Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dixie Diva October Night Meeting

We enjoyed another Dixie Diva night meeting, with lots of Show and Tell.
This month we met at Verny's house.
Margaret is already thinking Christmas. she made this wall hanging as a present.
Fun pattern where the tree ends are tucked.

She also made several Halloween wall hangings that will be used for gifts.

Jan K. just made a new bag that I thought was so unique. This really is different than any bag I've seen around.

Jan just had back surgery a few weeks ago (for the umteenth time) and we were just thrilled that she could even join us, let alone bring something new to show.
That Jan. Not much can keep her down.

The sides of the purse are held together with velcro. Inside and outside there were a lot of pockets. I love the blue batik she used to make the bag.

Jan also brought the greatest notion to show us. This is called the Edge Perfect Blade and she found it through Nancy's Notions.

This blade will fit any 45mm rotary cutter.
As you run it down the edge of a piece of fabric it will make evenly spaced holes. These holes can then be used for the button hole stitch or as a guide for crochet edgings. I'm sure there are many other uses, these are the ones Jan suggested.

Here is the information from the back of the package.
Bev was binding Wickedly Easy Quilts/ pattern by Annie Unrein

Everyone seems to be getting ready for Halloween.

Bev continues to work with her Paula Nadelstern fabrics. She put some of her squares into a table runner.

On this one she is toying with the green fabric as a background and wanted to know the groups opinion.
Verny works for Bernina and has been teaching a class on how to make a crazy quilt using the embroidery machine.

Verny loves Halloween. Every inch of her house was decorated with some fun Halloween item.
This is her Spicy Spiral Table Runner made with Halloween fabric.

The fabric with the eyes glows in the dark. We even turned out the lights to oooh and ahhh.

When I say Verny loves Halloween, I'm not just a kiddin'. She even puts a Halloween tree in her living room.

This greeted me at the front door. I thought the trick or treaters had already arrived.

And she had beautiful Halloween quilts around the house.

Thanks Verny for hosting another Diva meeting!


Janet said...

Wow, lots of goodies to look at. A friend of mine has that very bag and it's amazing just how much it holds.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh gosh, what a fun time and all the projects, wonderful, I love the spicy table runner. Do you know if it is a pattern we can buy?

Carol said...

What a fun evening...great Show and Tell as always. What a talented, wonderful group. That blade is amazing.

Material Mary said...

Looks like you had a great time at the meeting. Holiday quilts are so fun to make and they really get you in the holiday spirit.

Carin said...

What great projects!

Micki said...

I love Halloween projects! You really got me into the mood to make them.

Nat Palaskas said...

I love your Dixie Diva meeting and look forward to see the show and tell. Great Halloween quilts - Hugs Natima

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Great show & tell! Is it possible that you could find out the name of the tree pattern and the duffle bag pattern? These would make great gifts!

Nanette Merrill said...

Divas rule. Love it all but I'm particular to Margaret's tree. Love that.