The Applique Society's Quilt Group

Our group is a member of The Applique Society. (AKA TAS)

We are "Haven't Missed A Stitch" quilt group that meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at Quilter's Junction, 404 S Tower, Ste 5, Centralia, WA. We meet from 10:30 am to "whenever" up to 5 pm.

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend. Visitors can come often - but expected to join The Applique Society within 3-4 visits.

Membership is around 20, with 6-7 regular attendance.

See what our members are up to - check out the member pages.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

Today was a good day for Applique! We had 6 of us showing up. We had about 6 members missing. We noticed Barb and Suzy were gone. Hope all's good.

Deanna was working on her whales.

She also told the story about the embroidery she did or her husband when she first met him. This is the eagle she made. It was on the back of his shirt. Her son's girlfriend found and it was wearing it. We all had a good laugh over this shirt. She now has it back.

Kathy was working on her heart blocks. She was almost done with the yellow one in the left side.

She also showed a quilt she just finished. It turned out awesome!

She was showing the "strap suckers" that she finished. We all agreed with her, there really should be a better name for them.

She was showing how they are reversible.

Sue K, was showing the applique Hawaiian quilt she was working on.

One of the gals was working on this pattern. Trying to decide how they were going to do it. Believe this was one of Sue K's projects.

Kathy H was working on her new pattern quilt. She was getting her blocks set up for back basting.

Cis was working on her blocks again today. These are looking awesome. 

Lynn was working on her Bountiful Baskets block. Lynn was enjoying the meeting more by chatting with everyone more than working one something. (smiling)

We all had a great time. We did change our pot luck to the first meeting in July because the annual "Shop Hop" is that week we planned on the potluck. 


Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

We're starting out the meeting information by posting photo's of Kathy W's quilt. She finished this and brought it to the meeting last time. Since no report was turned in, we're showing the quilt today.

The monkey is the front of the quilt and this is the back. Kathy made this for her grandchild. She's one of those that just finishes one for a grandchild and another one comes along!

Now for today's meeting. We had 7 members attending. We missed a few of our regulars. We went over the TAS annual meeting. We let Kathy W and JoAnn know what they missed. Questions were asked and answered. It was a really good discussion.

JoAnne worked on her Japanese style blocks.

Kathy W worked on her "hearts and flowers" block.

Kathy H showed off her fabrics for her granddaughters next quilt. She was petting the fabric the whole time! This is Kathy's style and colors. She just loves this combination!

Deanna was telling everyone a story. We all had a good laugh!

Cis was working on her "scrap" quilt blocks. This is the finished one, she had another one she was working on.

Lynn was working on her "Bountiful Baskets." She finished up 2 1/2 baskets.

All in all we had a great time. It was good to sit and enjoy each others company. JoAnn, Cis, Deanna, and Lynn stayed till at least 2 pm. Cis, Lynn, and JoAnn stayed till 2:45 pm and called it a day.


Looking forward to seeing everyone again on May 26, 2016.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 3, 2016 - The Applique Society Annual Meeting

The TAS Annual Meeting was hosted by our two groups - Haven't Missed a Stitch and Myron's Girls. Both group worked together through a committee of three members from both groups - they were Lynn Wiltzius, Shirley Taylor, Ann Busy, Sue Klapel, Cecil McLaughlin, Cil Brown, and the two who divided up their time - Ethel Mosher (in the beginning) and Bev Jordan (in the end). Each group committee member coordinated their group.

Members attending the meeting started showing up at 9:15 am. Each members was presented with a name tag and a "goodie" bag. Each "goodie" bag was filled with items that were donated from around the area, as well as a fat quarter. Both groups made gifts - Myron's Girls made thread catchers, Haven't Missed a Stitch made coasters. Those were also in the "goodie" bags. We ran out of "goodie" bag, which meant we had at least 55 members attending. We did have a few who had not registered and we were prepared for that.

The meeting started at 10:05 am with Virginia giving her run down on what was going on with TAS.

As one can see, the room was bright with windows all around.Here's Virginia welcoming everyone to the meeting.

