BRQG Meeting, March 8, 2016

The meeting opened with a sharing of stories about family members’ health improvements, interesting events and funny stories. There was a lot of sharing, and a lot of laughter, and a good feeling of commradery.

Vice President Kathy Wickham instructed those participating in the Round Robin to come to the table at the front of the room and choose another bag, not their own and one they had not worked on. Those bags will be taken home and a new border added to the block enclosed; then that bag will be returned to the April meeting for a final exchange and a final border. At the May meeting the bags will be returned to the original owner and everyone, including the original owner, will see the final reveal; their block with all three borders which had been added by three others.

Kathy Wickham also mentioned that next month the speaker will be Mary Jo Reed who will be speaking about Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer) http://caseforsmiles.org. She also handed out instructions for making pillow cases and said to bring your machine in April to make pillow cases which will be given to Ms. Reed. And, if you just can’t wait, please feel free to make as many pillow cases as you like beforehand and bring them to the meeting. Program Committee member Tina Dietz said she would give instruction on how to make a “tube” pillowcase where the seams for the cuff and accent piece are fully enclosed.

During the course of the evening, Tina Dietz reminded everyone to take a look at the table where the Falling Triangle blocks brought in by members had been spread out. The remaining background fabrics were picked up to be made into more Falling Triangles. The Falling Triangle blocks will be assembled into several quilts which will be donated as a Community Project for the guild.

The seating for the evening had been arranged in a rough horse shoe shape and President Kathy Woods started at one side and asked members to talk about their favorite tool/book/magazine. The ideas were many and varied and some had additional comments after everyone had had a chance to speak. The ideas ranged from inserting the end of a seam ripper into a wooden spool for ease of handling, to a card displaying varied machine needles. Who knew ? There was a lot to think about and some new ideas to explore.

We also had Show and Tell and many had beautiful quilted items to share. Good job, ladies. See pictures nearby. The slideshow is pretty cool !  And, thank you, Ann Ware, for the nice pics.

Then, a move was made to adjourn the meeting, with a second, and the meeting was adjourned.

 

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