Thursday, December 5, 2019

December 2019

The TAGY meeting was held on December 2nd with 12 members and 2 guests present. The guests were Pam's relations from Alaska.

Members are reminded that our Christmas Party will be held at the January meeting.  "Plaid" is the theme for handmade gifts to be exchanged.  If you bring a gift, you get a gift.  If you don't wish to exchange gifts, please come to the meeting anyway and enjoy seeing the handmade items.

Also in January, our first monthly challenge of the New Year is due, titled "Bird's-eye View".  See the monthly challenges to the right of this message.

Our Yearly Challenge is "My Own Inspiration" and is listed to the right under "Links"

Send your ideas for future programs to Jeanne Knudsen.
Pam's Calendar

Show and Tell
Pam began Show and Tell with her Calendar Girls calendar from her Alaskan quilt guild. Each month showcases a member's quilt.

Karling showed grey and yellow pieces she is working on for a Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern.

Barb H
Barb H
Barbara H is finishing up her UFO's with Stitch meditation techniques. She has used the Sue Spargo books for ideas.

Marie showed a table runner she dyed and embellished, and one of her "Birds" pieces.  She announced that her Native American piece is now on display at the Cody Library.

Linda M is working on a T-Shirt quilt for her granddaughter who belongs to a clogging group.

Alice brought books to give away.

Judy showed the Wyoming State Quilt Guild newsletter with an article about Jeanne K's "Herstory" quilt in Houston.

Jan H and Carol Shepard showed a child's knitted hat with a handmade flower decoration.

Jan W told us about a Thank You to Wyoming donors from the quilters of Paradise, California.  Both our TAGY group and our Paintbrush Piecers' Quilt Guild sent sewing supplies after the devastating fires last year.
Jan also reminded members of the Christmas Party at Friends and Company this coming Saturday with food, games, and prizes.

Judy gave the program and we all made beautiful Needle Cases.
Thank you Judy for providing all the supplies needed for this project.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Oct 2019

Nineteen members were present at the October meeting.
Ginger announced we could hang the "Doors" Challenge quilts at the Bank of the West in Cody, which is under new ownership.  She has also contacted the Cody Library and the 1st Bank in Powell about showing them there at a later date.
Thank  you Ginger for taking on this responsibility.

Jeanne K and Karling listed suggested topics for next year's Challenge (up to 100 inch perimeter) and for monthly challenges (12" x 12").  It was decided to start up the monthly challenges again this year.

The 2020 Challenge theme is "My Own Inspiration" due at the August meeting so it will be ready to show at the Yellowstone Quilt Fest in September.

The Monthly 12" x 12" challenges are displayed to the right on this blog.

Show & Tell:  Lots of beautiful and inspirational items were shared by members.
Jan W
Jan W

Jan W showed two beautiful bed quilts made from kits she acquired in Alaska.

Jan H showed examples of organic dyeing from grapes and yellow rabbitbrush.
Jan H -dyeing

Karling made a "color-study" quilt.

 Lindsay showed pieces she dyed in Marie's class.

 Marie brought an indigo-dyed piece and some birds and cats projects that she has made with stamping.
Marie - cats

Marie -birds


And Marybeth brought her hand-embroidery example.

Jeanette showed a seasonal pumpkin piece and a table-runner with flowers that she dyed in Marie's class.  She also re-purposed her "Under-the-Sea" challenge piece and dyed it and painted flowers with a batik method.



Marie Shirley-Jones provided today's program and showed us how to make stamps and stamping your designs on fabric.  She provided the medium and paints plus all the necessary supplies for this project.  Thank you Marie!

Refer to Marie's pics above of the cats and birds for examples of stamping with dyes.