Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Great Guild Meeting

Last night was my quilt guild meeting and it was a wonderful meeting.  Our speak had cancelled so our several members agreed to do little mini demonstrations of different techniques.  Thanks to all of the ladies who stepped up and helped out at our meeting.  It was great.

There were six demonstration stations.  Everyone divided up into groups and went to the different stations, each stations was eight minutes, then the buzzer sounded and you moved to the next station. 

First Edna Burch did a demo on english paper piecing.
 Station two was Joan Derylak did the folded prairie point ornament/pin cushion technique.
Station three was Ginny Gillespie and IIse Perea demonstration Locker Hooking.
Station four was Suzanne DiCarlo demonstrated rag quilting.
 Station five was Susan Perham demonstrating wraped line bowls.
 Station six was Sue Davis demonstrating how to make a pillowcase without any raw seams.
 Below are some of the locker hooked rugs that they ladies had at their table as examples.  Beautiful work from scraps.

Below are the books that Susan recommended for the fabric wrapped bowls she was making.  These are definately goin on my "want" list for completing some of my UFO's.
The book below is the one several members have used to learn Locker Hooking.
 Remember the fabric scraps that I had cleaned out of my studio.  Well my bee girls also cleaned out theirs and brought scraps.  We dumped them out onto the stage at the guild meeting.  Members were instructed that after they had attended the demos they could rummage through the scraps and take any them wanted.  It was great.
Here is one group of ladies diving in for scraps.  They had a blast.  At the end we had to just say.....o.k. ladies we have to get out of here you must get what you want and leave.   It was getting so late we had to run them off.  Let me tell you there were not a lot of scraps left on that stage.  We are going to start having a large box in our library which members can add strips, strings etc to for members to delve through for scrap projects or for philanthropy quilts. 
Yesterday I tried to figure out the monogram feature of my machine to try making a new name tag for quilt.  The one I wear is 20 years old and looks it.  I realized the other day that this month marks my 20th year as a quilter.  Amazing how quickly time passes.   Maybe I need to host a giveaway........ 

Off to work now, hope you have a great day quilting,

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