Monthly Archives: May 2013

Many Hands Make Light Work

JMQG - QfB Blocks wrapped fpr shipmentAt our meeting on May 18, we presented to Yvonne our blocks from the turquoise and gray challenge. Yvonne, also a member of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild, had volunteered to send our blocks, along with some of her own, to the “Quilts for Boston” project. JMQG Card to QfBAll those at the meeting signed a card to accompany the blocks.

We also shared our “Inspiration from Media” challenge where we took a periodical (any periodical) and turned to page 28. We were to use something from that page as inspiration for a project.

image (5)Lynn’s wall hanging was inspired from a seed catalog that had a picture of a diseased carrot,

image (6)Angie’s wall hanging was inspired from Oprah Magazine and

Lora’s placemat was inspired by a paint advertisement in Dwell Magazine.image (7)

Everyone shared their current projects during Show and Tell.

image (9)Lynn shared a small chicken themed quilt that is a gift for a friend. She explained how she recovered it from a coffee spill, making it even better.

image (4)Samone shared a small quilted wall-hanging. Yes, that is Samone hiding behind the quilt!

Candi shared a pieced project that she made from very small triangles left over from another project.image (11)

Yvonne shared her blocks for the “Quilts for Boston” project.image (13)

Lora shared a quilt that was entered in the recent quilt show in Gainesville, Florida and also a recent finish of modern churn dash quilt with piped binding.image (8) 100_2454

This spurred a discussion about piped binding and other forms of machine sewn bindings. Lynn demonstrated a faux piped binding technique she had learned recently and everyone was uber impressed and wanted to go home and give it a try.

The topic of English Paper Piecing came up and Candi pulled out a kit of hexagons she had been working on. She described how she longed to be the person that “loved to do hand work” but could not really love it. She already had her hexie flower centers and petals matched up and Yvonne suggested that we all take some and finish them up for her. Next meeting Candi will go home with lots of hexie flowers ready to applique on a quilt top. Now that’s the way to get a quilt jump started.

Hexie Helping
Hexie Helping

There are some very funny ladies in our guild and before we knew it 2 and 1/2 hours had passed. Time flies when you are having fun, doesn’t it?

We set our next meeting date for June 15 (the 3rd Saturday of every month) and challenged everyone to make a name tag. Please join us for lots of laughs and sharing, even if you don’t have your name tag done. We meet at Country Crossroads Quilt Shop, 799-3 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL, 904-276-1011.

Happy Quilting,

Lora Douglas
Dragonfly Quiltworks
guest blogger

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