Friday, May 31, 2013

Quilting with Friends

The May meeting of the Vance Quilts R Us guild was filled with beautiful quilts and many new faces.  Members were asked to bring a friend and a quilt.  Seven members brought friends to help them show their quilts.  Those present were ohh-ing a ahh-ing over the beautiful quilts shown.

Lynn Patiky and her guest share a beautiful Dresden plate quilt that Lynn hand pieced.
Betty Jo Pernell's guest showed a sampler quilt she created in a class taught by Peggy Stocks.
Karen Hanny and her husband, Phil, share a quilt that was once owned by Phil's great great grandmother.
Gale Hayes shows her Carpenter's Star.
Brenda Seaman shows a quilt she pieced and embroidered for her grandson.
Wendy Kruskie and her husband show a wall hanging Wendy created.
Sandra Shorkey shares a 30's era quilt given to her by a friend.

For show and tell, Kaye Pegram shared an embroidered quilt called "Baby Faces".
Peggy Stocks shares a quilt her students made to be given to the dean of VGCC.
Georgia Darnell shares her completed patriotic quilt from last year's Quilt in a Box challenge.
Winners of the May BOM were Lynn Patiky and Sue Marlette.

The winner of the Quilt's Like Crazy gift certificate was Rachel Wessels.  She won for bringing a guest AND a quilt.
Georgia Darnell won the shopping bag filled with fat quarters.

You will want to make sure you attend the June meeting.  Members are asked to bring their favorite gadget, tip or recycled item to share with the other members.

June's Fat Quarter Frenzy will be 2.5 inch strips.  Members are asked to bring a bundle of five with their name on it.

June's BOM is Betty's Choice.  Members participating are to make two blocks, one in black and white and one in red and white.  If you didn't get the pattern, they can be picked up at Miss Lou's.

The Christmas committee is still collecting items for the Chinese Auction to be held in December.  New and gently used items will be placed in baskets to be auctioned at the Christmas party.

Many guild members have been busy making charity quilts.  Ten completed quilts will be given to children at Heart Haven, an abused women's shelter.  Another child's quilt will be going to a friend of a guild member who is often hospitalized with cystic fibrosis.

The charity quilt committee is in desperate need of quilt batting.  Please consider dropping a donation in the jar designated for this at the check in table at our next meeting.

Until then...Happy Quilting.