Wow! Monday was full & fun! Phil told me Sunday night that he had a friend coming to help with jobs on Monday so there would be one more for lunch. No problem… but at least find the table for 4 places!
My goal was to finish the second Aquamarine Ambience pillow (so I could take 2 finished pillows to quilt guild) by 11, get myself ready for guild, start lunch at 11:30, and leave for quilt guild by 12:20 or so. I first had to pack things for quilt guild before sewing commenced!
I’m in the secret sister program so wrapped her gift,
gifts for show & tell and nametag winners,
newsletter into my binder,
nickel square exchange cut and packaged
… which gave me the reminder… we had a nickel square challenge to make a pot holder from any of our light blue, light green, and dark green blocks!
Here I am the one who wants to do challenges and I totally hadn’t done a thing.
So I ran up to the computer and printed out a 6″ paper piece block from Carol Doak’s Foundation Factory. Wonderful!! I chose fabrics and sat to sew at 10:00. I pieced it, added borders (we could add one other fabric so I used my “other” for borders and binding), and quilted it in the ditch. Added binding and sewed down the binding by machine. Done by 11:05. However, I had argued in my head that I didn’t HAVE to leave by 12:20 since it was a non-sewing workshop and I didn’t have to haul or set up my machine.
Dinner was served, all the men fed & happy, so I headed out.
The workshop was FABULOUS!! Mickey Depre from near Chicago came and presented her 3 hour workshop using paintsticks. It was so good to learn and try under her guidance and using her paints & supplies. It was just great!
We did sample windows of various techniques on a white FQ. Then used any of those techniques on our black FQ and then on a hand dyed FQ that we could pick from Mickey’s assortment! Yummy!!
My samples are still drying and in the matter of time… I’ll take their pictures another time.
We have a potluck supper at 5:30 and had a small crowd, probably because of July.
We had time in between for visiting and it was great to get to know Mickey better. What a delight!!
a pile of Mickey’s quilts
Mickey was the program for our meeting as well. So fun, easy to listen to, and very informative and willing to share her tips. I bought her book, Garden Whimsy Applique, and had it autographed! I’ve already bought her special backing she uses for applique. After the program, we had the business meeting.
I am in charge of the show & tell and nametag drawings and have someone else draw the names. I have the gifts and do the announcing. I won for show & tell!! Yippee!! I like the gifts for this month anyway! (A preprinted panel with sewing notions in a blue theme and 2 coordinating fat quarters.)
The one in charge of nickel squares came to talk about the challenge. She had a pile of about 7 or 8 hot pads. Mine was on the bottom. Sure enough, as she went from top to bottom… I WON!!
I received a small book, Quilter’s Pocket Reference. It is a treasure trove of measurements.
I finally got home about 9:30. Excited and ready for bed! A great day!! Keturah had also had a good day but that will have to be in another post….
From show & tell:
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