Saturday, January 11, 2014

PTA Fun

Once again, we gathered at the home of Barbara S for our PTA meeting...always such a fun and inspirational group....after lots of talk, lunch and yummy dessert made by Barbara, we headed into the living room for our Show and Tell....looks like lots going on over the holidays besides eating and opening presents. 
 Gen showed us a tree skirt she had made...this is a close-up which really does the beautiful machine quilting justice.
 And Gen, being our resident Master knitter showed us her latest project....this woman can knit anything...really!! She's also wearing a vest she made a while ago...
 I love this Christmas quilt Gen made a while ago but brought to share....The full picture was not as good as the 2 close-ups.
 Very cute, whimsical and clever....
 I think this piece is also from Gen....I always think I'll remember who did what...while I'm there but it's usually never the case.  I like the simplicity of this piece and the neutral colors....The machine quilting - hard to see in the photo is beautiful.
 One of our members - Leigh Ann,  lives in Florida and comes back for our retreats....she is with us in Asheville for a while...We are so happy to have her. She has committed to make 100 children's pillowcases for a project her company is involved with...they all will feature the same green color on the edge which is her company's color.
 Linda, who never knit anything...ever... is going great guns....she's done a number of pairs of socks...and now onto a vest....I wanna...wanna....learn to knit!
 Mary finished her "leftover blocks from another quilt" quilt which looks great with the radiant quilting lines used as a design element.
 Mary is now working up samples for upcoming workshops she has...check her blog for specifics. She started with sheer fabric placed over other fabric both of which she marbled herself.
 Her Cabachon stone is disguised as a turtle and absolutely wonderful to see up close..
 And a new technique from Mary....ruffled beading....how clever!
 I think Lynne did this wonderful patchwork....as I go around the room mentally, this should be Lynnes piece.
 Georgia attended the Bernina reunion for Bernina artisans held in Chicago. Mary and I were also invited to go but couldn't make it...I heard it was wonderful and attendees learned the most amazing things that the new Bernina will do including painting on fabric....yes you read correctly.  This beautiful eye glass case was one of the projects along with the pillow below....all utilizing new features on the Bernina.
It was such a fun day and so good to be back into a routine....I love the holidays but am always happy to be at this point in time when things are packed away and my machine is humming again....
Til next time...
Judy

1 comment:

  1. That is a talented group of gals. Lots of great projects!

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