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Friday, March 3, 2017

March 2017 Meeting

Our March meeting was filled with preparations for the quilt show in April.  Mary T. is doing alot of our set-up and PR work.  Thank you so much, Mary.  Your work is crucial to the success of our show.

The show and tell began with Dee showing her group row project from a few years back.  It was a great example of the diversity plus unity capable even when several hands are working on it.  Dee continued to explain how the program works and put together 2 groups of 6 members each, to take part in the program this year.

If others want to join in.......... that is still possible.  Just let Dee or I know and we can revise the list and create a new group and make the groups smaller.  It is not too late to join in! 

 There is no rule that it must be five -12 inch blocks;  the only rule is your row must measure 12-1/2 inches high  by  60-1/2 inches long.  You can create in that row  any combination to accomplish this size.  One member said she didn't want her quilt 60 inches wide, so she will leave instructions for a 48-1/2 inch unfinished measurement.

You will make your first row and bring to club meeting in a paper sack at the next meeting.  If you can't attend the next meeting,  just get your row to another member to bring to the meeting, for swapping.   You will set the tone of your quilt from your first row created, it may project a theme or color style that you are striving for.   Once it has swapped with all the participants in your group, it comes back to you,  to assemble any way you want....add sashing or borders ........  or not.
At the end of the program, the quilts will all be different.

and so,  here is Dee's from the last project;

and here is Jean's; notice how there were assorted blocks in her rows; it doesn't have to be all the same block;  use your imagination and have fun!

If you participated in this project the last time, please email a photo to me.  I'd love to add it here, just to show the diversity they accomplished.

Lesa gave us a great presentation on making hexagon patches into an easy wine glass coaster.  She emailed 2 files to the club sharing directions for her presentations.

Here is a close-up of the coaster ....................

She also demonstrated a quilt-as-you-go method for making a hexagon table mat;  so neat and sewn totally by machine.

Thank you, Lesa, for a very inspiring program.

This beautiful quilt was made by Joyce D.  for her daughter.

Kat S (me) showed off her finished Storm at Sea quilt, started on New Year's weekend and now all finished.  Not bad, as I worked on other things too.

Charity Quilts

This quilt top was rescued by Jean.  She turned it into a finished quilt to donate to our missions.

Joyce's donation quilts this month

Our club has a very busy March and April.  I wish us all to have some great quilting time.  Don't forget,  the overnight retreat is this month..  March 24 -25th.   A great time for sewing solitude and chocolate.