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Sunday, March 26, 2017

March Quilt Circle of Friends Met

We started our evening with the presentation of the next block in our Barn Quilt BOM. Above is mine and below is the one Lonnie made to test the pattern,

Above are all blocks members brought from the February Barn Block BOM.

Then we presented the new Just One Block Challenge. Please come by or call for your packet. They are $1 each. You must use 4 of the 5 fabrics provided and you may add white.

Make a 12 1/2" Star pattern block and turn it back in here by June 10. Blocks will be judged by viewers choice during our June Outdoor Quilt Show.

Then it was time for Show and Tell. Nancy H. shared this fabric and her plans to follow the One Block Wonder pattern and make it into a shower curtain.

This will be fun to watch come together

Nancy J showed us this found and finished small quilt she made from our orphan donations. 

She did the same with these two pin weaving placemats, orphans donated by Sue Denny. All of these items will be in our annual library fund raiser sale in June.

Nancy also showed this table runner she finished. Such a pretty combo of colors.
Bonnie N above and Lorna C below took a class last weekend from Jessie Zeigler on her paper pieced pattern, The No Y-Seam Feathered Star.

Lonnie K shared what she has been up to. A two fabric bargello above, her finished quilt from our half square triangle exchange and a new shop sample she just made from the Side Lights pattern below.

Deb had fun explaining the delimma of going from way too many half square units to perhaps not enough.

Margaret presented this beautiful star block quilt.

Remember this one by Theresa H from last month? It has really grown, hasn't it. Very cool.

Abbie A. shared this little fun Chirstmas quilt above and a Row x Row runner below featuring photos of Decorah eagles.

Marty K made this soft colored quilt for her husband. Nice.

Bonnie N. has shared this quilt before. She has been handquilting it. The difference now is that it's done! We celebrate with her. The best part of making a quilt is getting it done!

Jackie O. is still on track with sewing a bit every day. She finished this quilt from our Mystery project a year or so ago.

New member Sharon P. shared this flannel quilt she made for her husband.

And Sharon's sister Cathy shared this quilt, one of three she is making for her young adult children.

We closed our evening with a little Q and A with Megan Barrett, director of the new Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset.

We also went through a large bag of orphan parts and pieces donated to us for our annual fund raiser by Sue Denny. There were about a dozen of these bags made from place mats. Megan choose a few to take to the museum for their gift shop.

Thanks to Megan for visiting us in Adel and thanks to Jackie O for taking all these great pictures.

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