Here are the first couple done:
And Joyce's mug is a beauty! I had some fabric on hand that I wanted to use, but not cut up into smaller pieces. I also learned to couch a decorative braid at Quilt Canada 2010 and tried that technique here. I wrote out Joyce's name with a disappearing marker and slowly zigzagged my way through her name. In hindsight, I should have quilted the piece first and then couched the name, so the quilting lines don't run through the name.
I do hope these wonderful ladies love their mug rugs and I'll show you the rest as I get them finished!