Sunday, July 21, 2013

Recap of 07/19/13 Meeting

We had great fun at our most recent Quilts of Valor meeting.  After the 4th of July, there are often sales at fabric shops on red/white/and blue fabrics and the CT Quilters took advantage!  We received lots of excellent fabrics to make lots more quilts and we thank all of you for thinking of us:

These are some of the quilts that came in finished this month:
Loretta holding the Bonnie Hunter 4th of July variation quilt

Ginger holding the Bonnie Hunter 4th of July quilt

Debbie holding a quilt she made from a Fons & Porter Magazine pattern

Debbie's Jelly Roll Quilt

And this is the wonderful stack of quilts that are now finished and waiting in their pillowcase presentation packages to go on their trip to the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii.  More on that trip in a later post:

Our special event this month was to make a Mock Trip Around the World quilt using the free pattern from this site:
And this is the sample made by our own CT Quilter, Linda F. - Linda was the leader for this project (she also had a variation to show made from scraps, but the official photographer missed taking that photo - sorry! - it looked great, too):

As mentioned above, our official photographer got caught up in the festivities of making our MTAtW quilt and forgot to take many pictures, but here’s a few of two of the ladies at work and the design wall while the assembly was in process:
Fabrics, strips and blocks in process

Cutting Strips

Making Blocks

Many Trips Around the World Variation in Process     

The assembling on the design wall photo was taken early in the meeting - there are now 4 sections done.  We will finish up a few blocks next meeting and finish sewing the rows.  This one will be stunning!

And also we had a few Show and Tell items this month:
Debbie's Cats quilt for a friend

Debbie's Baby quilt for Project Linus

And check out this mini!  It’s just darling and the Southwest fabrics are exquisite:

So, join in the fun next month – Friday, August 16th at 
Crafty Threads Quilt Shop...
 Always something interesting happening at our meetings!

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