Friday, August 12, 2011

We are "Ironing Women!!" with pride!!

Do you know what an "Ironing Woman" is??  It's a BLAST!!  Last year our wonderfully creative program gals at the Northern Lights Quilting Guild came up with this fun program.  Now, I'm not sure if they created it, or just brought it into our lives, but I have got to tell you it's one of the funnest programs we do at the guild.  Here's the info that went to the guild members before the event (and it was an EVENT, not a meeting!):

Here's pictures of the in-process....

 look at that pile of fabric!!!
carefully trimming.....
some heavy brainstorming here.....
what a nice group ....
Esther is in charge.....look at those hands on her hips!
what are we doing again????


After about 45 minutes you are supposed to have a somewhat finished wall hanging. We stretch it longer, rushing through the business end of the meeting and back to playing creating and.......

 Here's what a few of the end results were:

lady on vacation complete with drink  (I want to go on vacation with her!)
colorful flower with fence wall hanging
almost done.....
frogs and fish....
mountain scene with river
look at the sunset on this one.....

See how much fun we had???
Last year the completed wall hangings were auctioned off at our bi-annual quilt show.  They were quite successful.  Since this is the second year for our Ironing Woman, Michelle and Judi mixed it up a little by allowing each group some time, and then they grabbed the creation off of a table and swapped it with other creations on different tables.  So we had to pick up where the other team left off!!

You can't begin to imagine how much fun this really is!!  It's a great time for everyone!  You are not allowed to pick your own team members, so it's a fabulous way to get to know other members in the guild.  Here's our Michelle and Judi, we sure do love 'em!!


Okay, a quick reminder about the half price quilting giveaway, and I'm off to do some quilts.  Got a box in the mail today from Nancy in PA. Haven't seen anything from her for a while but I'm looking forward to seeing what she has sent to me.

Have a fabulous weekend, thanks for checking on me,
hugs,
joanne

love to hear what you've got to say......

8 comments:

Terry said...

That looks like so much fun! :0)

JCnNC said...

This is chaos out of control - what a fun group. Judy C in NC

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It looks like everyone is having such a good time :-)

Barb said...

That does look like alot of fun...

luv2quilt2 said...

What a great time!

Tangos Treasures said...

Great idea!! Looks like fun was had by all!!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I'm telling you that is one fun post...isn't amazing what people can do when focused/challenged?

Smiles,
Kelly

Talin's Corner said...

Sounds like fun!