Blue Ridge Quilters Mar 8, 2022 mtg

It was a good meeting with a generous number of members present, not all of whom show up in the pictures that follow. Name tags were distributed and members were informed that the name tags are their responsibility, and if you should forget to wear it for a meeting, it would cost you $1.00 as a penalty! Oh, no! I know where mine is, how about you? Following are a few pictures of the gathering.

After the business part of the meeting concluded, it was time for Show & Tell. Cathie H showed her very striking Cross Quilt, both front and back, for the foster kids. Cynthia L showed the quilt she made for her fourth son for his high school graduation. Well, the quilt is so intricate it is easy to understand the time it took to make it for this now grown son. Gisela O showed her Very Spring table topper and I believe I heard her say that when she got ahold of the top (she did not initiate it) she proceeded to take it apart and re-make it. And, she did a beautiful job, too. Kitty Y showed two Quilts of Valor that she had made for her preacher and his wife, both service veterans. The quilts will be presented to them through the Roanoke Quilts of Valor Stitchers chapter on Sunday, March 20 at their church, Community Church, 1923 E. Main Street, Salem. (near where 419 crosses Melrose aka E Main St.). Unfortunately, I only have a picture of one of the quilts before it was quilted. It is very stunning. Then Kathy W showed her Covid Quilt panel and a gorgeous Green Strip quilt. Lastly, Vera B showed a colorful Fidget Quilt she had made with lots of little things to fidget with.

The program for the meeting was Owners Melissa and Todd Cassell of Fork Mountain Quilting in Rocky Mount, VA. These folks are always entertaining and related stories about some of their products and services. If you haven’t yet visited the shop located at Rocky Mount Marketplace (Kroger) shopping center at 400 Old Franklin Turnpike, Suite 115 in Rocky Mount. There is a wide variety of patterns and fabrics including pre-cuts and extra wide quilt backing. They also handle notions, like the Bloc Loc rulers they demonstrated at the meeting as well as Quilters Select rulers and rotary cutters. They gave an excellent tutorial on the correct use of Bloc Loc rulers and offered some for sale after the meeting was dismissed, along with other quilty items.

NOTE: The April meeting will be held on the THIRD Tuesday, April 19th, due to scheduling conflicts. Hope to see you all then! And don’t forget your name tag !

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