Tuesday, August 5, 2008

July Meeting

July 30, 2008
14 ladies attending
Rachel presented her Friendship Block, which will be made of Civil War Replica fabrics.
Small pink squares of fabric were collected to piece two little girls quilts. We will eventually tie them and present them to a local family who was involved in a devastating accident this Spring.

Happy Hooker Rugs were the theme for our meeting. We met at Diane Spackman's home this month. She showed the method of making rag (strip) rugs using the Locker Hook tool and canvas. This tool resembles a crochet hook with a large needle eye at the opposite end. Strips of fabric are cut 1.25 inches wide, attached together with a cool little loop through knot and then looped through the canvas and secured with cotton string. Everyone went home with the tool and a small piece of canvas to perhaps make a hot pot table pad. Hopefully some will be complete next meeting and brought to be shown!!!

As usual share and show was enjoyable. Kristina told us how she transferred a quote to fabric using her computer and printer. It was a great quote. Lenette showed her very cute baby boy boat quilt. It has prairie points in the border which are "two toned." The waves of water are depicted with blue rick rack! The pink Bulls Eye quilt you can see in the slide show was made by Diane S. Lori S. showed two very cute strip 'quilt as you go' baby quilts. Lori was able to attend the big quilt extravaganza in Long Beach Ca. last week. Rachel told of her adventures visiting quilting stores in neighboring states this summer and showed a neat star quilt hanger. Carolanna showed the cute brown and pink big and little quilts you see in the slide show. She has her own quilting machine at her house! Yeah! Jeanie and Maurene have completed the same applique block of the month quilts.
So pretty. Maurene and her grandkids have been sewing theVintage Baby Squares quilt.
Diane B. showed us her great patriotic table runner! Monica brought something none of us have ever seen! A completed quilt (which is darling) attached to an iron plate display rack. The rack is turned upside down! there are ties holding the quilt. See the slide show! :) Jan Liefson showed some real cute counted cross stitch squares that are to be completed. She petitioned the group for ideas! I'm sure she'll bring them back next month all completed!:) Kathi showed a neat church bag she made of placemats. Hope you enjoy our slide shows!!!
We enjoyed sharing ideas and patterns.
Refreshments were: Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Vingerette, flavored water and minty cupcakes! Lenette and Lori S. were the winners of the doors prizes!
Next month we meet at Maurene's.

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