Thursday, March 23, 2017

Weekly Show and Tell

Pioneer Quilters have been meeting for a few hours every week since the 1970s.  Our main focus is hand quilting quilts our members have made, but there is so much more!  

One of my favorite perks is Show and Tell.  Every week we have a mini-show of usually just-finished quilts, as we enjoy our coffee and snacks.  Some of these will be in our 2017 show for you to see in person.  Others might be in the 2018 show, or are already in the homes of a person they were made for.  Enjoy looking at these special treats!

 The Hat Shop; Denise's friendship blocks from a 1998 exchange.

Also Denise's.

 Lois's Table runner.

You'll be able to see Pat's Christmas quilt at our show.

 Susan's project was worked on mainly at retreats

Caren made this year's En Provence mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter.  Lois's quilt in the frame.

Jodie made this Pomegranate Quilt with her friendship blocks from the previous Friendship Block exchange, and we hand quilted it a few years later.

A One Block Wonder quilt using African fabrics, made by Susan who has shared the technique in classes with other Pioneer Quilters.

A One-Block Wonder by Jamie

Here's Joyce's.

And this one is by Beth.

Sue's dragon quilt--a gift for a grandson moving up to a big boy bed.

Sue's Double Irish Chain crib quilt for her granddaughter.

Carol's Christmas quilt--blocks by others.

 Beth's Friendship Blocks--Sunbonnet Sue Goes to the Fair.  Quilted by Pioneer Quilters.  Did you see us working on this one at our 2016 show?  And the photo on our 2017 show poster?

Charter member and one of four founders of Pioneer Quilters, Louise shares a vintage Crescent and Star quilt handed down in her family.  It was made by her mother-in-law Leola Prudence Patterson Smith in the 1950s, and then her husband's sister-in-law put the blocks together.


 Incredibly, Ann has hand-appliquéd two quilts in this pattern! 

Butterfly Garden by Denise, our 2017 featured quilter.

 Mary talks about her floral quilt.

 Raffle blocks won by Denise's friend. Assembled by Denise, quilted for her turn at the frame by Pioneer Quilters.

Winding Ways by Sue, a Georgetown Law School graduation gift for her son.

Batik Winding Ways wall hanging by Sue, made for our Travel Square Challenge in 2014.

And Queen-sized batik Winding Ways by Sue, a wedding gift for her daughter and son-in-law.

After being shown, the quilts are draped over chairs so we can look at them up close.

Robin longarm-quilted this for her client Beryl, with original designs in the appliqué circles as well as careful work around the herons.

 Caren personalized her Pioneer Quilters apron for the show.

Jean's friendship blocks from a few years ago.  Best viewed with your left ear on your shoulder.

 Sandy celebrates Halloween!

What fun, eh?  This is just a sampling of the delightful and beautiful creations of our group.  The April 2017 show will have 111 quilts by our members and others in the community, plus 10 beauties by our featured quilter, Denise.  Please join us at the Lane County Historical Museum, April 25-30.


Janet said...

Looks like a great show this year ... how many Susans are there so I can know if they're talking about you??

Susan said...

There must have been something in the water that decade. We have 2 Susans, one Sue, and one Susie.
Do you remember what I look like? You could always look at the photo . . . .

Jenny Bonynge said...

Lovely posting Susan! SO many beauties gathered together. ;0)