The local guild that I’m a member of met last night.
We’re in between big projects right now, so the meeting was pretty short, and we got to get right to my favorite part: Show & Tell.
Meredith showed a table runner and two little mats she had done from scraps. She said that she’s trying to use up all her scraps, and when she got done with these, all she had left was a “little handful” and she wasn’t going to feel guilty throwing those away. I wanted to talk to her and ask her if this now means she doesn’t have ANY fabric left, or just that she doesn’t have any little scrap pieces left. How can she quilt without fabric? Yikes! I couldn’t live like that . . .
If you read Deb’s article, she talks about the quilts on Aunt Irese’s ceiling, and we also got to see one of those. Can you imagine? This and other quilts like it were all over the ceiling of Aunt Irese’s basement!
Susan showed her Family Crossword quilt. She entered this quilt in a local quilt show last weekend, and it took a blue ribbon. She used a free application that generates crossword puzzles to make her design and get it just how she wanted it with all the names of her family members. If you Google “crossword puzzle maker”, you’ll find lots of programs that can help you create your own. Another guild member of ours, Paula, has made a crossword puzzle quilt for each of her children with the names of their family members on it. They’re also a great way to use up scraps.
Alice showed us this very large and wonderful quilt that she made as a wedding gift — lucky couple! I hope they appreciate it. It is certainly beautiful. The pattern is called Summer Romance. Alice is a huge fan of working with batiks, and does beautiful machine quilting on all her creations.
Joan showed us this customer quilt while asking for help with ideas on how to quilt it. We all agreed that Hawaiian quilts are mostly echo quilted, so if that’s what she ends up doing, she’ll have her work cut out for her with this one! This Hawaiian quilt is a bit unusual, in that it’s reverse appliqued. The white part was placed on top of the big red solid piece and turned under to expose the red. I’ve usually seen it done the other way around . . .
And that’s it for last night’s Show & Tell. Afterwards, Rose Marie gave a demonstration on how to do a 10-Minute Table Runner that actually takes 30 minutes to make (don’t they always), and she wants me to make special note that her demonstration only took 6 minutes.
Then I was asked to talk about my web site and explain all the parts and pieces to it. I told them all to come read the blog, cuz they just might see themselves on here!