Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stage Skirts

Well, last month, we were busy with SOL (Soldiers of Light) Dinner Theater. Dinner Theater is their only fundraiser that they do every other year.

The students sing and dance and put on a show. The parents cook, donate things for the silent auction, bake things, make decorations, costumes, etc. The theme this year was "Seasons of Love". Therefore, the decorations were in Spring colors with butterflies and flowers everywhere.

This is one of the stage skirts I made. There were 3 of us moms sewing them. We made them in sections. One of the moms came up with the design, and the other mom and I followed her lead. I was able to find out the best way to attach them to the stage with the help of The Friendly Sewing group on Delphi Forums. Thank you to all who gave me input on this. : )

I've attached pictures of the set up of the gym...all of the parents hard work.

This first picture of of the stage without the stage skirts. The one following that is with the stage skirts on part of the stage. By the way, the choir director loves the skirts and says he will use them over and over.

The next picture is of the bake sale set up in the gym.

The picture after that is of the silent auction tables.
Then there is a picture of the scaffolding where the videographer would be, along with some other decorations.
The tables where the dinner guests would be eating and enjoying the show, along with the bleachers where show only guests would be seated.
Some butterflies on a fence to separate the dinner portion of the room from the sales portion where the bake sale, silent auction and refreshments would be sold.

More fencing with butterflies and flowers.

An archway with a walkway lined with flowers led the way to the dinner area from the entrance to the gym. The arch also had lights!

Iron rails to section off the walkway into the gym and act as a separation for the selling area. The butterflies were made by the parents, painted and decorated by the students. The students later got to take home their butterfly as a souvenir of the event.

 Sorry for such a long post. I wanted to keep all of these pictures together.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Birthday Gifts and more quilts

My DD came home from college last month and brought these wonderful mixes and crackers for my birthday. Of course, since I am posting about it so late, everything is gone.

I made the french bread first and it was yummy!

The next thing I made was the Bob's bread, not my favorite, but it was okay.

The crackers were delicious! Those disappeared with the help of DH and DD.

The last thing to go was the Pamela's mix. I used it to make a coffee cake for Father's Day. It turned out great.

I would buy all of these for myself except the Bob's gf bread. Thank you DD for the yummy treats!

Here are more quilts. This is the last of them from the quilt show...enjoy the eye candy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Spring Concert and More Quilts

In May, my dd's select choir, called Soldiers of Light, had their Spring Choral Concert. They performed with the Middle School and Elementary School choirs. During the performance they gave a preview of their Dinner Theater Show, which I will post about later. Since the performance was right before Mother's Day, each student presented their mother's with a rose. This is a picture of the rose I received from my dd.

Next, we have more quilts. The first one is a bird of paradise. It was really pretty.

This one is of my mother's quilt teacher or kumu. There is a little photo of her next to the quilt. I don't know if you can see it.

This one if of tea pots, I think.

This one is of pizza.

These are several quilts. I was trying to take a picture of the green one because it was a OBW (One Block Wonder) that looked like a lei.

I will post more quilt pictures. I think those will be the last of them.

Monday, June 21, 2010

More Quilts

We had a very nice Father's Day celebration today. We went to church, then had lunch at my parent's house. It was nice because my brother and his wife are here to visit.

Oh, I forgot to take a picture of the coffee cake I made using the Pamela's White Cake Mix my dd bought me for my birthday. It turned out very good. I will definitely buy that mix if I need to make a white cake.

Here are more pictures of quilts. The first one is of Princess Ka'iulani. It is in 3D.

The next one was beautifully quilted.

The third one was a reversible quilt as you go quilt.

As for the fourth quilt, I thought it looked like it was woven.

The last quilt was done with sashiko quilting.

More quilt pictures will be posted later. May was a very busy month.

Friday, June 18, 2010

More Quilts

I went to a free motion machine quilting class. Almost everyone else had a special foot for this except another woman and myself. We both had to use our darning foot and it was very difficult to keep the same speed evenly throughout. I will post a pic later because I didn't finish my sample, but I do have more quilt pictures.

 The first one is a vest, the rest are quilts. I will post more later. Enjoy...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Playing Catch Up

I'm trying to catch up with my blog reading. I was 5 weeks I'm 3 weeks behind. I found out I missed the big May giveaway on Sew Mama Sew...sigh...I was super busy in May with school stuff (my school and my DD's school).

I did get some lots of sewing done in May, I'll post pictures of that later.

I'm posting pictures of quilts from the quilt show, sorry I don't know the names of the quilts, but they sure are beautiful...

I'll post more pics later...enjoy the eye candy!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Quilts by my Quilt Teacher

These are quilts my quilt teacher, Barbara Alama, made. This first one was made for the company that made the fabric to display in their booth.

The second one is called Asian Tiles and the third one is called You've Got Mail.

All three were on display at the quilt show.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Miniature Quilts

I went to the Hawaii Quilt Guild's Quilt Show last month. These are some pictures of miniature quilts that they had there. The first one is one my quilt teacher made. I don't know if you can see it,  but there are teeny tiny crystals in the center of each small square.

This one looks like it took first place. The details are so tiny!

This one looks like it took second place.

The miniatures were amazing! I'll post more pictures later.