Monday, March 3, 2014

Join in the fun... Sew-In, Swap, BOM & more

February was a great meeting.  Thank you to Ellen Lemaux for her presentation on applique and the interesting technique she uses.  Her work is beautiful!
One of Ellen's amazing blocks

Elaine & Kelleigh practicing their applique
The February BOM was fun and colorful.  Elaine won the drawing for the Modern Applique book and I (woohoo) won the block drawing.

The March BOM will be Dinner Date by Film In The Fridge blog.

Block:  Dinner Date
Blog:  Film In The Fridge
Size:  4 small squares combine to make 1 block (see example below)
Colors:  ALL SOLIDS - Any gray for background, white strips, your choice for other colors

p.s.  Be sure and check out this block on her blog.  I was very surprised how the blocks come together in the quilt and love the design.

Dinner Date Block - Tutorial on Film In The Fridge blog

A sew-in this month!

Date:  Saturday, March 15
Time:  10 - 2
Location:  Dowd Y - 7th Floor LARGE Conference Room

Xandi announced our next swap - JOURNAL COVERS.

Swap:  Journal Covers (Any size, include the notebook)
Due:  March Meeting
Swap Style:  All can join in, just bring your journal to the meeting and you're in!

And I saved the best for last...

The Inspired Mini Quilt swap concluded this month, and WOW were we impressed.  Here are the gorgeous projects.

Gorgeous quilt made by Liz for Elaine
(Inspired by a collection of paint chip strips)

The back of the quilt made by Liz (above)

Great mini made by Iris for Liz
(Inspired by a graphic leaf photo)

Touching and fabulous quilt by Elaine for Kelleigh
(Inspired by Kelleigh's love of pigs & her wonderful work with the hearing impaired)

p.s.  The sign is I LOVE YOU.  Elaine, this quilt was so loving of you!!!

Kelleigh made this cool mini for Iris
(Based on a photo called Black Falling Leaves)

Thank you all for the inspiration!

Karen E.

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