Merry Pot Holder Christmas

What Talent!!

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Let’s stir things up

This month was about kitchen crafts.  My board contributed some awesome kitchen sewing ideas.  Sadly, I forgot my camera/phone and couldn’t take pictures of everyone who shared their great ideas – sorry.  But if I remember we had casserole covers, knitted scrubbies, microwave bowl holders, tea towels and so forth. I had to borrow pics from Diana.

Our on time gift was a wooden spoon.

Show and Tell and Block of the Month:

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Thanks for the luncheon, Joanna, Kristine, Alma, Beth and Juli.  It was totally delicious.

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And one of our own, Laura S. showed us how to make the most incredible cinnamon rolls anyone could possibly put in their mouths.  If she will share her recipe, I will add it next month.

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Thanks Laura, the best cinnamon rolls that I have ever eaten.  They absolutely melt in your mouth.

The infamous Witches’ Tea – or I’ll put a HEX on you.

My favorite time of year is Fall.  The weather has cooled, the leaves are beautiful, the mountains are awash with color and it’s time for the best holiday ever – Halloween!  I put my guild through a grueling amount of witchiness from cackling to doing skits.

We had our event at the Gail Center in South Jordan, Utah.

It is a fun historical museum with a gathering room that was perfect for our Witches’ Tea.

My awesome board decorated the tables.

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The luncheon committee, Marlene, Diana J, JoAnn, Jody, Kathy and Leslie decorated the luncheon tables beautifully.

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Now some of our witches came incognito (dressed like humans) while others ventured out to the human world quite dramatically.  And we had everything inbetween….

 

We have been exchanging hexies and we got to see what people were making with them and saw other excellent show and tell items.

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The Auction!!

Every year we have an auction.  The women in this guild make the most amazing things to sell.  They are so incredibly generous.  The money we make goes towards our Humanitarian projects and operating expenses.  This year I chose to rent out the Lone Peak Indoor Pavilion.  It was very reasonable, very clean, and we had a microphone.  I don’t usually talk in the loudest voice….

Melanie was our amazing auctioneer.

Our food was catered by Linda Mismash.

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Fun was had by all and we were able to make a good amount of money for next year.

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August – We Must Be Crazy

 

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This month we learned how to sew crazy blocks, embellish with metallic threads and use some of those obscure sewing machine stitches that nobody ever uses.  This was the methodology.

 

 

(Sorry I don’t know what happened to number 9)

At any rate, we had a big pile of Fairy Frost fabric and a big container of metallic threads.

We were so incredibly lucky to have Vanisha share with us a beautiful hand made and hand sewed, vintage crazy block quilt…..(beautiful)

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We also had a black and white mini quilt exchange:

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As usual, our luncheon committee out did themselves.

Thanks Nancy, Marcie, Teresa, Laura, Karen and Lori.

Our block a month is continuing….

and as always, although I’m not always able to catch every show and tell, the sharing of what we have been up to:

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The big question of the month is, “What is Carolee thinking anyway?”

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June – Hand Quilting or Serial Quilters, Thimble Pleasures?

Vicky has challenged us to make mini Pillowcases for the Red Cross.  What a great humanitarian project.

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If you came, you got a thimble.  The board prepared quilt sandwiches, thread and needles for everyone to practice hand quilting.

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We followed the expert advise and tutorials from Dorothy Russel Quilt Artist.  If you haven’t ever hand quilted, then her tutorials will be a great help for you.

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And will you look at what Diana G, Lee, Sue, Margaret, Jill and Sandi did for out luncheon table?  Gorgeous !!!

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People were asked to bring and show quilts that they hand quilted.  I showed mine.  I don’t love hand quilting but I love how it looks.

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The above quilt came from a class taught by Jody Warner a number of years ago, well actually about 17 years ago.  Really? That long ago? Wow, I have loved quilting for a long time.