Thursday, December 22, 2011

Program Notes

On Saturday January 28th from 1-2pm in the North Dining Halll, Ann R, Sue A and Mabry will show off  stuff from their travels.

Sue and Ann spent three weeks in China on a textile tour mostly in the Miao villages. They will show their  collection of the embroideries and indigo and books to explain the process.  Mabry will be sharing her  textiles from Peru.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bazaar Sellers Needed

Bring stuff to sell. Contact Sally.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Silent Auction

Sally writes:

We have plenty of items for a Silent Auction this year too. It will be on SUNDAY, JAN 29 from 5pm-6pm.
Deanna has offered to do the paperwork and send out the money. Please contact her asap with the description of your item and the name of the charity you want the proceeds donated to. Holly has offered to help set up, etc.

Start planning on what to pack.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Theme is....

From Sally

It looks like we have our theme! Bibs, aprons, anything to catch the drip and save our sweatshirt! What about, rather than hanging them on the line, we wear our bibs/aprons to meals and show them off that way?

Gals that want to auction off their bib/apron can put them in the Silent Auction on Sunday.

 Please contact Deanna ahead of time to let her know.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fat Quarters Quilts

Fat Quarterites have been finishing quilts. Carol J writes on her blog that she started Thorns and All in a 1998 challenge from Judi B to choose a passage from The War of the Roses, a novel by Warren Adler, as the creative springboard for a quilt. "When I came across it recently, I was happy to see it again and thought it deserved to be quilted." And now it is.

Bettina (honorarily Fat)
has finished a magnificent Jane Austen quilt top.

A copy of the quilt the Austen family made
 with a photo transfer of Jane in the middle.

Union Square

Bobbi sends a picture of "this quilt which I just (and FINALLY!) finished.  It's a product of the Civil War block exchange group I belonged to in Virginia.  It was sort of based on the Patchwork Divas group in Texas.  The VA group is going to have an exhibit at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and this is the one they wanted from me."

The Kansas group of Fat Quarterites called the City Sewers did this silk string quilt for an auction to benefit a local AIDS assistance group. The silks are from necktie remnants Merikay got in the Bay area a few years ago.
And Judy S has finished this interpretation of an antique from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Volunteers Needed

If you scrolled down on your November 4th email from Sally you may have noticed this request:

"Demonstrations:  Would anyone like to do a demonstration of a sewing technique or design technique or give a lecture on fabric related subject or lead a class?"

Send her an email with an idea.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

News from Judi B

Tomato Bisque quilt top . . .

She writes: I taught a 5-day version of the Tomato workshop I did at PB2010 at Quilting By the Lake in July. After watching what the students did, I couldn't wait to get home and get to work on my version. First 'repeat-block' quilt I've done in a l-o-n-g time. I'm just amazed that I've learned how to send an attachment. (Note attachment above, actually sent digitally.)

Detail of Afternoon Breeze

I've been wanting to heads-up you to Google ROY BUTLER's "Afternoon Breeze" bronze sculpture in Boulder City NV. We came upon it on our Out West trip. She is so so beautiful. For a minute I thought it was my grand-mother.
(Click here to open a rather large PDF with pictures of the whole sculpture. )
Our trip was fabulous - - - fun to take a guy who spent his life in the tropics to see what rocks really look like.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fee Balance Due


Friday, November 11, 2011

Rebecca Cleans Up

O Positive

Judge's choice

Rebecca won two ribbons in The San Francisco Quilters Guild show Symphony Of Color 2011

Seen From Behind

This one won first in the large quilt by one person category.

See more winners here:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stevii Now Queen

Stevii has been elected President of the International Quilters Association, you know the group that puts on Quilt Market and Quilt Festival, etc. 

See scope of the empire by clicking here:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Challenge

By Bettina

The Pilgrim/Roy Invitational Challenge for 2012 features some people we know. The rules: use fabrics selected by Hancock's of Paducah plus one other fabric. They asked people with distinctive styles to participate and got distinctive looks.

For Sharon & Paul
by Karen K. Stone

Nine Dog Night by Nancy B.

The show opens in Paducah (when?) and travels for the year. At the end the quilts will be auctioned to benefit the National Quilt Museum.

Glendora's Star by Judy M

Here is the first leg of the schedule:
Laurel County Public Library, London, KY 01/01/12 - 02/02/12
AQS Show Lancaster, PA 03/14/12 - 03/17/12
Illinois Valley Quilt Guild, Utica, IL 03/23/12 - 03/25/12
See more here:

The River The Montain The Home by Joe

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Competition for a Cause

Whirling Star by Judy

Judy M is again competing with a team in the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

See more about her quilt here.

Here's whats happening:

2011 Stanley Cup Quilt-Off

"For the first ten days of November the "Feed Dogs" and the "Rotary Blades" will go head-to-head in an online quilt auction benefiting the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. To the winners go the spoils: bragging rights for the team and the individual who raise the most money for the AAQI.

