Saturday, 20 June 2009

Visit At The Quilt Guild

Finally, after months of having conflicting appointments, I've managed to attend a quilt guild meeting in town. It happened to be the last before summer break, phew!

We had a pot luck and a show and share where some people showed us their quilts and home-made bags and explained a bit how they made them or why.

I showed my pink quilt, the baby wheely quilt and the baby pink zig zag and they were all well-received. Some people commented how wonderful it was to have a young quilter among them - I was the youngest by about 10-60 years :)

Here are some impressions:

This table was for a competition they had started in January, about who could finished the most UFOs. Participants sent in photos of the UFOs and in June, the finished objects were tallied. There was a prize for most finished objects (7), most UFOs to start with (23) and the UFO that took longest to finish (60 years, a 4H project started in 1949).

The outgoing guild president (in purple) received a box full of batik blocks in this pattern as thank you. Here they are laid out on the table.

Some other Show and Share items

There were three vendors selling fat quarters - I refrained successfully!

My quilting teachers from last year were at the guild meeting and helped me hold up the pink quilt properly, here it is, the first full view of it!

So, unless I have a conflict of time again in September, I will join the guild at the first meeting. It was a lot of fun to see everyone's work.


Crispy said...

How wonderful that your first guild experience was so successful!! Hooray for refraining from buying any fat quarters....actually I'm a little surprised LOL.


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I still really love the pink quilt. Glad that you were able to bring some quilts for show and tell.