Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April's Guild Meeting - A Busy Evening

Our guild meeting on April 27, 2015 was packed with lots to see and hear, but also packed with people with 175 in attendance.  What a turn out!

The Monochromatic Challenge Projects were due this evening. The projects were made from one color family plus black and/or white, with a traditional star block in there somewhere.  The wall hanging sized quilts could be no larger than 144 in perimeter.  The criteria we considered in casting our votes were 1} best use of color 2} following the rules and 3} originality. All in attendance could vote on just one - which was really hard to do.  The top six received recognition and $$$$.

This photo below shows the top six projects and their makers.  From left to right:

#5 - Sue Crouch
#4 - Christina Kiloack
#1 - Janice Stitt
#3 - Dee Deraedt
#2 - Mary Lou Hallenbeck (not present)
#6 - Sharon Bannister


We honored guild member Janet Rochefort with a lifetime membership to our guild for her contribution to the guild and its membership in hosting speakers and providing workshop space for quilting workshops and quilt retreats at her bed and breakfast, The Hankerd Inn.  She was also given flowers for her garden and we all enjoyed a cake made in her honor!

Suzi Parron was our guest speaker with a program entitled "Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement".  She has authored a book by the same name.  We thoroughly enjoyed her entertaining presentation and want to go home and paint a quilt block on our own barns, garages and sheds.