Tuesday, April 26, 2016

april meeting recap.


This month our very own Lorraine Lucas gave us her tried and true tips for successful free motion quilting on a domestic machine.

Lorraine used the block of the month skill-builder quilt (below) to hone her skills. Each block is quilted with a different free-motion motif. Lorraine said that she would practice each design on a practice block and then just GO FOR IT!

Lorraine even provided us with a demonstration of one of her favorite free motion designs -- the paisley.

Afterward we had a brief show and tell:

Irene shared her finished monogram (not pictured) and these sweet tulips all made with her mom's silk scarves
 Lorraine shared her finished Jay Bird Quilt top in using the Lotus pattern
 Julie showed off a mini she made with a leftover "house" block from a larger quilt
 and Karen shared her progress so far on her Block of the Month. She's trying not to twitch while she talks about its' lack of symmetry.

It was another great meeting. A special thanks to Lorraine for sharing her skills with the group. See you all in May for a guest speaker and sharing our monogram/logo designs!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

april meeting, and march meeting recap.

Hello, hello, LIMODers!

This month, our very own Lorraine Lucas will be giving a talk on free motion quilting, including how to prepare the quilt for quilting, and how to free-motion quilt on a domestic machine. She'll be referencing the lovely modern sampler seen above, and trust us, you won't want to miss it!

Of course we will still be doing show and share, destash raffle, and reminding you about the upcoming initial/logo challenge (May) and round robin swap (June).

If you missed our March meeting, you missed our presentation on Off-The-Grid Quiltmaking.

We also had some great show and shares.

Stella shared her finished Swoon quilt:

 Teri made this fun and meaningful tribute quilt:

and this happy quilt top

Lorraine shared this disappearing pinwheel quilt:

Judy shared her Mustang quilt, made with Cotton & Steel fabrics,

a mini, round log-cabin quilt

an Off The Rails mini

this Cluck Cluck Sew Mini Quilt,
 AND a Goody Goody binding kit!
Awesome job, ladies!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on April 19th! Till then, wrap yourself in some quilts to keep warm!