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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Our Local MEG Presents at the Black Swamp Quilt Guild

The Black Swamp Quilt Guild had a wonderful Machine Embroidery Presentation at our last meeting.  It was hosted by  Diane Giveins, President of our local Machine Embroidery Guild( MEG) and Nancy Lee, who has been crowned "The Queen of Machine Embroidery."

  I thought many of you would enjoy seeing all the beautiful items that were shared.  Keep in mind, it was these two ladies that taught me about the excellent quality of Floriani Machine Embroidery Products.

Three women brought their Embroidery Machines, all different brands, to demonstrate a different technique or style of ME.   Nancy Lee brought her beautiful Brother Machine, Pam Moffatt brought her Janome, and Judy Breen brought her Pfaff.  These ladies are all members of our local Machine Embroidery Guild (MEG).


This Wildflower Quilt was a guild project for our Machine Embroidery Guild.  The first to finish was Annie and you may remember I showed her quilt on THIS post.

Art Journal
 Greeting Cards....did you know how fun and easy these cards are to make?

 For those of us who may be challenged with Free Motion Quilting...there's always Machine Embroidery Quilting! 

The show also included some beautiful Machine Embroidery and Quilting by Patsy Thompson Designs.

The combination of Patsy's Free Motion Quilting and Machine Embroidery really take her designs to a new place. 

This is an example of Patsy's Hyperquilting added to her Machine Embroidery Designs.

I love the idea of using ME on pillowcases....How could this not make you smile?   I want some for every holiday : )
 The cutwork on these towels is beautiful.

These are lovely luncheon know if someone had those out, I"d never wipe my mouth or fingers on them....they are just so beautiful. 

I bet there is not a kitchen towel in these women's houses that isn't beautiful.

 These are a pair of Nancy Lee's pants.  She has embroidered on the leg and I'm telling you they are so much fun.  

Can you imagine sitting and piecing at one machine while the Embroidery Machine works next to you?  LOL....some people say they do that....but I'm still in the "In Love" phase and I sit and watch Maddy Jo do her thing.

 These designs were done on batting .  I think they would make lovely ornaments, embellishments for cards or gift toppers. 

There was so much shown I could not possibly take photos of everything.  Suffice to say the presentation was educational as well as very entertaining.  Nancy Lee had made several little gifts and during the lecture she would periodically throw one or two out into the audience.  That was fun to see.

I hope you got a few ideas of what can be done with an Embroidery Machine and enjoyed these ladies beautiful work.



  1. Absolutely beautiful projects. All of them. Inspirational. Thanks for sharing.


  2. It was indeed an thrill and honor to see this presentation, and I was lucky enough to catch one of the thrown pin cushion presents!

  3. You make me want to drag out my machine... There are lots of great ideas in those photos!

  4. Sooooo pretty, all of it, but especially Patsy's work! Probably a good thing I don't live close by, I'd be stuck up their butts trying to learn everything I could! One of my very first embroidery CD purchases was that Wildflower quilt. I never got past the first block :( but now that I see how pretty it is (again), I might be tempted to pull it back out.

    Thanks for sharing the goodness!

  5. I love those cut work towels.
    those ornament on batting are very interesting.

  6. I used to have both machines out, all the time - embroidering on one while I quilted on the other! Love these projects.

  7. I am still wondering about using it for quilting. It automatically cuts the threads and they are too short to bury what do you do?

  8. Kelly, thanks so much for the wonderful article on the guilds! Both are full of such amazing women.
    Gene, I pull the threads through to the back of the quilt top. If that bothers you, it is possible to turn the auto thread cutter off and you can do what you normally do with the threads! A very good question! ;)


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