Monday, September 25, 2006

About the September Meeting

By now you've probably gotten Katy's message from Colorodo, where she is enjoying the Ricky Tims workshop. She didn't have time to get the newsletter together this month, but asked me to post something to the blog about this month's meeting >>>

We'll be COUCHING. No one will be officially teaching, however, Theresa will be sharing some tips from the Libby Lehman classes that Darting Needles Quilt Guild sponsored earlier this month.

Bring your sewing machine, and any fibers (or anything else) you want to try couching down.

I'm sorry I'll have to miss this session!

Don't miss The Darting Needles Quilt Show that will be held Oct. 7-8 at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. There are sure to be some gorgeous quilts on display!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Katy's Scarf

Katy made this fun scarf out of eyelash yarn.

Marilyn's Thread Scarf

Marylin's Thread Scarf (a work in progress).

You'll have the chance to see it live and up close (and finished) if you attend The Lakeside Quilt Guild's Bienniel Quilt Show Sept. 9-10, 2006, at The Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh, WI.

Basic instructions (very abbreviated)
1. We used masking tape on the table to act as a template to keep the desired size and shape for the scarf.
2. Lay out a sandwich of water soluble stabilizer.
3. In between the stabilizer layers, threads, yarns, fibers, fabrics, scraps--anything that can be sewn-- are laid down in a desired pattern.
4. Use spray adhesive to hold everything in place
5. Sew! Sew! Sew!
6. Melt the stabilizer in water.

Presto! You have a treasured hand-made work of art!

Nicole's Belt

Nicole made this colorful belt at our August meeting.

Mary W. showed us how to make Thread Scarves.

Ribbon Embroidery Needle Case

by JoAnne

This lovely example of Ribbon Embroidery was the subject of a Conversations with Cloth program a few months ago. The class was lead by Karen M.

This was also on display at The Menasha Public LIbrary in July 2006.

Color Me Summer

Jacket by JoAnne

Another item that was on display at the Menasha Public Library in July 2006.