This month’s guild meeting was full of plans and the creations by our members. We began with President Carol discussing upcoming elections for 2014. She hopes to get an election chair to put a committee together to start the nomination and election process. If anyone is interested in any of the board positions or serving an election chair, please let Carol know as soon as possible.
The Silver Threads Quilt Guild is now blessed with 71 members. We had two guests, Ruth and Marie, at our September meeting.
We also welcomed one new member, Amy, a long-arm quilter, came to us from Ohio.
Pam also helped lead us in cheering those with birthdays in September.
Our bank account is at a healthy $2,911.46.
Marie reports that September’s drawing donors were Kay Haynes, Jean McDougal, Sharon Thiel, and Kerry Kastl. Thank you, ladies, for such wonderful offerings.
On the slate for the October meeting drawing are the following donors:
- Linda Holverston
- Diane Reeder
- Cathy Messner
- June Scroggin
Donors, please bring two quilting-related gifts at $10 equal in value—thank you!
Charity: Linda F. and Veleta E.
More pillowcases were turned in at our September meeting. We’ve certainly been working diligently towards achieving this charitable endeavor.
We also received more completed quilts to help us reach our 100 quilts for charity goal—we are very close!
Linda Frick, Veleta Ehrlick, and Carol Stearns met at Holy Trinity on 9 Sept to cut out stockings. They used fabric from our guild stash to prepare 88 sets of Christmas stockings for guild members to stitch. This charitable project also serves as the President’s Challenge for the months of September and October.
We have two versions of instructions for making the stockings. It really is an easy project which sews up quickly.
Please bring your completed stocking to the October guild meeting.
June reports we now have 64 followers on our blog. She explained that new members (and those not yet following) can simply input their email address in the right-hand side of the blog and then verify they wish to follow the Silver Threads Quilt Guild blog. This enables you to be notified when something new is posted which saves you time.
October Workshop: Carolyn and June
October’s workshop is dedicated to teaching the Exploding Pineapple technique and helping you make a completed table runner. The list of supplies and materials will be posted on the blog this coming Wednesday. We plan to have fun, fun, fun—so be sure to look for all the information here on Wednesday!
Programs: Carmen and Jessie
The September program on Cathedral Windows was expertly presented by Vickie and Donna from Lynn’s Sewing Center. We appreciate Donna also serving as “hand model” for the overhead projector—this gave us all the giggles.
We learned about the technique used by UK designer Lynne Edwards, MBE, for making these intricate quilts. Vickie pointed out the weight of the quilts—but you don’t have to use batting. The design element creates the weight and the front and back of each block is finished when you’re done piecing everything together.
The Cathedral Windows technique makes for beautiful and intricate design possibilities.
Vickie shared a useful tool for making cathedral window blocks—the Non-stick Cathedral Window Rectangular Ruler which includes notches to help turn your block pieces. If you’d like a refresher of Vickie’s demonstration, you can find a video demo of the ruler usage here.
As Vickie explained, Lynne Edwards has a book to help you create gorgeous Cathedral Window quilts.
It’s always fun to see if your number will be drawn to win a door prize. Along with the offerings from our September drawing donors, Lynn’s Sewing Center also provided goodies for lucky attendees.
Show and Tell
Edith Bullock was featured in the newspaper recently. We shared that article (with permission from the newspaper) on our blog and hope you’ve had an opportunity to read that post).
Edith does lots of charitable quilting projects for Troop Support.
Edith is not alone in producing awesome quilt results. Can you believe the amazing talent the members of our guild demonstrate each and every month? It’s both amazing and inspiring. The following photos are proof of the skills our guild members have—no one can ever say we’re unproductive.