Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2018 Spring Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter

Hey Quilters!
Are you ready for a great quilt show via the web....
to be more precise, my blog???

Grab a snack and beverage while you view the wonderful works of art created by the
quilters of Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter!

Our 2018 Spring project was the "Improved Nine Patch" or "Glorified Nine Patch."
We used a very loose interpretation of this, as the centers could be nine patches,
half-square triangles, or solid pieces of fabric.  What we focused upon were the arcs
that make the quilts look like circles upon circles.

Our Make-A-Long Project was Fidget Quilts for Dolan Memory Care Homes.

I will add commentary where needed, but, most of all, I would love for you to view
these amazing quilter's work.  I can't express how proud I am of each and every one of them!

hosted our final reveal in the 
grand ball room.
We had a lovely assortment of cookies, fruit, and 

We spread all of the Fidget Quilts out
so everyone could view them at
their own pace before we began.
43 Fidget Quilts were donated in all.


Quite a crowd began to gather.......


  One of our quilters, Pam. made the coolest
quilting themed buttons
for everyone.
(I will share the ones I got in a future post.)
 Thanks Pam!

 And then, it was time to begin......

 Of course I have to thank these two quilters
who help me with Scrap Club so much!
Thanks so much Linda and Dar!

 And my friend Ree always helps me in a pinch!
Thanks Ree!

 We played games throughout our reveal.

First we did the drawings for the Fidget Quilt donations.
For every Fidget Quilt made and donated,
that quilter's name was entered into a prize drawing.

 The first winner from the Fidget
Quilts drawings was Karla who received this wonderful
quilty basket courtesy of Roxann.
Roxann is in the middle, and a very happy Karla on the right.
Congrats Karla!

 The second winner for the Fidget Quilts drawings was
Amie who won a cooking themed basket courtesy of 
Linda on the right.
Linda also organized our Fidget Quilt donations.
Thanks Linda!
I would like to point out that Amie made and donated
MANY MANY MANY Fidget Quilts!
Congrats Amie!

 The above and below photos are of us playing
"Let's Make a Deal!"
See the quilters holding their purses, pulling
various items out?

And finally it was time to see our
final reveals from our
Improved Nine Patch Projects.
We had 2 categories, finished quilt top, and
finished quilt (meaning quilted bound and labeled.)
The size requirement was 40" x 60" for both categories.
If you brought your project to show and it met the requirements
for one of the categories, your name was placed in the
drawing for the grand prize of that category.
Please realize in the following photos,some of the participant's projects
did not qualify for the prize drawings.

First are the completed quilt tops.

 This is my creation.
I used my dearly departed cousin's clothing to make a memory
quilt for my aunt and uncle.
Kim, my cousin I lost, and I were very close.
This was hard to make on many levels, but, I am pleased with
the end result, and I can't wait to gift it to my
aunt and uncle.

  My friend, Mike, helped hold the quilts.


And then came the completed quilts.
These quilters really worked hard to 
get their projects quilted, bound, and labeled.

 This is the back of the next quilt.
We all ooooohed and ahhhhhhed over this backing!

Aren't these quilt tops and completed quilts wonderful?
Almost as wonderful as the quilters who made them!
At the end of the evening we drew for the prizes
for each category and the winners were..........

 The winner of a $100 gift certificate to
 for the completed quilt top category was
Many congrats Vicki!!!

 The winner of a $150 gift certificate to 
 for the completed quilt category was
Congratulations to you Chris!

 And congratulations to all of the participants
for the 2018 Spring Session of
Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter.

If you are interested in joining us for the
2018 Summer Session, please contact me here on the blog.
Our project for this summer is 
the "Lonestar Quilt!"

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter