Wednesday, November 16, 2011

October Fall Fun

Debbie Barrett and Marj Hobe introduced a Block of the Month Quilt for us to work on this year.  Each month before our meeting (at 6:00 & 6:30) they will be showing us how to make a different block. With each block, we will learn a different technique.  In October they showed both Blocks 1 & 2.  By the end of the year we should all have a quilt made in our own fabrics and colorways.  Hope you are ready to see Block 3 in November!

Marj and Debbie also introduced our 2012 Quilt Challenge - "Pure Michigan".  The rule is you cannot use the fabric as one whole piece or use the waterfall as a waterfall in your quilt.  This year there are no size restrictions.  Each kit is $5.00 and contains a fat quarter and rules for the challenge.

We had great fun with the Fall Lunch Bag Exchange!  We had 26 lunch bags filled with many delightful fall fabric collections.   The finished 12 1/2" blocks, and hopefully your finished projects, are due in February.  We should have enough blocks to do a quilt for our Quilt Show Silent Auction and one for Hospice.  Anytime you have your blocks done, please bring them to a meeting and give them to Sharon Bannister. 

Sherrie Jaqua will present a lecture/trunk show on Asymmetrical Block Quilts for our November meeting.  During the day she is holding a workshop at Hankerd Inn on the "Bouquet" Block.  The wonderful thing about her blocks are the many ways you can twist and turn the blocks to make dozens of quilts, each one interesting and different. Join us for  Sherrie's presentation on November 28th.