Monday, February 7, 2011

January 2011 Show-N-Tell

January begins a new year and new developments. This month Donelle shared with the group a great technique for creating a bow-tie block and just look at this great quilt... what a way to use up of that stash!

See the little pocket this technique creates--- you can just leave that there as Donelle has done or there are a few other possibilities too.

The group then got their hands busy with some fabric and some needles to put the technique to practical terms....

Yeah -- look how easy Colleen says!

And here is Donelle's example of how she will be handling the edge of the quilt.

Rick shared his completed Frolic quilt with the group.

Janet B. shared this lovely quilt inspired by a journey to the Southwest USA ---

and look at the back too!

Mary Ellen shared this lovely towel creation with a great rooster on it!

Colleen shared a great fall wool table topper.

And this yummy holiday quilt.

Julie brought some wonderful towels she's created for Mardi Gras... it's right around the corner.

December 2010 Meeting and Annual Holiday Party

The annual Stitchin Sistas holiday party - just sharing the photos since the blog "guy" was on a cruise or two during the festive event -- I heard it was a hoot, there were lots of laughs, great food, great company, and lots of wonderful gifts!

November 2010 Meeting and Show-n-Tell

November's meeting was a hoot - not only did we all agree we'd like to have more meetings at the two local quilt shops, we set the dates and we're sticking to them! Yeah! We started with GiGi's block of the month - her theme was house blocks - look at these cuties created by our Stitchin Sistas...

GiGi here displays a recent felted purse project - she'll be demonstrating felting at an upcoming meeting.

Joanie was busy with her Halloween embroidery for a project --- hope we'll see that progress over the year Joanie!

Joanie brought a recent completed quilt...
Look at the wonderful quilting in this quilt!

Janet B. shared some colorful creations with us.

And this magnificent watercolors quilt - WOW Janet, that is some talent!

Donelle shared a recent finished quilt that began during retreat this summer. Love that Frolic fabric line by Moda!

and this incredible clothesline rug too! Way to go Donelle!

And here is a great quilt pattern that either Mary Ellen or Cindy shared with us -- I can't remember who brought this one!!!

October 2010 Meeting and Show-n-Tell

October is the month of falling leaves and cooler temperatures! Well, one can wish for a New England day here in New Orleans, right! Our meeting this month was hosted by one of our local quilt shops The Quilted Owl - thank you gals for having us at your great shop!

We started off with Mary Ellen's blocks which were due at this meeting - the pattern is called "Strip Joints" at

Colleen shared a quilt using the same pattern.

GiGi brought some great gift bags of hand-made jewelry from Nicaragua - the girls really enjoyed opening the pink bags of wonderful hand-made bead necklaces. Take a look!

Joanie shared this lovely colorful quilt top.

And yet another colorful pattern - has a little southwest feel to it for me.

Colleen shared with wonderful runner she is currently binding.

and this great color circus themed quilt!

And this wonderful quilt she was working on at retreat this summer - here it is ready for some binding.

Cindy has been busy creating these colorful towels.

and some great hand-embroidery!

Rick shared his Frolic quilt top.

Janet shared a wonderful jacket she recently completed.
As did Mary Ellen, not only this jacket...

but this one too!

That's it for this month!