NOTE: As this time we still don’t know when we’re moving. Please watch your email (if you’re on our Yahoo group) or check our website here before the next meeting for any developments.
Well Quilters - What a day we had - right! Did you like the Tips, Tools and Technique part of the meeting??? Cheri was awesome, Great Vana White work on the flannel board, also you and Connie Scheels did a good job with the 'Slide n' Hold'm' ruler. I think this will definitely be on my wish list. So if any of you have a favorite tool you would like to show everyone, let me know. We are also looking for Tips from any of you too. I know several of you came up to me afterwards and volunteered some things, THANKS!! this is what Pam and I are looking for, things from you that makes your quilting easier, quicker and more fun. So don't keep all those kool Tips, Tools and Techniques to yourself. Share them with the rest of us. Keep the ideas coming and we can't wait to hear from you. Just give me an e-mail to let me know who you are and what you would like to share. This is Your guild, Your meeting and You can make it more fun by sharing what you know.
We got to install Sharon Kratulus as VP Membership and Sandy Smith for Programs 2016. Thank you SO much for stepping up to the Pin Cushion (that's a quilters translation for the baseball term 'plate') Then Molly Gonzalez and Yvonne Emmanuella have again taken on the task for the luncheon. I just LOVE her idea for the teddy bears. Funny she mentioned the theme, because when I got home, my Valentine had a card for me with a - you guessed it - a Pink Teddy Bear. and ohhh so soft too.
I enjoyed what Shirley Horton told us about the long arm quilter and what they have to offer us. One thing I have learned in all my quilting years (3 years now I think) is that EACH part of the quilting process takes a lot of THINKING. Something I'm not good at. First you have to think about what pattern you want to do. I usually look at a magazine picture and then make my own blocks. Then you have to think about the cutting and piecing. Making sure you have all the CORRECT sizes CUT straight, achm, and don't tell me I am the only one that has cut fabric wrong. Go ahead - admit it- it's good for the soul to confess. o:-) The batting is pretty straight forward so not too much thinking needed here, unless you have to piece it to fit, and then the Backing - I am finding that to be just as difficult as the front. So I think, should I use a whole cloth? or piece it? and then if I piece it, HOW do I piece it! Oh and you think your done with all the thinking?? Guess again, Now you have to THINK really hard how are you going to quilt it!! By hand, on my home machine, or have someone quilt it for me. Oh Oh oh - and Just HOW do I want it quilted! Oh my word - By this time, I am thought out. That is why I like it at the Show and Help when people ask to see the backs of the quilts. The more you see, the more ideas you have to help you make some decision.
Well our March meeting has big things planned for activities and Community Quilts. (I just Love CQ months) It is St Patrick's month, so let's wear green on the 14th. Well, I am tired of thinking so think I will go take a quilters nap, I know you all know what those are too!