Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursdays Guild Meet

The snow was blowing to beat the band on the way to town... white out vision and frigid temps but we made it. Barb's lived up here her whole life and has the driving experience to prove it. Needless to say it was a skeleton group and not a lot of time to stay and chit chat after. Everyone just wanted to get home. But heres some of the show and tell :

This Michigan quilt was great. It was being shipped over to Ireland to a cousin who had visited this summer. I thought she did a great job appliqueing the Upper Peninsula.



This batik sampler quilt had interesting color combos.


Diana's Christmas quilt looked like it had cards sewn into it and it was quilted with the most awesome metallic thread.
The charity bearity project has another month to go. They're so cute that we've decided to keep this an ongoing project year round. A great stash and scrap buster.

The teddy quilt I made below ended up at 36 x36 with a loden green fur back... very snuggly and very simple

I was only able to make one pillowcase, it had flannel on one side and a nature print on the other. I didn't take any photos of the pillowcases but there was quite a stack of those to be sent out to the troops. I'll get the final counts of the bears and cases when all's done.
And heres a pic of Sue's humongous quilt sack... you could fit a man in there!


There's not much snow on the ground and although the temperatures have been in the teens, it's tolerable. My Detroit Lions play tomorrow. It's an awful year to be a fan as they've not won one flippin' game. The stadium attendance is so poor that they haven't sold enough tickets to televise the game locally so it's a double hurt for anyone who loves he game. One eye to the TV is all it takes....

9 comments:

Judy S. said...

Brrrr! I got cold just reading your post. Your quilt/bear charity project sounds cool; could you tell more details please? Our group does quilts for the local Ronald MacDonald house.

Life Scraps and Patches said...

Sounds like you have a really nice quilt guild, glad you made it to the meeting. I think this is gonna be the Lions' Day - go defense. They don't seem to have trouble scoring, it's jsut that the other team scores lots too. How did your type come out?

Screen Door said...

I love the applique of the Upper Peninsula. As A Yooper---that's pretty cool.

Diana said...

Show and Tell is my favorite part of belonging to a guild. We have no snow on ground yet, just really cold. My husband said there was lots of snow in certain areas up north.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Love that bear quilt of yours...just adorable and definitely cozy.
Drive safe!!!!

Magpie Sue said...

Those bears with their quilts are adorable. There are going to be some very charmed children this Christmas in your neck of the woods! Do give us more details of the project, enquiring minds want to know!

And good luck with the falling leaves contest :- )

sparkle jars said...

Love the charity bears!!! Oh, and thanks for the heads up on the quilt contest...there were some gorgeous quilts submitted. :-)

gocrazywithme said...

I love the Charity Bearities. Do you buy the bears and make the blankies? Where do they go? Please tell us more.

Threadspider said...

What dedication to drive to a meeting in a white out. Brrrrr! And scary.