Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 2017 Guild Meeting

Angie started with prizes for the naughtiest breakfast and someone who's husband shops for fabric with her.

Cheryl talks about Shop Hop on 3/22
 
Alice & Deb show a completed Quilt of Valor

Quilt of Valor made with an assortment of patriotic blocks. Lovely!

Angela - Pineapple Class on 2/28

The quilt Angie would grab in a fire. It's breathtaking!

Emily's hexagon pillow

Emily's Christmas Houndstooth in Juniper Berry

Emily's Swoon Friendship Swap quilt
Holly is a bee keeper. Cute bags!
Holly's gift for her mom, who has everything.


Judy's lovely Christmas quilt

Judy B. (I think)

Darcy made a quilt for when her grandson gets married. He's currently 9 years old!

Marsha's lovely wool flowers & coins.

Alice's finished pillow

Shanna's wool flowers & coins

Angie's finished pillow

Lisa's Block of the Month group

Lisa's Valentine quilt

Cheryl hiding behind the quilt she'd grab in a fire

Annette would grab this cathedral window piece. Can you blame her?

Julie made a t-shirt quilt for her 22yo son

Carol's Star Dahlia quilt

Lori's quilt she'd grab in a fire

Marilyn D

Amy M's quilt she'd grab

Amy's hand-pieced drunkard's path

Amy's friendship quilt

Amy's Cracked Pot quilt
Cracked Pot Story
A waterbearer in India had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole, which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it. While the other pot was perfect, and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the mistress's house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to her master's house. The perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream: "I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you."
"Why?" asked the bearer. "What are you ashamed of?"
"I have been able, for these past two years, to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your mistress's house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said.
The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in her compassion she said, "As we return to the mistress's house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path."
Indeed, as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path, and this cheered it some. But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half its load, and so again it apologized to the bearer for its failure.
The bearer said to the pot, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?  That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I took advantage of it. I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back from the stream, you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my mistress's table. Without you being just the way you are, she would not have this beauty to grace her house."

Moral: Each of us has our own unique flaws. We're all cracked pots.
But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. We've just got to take each person for what they are, and look for the good in them.
 
Joyce discussing the spring social
"Those were the days"
bring handmade items from 1950-now


Nearly Insane part 1

Nearly Insane part 2

Jolene showing the next blocks

Angie gave away more prizes!
for not sewing lately, wearing same clothes as yesterday, saying "I Love You" this morning

D'Ann's valentine project for kids who have too many quilts

D'Ann's St Patrick's Day project

D'Ann would grab this trousseau quilt if there was a fire

Ronene's pillow - with TWO rows of petals

Jayne's flip-flops!

Kathy's amazing reverse applique piece from Denmark

Carma's fun construction quilt

Anne's teapots for every month

another teapot

Karen's quilt that reminds her of her dad

Colette's pillow

Colette's Valentine project

What Joyce would grab in a fire

Kim's 2nd quilt - wow!

Shanna's prize for UFQ

YUM!