SEW DAY - Saturday, Ocober 24th


October 24th Sew Day 
8:30 - 3:30
Bring a shack lunch
Coffee available

Diane Egner is going to teach 
a great technique on sewing pillowcases. 



Pillowcases are great for Christmas gifts as well as for our guild to sell in the 
boutique booth at the Home Show, Saturday, March 12, 2016. 

Fabric needed for each pillowcase:
  • 27" x width of fabric for the body
  • 9" x width of fabric for the cuff
  • 2" x width of fabric for the piping
  • Tools needed:
  • rotary cutter
  • long ruler
  • sewing machine thread to match
October 24th is also a open sew day.  
Bring your UFO's, start a new quilting project. Remember the library has those great tables that can be pushed together for those larger projects and are great for pinning your top, batting and backing together for quilting.

WISCONSIN QUILT EXPO - 2015 - PART II

Wisconsin Quilt Expo 2015
A few examples of the 
hanging quilts on display
By Fay Poudrier

There aren't enough words to describe 
how wonderful this quilt was.  
The artist used a combination of techniques,
 including painting on the fabric.   
The detail was incredible.  
Notice the sleigh riders  watching the snow sliders.




Wonderful roosters with names ! 


This quilt featured feed sacks in the baskets 
and the sawtooth border. 



A very cool log cabin setting for this quilt.


A whole bed quilt featuring the swoon block.


A modern design, simple and yet compelling.


"Limoncello", a favorite after dinner liqueur.  
I love the play on words in the title.



This quilt didn't receive any ribbons at all, 
even though it was intricately pieced in the window facets.  
It was one of the best quilts in the show.




The pieced background on this modern quilt 
was shaded dark on the left, 
to lighter on the right. 



A beautiful landscape quilt 
featuring bright fall foliage.   
Notice the choice and treatment of fabrics 
on the leaves in the detail photo.



The Japanese taupes mystery quilt that some 
of our guild members tackled.  
Looks great hanging in this show.  
Extraordinary details.



A chickadee on a snow laden,  
tree branch with red berries. 
Notice the strong diagonal line 
in the design as well 
as the amazing threadwork.


A fishing 'shack' and boat scene.  
This quilt captured to feeling of being 
at the water's edge on a grey day.


The title of this quilt is "Radiant Roots."   
It received a well-deserved ribbon.


Notice the borders on this unusual portrait quilt.

The piecing seams in the background 
were not seen by the naked eye, 
until reading the label.  
It was a panel piece that was 
extensively machine quilted.




This slice quilt had five individual panels 
and was pillow reversed.  
Maybe some of our guild members 
should try this technique.



The reflection in the water was created 
by applying silver paint 
to the edges of the 'chenille'  ripples. 
 It was very realistic looking. 





















WISCONSIN QUILT EXPO - 2015 - PART I

Wisconsin Quilt Expo 2015
A few examples of the 
hanging quilts on display
By Fay Poudrier

The best of show was really amazing.



An eye catching quilt was this portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch.  Close up it didn't look like a portrait, but from a distance it was clearly Sherlock.  Loved the title:  "Holy Sh't Sherlock"




This 'swoon block' quilt was actually quite large and done in only two fabrics.  Note in the detail photo that the quilter fussy-cut the print.  
Amazing !




The fish were detailed and the border was cool.


For anyone doing a 'scrap buster', this one has a Civil War feel to it.  
Check out the fussy-cut vintage ladies in costume.


Colorful, asymmetrical stars.  
Check out the machine quilting in the closeup.


The pattern in this quilt was intriguing. 
But the border.
Notice the subtle color change in the border fabric.



An interesting stack-n-whack treatment.


Interesting choice of colors. 
The Ohio Star blocks are amazing.






This quilt was fun to examine closely.  
Be sure to read "What Mama Said" in the detail shots.




A full shot of this Celtic motif quilt was not taken.  
It is the close-ups of the quilting is what draws attention.



Maybe our guild should do a crazy quilt block challenge,
 using a center motif, notice (the birds here) all the same.  
This crazy quilt was just beautiful.