December 2018 meeting (party!) recaps

Evening meeting update:
The December meeting is always well attended as our members are known to bring in a fantastic array of appetizers and treats.

Andrea, Louise, Pat, Harriet, Claire, Nicole, Linda and Roz showcased a variety of tools used in their quilt making. Featured were die cutting machines both manual and electric, a scan and cut system, a wool ironing pad, embroidery machine, rotary mat cutting system, light boxes, machine quilting rulers, interlocking rotary mat, electric bobbin winder, circle attachment for the sewing machine.

The informal demo stations were well received and the evening was full of holiday cheer.

       

Day meeting update:
JOY was in the air! Our first project for this meeting was making JOY star pillows. Members worked hard to get the templates cut and painted on their pillows. Now our members have to finish their homework. They were also gifted two other kits to make a felt bird ornament and an angel.

After so much work, everyone was ready for a superb potluck luncheon. Platters were varied and plentiful and the food was delicious.

Happy new year everyone!

November 2018 meeting recaps (day & evening!)

November programming at the guild can best be summed up as the month that Kathy Wylie (kathykwylie.com ) came to town: That is because she was the guest speaker at both the day & evening meetings this month (!), on November 6 and 7.

Kathy has won numerous international awards in excellence including her most recent Best of Show in Paducah 2018. Kathy’s slide presentation and trunk show “Beauty Is All Around Us” featured Kathy’s quilts which are circular or radiating in nature. Her signature paper-cut applique quilts were examined. Kathy’s expertise in applique was breathtaking and her eagerness and ease in mentoring others to develop their own quilting expertise, made it a pleasure to learn from her.

In addition to Kathy’s work, we were treated to some fine quilt displays by our own members during Show & Tell at both meetings. Here are just a few samples of the ‘eye candy’ on display: