Thursday, May 22, 2014

Great Meeting.

It was another exciting meeting on Tuesday.  We had lots of good discussion and fun to see everyone.

Charmayne talked to us about quilting labels. Those that brought labels showed them to the group and their was a wonderful variety.  Charmayne was also nice enough to pass out a handout of paperpieced labels. (No excuses girls for not making some).  She also showed us a wide variety of labels that she had made and of books that she has available.

There was some discussion about our charity quilts. Roxie's sewing day was a great success and Dorothy and Renee showed us beautiful quilts that they had finished.  Roxie would like to keep track of what everyone is doing, so that she can keep a handle on the number of large quilts being made. So if you are in that process of making large charity quilts, please let her know.  We will probably switch to a lap quilt and maybe holders for walkers later this year.  We have surpass or will surpass our goals.  Stayed tuned.  If you have any questions, I think Roxie is the one to ask.

We had another great game or I should say many games of "Quilto" .  Dorothy was the first winner, we kept playing until everyone had a fat quarter. Fran suggested that we continue playing each meeting.  Next time we will bring a green 2 1/2 inch strip WOF (width of fabric)  for the prize. Also, the first winner will get all the strips.  It was suggested that the winner would then make a project using the prize and bring it to the next meeting.  So with this said, several donated their fat quarters to Dorothy, we'll see if she comes up with anything... no pressure Dorothy.  It should be fun.

There was a little discussion of the 1 yard challenge. A few of the ladies looked at the video. If you are interested in seeing how it works. Here is the link  A few ladies suggested that we try "Mary Jane" or vintage fabric, other ideas could be "black and whites", or batiks.  We should decide who wants to participate and get started. Hopefully we can decide next month what fabric to go with and who wants to do the challenge.

There were several ladies that had beautiful show and tell projects.  I will contact Roxie and see if I can get some photos to share.  Keep them coming ladies.

Sally passed out a little sheet that she would like members to fill out and return to her. It is a little about each member.  She would like to include a member of the month on the blog. So please return those.  She will bring more to the meeting next month, if you didn't get one.

Be sure to check Facebook for Nisnabotna Valley Quilters.  Just put it in the search box and you will find us.  Add any good quilt sites you might want to share, photos of projects, or anything relevant to our group.