Sunday, August 9, 2020

August 1 2020, Outdoor Meeting, Kingston Plains

12 intrepid members gathered in the shade, on the green across from this sign. We were masked and at least 6 feet apart in lawn chairs.Next month look for our banner.
Future Meeting Locations;
September 12th Kingston Plains, Outdoors , 
October 3rd Kingston Plains weather permitting ? 

Rain date for outdoor meetings will be following Saturday for all outdoor meetings.

November, and December are planned to be Zoom, unless the covid closure situation changes.

The group voted unanimously to accept Marylee as Vice president.  

Marylee will be collecting information on the masks members have made.  Please contact her with numbers, and to whom donated.  Diane has volunteered to write an article for the paper.

Committee reports
Jo Anne has volunteered to stay on as Retreat Chair.  She reported that she has tried several times to reach the Franciscan House.  She is trying to reserve the same weekend for May 2021.

Kate reported that the Strawberry Banke show in October is cancelled, but she will send pictures of completed Kinship projects as we have them in anticipation of 2021 show.

Paula reminded us that 2021 would also be the year we could participate in the Festival of Trees, in November.

Our Lottery block from March, Disappearing Arrow (Missouri Star) was awarded by drawing. 

Since we do not have a fall venue this year, the deadline for our 100 Block Kinship quilt has been moved to Sept 2021.  Members are encouraged to scout for other venues.

The four block mini quilt from the 100 Block Quilt project that Diane had planned to display these at Library, is under project modification.   Diane will email.

For September 2020: Diane has proposed a postcard project.  Members to be matched randomly for exchange.  There will be a prize for best card.  A sign up sheet circulated, but members can contact Diane for information.

For October 2020: Patty proposed a Halloween Pillow project.  Please email her for details, to get order placed for patterns and materials.  


Decision was taken to donate Quilt Con charity quilt 2019 to  Seacoast Family Promise for them to raffle as a fundraiser.  Patty will replace label.

Discussion on The Birch Tree quilt was also entered.  Many organizations are not accepting quilt donations at this time.  Members asked to research in need organizations that will accept quilts.

Baby quilts for May shower are also on hold, as event was canceled.          

Patty suggested donating quilts, and coats to homeless living in Lawrence. She will collect them at October meeting.

Show and Tell

JoAnne has been Shop Hopping, and look what she found.  Pre-printed mask fabric from Ruby Star Society!

Block of the month club, really big!

Carol has been making a gift for a friend in poor health. Making the most of lovely 10" squares, and honing skills on borders!

So Haley made a quilt for her mom, and from the extra blocks made a lap quilt for herself. They are now quilt twins!  And look at the fun sheep fabric she found!

Wow! If this is 'Insomnia Quilting', what does 'Wide Awake and Rested Quilting' look like on Haley's worktable? Backing selected by her daughter, so the textile talent runs in the family.

Marylee has been busy making masks, but has also found time to make a rainbow of receiving blankets for an anticipated arrival.  She found a tutorial on Utube!  Search: Self binding baby blanket for an assortment of tutorials both video and static.

This UFO finally finds the finish line! This piece began as a value study while designing a pattern, moved through experimentation in quilting styles, and boasts a real quilt label! Just a Johnny 2020.  Kate kept the light blue fabric out of the trash with help from a nurse.

Shelter #3 5/2020

Kate has also gone down the Slo Stitch rabbit hole, courtesy of a class from Diane.  Small, but intense, this is #3 May 2020,  one in a series of 6 pieces.  Or maybe 9?  Do we hear 12? Covid is playing tricks on her needle.

Not to be outdone in "figuring it out myself-ness" Lou shows us her microwave potato bags, including one with a larger closing flap that she feels works better.  (Also findable on Utube: How to sew a microwave potato bag)  Unfortunately these escaped the photographer.
Colors, LOTS of Colors

Barbara showed us a flying geese block in fall colors, and a quilt top that has bragging rights for background fabric that includes most, if not all of the amazing foreground colors!  Don't miss the really nice use of large scale flowers; powerful but balanced.  

Lots of Warm this Winter

Patty has been captured by some lovely fall colored yarn, and is knitting a sweater. So far it is only a cuff, but it is the beginning of August...

Barbara Shows us a New Bag

Barbara used a Noodlehead pattern by Anna Graham for this bag. She points out the waxed canvas material at the bottom, and says the inset zipper was the most difficult part. But dig the snazzy lining! You can find your phone in there!

Diane shows us three pieces, in addition to planning programs for us!

Above is a pillow she just happened to find the time to take a class to learn about even more stitches.

We wonder, does she sleep at all?

Left is the sampler she has made to acompany the Slow Stitch class she started in February (rudely interuppted by covid...) This piece details the stitches she was teaching in this class. She has posted updates on her website: 


Below is another piece, this time Sashiko stitches, in the traditional blue and white, with a lovely oriental border.