First order of business was Show and Tell. Several ladies showed the quilts that they had finished or working on including an African fabric quilt, a modern quilt with hand quilting, Thangles buck a block Jan and Feb blocks, paper pieced trees and fruits, a modern wonky star, a Korean block exchange, and a sampler quilt from www.fabshohop.com . Lisa Hardy showed her Stack and Whack quilt. It looks like there is enough interest that we will have a class. Lisa is looking at her schedule to determine a good day.
We voted to keep the meeting on the 1st Tuesday night of the month at 6 pm.
Sewing Saturdays are scheduled every 3 weeks. We had a free sew this past Saturday, Feb. 4th. The following are the schedule dates and project classes will start at 9 am. We will meet at UAH Morton Hall Room 204. Some Saturdays will be a project class; however, if you are not interested in the project, you can bring the quilts you are working on.
Feb 18th – Kool Kaleidoscopes quilt by Ricky Timms – Deb is teaching this class. Have your strips ready to go before the class.
Mar 10 – free sew
March 31 Alzheimer’s Quilt – We are looking at quilters to demonstrate a technique with a 15 minutes time frame. Jen will be showing how to paint on a quilt. We are looking for those that do bead work, machines fancy stitches, or hand stitches for short demos.
Lisa will be scheduling her Stack and Whack. Jen has a paper pieced cat quilt she would like to do a class on. See picture next page. If you are interested in the class, let Jen know. We continue to look for quilt workshops and someone to teach them. So if you have a favorite technique, please volunteer.
On March 17th a group will be heading to Decherd TN which is 90 minutes up the road. They are going to Decherds Needlework 300 E Main St in Decherd (931-968-0808). They have quilting fabric for ~ 5.20 per yard, needlework, and yarn. Please contact Deb Richey if you are interested.
It has been a year since we have the Modern Quilt group has formed and our group has gone from 4 to 14 quilters at are our last meeting. If you run into a quilter, please invite them to our meetings. Even if you are not in too modern quilts, we want you to join.
Since no one volunteered to lead the group, the group continues with:
President – Deb Richey
Vice president Karen Thornton
Secretary – Jen Brown
We exchanged pizza boxes and passed around a pattern that has skill building blocks. If you have interest in participating, let Deb know at the next meeting.
There is a group going to Paducah Friday April 27 and returning Sunday April 29th. Contact Jen or Deb for information.
Lisa Hardy demonstrated how to quickly piece a flying geese block. These are great for star quilts.