Kathy Woods was ill, so Kathy Wickham took over the meeting. A handout was available at the desk which contains the event calendar for the year. Items from this list were discussed, beginning with the January meeting. Kathy said there will be a Mystery Row Quilt this year which will be all pieced with no applique. After it is completed, of course, you may feel free to applique and embellish as you desire. She handed out the instructions for Row 1, which should be nearby; click on it to enlarge and print. She suggested that we set aside a coordinated collection of perhaps 6 or more fabrics for this 6 to 8 month project. Feel free to duplicate your Row 1 in other colors Bring your completed Row 1 to the February meeting.
For February, please bring your cutting/sewing gear as we will be making simple little blankets for the Neonatal unit of Carilion Hospital. Some flannel will be provided, but if you have some you would like to bring, please feel free to do so. NOTE: Instructions for these little quilts says 1 yard each of 3 assorted flannel prints; that will make 3 quilt tops. Don’t sit this one out – there are 60 full beds in the Neonatal unit !
Kitty Yates spoke about Straight Street, which is a local ministry dealing with girls who have been involved in human trafficing, some as young as 10 or 11. There is opportunity for us to contribute twin size quilts, either already made or helping to make blocks for same.
March is National Quilting Month and the Guild has volunteered to do the Library Display Case. If you have small-ish items or photographs you would like displayed, please bring them to the February meeting and Loretta will collect them and let the Guild know when to meet to get the display done. Then all the hard work is followed by going to lunch!
And then there was Show & Tell. First was Mary Ann Maurelli’s California King quilt which she machine pieced and hand quilted. She said it took her 2 years. Whew !! Shown are both the front and back. Also shown is Loretta Twiford’s scrappy piece, CQC 2014 BOM, and One Fabric Wonder quilt from a book by the same name. These quilts use what is called Wallpaper Print fabrics. Kitty Yates also had Show & Tell with a set of very attractive placemats she had made. Thank you Carol Zaleski for taking these photos.