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Monday, March 28, 2016

March Quilt Circle Meeting

Joyce S. started off our show and tell with this series of baby quilts she has made.

Next up was Deb S. with a series of scrap quilts she is making for the live dog shelter.

Marge P. shared two quilts she has been working on. The first is a graduation quilt for a niece and then a small stitchery she is completing.

Theresa H. has been working on replacing her bedroom quilt and sham. Here are the shams, both old and new.

Abby has been busy finishing things up. A quilt for her granddaughter and a paper-pieced quilt, both done!

This was really cool. Diane W's daughter reproduced an old family postcard on to fabric and then made Diane this little zip tote

 Jackie O. showed us these two beauties she has been "weaving".

And last was my turn. We have each claimed our archive Get-Er-Done project for 2016 and now are encouraging each other in that  same direction. This is the first complete block for the quilt I started many many years ago and hope to Get Done! this year. 

My demo this month was the Block Loc ruler. The beauty in this ruler is the ledge that snugs into the seam line, really securing the block in place while you trim to size.
 I also shared some things that have been donated for us to finish up and sell at our spring library fund raiser. Members made selections to take home for inspiration. It will be fun to see what they bring back!

  Including this stack of Dresden plate blocks, over 100 vintage blocks donated to us.

We closed our evening with a snack of pecan chocolate chip bars and a sample tasting of Butter Finger candy bars, a recipe I hope to serve at the Adel Chocolate walk in May.

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