March’s Meeting at the Cozy Quilter opened with introductions all around. It was terrific to see several new faces at our meeting this month’s meeting.
(One of Jinny’s quilts that has wonky stars in it!)
Old Business: The Cozy Quilter has been kind enough to have our cards and an email sign up sheet available at their booth at Quilters’ Day Out on Saturday, March 14. We will add those new names to our meeting announcements.
New Business: Erin shared her trip to QuiltCon in Austin. She reported that the experience was both overwhelming and inspiring. Quilts from all over the world reflected the beauty, innovation, whimsy, skill, and color found in modern quilts. Want to take a look at some of this year’s quilts? Here’s a terrific link that shows the winners.
Demonstration: Jinny did a wonderful job demonstrating how to make and use wonky stars. Her work was inspired by Gwen Marston and her book, Liberated Quilting. The workshop was such a success, we all decided that our next collaborative charity quilt should be made with wonky star blocks.
APRIL 12 MEETING: Erin will demonstrate various binding techniques. We will meet at the Cozy Quilter at 1 PM. Feel free to arrive early and stay late, if you’d like. The Cozy Quilter welcomes us at noon until they close at 5. As always, purchases made on guild days receive a 15% discount. We will finalize the color palette for our Wonky Charity Quilt and review how to get ready the project.
MAY 17 MEETING: (Notice this is NOT our usual second Sunday of the month as The Cozy Quilter is closed May 10, Mother’s Day.) This will be our sewing day for our Collaborative Charity Quilt. We will be making nine patch blocks that include wonky stars. Most likely, we will do it with bright red/orange (warm) colors and bright blue/green (cool) colors. Squares will be 4 1/2” for a 12 inch (finished) block. We will plan to do our sewing together during our MAY 17 guild meeting. Please encourage attendance as we will review wonky stars before we begin.