Monday, March 28, 2011

Muscat Quilt Guild March 2011


We had a very busy Show and Tell part of the meeting this month!  It was exciting as this is always my favorite part!  Let's get on with it!

Before I start, a special shout out to my reader LOIS for the kind words on my last post!  Thank you!

Here is Basima and Ibtisam.  Basima served with me one or two years on the board a while ago and so did Ibtisam.  Ibtisam is serving still.
They are displaying some pieces taught by Jenni Reyment when she was in Dubai.  The thing I learned here was that Jenni did not teach the same techniques that she taught us here in Muscat a few years ago!  Smart cookie!

This is not actually part of the Show and Tell but Ibtisam was demonstrating to all of us how to make the very popular DISAPPEARING NINE PATCH.  Thank you Ibtisam!

These ladies are four of the six current board members.  We have Ibtisam, Fran, Sylvie and Anisa.  Fran and Sylvie will be leaving us soon.

Here we have Pat, Sylvie, Kathy and Sue showing off three bags made by them a while ago and privately.  What they are up there for though is to show these little flowers made of fabric that Fran taught us last month.  No, I did not make one, darn it!

Randa made two really sweet and useful needle holders!  She put pockets in them!  This is one lucky gal as she has the only known about to me AccuQuilt Go here in Oman!!  She so nicely invited me to go to her house and play on it!  Randa, I will give you a call this week to set up for next week, k?

I'm thinkin' she used her new toy to cut out these stars?  Isn't it sweet?

I'm so proud of Jo!  There she is on the left.  This is a Lynne Edwards' Advanced Sampler project we have done either in a class or on our own or with smaller groups.  This is just stunning!

You can see Jo better in this picture!

Here Rose is holding a charity quilt she made for the Children's Oncology ward here in Muscat.  I have two I signed up for that I need to get busy on.  I got one for me and one I will be using to teach (finally!) my Amal how to quilt!

If memory serves, this is the back of Rose's quilt.

Here is another baby quilt by Rose.

These little houses are so cute, aren't they!

There was a lot of hoop-la when Fatima came up.  She is such a doll and the ONLY woman I know shorter than my Momma!  Just a smidge!  I was lucky enough to find this fabric like three weeks ago?  I bought it in blue, green and white.  She made the bag.

The other side of Fatima's bag.

Here is another charity baby quilt made.

Maggie made this lovely quilt.

I just love this purple Rail Fence made by Maggie.

A little Christmas wall hanging.

A bunch of us took a class with Lynne Edwards on Reversible Quilting.  It is not her technique but she taught us.  This turned out so lovely!

She is folding this so we can see both sides.

Another baby quilt.  It is so much fun.  A group of gals get together and cut out the fabrics that have been donated.  We then make packets up and offer them to the guild members with the commitment that we have to donate the batting and backing and quilting and put it all together.  

This is Sylvie holding up Awatif's wall hanging.  Nice.

Here is Awatif holding it.

She is a busy lady!  She took this pattern off the net and made it up.  It looks a lot like Jenni Reyment's technique but I am not sure.

She made this lovely fruity table runner.

She also made two side table quilts.

This is  Zubaida showing off her Reversible Table Cloth that she learned in a class taught by Anette.  I think it turned out really nice!  There is no batting so it is really light.

Here is the other side.

And someone had her fold it for picture purposes!

Mariam made this little quilt for her new Granddaughter!

Pat made this colorful quilt.

Sandie made this lovely quilt using a tablecloth she got in Saudi Arabia.  I have the same tablecloth.  From Saudi Arabia!

She also made a pillow.

Another baby quilt from Maggie.

She is a busy lady!

Awatif made this wall hanging.  The colors are very nice!  It is a little blurry but the technique is like origami.

Wow.  What a lot of work we are doing here in Muscat!  I better get on the ball because we only have two more meetings for the season and I wanna show something!

Thanks for stopping by.


nima said... many quilts this time... i really missed it...Alia thank you so much for sharing the pictures...

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

beautiful work and those baby quilts will be very much appreciated I am sure.

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

I missed both of you at the meeting! There was a lot of work done!

Nima: My pleasure!

Isra: Yes, we have been making baby quilts for a long time and at first sent them out of the country to Wales and then to St. Louis where my sister was a patient for many years (polio).

Now, the current board thinks they should be for the local kids. It is a lot of fun and a great use of fabrics that are not so popular! Or just to destash ones' stash!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the bloggy love (blush)

Golly, when you all have show and tell, you really do it! I love it! So many wonderful ideas. So many beautiful pieces....WOW!

I have a lady who is mentoring me right now and she showed me a pattern like the "pintuck" blocks (sorry, forgot their proper name) shown in the first photo. It looks like it would be fun to do.

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Lois: It sounds like fun! I have been meaning to work on my Jenny Reyment piece as I have not finished and am so confused! I'll have to ask the gals for help! I hope you like it. It is very intelligent!

XUE said...

Wow! So many fabulous quilts to admire here! Happy Wednesday!

Roos said...

What a beautiful quilts you showed on your blog, thnks.