ruth

Thursday, February 10, 2011

January Daytime Meeting Pictures

Members have been reconstructing old quilts

and finishing off old blocks

and getting the block-of-the-month blocks together.

Receiving welcome gifts from friends,

Making some rather large quilts

and embroidering snowmen as a benefit for the Free State athletic programs.

Saturday, February 5, 2011