This was an actual in-person meeting held in Waldron Park at the picnic arbor; it was a perfect day for an outside meeting and 18 stalwart quilters attended. There was fellowship, a brief business meeting, a Christmas In July program with handouts for cool gift ideas, magazines and fat quarters for all and a few sweet treats, too. Then, there was Show and Tell, always beautiful to behold.
The photos are not in the order of appearance . . . but each picture has a caption. First up was Carolyn Zaleski who showed a table topper, a disappearing 9-patch pieced table runner and some really cute Christmas ornaments made by member Tina Dietz. Next was Julie Shelton who showed a giant pieced lap quilt using kitty cat fabrics, both front and back. Kitty Yates showed a hexi pieced table runner, some ball type folded flower ornaments, and a pieced 4-patch quilt with lattice work. I was intrigued with this quilt, both color-wise and pattern. Kathy Wickham showed a sweet pieced hexi Christmas ornament and a quilt she said she had improvised; it was clever and very pretty. She did not have quite enough fabric for the backing, so she pieced it and included a stray block from the front. Cathy Henderson had some lovely pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles. She also showed six (6) NICU quilts she had made and a very cute baby quilt. Then Betty Reynolds showed a dog bone shaped neck pillow she had made with soft fabric and stuffed with soft Poly Fill. She said it is so comfortable when sitting in a relaxing chair, to use with car travel or airplane travel, etc. Loretta Twiford showed a log cabin wreath made in a Bee several years ago, and a bargello holiday wall hanging. Gisela O’Connor was up next with a tree wall hanging, a log cabin table runner, a square candle quilt and a Santa panel quilt.
Saturday, July 17th, will be a field trip to Bargain Barn in Montvale and the Peaks & Pieces quilt show in Bedford. Members received a reminder email with suggestions for car pooling. See you there !