Monday, April 9, 2012

April Meeting Highlights

The Crocus Quilters Guild met on April 5th and here are some of the highlights if you were unable to attend.

We will be collecting pairs of friendship star blocks in green and cream for one more month.  This is a great start, but won't really make a quilt so hopefully a few more of you will find time this month to make a pair or two.  If you need the instructions I would be happy to send them to you.

 Genny demonstrated how a bear paw block is put together.

We had a nice variety of Show and Tell:

Gloria finished the pineapple blocks she started to demonstrate "rip-less" paper piecing.
 Sherri was very busy making 15 hots pads and a lovely wall hanging.  
That was a lot of binding -  all hand sewn with the tiniest of stitches on the back!
Genny finished her "Fun and Done" quilt.  Unfortunately this photo does not do the colors of this quilt justice.  It is stunning in person - you'll have to believe me on this.

 We also got to see the projects Karen worked on while in Texas.

Her beautiful batik "Night and Day" runner.

 Karen P. has been keeping her longarm busy with three lovely projects.  A cozy fleece blanket with a cool lizard panto. 

 Her Red Onion quilt made to help use up some batiks ;)!

I tried to get Karen in this photo, but she was too quick and ducked under her quilt.  The lighting in the hall didn't allow me to get a good photo of the wonderful freehand feathers that made this quilt extra special.

We are planning a free motion quilting workshop during our next UFO on April 21st.  I will post more details soon.

Don't forget - Challenges are due at the May meeting.  If you haven't started yours yet, you are not alone.  Nothing like a looming deadline to get those creative juices flowing!  We want to have a great display at the library, so please do you best to finish those projects.

Happy quilting!


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