Saturday, April 24, 2010

April Meeting

Thearica Burroughs issued a challenge to all guild members who wished to participate. The challenge is called Dare To Be Ugly. She presented each person who wanted to join a FQ of an ugly fabric. Each playing member will have until the July meeting to create something pretty with their FQ. The point of the challenge is to cut it up and piece it with other fabrics from your stash and create something very pretty with it. Each guild member who joined gave a dollar bill for their fabric which was put into the Christmas fund which will be used in December to adopt a family and help them buy their childrens Christmas gifts.

Show and Tell photos by members of the guild at the April meeting.

Linda Stegall Trunk Show / April Meeting

For those of you who did not have the pleasure of attending our guild meeting in April, I have uploaded several photos of the quilts from Linda Stegall's trunk show.

To read more about her and to view a few quilts not pictured here go to: Linda Stegall

Thursday, April 8, 2010

March meeting Photos

These pillowcases were made by our guild members.

The following photos were taken at the March meeting for the UFO Challenge that our guild president has issued. Thank you to Donna for sending these to me. :)

Uncle Eli's Quilting Party!

Well we all know Uncle Eli invented the cotton gin...

In 1921 Principal E. P. Dixon started high school classes in the nearby vacant cotton gin, naming the school for the inventor, Eli Whitney.

In 1923 high school classes relocated to a building which was on the site the quilting party now meets. In 1928 a primary grade school building was added for students of local one room type schools along with a uniting connector auditorium that was also used for community events. Here began Uncle Eli's Quilting Party in 1931. This is a one-day quilting bee and quilt show that continues annually on the 1st Thursday of April!

8 of our guild members made their way to the party that Thursday and had tons of fun! And looks like we failed to get our President in one of these photos!

The quilts were beautiful, the people were friendly, and the food was delicious!!

Wish you all could have been there!