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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February Quilt Circle Meeting

It's always a fun evening when Quilt Circle of Friends meets. We were very happy to welcome 4 new visitors to this meeting.
Bonnie started our evening by modeling the new socks she won at our holiday party last month.
We all thought this jacket explained a lot. 

We are working our way through a 16" block of the month, doing our own twist on painted barn quilts.

At this meeting, we gave out patterns for this Monkey Wrench with a Pinwheel center. I usually make the block and Lonnie then makes one to test the pattern so above are our blocks.

Here are some of the members blocks from previous months.

And we discussed how to use squares of this fabric for our Just One Block challenge for the Dallas County Fair quilt.  Watch for more on that coming soon and plan to make - - - Just One Block.
Nancy J. is always ready. Here is a set of place mats she made for our spring porch sale. Very cute.

Then we discussed our Get Er Done Archive challenge. This year, members have this unofficially official contract to complete when they declare the one old project that they want to Get Done! 

Lonnie just made this pretty strippy quilt from a jelly roll. This is a shop sample and, of course, available in kit!

Jackie O is still devoted to her self-imposed challenge to spend at least a few minutes in her sewing room every day and it is really paying off.

This is a 9-Patch quilt Theresa has been doing with her sister in law. It's still growing but looking very nice.

Marti found and finished this pretty block.

She also shared this thread holder she found when out antiquing recently.

Bonnie is still making place mats, each just as lovely as the one before it. She is also hand quilting this quilt below, made from fabrics she purchased in Australia.

Since we are pulling out archive projects, I shared this vest made about 35 years ago when I was first learning to applique and hand quilt.

And I shared a little demo on how to add an improvised curved piece to your modern quilts.

We close our meeting as always, drawing for door prizes and enjoying a little snack.

Thank you to Jackie O for her photography. She accidentally used the same chip that had about 100 pictures from her daughter's wedding stored on it so I got to enjoy perusing those pics as well :)

Our next meeting is Monday, March 20 in the shop at 6 pm. We'd love to have you join us!

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