The October meeting of the BRQG was well attended by members and a visitor or two. A few minutes were devoted to sharing personal thoughts, project reports and generally just sharing what’s on our minds.
Kathy Woods announced that a nominating committee comprised of Cynthia Luedtke, Loretta Twiford and Janice Taylor, will be contacting folks to fill the ballet for upcoming elections for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. There are also several committees which need filling: Programs, Publicity, Membership, Audit, Historian (picture taker), and Newsletter. See a copy of the posted By-Laws for definitions. Be ready to volunteer !!
Then it was time for Show and Tell. See nearby pictures showing just a few of the beautiful items shown by our talented members. Not shown is Carolyn Zaleski’s Mystery Row Quilt (she was taking the pictures for show and tell).
Kathy Woods Black and White quilt for her sister
Cynthia Luedtke BRQG Mystery Row Quilt
Kitty Yates getting ready to show a quilt she made with fabric that just jumped into her shopping basket.
The program was turned over to Pat Lingle and Gayla Heath, who presented a program on panels and what to do with them. See nearby pictures of samples demonstrating what can be done with a simple panel to turn it into a work of art ! Following the program, there were drawings for door prizes, followed by a panel exchange where several members brought panels; they were placed on the table, shuffled up and folks just grabbed what they saw and liked. After the panel exchange, Pat and Gayla (and the audience) gave advice to members on possible ways to enhance panels.
Example of a panel
A panel enhanced with thread art, and a clever border, done by Linda Whisman who was a visitor
An example of what you can do with a panel and some very creative ideas.The words in the sashing were created by cutting out letters on alphabet fabric.
A simple panel separated into strips and re-invented, with the addition of a colorful and clever border
The center of this panel is coffee labels on fabric, embellished with a border and cup and saucer applique
These are embroidery blocks taken from simple to elaborate with pieced, cut and offset 9-patch block fills, 4-patch sashing and borders
A simple Halloween panel separated, rearranged, re-assembled and embellished with borders and prairie points
A Christmas panel with added simple, multiple borders, gifts and beads
Program presenters Pat Lingle (she doesn’t always scowl !) and Gayla Heath
November’s program will feature Avis Withers who will speak on Crazy Quilting. Avis has quite an impressive resume and awe inspiring talent. Be sure to attend.