Friday, August 12, 2011

DMQG Show and Tell

I finally made it to another Dallas Modern Quilt Guild meeting. It has been a few months due to school activities and vacations. What a fun meeting! We had a potluck dinner, show and tell, and applique demonstrations to include hand, raw edge, and reverse techniques. The demonstrators did a great job and I learned some new things and am anxious to start a new quilt or two. I promised a couple of ladies that I would post pictures of the show and tell. The pictures are not the best but it is hard to get anyone to stand still long enough to get a good shot with my camera. Hope you enjoy the fun stuff that everyone shared.

This was evidently some challenge fabric that was passed out in a previous month.

This is beautiful fabric that a member created using "ice dyeing". It turned out so bright. You can find the process on the internet.

I did not catch the name of this quilt but it looks like a fun one to make.

Juanita brought an antique quilt she was able to find. Also, she took a workshop from Lola Jenkins and showed us what she was able to create in a short amount of time. I recently watched Lola on The Quilt Show and she had so much to share and really encourages everyone to be brave and just create.

Angie has been working on a couple of doll quilts for swaps. This girl loves swaps!

Gina shared a quilt top she was able to finish with the help of some friends. Quilters make the best kind of friends. She also found a good buy on a quilt top from The Quilt Asylum.

I love the blue and yellow this member used to make this wonky 9 patch. Also, what a great way to use up your worn out denim. She made the denim quilt with jeans passed on from friends.

These mini's are so cute and the pieces were tiny. I found a magazine recently that was published in 1994 and they referred to a mini quilt as a "doll" quilt. I thought that was a new term! I was so surprised to see it in an issue dating that far back.

Georgeann brought in a block she made for a great-aunt (?) who is celebrating a very special birthday. They will collect the blocks from family members and make a quilt for her. She also had an antique quilt to share.

Bonnie shared the BQ3 quilts that she made for samples. She will be teaching a class at The Quilt Asylum so watch the calendar for class sign ups.

Bonnie also showed us a sample she had made using Another Brick in the Wall pattern. I love the yellow she used, even though my camera doesn't do it justice.

Michelle brought an antique quilt top, too. I would love to know the history behind these quilts that are found in flea market type stores.
She also brought in a couple of modern quilts tops she completed.

Sarah went on a retreat and was able to accomplish so much. I hope to be able to tour the Celeste retreat center soon.

Here are a few more fun items from show and tell.

These are pinwheels that are being offered on a blog. I can't remember the original blog but you can find it through the SewMamaSew site.

These are just a few pictures from the applique demonstrations.

I have so many pictures to post from the summer. We have enjoyed some great vacation time so I will be back tracking a bit and posting some of those. Also, have enjoyed lots of quilting events and want to blog about those as well.

1 comment:

Ellyn said...

Wow awesome show and tell!