Lots of great work done over the summer!
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.
More work by members:
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.
Below are close-up shots of some of the blocks.
Below are images of five quilts and a knitted selvage piece by Louisa Enright:
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.:
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.
Rhea Butler, of Alewives Fabrics, demonstrating EPP
Member Megan Bruns exhibited her stunning quilt-top-in-progress at the end of Rhea’s presentation, as an example of EPP:
Below are photos of more Coastal Quilters members’ EPP and other work.
Quilts and blocks by Becca Babb-Brott:
More EPP by Megan Bruns:
Jan Corson’s quilt (front and back) and her Christmas tree skirt:
Louisa Enright’s hexagon and paper-pieced quilts:
Vicki Fletcher brought in an antique family quilt and some counted cross stitch to share:
Jan Kelsey’s flannel scrap quilt (front and back):
Karen Martin brought in her EPP to work on and share:
Maggie Schwamb’s quilts:
Quilted work by Sarah Ann Smith:
Lynn Vermeulen’s EPP:
December’s meeting was our annual Holiday Pot Luck and Show and Tell. Members’ work is pictured below.
Jan Corson’s quilt
Patty Courtney’s improv quilt from Timna Tarr’s workshop
Louisa Enright’s improvisational quilt, from Timna Tarr’s workshop
Louisa Enright: from Katja Marek, The New Hexagon, milliefiori paper piecing
Louisa Enright: more from Katja Marek, The New Hexagon “quilt-lets”
Louisa Enright’s “Tell Me A Story,” Amy Friend’s design
Louisa Enright’s tumbler quilt, from the Bonnie Hunter leader/ender challenge 2015-2016
Sharon Flanagan’s improv quilt from Timna Tarr’s workshop
Sharon Flanagan, screen door for a Bay Chamber Concerts fundraiser
Jan Kelsey, Advent calendar with pockets
Jan Kelsey, needle felted landscape of Hosmer Pond and Ragged Mountain
Tori Manzi’s Modern quilt
Tori Manzi’s improv quilt from Timna Tarr’s workshop
Lisa Niles, quilt for her husband, started at the CQ October retreat
Lisa Niles, Christmas tree skirt
Maggie Schwamb[‘s improv quilt from Timna Tarr’s workshop
Nancy Wright, from Timna Tarr’s improvisational piecing workshop
Nancy Wright, Lucy Boston piecing
Quilt by Nancy Wright
The May Coastal Quilters meeting featured a presentation and workshop by felt artist Sue Stasiowski.
Below are some samples of Sue’s beautiful work–which includes sculptures, bowls, and wall hangings–that she brought to share:
Above are examples of the various fibers Sue uses in her felting.
Sue’s workshop was very popular and filled quickly.
The 2016 Challenge Quilts were due at this meeting. Above are some samples of the quilts, which are 16 x 16 inches and consist of exactly 16 pieces of solid black, white, gray, and two complementary colors.
More work from Show & Tell:
Mary Sue Bishop
Mary Sue Bishop