Monday, February 24, 2014

February Meeting

The February meeting of Vance Quilts R Us was a busy one as there are many things happening this year.  

Betty Jo Pernell will head up the nominating committee in search of new officers for the next two years.  The current board would like to have the new board in place by July so the new officers can shadow the current board for the remainder of the year.

Debbie Powell announced the last two charity quilt workshops.  The guild has five quilts to complete by April for the St. Peter's Love Quilt Project.  Those workshops will be held at Miss Lou's on Tuesday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The annual quilt challenge is on!  Members in attendance were given an envelope containing two paint chips.  Those are your colors.  The rules are as follows:

You may select a third color/fabric - but only 1.
All the fabrics in your quilt must match the 2 paint chips or is your 3rd fabric.
Patterns are allowed, but the majority of the fabric must match the paint chip.
Your quilt must be 30 x 30 or larger
You must have a PIECED BORDER
Keep your paint chips pinned to the back of your quilt for judging.

The evening's program was presented by Debbie Powell.  She showed and explained several quick quilts. 
Faith Smith shared a scrappy quilt she made from some UFO blocks.

 Betty Jo Pernell showed us the Valentine wall hanging she quilted.

 If you didn't see this quilt shared by Stevie Scaramelli, you missed a beauty!  Stevie's "Tuscan Garden" was done on her embroidery machine.

 This is a close up of the work on one of Stevie's blocks.  Gorgeous!

March's program will be presented by Faith Smith.  She will be demonstrating English paper piecing.  Faith will provide the kits but ask that members bring regular sewing thread, 100 weight silk thread, needles and pins.

April's program will be Eileen Davison demonstrating her fabric painting.  Members will need to bring a small canvas and permanent fabric glue.

This month's winners were Stevie Scaramelli, winning the Fat Quarter Frenzy and Kathy Solomon, winner of the Quilts Like Crazy gift certificate.

Remember that 2014 membership is now due.