Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Let's go to the Movies

Bring your hand work, a binding you need to sew on, your paper pieced project that needs the paper removed, or a mindless knitting project and wear your fuzzy bunny slippers to the October Choo Choo guild meeting. We're going to have a movie night!

The big, box-office draw (for quilters, anyway) called "Stitched" will be playing on the big screen for our viewing pleasure.

This fun-filled documentary follows three quilters—Caryl Bryer Fallert, Hollis Chatelain and Randall Cook—as they create their entries for the Houston International Quilt Show, the nation's largest quilt show. It highlights the bonds of friendship among quilters and the enormity of the quilting world.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Paper piecing and the afterglow of QuiltWeek

Sherry discusses paper piecing.
The Choo Choo Quilters mustered enough energy after the AQS QuiltWeek in Chattanooga to attend the September guild meeting the following Monday. The guild had great volunteer participation at the quilt show this year—as in the past two years—and we'll miss having the show in Chattanooga next year. It was a fun run while it lasted.

The program for the September meeting was about paper piecing. Sherry lead the program and there was a hands-on demonstration for those who wanted to make a sample block.

Show and Tell
Members shared projects from classes they took at the quilt show.
Janice (left) and Becky took a class and made blocks that look 3-D.

Fusible applique with beautiful hand-dyed fabrics.
 More Show and Tell from guild members.
Baby quilt with a cute dragon.

Hearts and batiks. A beautiful combo.

Becky made this large bed quilt. Blue and orange school colors.

A patriotic quilt by Delores for her husband.
It was difficult keeping this one a secret.
Joanna made this T-shirt quilt with a motorcycle theme.
And cuddle quilts for our community service project are beginning to come in.
Cuddle Quilts are beginning to come in from the August CQ workshop.