Tuesday, November 26, 2013

September Workshop

"Military Strippers"

Wow what a great day we had stripping!!! 

If you were not there you really missed out on a lot of fun.

Good times, good food, good friends 

and stripping for the Veterans

all in one day.


Red White Blue


Some of the strippers doing their thing.


Hard at work, well some of us.


More strippers

Some work faster than others and then some hide!

Monday, November 25, 2013

September Meeting

September 2013 Meeting

Sew and Tell

Vicki (right) showing one of the raffle quilts for the Craft Fair
        The ants go marching one by one....  Portia beside the BIG ants picnic quilt.  Delilah and the smoking trains.  Along with the part of a big group of sew and tell

Military Quilts

Looks like the "Military Strippers" workshop turned out some beautiful quilts for our Veterans.
We are in need of only 9 more quilts and those are on the machines.

Instruction for the evening

Susan showing the "Lil' Twister".  Looks like double work but really neat!

Watch for the upcoming workshop.

Genesis House 

Mary holding the books we made and more quilts for the Genesis House
The October workshop was set-up for making pillowcases for Genesis House. This month they received a quilt, 2 books and some other items. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Craft Fair was a huge success.

Wow!! The Craft Fair

is behind us and if I do say so myself it was a great success. Thanks to all who helped put this great event together. Two lucky ticket buyers won a beautiful quilt each. Photos will soon be on the blog --- but before then I would like to catch up on what has been happening of late and get those pictures up.
So here we go.

Our August Meeting

  • The Color Challenge was RED 


We had lots of ladies meet the challenge.

  • Sew and Tell

A collage of blocks

Irene showing her Mother's quilts.

Heather proudly showing quilt made by her daughter.

  • Monthly Program

    Fabric Folded Flowers was an interesting and unique technique of combining origami and quilting. Thank you June!

June giving the Program.

  • Military Quilts

     All the Military Quilts will be finished by the end of September for delivery on Veterans Day.

Kathi showing her Military Quilt.

  • Charity Quilts 

    Donating quilts to the Genesis House: 2013 tally is 12 quilts, 50 pillowcases, 6 potholders, 20 baby bibs, 18 washcloths/towels and miscellaneous other items.

  • Extras

    Irene's Thank You, Birthdays and raffle winners.

Irene showing her Thank You letter and gift.

Daniel, Suzi, Alex & Heather
celebrated birthdays this month.

Lina, Viola and Bonnie showing the door prizes was the end of
the August meeting.

To the readers of the Gone To Pieces Quilt Guild blog, I apologize! Heather showed me how to access the site, write the blog, put in photos, even schedule for later publication. But even with my notes in front of me I have been unable to do any of the above except write. Even the scheduling did not work out.  So while I am in this learning curve please bare with me.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Coming soon to a location near here
Where?------St. Robert Community Center
When?----------November 9,2013
Vendors----over 30
from quilts to Christmas decor
hand made items from yard signs to baskets
something for everyone
Food and drinks -- available
Two quilts to be raffled off
Charity quilts on display
Come and enjoy yourself!!!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sew & Tell - July

We didn't have very many Sew & Tell items in July.  I wonder why.  Busy summer?  Too hot to quilt?  Better things to do?  What could be better than this?????

Sew & Tell - July
Top - May, Kim & Kathy's locker hooking projects - Virginia's "Bowties"
Center - Heather's "Remember Me" - Virginia's "Colorfall"
Bottom - Mary's oven door hanging towels & workshop pressing pads

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sew & Tell - June

A couple of picture collages of our June GtPQG Meeting Sew & Tell...

Top:  Mary's framed yo-yo flag - Lois's "Drunkard's Path" - Layla's lap quilt - Virginia's watermelon apron & Prairie Women's Sewing Circle signature quilt
Bottom:  Susan's Twister Penguin & Heart - Portia's pancake baby quilt & stuffed patch dog - May's "Mini Stars" table runner

Top:  Virginia's summer porch throw - Ruth's giraffe baby quilt - Portia's "Irish Chain" baby quilt - Susan's Cut & Fold table runner - Delilah's "Cheaper by the Dozen"
Bottom:  Alex's "Squares" - Victoria's "Chinese Checkers" - Mary's memorial block quilt, "easy Pineapple" & "Thomas" baby quilt

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Yard Sale!

