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Do you have a tip or technique to share with the Guild? Just let me know before the meeting and I'll give you a spot on the meeting agenda. Sharing tips, offering lectures, workshops, trunk shows, making community quilts, all help our members to learn new methods and improve skills. Be sure to take advantage of all that Ocean Waves Quilting Guild has to offer. And, if you have a skill to share please speak with the Program VP (Deda) or the Advanced Program VP (Helen) about setting up a demo, lecture, class, etc. at a future meeting.
The March meeting featured international quilt teacher Maria Baraldi. She introduced us to one of the latest trends, using rulers for the home sewing machine quilting process. Thank you, Deda, for translating.
I had an aha! moment during Maria’s lecture when she stated that you must have a large enough surface to support the quilt as you are machine quilting. Don't allow the quilt to hang off the table, onto the floor, where the weight of the quilt fights your machine. By supporting the entire quilt your quilting will go much smoother. Everyone who attended Marcia's workshops raved about the technique and the class. The Guild will purchase a couple of the rulers for the Guild's library, for member use. Following the Sunday workshop several members went to dinner with Marcia to Finka's - good food and good company.
Since Guild members have donated so much material for pet beds, we are going to hold a Puppy Pillow work day after the April meeting. Bring your sewing machine and tools, and plan to stay and help create some dog and kitty beds for a local shelter. And, Joan Vigil and Joyce Cotner will have returned from the Bahamas and will tell us all about the delivery of the 36 rag quilts we helped make.
Over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year. 76% of people eat the ears first 5% go for the feet and 4% go for the tail Are you an ears, feet or tail person?
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