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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 2016 Meeting

Club members have been SO BUSY  getting our Bicentennial Quilt ready for display.  Indiana is celebrating 200 years.  This quilt represents all the townships in Huntington County.  Members chose artifacts and  symbols from the history of each township and created a commemorative block.
Some members put the quilt together and our Suzanne Bryant  quilted it on her long arm.

When we started this project, I had no idea what to expect.  I am humbled by how awesome it is.  Everyone stepped up to the plate with their talents and truly made it a piece to be proud of.  As soon as some final details are ironed out, it will start traveling around the county for display during this bicentennial year.

Jean S, is presenting Jen M, our outgoing president , with her gift basket filled with patriotic fat quarters, a pattern  and a gift card to a local quilt shop.  Thank you, Jen, for serving us for the past 2 years.  May your bobbin always be full.

Here is a fresh pile of children's comfort quilts made by our Joyce D.  Bless her heart,  she keeps us inspired, for sure!

a view from another angle

and here's one that Kat S (me)  did .................. I cut supersize blocks and made fast and fun work of this child quilt.   I also cut up a kit of the same, for someone to take home and bring back finished next month, to receive a free yard of fabric.

and if you would like a pattern sheet for this quilt, you can download it  from my blog   HERE   .

Jean is showing off another quilt made with the binding tool.  This one is huge and has 4 stars.  Jean will be having a workshop in August for the braided star using the binding tool.  Can't wait, it looks like so much fun.  You can see more projects she made with this tool   HERE .  Scroll to the end of the post.

Kathy B.'s  "Hugs and Kisses"  quilt

Margaret showed off her rail fence quilt

and a gorgeous quilt made from fabrics she collected while living in Hawaii.  What a spectacular finish!

Jean S made this traditional irish chain baby quilt for friends that her hubby went to school with.

This gorgeous  quilt was made by  ?????

That's it for this month.  See you all in August.