Friday, March 15, 2013

March Meeting

The March meeting of the Vance Quilts R Us quilt guild met on Monday, March 11th.  It was another evening packed with fun and learning opportunities.  

If you did not get a copy of the March newsletter, you can find it here.  

The guild welcomes six new members this month.  They include Pat Beasley, Gale Hayes, Wendy Kruskie, Frances Owen, Patty McCrary and Brenda Seaman.  We continue to grow!  

Members were given a copy of the rules for the 2013 challenge.  Finished challenge quilts will be judged for prizes at the September 9, 2013 meeting.  Here is the challenge:
  • Pick a favorite movie that inspires you.
  • Design a quilt that represents that movie.
  • The quilt can not be any larger than 30" x 30".
  • Quilts must include piecing, applique and embellishment. 
The evening's program, "Color Theory in Quilt Making" was presented by Belinda Leach.  Belinda explained how understanding how colors relate to each other and using the color wheel can help make choosing fabric for your quilts easier. 
The winners of the March block of the month were from left to right, Debbie Powell, Stevie Scaramelli and Lynn Patiky.
Faith Smith shares the April block of the month, an appliqued bunny using 1930's fabric.  If you did not get a pattern, contact Faith.

Show and tell included Donna Compton's completed Quilt in a Box from last year's challenge.  Donna also shared a t-shirt quilt she made for her niece from shirts she received in 
Race for the Cure marathons.  

Thanks to the hospitality committee, Sue Marlette and Donna Coltrane for set up and cleaning after our hospitality time.  Also thanks to Betty Jo Pernell, Janelle Jackson and Faith Smith for bringing yummy treats this month.

Hope to see you in April!

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