She was explaining how TAS has changed and what we will be looking forward to.

We had a good turn out.

After the meeting we all went to 4 different demo stations. Each name tag had a color that would tell each member where they would go. Lynn started it off by sending the blue button name tags to Cathy Van Bruggen's station, etc.

Jeannie Hunt was demonstrating easy back basting.

Jeannie Austin was demonstrating wool applique.

Better picture of Jeannie showing how she does the wool applique.

Cathy Van Bruggen demonstrating her easy needle turn applique.

She brought samples and brought patterns for everyone to purchase if they wanted to. She also donated a few patterns to the meeting for gifts.

Laura Estes brought along samples to show her Ruched flowers. This was a fun demo area and we were able to give her more time at her station because she was having so much fun! She also brought ruching tools to sell.

The demonstrations were broke up in two - two were done before lunch and two were done after lunch. Each station was given 15 mins, but there was enough time and the demos ended up with 20 mins and sometimes more.

The two groups got the tables set as the demo's were going on. By the time 11:30 arrived it was time for lunch. We provided a salad with  different kinds of soups. We had a Vegetarian soup for those that are Vegetarian/Vegan. We also provided Gluten Free cupcakes for those that were gluten free. We tried to have food that everyone could eat.

As we were doing all of these things, we had drawings done for door prizes. Everyone had a door prize. It worked out great! We were able to give everyone something to remember us by!

At 1 pm we had Nancy Smith give a "story" trunk show. Quilts were brought to Nancy to show. Lynn was taking pictures, and didn't think to take a photo of her own quilt that was in the show.

In the beginning Nancy showed a couple quilts that didn't make it in the "story" because she didn't get photos. So, she told about those quilts first. (Will find out who's this is and post it later)

This was where Nancy started her story about Quiltopia's Museum. This quilt was done by HMAS group member - Cecil McLaughlin.

Here's Nancy telling her story! She's being helped by Barbara Braun and Cecil.

Here are our TAS members enjoying the show.

This was a quilt made by another HMAS group member - Cil Brown.

HMAS group member Barbara Braun's quilt.

Another Barbara Braun quilt.

This was Anita Smith (founder)'s quilt.

Another Anita Smith quilt top - which she is still working on. This quilt top has several blocks from several members, some present some past. She's still collecting blocks for this quilt top.

This was Janet Lenfant made this beautiful quilt with all the classes she took. She said that the last date on here was actually the last time she has worked on applique. We all told her she needs to get moving! Since Janet is our Treasurer and has been our Bookkeeper for years, it's understandable where her time goes.

This is the back of that quilt Janet made.

This quilt has been on the blog a few times - it's from our HMAS member Susy Carpenter.

This quilt was made by Myron's Girls - Shirley Taylor.

This quilt was done by a TAS member (will post when I find out who it's made by). This is the pattern many of us have been looking for! It's out of print!

HMAS member Sue K. made this one.

Myron's Girls - Ann Busby made this quilt. This took a long time! The daughter was 3 months old when she started it. She finished the piecing when her daughter turned 30 years old. It took another 3 years to quilt.

Cathy Van Bruggen brought her season quilts! This is the spring quilt.

This is the Fall quilt. The other two season quilts came out bad on Lynn's camera and very sorry they won't be shown here. They are well worth seeing!!

Lynn's Hawaiian quilt was also in the show, but she wasn't thinking about taking a photo for this blog, and didn't get one taken.

When the trunk show was over, The TAS members were encouraged to go to Whalen Quilt Works as that is our meeting place. They were also told about Sister's Quilt shop in Chehalis. Hopefully everyone had time to hit a few shops on the way home.

Clean up was quick and everything was done by 3 pm. The meeting had ended at 2 pm so with all the help from both groups it went fast and easy. Thank you to all those who helped. To both groups - Thank You for a Job Well Done!

April 28, 2016

Still waiting for photos and a report.

At the meeting there was a sign in for jobs that needed to be filled for the Annual Meeting on Tuesday. We talked about what would be done on Tuesday and who would be working on Monday night to get it set up and ready to go.