Friday, February 27, 2015

January Guild

Our President, Susann started the meeting off with a warm welcome and a smile.

January guild was a time of new beginnings.
First of all we discussed our charity quilt called, trifle.
we started a group exchange of 5 inch squares of 'Aunt Gracie' type fabrics.
Cheryl, Sue, Susann, and Diana gathering up their squares.
We have a fun project in mind for these squares.
Using Lori Holts half hexie ruler we will be making a runner or a quilt.
Because I had already made this runner I was asked to demo how to use the ruler.

Easy peasy!  Fold the 5" square in half.  Place the ruler on top (it's nice if you use a glue dot to keep it from slipping) and then just cut.

You end up with two half hexies that you will sew into rows.  The hexies have a seam down the middle.

 Did you notice my cute gingham checked apron?  An estate sale find.
We had a nice attendance:  Rita, Diana, Janey, Lynda, Jill, and Sue.
We are happy to have both Denise and Cheryl as returning members!!
A few members had show and tell.  Look at this sweet mini wall hanging made by Janey.
She shared this quilt that she had made some time ago because she wanted some advice. 
She said that her daughter loved the colors and now wanted it made bigger.
We all suggested that rather than tear it apart that she find similar colors and make a new one.
Rita shared one of the five card table houses she made for Christmas gifts.

They even have a working doorbell.

After our meeting some of the members stayed for a 'sew day'.
Jill worked on a cute baby quilt.
Jill and Sue had birthdays this week so Lynda presented them with a crown.  So fun!
Janey traced patterns for a redwork quilt.
A lot of us began cutting our half hexies.
At the end we had a real doggy treat!
Another fun day with the Kennel Girls!
Happy Quilting!

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