Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March Meeting 2008

We met today at Lorna Fisher's home. Present were: Lorna, Jeanene, Sandy, Kathi, Maurene, Jeanie, Jeri, Laurie, Rachel, Carolanna and Lori. It was our big work day and we were able to assemble 64 rag heart blocks for our breast cancer auction quilt. Everyone brought cut out hearts in reds and pinks and thanks to the great organizational skills of Rachel, everything went very smoothly as we spread out and worked in Lorna's large basement quilt room. We laid out some of the blocks to get a sneak preview and it's going to look darling.
Maurene took the blocks home to sew together and Lorna has volunteered to long arm quilt it. The dinner and auction are going to be held on May 7 and tickets are $25. We're hoping to fill a table of ten this year. Lorna treated us to a tasty lunch(pasta salad, taco soup) and Rachel made dessert(mint brownies). Most of us wanted the recipes so we'll get them posted later. Lorna also introduced us to a new drink-Chlorophyll. Yes, that's actually the name and it actually was green. She said it's good for us, so we'll just have to take her word for it. It was different than anything I've ever tried and it had a fun almost minty aftertaste to it. Thank you Lorna for helping us step out of our comfort zones of our usual water and lemonade.

Also our Show and Tell was motivating as usual. Rachel finished her top made with the same 3-D pinwheel pattern that Carolanna had us make for her friendship quilt and she had enough left over to make a large pillow. Carolanna wins the award for finishing her friendship quilt the fastest. We gave her the blocks just last month and today she showed us her finished quilt. Even the prairie points on the border are 3-D. We all signed the back of the quilt for her. She also finished another "5" quilt. Jeri also showed 2 pinwheel quilts that are going to grandbabies. How lucky they are! This new line of fabric by Sandy Gervais of Moda has motivated several of us to create fun quilts from it. Jeri also finished a Trip Around the World. I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of the back fabric, it actually contained all the colors of the front. Lori made the baby blanket that Diane demonstrated to us last year. She had enough left over to make a pillow case too. She also made a fun pillow from fabrics she bought in a "grab bag" at Quilt Crossing in Boise. Check out all the pictures in the previous post.

Jeanene gave us the pattern and swatches for her friendship quilt. She had extra patterns if you'd like to make some blocks for her. She also donated a "Love Quilt" for the domestic courts charity in California.

Sorry we missed a few of you today, but next month's meeting will be at Rachel's on April 30th where she will show us how to make Penny Rugs.


lorimu said...

Awesome post Kathi! You are so on the ball!

~D Spack~ said...

Thanks Kathi ~ good/bad to see what I missed. Neat quilts!
~D Spack~

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Kathi What a wonderful group you've got. I'm glad you posted to me! I'll have to come back and keep in touch.

I wish I had this apron link when I made mine for my niece!! I would have made her flirty skirty for sure. For me I love the sweet scalops. I'm going to have to order some patterns. They are really great!