October 2017: Show & Tell

During October’s meeting, Judy Sala gave a presentation and demonstration on coiled, fabric-covered clothesline bowls, baskets, and more. Below are a couple of images of beautiful and useful objects made using this method, followed by images of work shared by Coastal Quilters members.


Judy Sala with some of her coiled baskets and bowls.

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Coiled ice-dyed fabric bowl and “minimalist” placemat, made by member Tori Manzi.

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Mary Sue Bishop modeling her quilted jacket.

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Louisa Enright shows her finished 2016-2017 Bonnie Hunter challenge quilt.

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Joan Herrick with her knitted sweater.

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Kathy Moore shared fabric bowls she had made, showing another way of using fabric to make bowls.

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Baby quilts for twins, by Ann Vanosdol.

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Nancy Wright showing the tunic she made, which was inspired by September’s program on the resurgence of garment construction.

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September 2017: Show & Tell

Lots of great work done over the summer!


Quilt by Louisa Enright using fabric selvages.


Quilt by Joan Herrick.


Jan Kelsey’s felted landscapes, done at a Fiber College workshop.


Tori Manzi’s project tote bag.


Quilt by new member Mary Lou Nichols.

Maggie Schwamb’s kite tails quilt, started in Amy Friend’s improv paper piecing workshop last spring.


Quilt done by Maggie Schwamb’s sister-in-law for Maggie’s son.

June 2017 Meeting: Show and Tell

We had our annual pot luck at the June meeting and voted in a new slate of officers. The highlight of the meeting was Show & Tell. In addition to Farmer’s Wife quilts, which several quilters worked on for the past year, members had a bounty of beautiful and varied work to share.

The first set of images below are Farmer’s Wife quilts, which show how different the quilts turned out in spite of everyone’s following the same block patterns from the book The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt by Martha Pullen Store.

Becca Babb-Brott: Farmer’s Wife quilt front and back

Paula Blanchard: Farmer’s Wife lap quilt, top

Louisa Enright: Farmer’s Wife quilt, detail shot, and back of quilt

Margaret-Elaine Jinno: Farmer’s Wife quilt top and detail shot:

Linda Satkowski’s Farmer’s Wife quilt

Lynn Vermeulen: Front and back of Farmer’s Wife quilt

More work by members:

Quilt by Becca Babb-Brott

Paula Blanchard’s map art quilt

Quilting by Louisa Enright

Sharon Flanagan’s quilt

Three quilts by Joan Herrick

Margaret-Elaine Jinno’s block for the “Dawn Chorus” 2017 Challenge and an embroidered tea towel with “hexies”

Child’s dress made by guest Nancy Lloyd

Quilt by Tori Manzi

Jim VanderNoot’s quilt

Three quilts by Ann Vanosdol, showing front and back of first one

Work by Nancy Wright

 

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May 2017 Meeting: Show & Tell

May’s meeting was the deadline for blocks for the 2017 Coastal Quilters’s quilt challenge, “The Dawn Chorus.” Member Sarah Ann Smith designed the tree and sky background schematic, based on a similar concept she saw. Members chose one or more blocks to turn into mini-quilts that were embellished with a bird of their choosing–real or imaginary. Sarah pinned the finished blocks to a background so we could see for the first time how the blocks would come together in the final installation, which will be exhibited at Maine Quilts 2017 from July 27 – 29. Photos below show the blocks that members brought to the meeting.


Sarah’s original painted schematic for the tree branches and sky.


Finished blocks, pinned in their relative positions.

Below are close-up shots of some of the blocks.

More work from members follows. First is English paper piecing by Mary Bishop.

Below are images of five quilts and a knitted selvage piece by Louisa Enright:

Two quilts by Joan Herrick:

Margaret Elaine Jinno shows a panel from her Farmer’s Wife quilt:

Mary Keller, a guest, shares her quilt:

Tori Manzi’s blocks from the Amy Friend “Improv Paper Piecing” workshop:

Lisa Niles and her quilt:

Linda Satkowski’s quilt and knitted selvage placemat:

Maggie Schwamb shows blocks from Amy Friend’s workshop on “Improv Paper Piecing”:

Sarah Ann Smith’s Women’s March quilt, “Speak Up, Speak Out,” which was accepted in the Threads of Resistance traveling exhibition, opening July 11 at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Mass.:

Two quilts by Jim VanderNoot:

Lynn Vermeulen’s work from Amy Friend’s “Improv Paper Piecing” workshop:

Nancy Wright’s quilt:

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January 2017 Meeting: Show & Tell

Rhea Butler, co-owner of Alewives Fabrics in Damariscotta Mills, gave a demonstration of English paper piecing (EPP) at the January Coastal Quilters meeting. The first three photos below are from her program.

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Rhea Butler, of Alewives Fabrics, demonstrating EPP

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Member Megan Bruns exhibited her stunning quilt-top-in-progress at the end of Rhea’s presentation, as an example of EPP:Megan Bruns-Jan-2017.JPG

Below are photos of more Coastal Quilters members’ EPP and other work.

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Jan Corson’s quilt (front and back) and her Christmas tree skirt:Jan Corson Quilt.JPG

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Vicki Fletcher brought in an antique family quilt and some counted cross stitch to share:Vicki Fletcher-antique family quilt.JPG

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Jan Kelsey’s flannel scrap quilt (front and back):
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Karen Martin brought in her EPP to work on and share:
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Maggie Schwamb’s quilts:
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Quilted work by Sarah Ann Smith:
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Lynn Vermeulen’s EPP:
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December 2016 Meeting: Show and Tell

December’s meeting was our annual Holiday Pot Luck and Show and Tell. Members’ work is pictured below.

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Jan Corson’s quilt

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Patty Courtney’s improv quilt from Timna Tarr’s workshop

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Louisa Enright’s improvisational quilt, from Timna Tarr’s workshop

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Louisa Enright: from Katja Marek, The New Hexagon, milliefiori paper piecing

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Louisa Enright: more from Katja Marek, The New Hexagon “quilt-lets”

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Louisa Enright’s “Tell Me A Story,” Amy Friend’s design

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Louisa Enright’s tumbler quilt, from the Bonnie Hunter leader/ender challenge 2015-2016

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Sharon Flanagan’s improv quilt from Timna Tarr’s workshop

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Sharon Flanagan, screen door for a Bay Chamber Concerts fundraiser

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Jan Kelsey, Advent calendar with pockets

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Jan Kelsey, needle felted landscape of Hosmer Pond and Ragged Mountain

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Tori Manzi’s Modern quilt

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Tori Manzi’s improv quilt from Timna Tarr’s workshop

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Lisa Niles, quilt for  her husband, started at the CQ October retreat

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Lisa Niles, Christmas tree skirt

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Maggie Schwamb[‘s improv quilt from Timna Tarr’s workshop

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Roxanne Wells

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Nancy Wright, from Timna Tarr’s improvisational piecing workshop

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Nancy Wright, Lucy Boston piecing

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Quilt by Nancy Wright