Monday, May 6, 2013

Jo's Little Women Club 12 Quilts to Date

Oh, yes, I have been busy at it in my sewing room...

Here's proof:

Abbygayle's Scraps - January
(LN's favorite)

Northbound - February

Four Square - March
(Melissa likes this one best)

Star Strip - April
(saw an antique quilt with this setting and just had to replicate)
For those of you who aren't aware, I am the moderator of "Jo's Little Women Club" at The Quilted Crow in Boxborough, MA.  
We meet once a month (except July and August) and share the little Jo Morton quilts we have made from all Jo Morton fabrics, designs and instructions.   
The 5th quilt, is on my design wall and in sashing/border stage.
And Sew On...



Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday, Monday...


Recent purchase:  a new laptop computer.   
Windows 8 - I LOVE it !  
Have always wanted one of those pretty, feminine, quilted laptop cases, so decided to make myself one.   
Went through my stash and found some pre-quilted fabric, bought several years ago to make a tote bag.
Here's what I devised:

A sleeve, with Velcro closure.
The most time-consuming detail is the bias-cut binding, which I hand-stitched after turning.
And I even have enough quilted and lining fabric to make a matching tote to carry the sleeve - probably, even enough to make a matching wallet too !  
 Possibilities are endless !

It's been a long winter in New England, as it has all over the country. 
My Grandma M taught me to knit over 50 years ago !   
Motivated by a dear friend, I pulled out the knitting needles and taught myself to make my  first pair of socks:
Time to get back to stitching. 
And Sew On... 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Jo's Little Women Club 12 - February, 2013

Howdy, Friends ~
In between snowfalls, twenty-nine ambitious quilters attended the February JLWC meetings at The Quilted Crow in Boxborough, MA.  

Twenty-eight members, includes 3 online members, completed their
"Abbygayle Scraps" quilt(s) top(s).   
Since it would take hours to upload all the photos taken, I've decided to show you the group photos... 
(from left to right)
Penny Spellman (hiding behind her quilt), Bonnie Broders, Kathy Dugan, Ann Hoyle, Dianne Scully and JoAnn Borges

Phyllis Ferguson, Wendy Hall, Janice Boutotte, Susan Therriault, and Maureen Mullen
(that's Ida Morrison behind her book)

Beth Cardozo, Pauline Wylie, Vicky Haskell, Skip Winters, Sue Callahan, Yvette DuPuis, Paula Lane and Sue Loring, holding Colleen Triola's pretty Abby

Mary Lou Sanborn, Karen Baer, Jennifer Bachand, Connie Turner, Susan Primeau and Laura Lane
Each member, who shared their quilt/top, qualified for the monthly prize-drawing.
This month's prizes were one-of-a-kind, original pin cushions, made by Rose Wuoti from Jo Morton fabric selvage edges.  
Phyllis Ferguson and Vicky Haskell were the lucky winners ! 
"Northbound" was presented and some of the many products available to aid in making half-square triangles were demonstrated.  
Members will be working on this little quilt to share at our March meeting.  
Here is a photo of my little (16" x 14") quilt :

After leaving us about a foot, the snow has, finally, stopped for today. 
Thought you might enjoy the sight from my kitchen window:

For now it's time to stitch.
Tomorrow I shall shop.
And Sew on...



Saturday, February 2, 2013

Jo's Little Women Club 12 - January, 2013

Howdy, Friends ~

Jo Club has returned for it's 4th year at
The Quilted Crow  Boxborough, MA 
to a delightful, vibrant group of quilters.

The following are photos of members and their 
 "Eggs and Bacon" quilts from Club 11:   

Penny Spellman 
Colleen Triola 
Pauline Wylie 

Yvette Dupuis 
Bonnie Broders finished her name badge

 Janice Boutotte, "Just Rosie" - Club 11 
 Pauline Wylie, "Scrappiness"  - Club 11 
Susan Therriault, "Love Apple" - Jo's new book, For All Seasons 
Mary Lou Sanborn, "Warm Wishes," - Jo's book, Vintage Journey 
The first quilt for Club 12 is "Abbygayle's Scraps" 
Janice Boutotte, evening club presenter 
Jeanne Lex, moderator, afternoon club presenter 

Yvette DuPuis delighted us with her beautiful king-size, Rapid- Fire Hunters Star 
We're all looking forward to our next meeting, February 28.  
Openings are still available, if you wish to join us.  
 ***Online members welcome too***
Logon to to reserve your membership.
And sew on...
Jeanne Lex

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Jo's Little Women Club - August 2011 Meeting

Believe it or not,  Club 10 is almost complete and we'll soon be on our "Jo Interim."    In the meantime, here are photos from our August meeting...

Sue spent her 32nd Wedding Anniversary with us - her DH, Rick, surprised her with a beautiful bouquet of 'batik" roses.

Redware and Harvest

Susan Therriault

Maureen Mullen 
Yvette DuPuis 
Colleen Triola 
 Nancy Milligan seeks approval for her setting triangle and border fabrics.

Deb Brunstrom reveals her work in progress (to be continued ! ).
Pauline Wylie's Courthouse Steps.

Pauline Wylie's "Little Tulips" 25-patch blocks made with all Jo cottons and wool applique flowers. 
This pattern was found in the Summer 2011 issue of "Primitive Quilt" magazine and is by 
Lisa Bonjean/Primitive Gatherings.

Prairie Patches
 from Jo's classes at Maine Quilts
Jeanne Lex and Pauline Wylie show their (in progress) Prairie Patches.
Maureen Mullen wows the crowd with her completed Prairie Patches quilt top.

And Sew On...
~ Jeanne