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 www.thequiltedcrow.com 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...
 
Jeanne

 

 
 



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... 
 
Jeanne 
 
 
 
  

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.  www.thequiltedcrow.com  

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...
Jeanne

  
 

 



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 www.thequiltedcrow.com 
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 www.thequiltedcrow.com 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