Guild Meeting

Last Wednesday night was our regularly scheduled guild meeting. I belong to the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in Kirksville, MO. It’s about an hour from where I live, but it’s the closest guild to me, and well worth the drive. We have a LOT of fun, and we do a lot of great stuff, including our kick-butt annual quilt show. Our show in 2010 will be our 25th anniversary show, and I’m very excited about it already. I have belonged to the guild since 1996.

Kay's Oak LeafMy favorite part of the evening is Show & Tell. I just love seeing what everyone is working on. Here’s Kay with her Oak Leaf and Acorns quilt. This is an Anita Shackelford pattern from Great American Quilts, I can’t remember which one, but my best guess is Book Seven. 

My second favorite part of the evening is the program. I just came off a 2-year run as Program Chairman, and have been thrilled to turn it over to someone else (thanks, Bonnie), and she’s doing a fantastic job. We have lots of new members and new quilters in our group right now, and Bonnie has arranged a series of “Back to Basics” programs over the next couple months. Each program covers 2 or 3 basic things any quilter needs in her repertoire. Even us more experienced quilters can use the refresher, and possibly pick up on a tip we might not have heard before. 

This month we had Pat demonstrate the basics of rotary cutting . . .


. . . and Kay talked about the importance of accurate 1/4″ seams. 

Guild Meeting

And there will be more next month.

Published in: on August 21, 2009 at 7:50 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] I love Show & Tell, and all the programs we have. I posted last month about the series program we’re having. You can catch up on that by clicking here: August Guild Meeting. […]

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