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February 1, 2018 – Quick Half Square Triangles

Pam, our Half Square Triangle Queen, explained to the group several methods she has used for making half square triangles and showed examples.  Then she focused on one of her favorites of easily making eight half square triangles from 2 layer cake squares (or other size squares).  Less than an hour later, the room was […]

January 18, 2018 – Cuddle Care Round Robin

Debbie and the Cuddle Care Committee did a fabulous job preparing for this day!  Donated fabrics, pre-cut in 4 1/2″ strips, were grouped by colors to be made into nine patches to be sewn with pre-cut white 12-inch squares to make quilt tops for the babies and children at Norton’s Hospital.  Members came ready to […]

January 4, 2018 – Marie Webster

Thanks to Angela and Marilou for the outstanding slide presentation on Marie Webster, an American quilt designer and historian, and author of the first book entirely devoted to American quilts, “Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them”.  Marie Webster gained national attention when her quilts were featured in The Ladies’ Home Journal in 1911. […]

December 7, 2017 – Christmas Party

The last meeting for the year began with delicious food provided by LNT members, in a festive room decorated by Angelique and her committee, and with walls covered with Rudolph Christmas Tree quilts made by members for the children at Norton’s Hospital.  Some of the quilts can be seen in the pictures below – kind […]

November 11, 2017 – Girl Scouts and Yo-yo’s

LNT members were privileged to again be participants in the annual Girl Scouts Festival of Arts yesterday.  We taught a wonderful group of Cadet Scouts, and their leaders, to make the old-fashioned yo-yo’s, which were transformed into pins.  We always enjoy this event, and you can tell by the smiles that they did, too! The […]

November 2, 2017 – Origami Dresden Plate

Tonight Susan taught us how to make the flower center for a dresden plate by making a folded (origami) flower out of fabric.  Some of us were a bit more challenged than others, but with Susan’s patient assistance, we ended up with lovely flowers to use as centers of our dresden plates. The next step […]

October 19, 2017 – Thread Painting

Just seeing the many awesome pieces of art Barbara Rogers has created made this a memorable  meeting, even before we tried thread painting ourselves. Click on the link below to watch Barbara thread painting. Barbara Thread Painting       Barbara keeps on hand pictures of subjects and colors, such as this grasshopper, for inspiration. A […]

October 5, 2017 – Stencil Discharge Dye; Meeting

Susan showed how to create some beautiful fabrics using a bleaching agent and a stencil to remove the dye on pre-dyed fabric.  The bleached patterns can then be enhanced with colored pencils, water colors, paint, or markers.  Thanks, Susan, for enlightening us with this bleaching process!      Libby, our newest member, won the strip […]

September 24, 2017 – Children’s Quilt Show

The first ever Children’s Quilt Show was a new opportunity for LNT to fulfill their purpose as stated in our by-laws:  “The purpose of LNT shall be to promote the art of quilt making through an active program of education and study, and to preserve our quilting heritage and traditions.”  Young people, 17 years old […]