Guild Meeting – April

We had our monthly guild meeting last Wednesday. We are thick into planning our 25th annual quilt show to be held June 4th and 5th, so there was lots of ground to cover during the meeting. As usual, MY favorite part was the Show & Tell portion. I’ll take you along with me for this part.

First, we got to see our raffle quilt for this year — a Dahlia:

Then a Community Service quilt was unveiled. Each year at our retreat, we collect blocks that get made into Community Service quilts, and these were some blocks from one of those collections, now in a quilt ready to be donated. This one is going to a lady who recently lost her home to a fire. 

Then it was Vera’s turn. Vera has been very busy. She brought her daughter to guild meeting with her. We were all especially glad to see Vera in attendance this time, because her husband just very recently passed away. First, she showed this lovely piece:

Then she showed this bright thing.

Vera was an art teacher for most of her life. In fact, Vera taught art in the school I went to when I was young, and my little brother had her as an art teacher. She was still there when my own two daughters went to school at the same school, and they had her for an art teacher. Now that’s a long time being an art teacher! Here’s what she intends to use on the back of that bright top — it’s just as bright!

Next up, Diane showed the quilt she made and donated to the Field of Dreams Rescue program for a raffle quilt. It’s made from a couple of batik Bali pops, using my Stripper’s Delight pattern (that you can download for free here: Stripper’s Delight).

Then we moved on to Kay’s creations. First she showed her basket quilt. She blanket stitched all these baskets while she was laid up after foot surgery last year.

Then she showed her Red & Butter quilt. I can’t remember who designed this pattern.

And she had also made a scrap throw using her favorite color palette.

Susan had a pillow to show that she had made in a workshop she took recently:

And she had finished up a sampler quilt she had collected blocks for a while back.

Lori had yet another patriotic piece to show. Why she’s snarling in the picture, I don’t know. Guess I just caught her at a bad instant!

She also showed this Cathedral Window wall quilt. It contains pieces of feed sack from her grandmother, and actual buttons from her grandmother’s collection. She just learned this technique at our retreat on National Quilting Day in March, and she already has this quilt done! Finally, we have a couple from Rose Marie, our current guild president. She made this quilt from 2 1/2″ strips. It’s called Kitty, Kitty.

Then she showed her batik quilt that she did as a block-of-the-month.

Finally, we finished up the evening with Marilyn, who gave a short presentation on doing applique using heat-resistant template material and starching the edges.

Me? I didn’t show anything, which means I need to show 4 things next month to hold up to my self-imposed resolution to show a total of 24 finished items this year. Tune in next month to see what we all get done. Next month is the last meeting before our show, so we should have lots of folks finishing up last-minute entries!

Published in: on April 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Looks like a great meeting! I really love your raffle quilt! It’s beautiful!

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