BLUE RIDGE QUILTER’S APRIL 14th, 2015 MEETING

No cutting or sewing tonight ladies….just sit back and enjoy the special program Ruth Ann has arranged for us……….

Martha Akers will be the featured speaker for our April 14th meeting. ( Blue Ridge Library – 6:30pm).
On any given day, Martha is weaving beads in the intricate art known as Kumihimo, a Japanese form of braiding or designing, painting, appliquéing and quilting her award-winning wall hangings. She is a retired Home Economics teacher and is still teaching quilting via the Internet. She says “There is no reason to be bored”. She teaches classes at Quilt University in New Zealand by web mail.
She’s not content only to appliqué a design for a quilt and machine quilt it. Martha uses dyes and other coloring techniques to add interest to her quilts. Sometimes she combines beading and quilting. This will be a very interesting program and we thank Ruth Ann for bringing Martha to our meeting.

Also on tonight’s agenda will be Show and Tell and row #4 of our Mystery Quilt. Can’t wait to see what Kathy & Victoria have in store for us this month. Be sure to bring your completed row #3 for everyone to see.

If time permits we will review and discuss the by-laws which I will send out this week. Please take a few minutes to review them and jot down any questions. We will be establishing by-laws for our group to insure we grow and improve in the years of quilting and fellowship to come. The by-laws I will be sending are from the Star and Lake Quilters.

“Dear God, I am sometimes all need, and you are always all-sufficient. When I apply Your sufficiency to my need, I am ready to see another’s need, to love more than tolerate, to accept more than judge. Amen.

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