Playing for the "Dogs" are Alex Anderson, Hollis Chatelain, Becky Goldsmith, John Flynn, Renae Haddadin, and Sue Nickels.
On the roster for the "Blades" are Caryl Bryer Fallert, Pat Holly, Libby Lehman, Judy Mathieson, Mary Sorensen, and Ricky Tims.

It's all about bragging rights and raising awareness and money to fight Alzheimer's disease. Proudly announce your support for the teams or individual players by buying this commemorative merchandise. "

See more here.  

Ami has organized this charity effort in exemplary fashion. You can form a team with your group to compete and raise money.
And there's lots of stuff to buy on the site.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

August 2012 Summer Getaway

"Broom Drill at the Normal"

The August Event:
Sunday 8/12/2012- Sunday 8/19

Sally has confirmed dates and cost with the Y.
Sunday, August 12 (includes lunch) to Sunday, August 19 (includes breakfast)

We are guaranteed the Bothin Work Room (The Factory and Wi-Fi accessibility), one person per table and sleeping in that same building.

Fee is $675. Deposits $50.

This August's campers have first right of refusal. Please confirm by November 1st.
The rest of us: First-come, first-serve basis.

Guaranteed spaces for 20 quilters. The Y would like numbers in addition to the 20 by November 30th, so time is of the essence.

If you have forgotten how much fun it was and how much you will need the week off next August check out these posts and pictures.

Thanks to Sally.
See her email of September 27 for more.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Sue F. sent a link to husband Karl's website

Where we found pictures of him playing his Japanese bamboo flute
in front of some familiar textiles.

And atop some familiar textiles.

Says Sue: I just helped my husband Karl put together his new cd cover and put my quilts on it. When you have time go check it out on his website at and click recordings and enjoy samplings of his new jazz cd which he plays the Japanese shakuhachi (bamboo flute.) He also wrote me a song called "Sues's Blues". The quilt I used for the cover is " green tea" and the one inside is a detail of "noh code"

 Here's what Karl's site says about his music.
Karl Young is a shakuhachi and shinobue player with a wide range of experience playing solo, and in traditional Japanese classical and folk ensembles, as well as playing jazz and modern western music in a variety of contexts. He is available for solo performances, accompaniment for readings, traditional Japanese folk music and dance with the group Ensohza which he cofounded, traditional Japanese ensemble music

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Megan Remembers Her Mom

Doreen in Monet's Garden

Jeanne calls our attention to a blog note from Megan.

Click here

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jan's Quilt at AQSG

January, 1997

Years ago Jan found this antique quilt, which has a stamped inscription SAS.COM on it. Having been to the American Quilt Study Group conference in 1985 she knew that meant the Civil War Sanitary Commission. This is one of the very few surviving quilts of tens of thousands given to Civil War soldiers.

At AQSG's seminar at the end of September in New Jersey, Lorie Chase is going to give a paper called "The Dublin Quilt" about Jan and this quilt.

Click here to read more about the AQSG seminar.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Vivian's Blogs

Sounds of the Mountains

Vivian writes on her blog that she won a second place ribbon with this quilt at a recent TriCounty Art Show.

She's a faithful blogger with two blogs.
This one is for her art
And on her other blog here's a post about PT.B

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kathy R Finished Her Applique Quilt

We never get to see anything Kathy has sewed because she never had time to sew while the rest of us are. But here is one of several quilts she has finished in the past year.

The blocks are hand appliqued, maybe 6" square.

Too bad I didn't pick the threads off before I took the pictures.

She found the patterns in this book.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Retreat

Here are some more pictures from the August retreat.
Sally says:

"It was great with the longer days. Got a great view of the full moon over San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge with the city scape in the background on the last evening. Definitely doing it again. Definitely keeping one gal to a table. "

"Definitely taking names and reserving space for the first Sunday in August 2012 (the 6th, I think) to the second Sunday. The room configuration will be 12 in the newly named Sweat Shop (formerly Scissorhands), 20 in the to be named formerly known as The Factory and 6 in Fat Quarters, as long as I can be guaranteed those rooms with that configuration. That's a total of 38, possibly 40. We will not have exclusive use of the facility, which worked out fine this past week."

"The 11 gals at the retreat have a guarantee of return. I have approximately (haven't unpacked yet!) 8-10 gals on the wait list. I will take up to 60-70 names in total. I will move outside the Point Bonita list to look for other gals in a few months, if I don't reach my numbers."
Did Yatchi get that BAQ done?

They mentioned that they could have whole-room conversations.

And there were chocolate truffles for dessert one night.

See the email from Sally on August 15th if you want to get your name on the list.

Thanks to Mabry and Sue A for pictures.