Bringing Comfort to Others

This month’s meeting was devoted to a Sew-In to make some comfort quilts that will restock our stash. Approximately 30 members were present to sort and iron fabric, cut strips, sew units, and assemble into lap-sized quilts.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of all our busy bees but thank you to all who donated their supplies and time to this worthy endeavor!

Prior to the Sew-In, we held a brief meeting to discuss some future program options and share this month’s (#5) UFO and Show & Tell projects.

UFOs (Unfinished Objects aka Quilts, etc.)

Susan B. showed off her beautiful quilt that began with a heart block swap from February 2022. Susan N-C showed off her machine embroidery skills on a sewing machine cover she made.

Nancy R. shared a woven table runner she had completed and Nancy D. showed us another adorable wallet pattern she had completed.

Sue M. was catching up and brought in her projects 2 and 5 to share – a comfort quilt and a table runner to match placemats she had made some time ago.

Ruth W. gave us a quick overview of how she creates, or should I say recreates, a photo by tracing the main image of her desired picture onto a plastic notebook sleeve and photocopying the line drawing. She then brings the photocopy to the print shop to have them enlarge it and creates place markers of the main images in white on the fabric while she fills in the background. She then will work on her main images. Lots of pieces and layers go into Ruth’s art quilts before they are complete.

Show & Tell

Barbara F. was busy creating small comfort quilts from donated pieces she had picked up from church groups and elsewhere to create an array of golden quilts.

The Nancys, who do happen go to a lot of workshops together but didn’t this time, discovered they had both picked up the same kit at a show. Great minds do think alike! Joan Kurker sewed this cute little penguin door hanging, which she’s going to have to keep an eye on because her neighbor is coveting it. LOL

Until next time, keep your bobbin full and your rotary cutter sharp!

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