Monday night was our first guild meeting of the year. We have programs and drop-in nights during the summer but our "official" calendar is September through June. It was great to see everyone after our summer break. It was also the presentation of the PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks). We had 14 members sign up to complete a project and 8 of our member were successful!! These are the "roasted" pigs! Prizes were given to all members who completed a project and we had three viewers' choice prizes as well.
The Butterfly quilt is by Molly Elmer. She called this her "vacation quilt". She always took this project on vacation and did a little bit every year. She finally decided to complete it. All the butterflys are hand appliqued and the quilt is hand quilted.
This is Ginette Wurst's "Paddington Bear" quilt. This is a reconstruction project. Her son got the quilt when he was a baby and "loved it to death", even took it to college. She took the bear parts from the original quilt and put together a new quilt for him using the fabrics in fashion when he was a baby!! I think she did a great job!
Mary Jane Plaza's "See Saw Margery Daw" quilt is a piece that was begun for a baby now full grown! She hand quilted the entire quilt. The quilting is phenomenal!! This picture doesn't do it justice! She was won one of the viewers' choice awards.
The quilt next to "See Saw" was made by Debi Bertenshaw. She is a hand quilter as well. This is a super lap size. Her fabric choices were awesome!! She also won a Viewers' Choice award.
Well blogger is only letting me put these four photos on my blog. So, I will post the others a little later. But didn't these ladies do a great job??!! I love the stories behind how each project became a PIG.