SEPTEMBER 2021 GUILD MEETING PRESENTATIONS
At our September Guild meeting, members Susan Berteaux and Holly Santangelo provided presentations on rulers and techniques.
Susan demonstrated the ease of cutting strips and squaring blocks using the Creative Grids Stripology Rulers, which she has acquired through Gundrun Erla of GE Designs. Susan has made many of Gundrun’s quilts using these rulers and they have made the process of cutting and squaring blocks easier, faster, and more accurate.
Holly demonstrated two different methods of creating flying geese blocks. The first was the standard method of sewing squares to the each side of a rectangle and sewing at an angle. However, she felt this wasted too much fabric when cutting off the corners.
The second method creates less fabric waste and creates multiple flying geese at one time. She found both these methods on The Crafty Quilter website. Click on the link to view instructions and a downloadable chart for cutting your pieces to create the correct size flying geese you need.
ROW QUILT REVEAL
In January 2021 guild members signed up to participate in a row quilt exchange. For reference, a row quilt can begin with some simple rules like use a certain color way or a certain width row or it can have no rules at all. Eight participants (unfortunately one participant’s quilt wasn’t available for the reveal) signed up and each created their initial row. Some participants passed along fabric they wanted to be used; while others requested a color scheme or subject matter. As the quilts were passed along to the next participant, that quilter added the next row and on and on until the quilt was at the final participant to add the last row.
At our September meeting the row quilts were revealed. From pieced to applique to paper pieced blocks, the amazing work and creativity that went into each quilt makes this writer definitely want to participate in a future challenge!
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Finished quilts starting at the top left: Trish, Lynn, Sue M., Terry, Holly, Lori, and Betsy.
Lori has graciously quilted and is binding Betsy’s quilt, as she is unable to complete it herself due to health issues. In addition, Lori has made and is finishing up a baby quilt (lower right) for a new grandchild Betsy is expecting soon. Quilting friends are the best!
2021 VIRTUAL SHOW & TELL
Recently, guild member Rosemarie Gentile put together a slideshow of projects our members have been working on or have completed. We present this show for your viewing pleasure. Thank you to all the members who were willing to submit their projects. We hope you enjoy and are inspired by their projects and the stories that go along with them!
Don’t Miss our Open House!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions our 2020 and 2021 Open Houses had to be canceled. We are hoping to be back on schedule in October 2022.
BARN QUILT WORKSHOP