MPS Inspirations January 2022

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This is our space to inspire and encourage each other. Use the button below to share your project with us. You will have the option to include your project on this Inspirations page, at the Show and Tell Inspirations meeting, or both. You can submit up to 5 photos of your project. Click Here to Submit Photos

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Becky Bohlinger

2020 – Hexagons. Only 20 fabrics used! One fabric was stripes of shapes – shown on back.

Nancy Watts

My daughter loves sea turtles so when I found this fabric in a small shop on the Washington coast I had to buy it. The border is sea glass which is also a favorite of hers. I decided to make a table runner. Its length is the width of the fabric. The quilting is done by off-setting wavy lines to look like water.

Linda Howarth

This is Chowdah, my nieces cat. Chowdah doesn’t have long in this world and I thought Alyson might like a remembrance of her. I used this photo to guide me on making the wall hanging that is about 18” x 18” (about). I used my light table, pens, straight sewing, free motion sewing, and my stash. It was fun to do.

Linda Howarth

This is Tommy, my niece and family’s dog. He is cute and he was fun and interesting to make. This is a wall hanging that is about 18” x 18”. I used my light table, pens, straight sewing, and free motion sewing to make it.

LInda Howarth

This is my dog Tula. My 15 year old Granddaughter couldn’t give me any ideas for xmas gifts but she did say that she really liked the Ann Shaw Rooster I made for her Dad’s family and that she would like something like it. So I got home and decided that she might enjoy a wall hanging of Tula. Again, light table, pens, straight sewing, free motion sewing, and my stash. She loved it.

Linda Howarth

This is the result of a conversation I had with a cousin in England. She mentioned the BlueBell Woods there. I had to look them up online and fell in love with them. Here is my version of a blue bell wood based on a few photos and paintings that I found. My light table, pens, sewing, fabric paints all came in handy to make this. It measures about 29” x 48”.

Christie Frey

Virtual retreat project. Cathedral window table runner. Fun to have something new to place out as I put away Christmas decor.

Janice Healy

A year’s donation to Doernbecher’s baby ward. 37.17 miles of thread gives 77 baby quilts, 25 polar fleece baby blankets, 500 burp cloths, 30 more quilt tops, 450 baby gowns, 432 receiving blankets and 32 pairs polar socks. Thanks for sharing your extra fabrics for this project.

Dawn White

Winterwood is the fourth and final table runner/wall hanging in my seasonal kaleidoscope series based on my pattern Season to Taste. It measures 18″ x 55″. I placed the label in the center of the back, intending it to be covered by a candle or plate if the runner is displayed on that side.

Kim Toffel

This is a “hexi quilt as you go” project. The pieces are constructed completely out of my fabric and batting scraps. I chose to sew the entire piece by hand, although it can be sewn by machine.

Linda Toner

Carolyn Bahrman, Kenya Williams and Linda Toner’s group project.

Carolyn Bahrman

Group project with Carolyn Bahrman, Linda Toner and Kenya Williams.

Kenya Williams

Group project with myself, Carolyn Bahrman and Linda Toner.

Jessica Cutright

I have this small door hanging from a “Jenny’s Countdown to Christmas Box” from last year. The applique was pre-fused, the background is from my stash. I tried a little free motion quilting.

Linda Gillins

Ella is my granddaughter’s friend and they have been dancing together for several years. Ella has been having a difficult time with her treatments for WBC. She and my granddaughter are 12. I would have loved to have made the quilt with my granddaughter but it wasn’t possible. I made the quilt with 2 charm packs and a couple of yards of background. My granddaughter delivered it to Ella.

Linda Gillins

My sister-in-law, Jane, introduced me to this scrappy quilt pattern at our Retreat a couple of years ago. It’s a great quilt for a stash! Teresa Koster quilted it in fun circles with wool batting. Entitled ‘4708 pieces’. Fun pattern – next time plan a different design with the patchwork.

Room 2 Challenge

Judy Liebo

Betsy Sayre is one of our guild members who just makes the world better. She loves cutting out fabric designs that look incredibly complicated. Recently, she challenged a group of us to take her cutouts and make a quilt. We could cut them, paint them…just do anything we wanted. The designs she gave me immediately reminded me of an African landscape. I added a parade of native animals. Thanks, Betsy. It was a fun challenge.

Linda Gillins

‘Betsy’s Challenge’. Challenged by Betsy S with one of her wonderful cuttings. Thought a few hundred French Knots would stabilize the cutting to the piecing. Turned out to be more like a few thousand. Hand quilted. 28×28 inches. Used Robin Long’s Mariners compass tool and inset circle.

Ruthann Marquis

The idea for my 2021 quilt for the 20 x 20 challenge came to me very slowly and organically. I took Jennifer Sampou’s words to heart: Make the fabric do the work for you! I purchased a yard of Hoffman Waves and was delighted with the spread of patterns that made up the ombre. I left it intact to showcase its beauty. A special thank you goes out to Betsy Sayre for sharing her beautiful red cutwork that made a perfect capsule for this quilt titled Free At Last!

MPS Small Group
“Tea and Stitches”
Group Project

Karen Yandell

The blocks in this quilt were made by 8 different women. This was a block exchange using a traditional block and a house block. The makers were all from the small quilt group “Tea and Stitches.”

Jean Moore-Vollmer

This quilt, ‘My Little Hood’ was made by my small quilt group and me. It measures 68” square. I free motion quilted each square individually. Every house square has a keepsake button for a doorknob and has embroidered green grass outside the house. It was a tremendous amount of fun to make and quilt!

Linda Gillins

Tea & Stitches eight members made a ‘house’ block and a traditional block to exchange. The exchange idea came from Fons & Porter (#3302) A House & A Home. My quilt is entitled ‘Quilter’s Village’. I made the block with the Quilt Shop and the Ohio Star with a little house. Quilt is 60×60 inches.

Nancy Watts

Our small sew group decided to do a challenge in 2021. Our theme was “A Village of Quilters”. We were each given two fabrics to be included in a 12”x 12” block that each of us designed. Then we made a house block and a geometric block for each member and joined the blocks as we desired. I even found some house fabric for the backing.

Rosalie Movius

‘It Takes a Village’. Small group project. Quilt front is the houses. Back is walkway with paths.

Mim Gray

Small group project.

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1 Comment

  1. Wow, what a great show! I was honored to be part of it — and delighted to be one of four lucky recipients of a set of “winter blues” fat quarters in the drawing. So sorry I was unable to attend in person but that just makes me more grateful to have the opportunity to see the show after the fact. As always, I am amazed at the talent and creativity in our guild.

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