We met at the Bonsack Baptist Church because of some issues at the Library. Somehow we all found where we were supposed to be and had a great meeting.
Tina Dietz went over a few of the upcoming programs, including April’s meeting where there will be a make-it-and-take-it night with a Spring Flower table topper! Sounds like fun; stay tuned for further information.
The Community Service Project for 2019 will be to make quilts for young men and women who are aging out of foster care. Tina Dietz showed us samples of heart blocks she had made, and several others showed heart blocks they had made; everyone shared their heart block patterns, which were printed right there and folks picked up the patterns they wanted to try. Folks are asked to make as many heart blocks as they would like to in any size they prefer. The blocks will be gathered a bit later in the year and there will be a sewing day where we will use these blocks to make as many quilts as possible for our Community Service Project.
Then came Show & Tell. Our Historian (picture taker) was not present and the picture of Jo Bell’s Friendship Quilt was not taken, but I did find a picture of it before it was put on the longarm quilter. She really did a great job on this beauty. Vickie Hammond shared a beautiful small embroidered piece she had made. Janice Taylor had several items to show (this girl stays busy!). She had baby blankets, two blocks she was able to make from Tina’s January instructive meeting – I made one, did you? Janice also showed a very clever patchwork denim quilt she had made which included pockets, zippers, leather levi tags and all manner of things !! On the back, she used bandanas very effectively.
Kathy Wickham also showed the scrappy log cabin quilt which will be raffled at the upcoming Star Quilters Quilt Show. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six (6) for $5. The show will be held on Friday, March 29th from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, March 30th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Berglund Center (formerly Roanoke Civic Center). Admission price is $7, children 12 and under free. There will be a certified quilt judge, vendors, bed turning, door prizes and more. Mark your calendar now! Blue Ridge Quilters Guild is a sponsor of the show.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the March 12th meeting of BRQG. See you there.