Quilt Con Charity Quilt
Virginia Lucas talked about the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge and asked for ideas on design concepts and the organization to which we will donate the quilt, since that could influence the design. The committee is still open to members’ ideas on these and will begin their work at the next Weekend Sew on August 11. If you have an idea, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a simple sketch and description. There’s still time to get involved.
Lisa Hanley gave an excellent presentation of her Quilter’s Journey. She started in the traditional quilting world and made a LOT of quilts using a log cabin design but her first inspiration was crazy quilts. While she is still very fond of log cabin, she has evolved into modern designs and enjoys improv. In addition to a number of quilts Lisa also shared books she likes and has found instructive as well as enjoyable. Being a longtime scrapbooker, Lisa has scrapbooks she has made of each quilt she created. Included in each entry is a photo of the quilt, some fabric swatches, and thank you notes from those to whom she gifted the quilt. Her favorite part of quilting is planning – she keeps a notebook of ideas with details on fabrics selected and inspirations. Lisa is a very organized and creative quilter.
Jeff Warner, president of Long Beach Modern Quilt Guild joined us a special guest. Our sister guild is creating a series of quilts as a philanthropy project for OC High School for the Arts. The 36” by 36” quilts will be used for the school’s stage production of Quilters, The Musical. Most of the blocks are being created by LBMQG members but Jeff brought along several that our members volunteered to complete.
Dana won this month’s quilting book drawing for completing our online Member Survey. If you complete the survey before the August 29 meeting, you will be eligible for next month’s final drawing.
Ruth Bailey presented a new Block Lotto for next month using the Six Minute Circle by Dale Fleming. Ruth assured the group that they are rather quick and easy, just as the title promises.
Asymmetry Challenge Quilt is due at the next meeting, August 29.