Blue Ridge Quilters, November 8, 2016

A couple of months ago, Tina Dietz suggested that the Guild purchase a dry erase board on an easel stand and present it as a gift of appreciation to the Library; that dry erase board has now been purchased. Additionally, to go along with the dry erase board, pens and erasers will be included and the package will be presented to the Library in December. We, along with other groups who meet in the Library meeting room, will be able to use the board from time to time as necessary. Thank you, Guild members.

The subject of November’s meeting was “Mystery” so it was a surprise to learn that Rose-Marie Newcomb was to be the speaker! Rose-Marie is a very talented quilter and embroiderer who is a member of Bedford’s Peaks and Pieces Guild; she presented a trunk show of some of her works and invited those present to touch and feel her samples. She gave mention to one online embroidery site which she frequents often,; they offer a wide variety of embroidery designs at reasonable prices, as well as tutorials. You can also find their numerous tutorials on YouTube, where you can search for EmbLibrary. Rose-Marie said she is planning to open a shop in Moneta where she will offer some of her works for sale, as well as fabrics from her extensive stash. She will let us know when her shop is open for business.

Those who are doing the Block of the Month came forward with their blocks. This has been a 6 month project with 2 blocks per month and it is time to assemble the blocks into a quilt top. I have an idea of how to assemble mine, do you ? Try to get the tops done and back in March for a final show and tell of the block of the month. If you were unable to participate or need copies of some of the blocks, let Kathy Wickham know.

Show and Tell is always exciting and beautiful, and tonight was no exception. See pictures below.

For the December meeting, please bring snack items plus one yard (1 yd) of gift wrapped quilting fabric (which can be either one cut, two half-yard pieces or four fat quarters) and participate in the fabric exchange. You are assigned a number and when your number is called, you may either choose an unwrapped gift from the center pile, or you may choose to take a gift that someone before you has already chosen and opened, which is always suspenseful and fun.

Be thinking of projects you would like the Guild to undertake during the upcoming year and bring your ideas to the December meeting. Also, bring in any Community Quilts you still have so we can present them to Woodhaven Nursing Home before Christmas. See you in December !

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