The January meeting was a bit different, but very informative and fun, too. We had some visitors and hope they come back again and often. Our “new” officers were in place and as annual dues of $20 were paid, Treasurer Louise Jargowsky gave out a receipt and later a membership card. President Kathy Woods led the meeting and Vice President Kathy Wickham had the program.
The program centered around Round Robin. Not familiar with the concept? Kathy said you bring a block (orphan blocks/panels at least 12.5″ square are perfect) in a non-see-thru bag and let three other people add a border to it without consulting you !! What ?? Oh, no!! But, not to worry, you do get it back in 3 months after 3 people have each added a border to your block/panel. Then Kathy did something to break the ice on Round Robins by passing out papers with rough drawings of basic quilt layout and asked that we all draw a center block, then the papers were given to someone else to draw a first border, someone else to draw a second border, and someone else yet to draw the final border. Then the papers were returned to their original owners. It was a lot of fun and a good experience. Nearby are photos of samples of past Round Robins that members have been involved with. Each is unique and interesting in its own way.
In case you were unable to attend the January meeting, nearby is a form that was passed out at the meeting. If you click on it, it will open in a new screen and you can print it. Be sure to click on “View full size” at the bottom right of the page.
It has been a while since the Guild has made community quilts to be donated to local services. Tina Dietz showed some rows she had made demonstrating the community service quilt we will be working on in February. We will be bringing our machines with off-white thread and bobbins, rotary cutters, rulers, cutting mats, irons, ironing boards, and the usual scissors, pins, etc. Don’t expect to get everything done during the meeting, however. This will be an ongoing project for several months and there should be kits available to take home a couple of blocks each month to sew at home and bring them back to the next meeting. By doing this, we will be able to get a lot of quilts done and donated by the end of the year.