Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Anniverary Calico Cutters

This week was the 25th anniversary of my quilt guild, Calico Cutters.  We had a celebration during our annual auction.  Our auction is our biggest fundraiser, which is a necessity to help pay for our monthly speakers. 

Here are a bunch of our past presidents who are still members. Thank goodness for volunteers.

Our favorite auctioneer, Christine Kamon did a fabulous job, infusing humor with her money raising skills.

And a bunch of silent auction items.

To help celebrate our 25th, we had a postcard challenge/swap. 

 We had 36 participants and the postcards were all so creative.

This one with the birds is mine.  The threads in the background are couched. 
 It's my new favorite technique.

 The sunflower postcard belongs to Kelly Meanix of 
It looks a little familiar.

 Linda McCormick's awesome first postcard.

I didn't make a note of who made the waterlily, but it's wonderful.

 Great flowers by Christine.

And one more flower by Terry Kramzar.

I wish I could share them all.
Since it was a swap, each postcard was put in a paper lunch bag and everyone  who brought a postcard, got to o home with one.

Kudos to everyone, especially our members who broke out of their comfort zone.

So what happened to Wednesday's  Wanderings this week?  I am hanging my head in shame.  In a few days I am leaving for the Spring wholesale quilt market.  This year it is in Kansas City.  The good news is that I have several opportunities to promote my book.  On Thursday, I am doing a Schoolhouse.  This is a 1/2 hr presentation in front of about 100 shop owners.  For my presentation, I decided to show the unique way I construct my pieces, in addition to the projects in the book.  I chose one of my favorite photos:

From L to R: My BIL, my husband and my FIL, fishing at our lake house in the Poconos.

and created an embellished beauty in 8 steps.  They call these step outs.  It's like when you watch a cooking show.  They put an unbaked casserole in the oven and pull out a finished one.  This is the finished piece.

It would make a great Father's Day present.  Hmmmmm.


  1. Fantastic postcards! Nice fishermen piece.

  2. The postcards are wonderful. BTW, I learned to couch from you and love to do it too!

  3. Wow that would be a great Father's Day present.....and it is done!

  4. Love those post cards. what a talented group of quilters.
    I am here from Beaquilter. Your book looks fascinating. Love the cover.

  5. Cartões lindos,parabéns.Trago um abraço de Beaquilter para você e me tornei sua seguidora,abraços.


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