November General Meeting Highlights

November BOM “Anything Goes” This month’s winners were Pat Jones and Ellen Hanson

What a beautiful day for a guild meeting. And what a wonderful program it was. Our wonderful longarmers held a panel discussion about “What your longarmers wish you knew”. They gave us all the details about what they need from us to ensure we get back a wonderful quilt.

The panel consisted of Elizabeth Sampson, Sandy Metzger, Kathy Staples, Allyn Baker, Diane Dimpfl, and Vickie Smith, led by Carlene Clark.

Some of the issues they covered were:

  • How much excess fabric to provide on the backing
  • How to square up the quilt
  • How to choose the proper batting
  • How to de-thread your top before quilting
  • Make sure your top/back is ironed and on a hanger with minimal folding
  • To piece or not to piece you back, that is the question. Whether tis nobler…..wait
  • Proper piecing is the key to a top that lays flat

All the tips were essential for them to provide us with a great finish to our quilts! If you were unable to be there, or missed the Live stream, follow this link to see what the panel discussed.

And then it was time for Show And Tell!!

Carol D’s lovely pastel, Louise C’s Jelly Roll Race she long armed herself for the 1st time, and Mary B made 3 full sized and 2 mini sized bags from her pattern.

Marsha B shared 2 wonderful quilts, Beth S finished her Halloween quilt, stunning!, and Pat C shared her pouches made from candy bags.

Peggy F for the Trifecta! A BOM Trees runner, a Jelly Roll Race, and a Gudrun Erla pattern.

Jayne G had 2 projects to share, a Charity Kit and her BOM winnings from June, Kathy Z shared her 1st Great-Gran’s quilt.

Judy E, shared a panel from the store room that she finished with borders, Marion N made a quilt for her grand-daughter who loves cats, and new member Joan P shared a panel she finished with wonderful machine quilting.

A guest, Ann H, shared her quilt Christmas quilt, Anne Hart’s Thimbleberries top she finished from a kit, and Judy P’s Veteran’s Day wallhanging

Sharon L shared her project she made from charm squares she collected from her friends, Vickie Smith finished a panel and a shop sample that she is donating to Community Charity.

A third charity quilt from Vickie, plus her daughter’s wedding quilt and her husband’s John Wayne quilt.

Lois Levine shared 3 small quilts, the first is one for her great-grandbaby, she used blocks from a swap for the 2nd project, and her 3rd quilt is from June BOM blocks.

Becky Moore showed us her painted and embroidered panel finished off with blocks of her choosing. Barbara Naucus shared a runner she made for her Valentine Baby, now grown son, and a modified Log Cabin she did with a previous guild.

Glo Stahlhut shared a quilt made from embroidered blocks she made which will soon hang in her grand-daughter’s room, Sandy Metzger shared a star quilt that used up some scraps, a Dresden Plate mini and a panel project she made for her mom, a wallhanging and 6 placemats.

What a wonderful group of quilters we are privileged to have in our guild! Such talent and generosity. And how awesome was it to see 93 quilters in attendance today. 

Upcoming events that were highlighted during the meeting:

Quilt Show: November 13th, Cornerstone Lutheran on 116th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

December Meeting Luncheon: Please print out this form and return to Laura Anderson with your payment for the lunch box for the December Party Luncheon. Anne is trying to get the time of the meeting switched to 10:30 so we aren’t eating lunch so early.

January Meeting Location change: We will be returning to Cornerstone Lutheran Church for our monthly general meetings starting in January.

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