In the hour prior to the June guild meeting and all through the break, we had a bunch of ladies set up a "Quilter's Yard Sale!"  All items had to be good quality, new or gently used quilty items and man, oh, man, did we have a field day shopping!

Quilter's Yard Sale - June 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sew & Tell - May

How about some Sew and Tell?  Here are some of the fabulous projects that were displayed at May's GTPQG meeting!

Top:  June's Quilt Sampler - Heather, Ina & Debbie's "Dazzling Scraps" - Vicki & Viola's "Dazzling Scraps"
Bottom:  June & Kathi's "Dazzling Scraps" - Debbie & Vicki's "Dazzling Scraps" - Debbie's "Dazzling Scraps"
("Dazzling Scraps" was this year's Sew Day group project)

Top:  June's Cut & Fold Sampler - Christine's Cut & Fold blocks - Portia's Cut & Fold blocks
Bottom:  Jean's son's wedding quilt - Betty's "Wiggles & Giggles" - Betty's "Two's Company"

Top:  Dana's "Color Weave" - Dana's "Stained Glass" - Dana's "Bug Jars"
Bottom:  Betty's "54, 40 or Fight" - Heather's "XOXO" - Heather's "XOXO" back w/signature blocks

Top:  Lois' bed runner (back) - Lois' bed runner - June's quilt block sampler
Bottom:  Mary's framed bear paw - Viola's "Big Boy Bed" - Linda's KS State t-shirt quilt

Friday, October 4, 2013

Birthdays & Raffle Winners

We've celebrated lots of summertime birthdays...

And the celebrations didn't stop because we've had lots of raffle prizes to be won...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Raffle Quilt

We're making a raffle quilt with a Christmas theme!  The quilt will be raffled off on November 9th at the Craft Show sponsored by GTPQG right here at the St. Robert Community Center!

Here's a sneak peak of some of the blocks that will be included in the quilt:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

September Workshop

The ladies of the guide got together for a Military Strippers day in Sept. We did a lot of stripping (2 1/2" strips), chatting, and eating.

Strippers at work
It may say by Heather but it is me --- Bonnie. My first blog!

Mystery Quilt Progress

Well we began the month of May with this new clue block...

And by the month of June we had tops put together...

And by July we were beginning to see some real results of beautifully pieced and quilted quilts...

This mystery was revealed as Bonnie Hunter's "Christmas Lights" quilt pattern!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Color Challenges

 Lots of ladies are coming through to participate in the color challenge each month!  The colors for May, June and July were blue, yellow and teal/turquoise/aqua!

Monday, September 30, 2013


June taught a really cool workshop in May about Fabric Cut & Fold.  The technique results in some really beautiful wreath-like blocks.

Fabric Cut & Fold Workshop
In June, we had a guest teacher who taught a class on Scrappy 9-Patch Miniatures.  The ladies had a ton of fun and showed their finished projects at the next guild meeting during Sew & Tell!

9-Patch Miniatures
Delilah also taught a great workshop in July.  We had one of the largest turn-outs on record for this Locker Hooking class!

Locker Hooking

Sunday, September 29, 2013

New Challenge

Have we told you about our new challenge this year?  We've got a few going on...

1.  Challenge Quilt 2013 - "Bling It On!"  All entries must be wallhangings that use the given fabric and contain at least 2 other forms of "bling."  Due in November.

2.  Color Challenge - Each month a color is published in the newsletter and members are challenged to make an item using that color.  Easy!

...and the new challenge...

3.  "Use It Up!" Challenge - Use up those scraps to make a project featuring the announced element.  So far we've used 4-patches, pinwheels, 9-patches, and flying geese!

"Use It Up!" Challenge