Saturday, October 15, 2016

Our October Guild Meeting in West TN

Can you believe it, it is October already, and it is half over!  The leaves are slowly starting to change, the squirrels are gathering their nuts but the best thing, the humidity is gone.  Yeah! But for me, I think Fall is my favorite season.  The Apple Pies, Pumpkins And don't you just love the colors that Fall brings?

We had a fun meeting this month at our Quilt Guild.  Linda Arant showed us how to make cards...

She uses card stock and gets envelopes to match.  Then uses fabric or other card stock to makes a boarder for contrasting color.

Then digs into her scraps to find a design to match the theme she wants.

Its one way to use those cute designs on fabric that you have.  Then embellish them with anything.  Use your imagination, ribbons, felt, beads, tiny buttons.  Just keep mind flatness if going through the mail.

Birthday, Christmas, any holiday.

Some she took white fabric and sewed her design in.  These she did by hand.

She even did small blocks and glued then to card stock.

She brought in a wide assortment for us to see.  It is something to let your imagination go wild, and looks fun to do!

Then Nancy Biggs showed us how to make needle holders.  They were small and folded in so you could take your needles or pins anywhere to do hand work.

She used Velcro as a closure then decorated
It with a button but said how a fancy ribbon or string to tie it together could be an alternative closure.


After our lessons we had "Show and Tell".  Check out what beautiful quilts that were brought in.

Joyce Fratini found an old embriderd cover at a yard sale.  So she cut what she wanted, added a boarded and did sine beautiful quilting to it.

Close up of embroider work.

More quilts brought in:

Linda Arants:

Even Flannel!

I want to remind everyone of the up coming hop "Eerie Nights"
Starts on October 20th
You will not want to miss this
Scary Good Hop.
For the schedule, hop on over to "Seams to be Sew" on October 20th and you will get the full schedule. 

Lots of fun and prizes!

OK, Lots going on here.
So, back to my room I go...
Till next time,


No comments: