Friday, January 8, 2016

January 7, 2016, Business Meeting and Show and Tell

Guild president Glenda ended a shortened business meeting with reports by representatives of the small sub-groups about the focus of each group and the availability of space for new members. Since most of the small groups meet in members' homes, group membership is limited by space. To find out what our varied small groups do, look at the small groups'  photos on the Past Quilt Show/Exhibit page.

Although no program has been planned for the January 21 guild meeting, members are encouraged to bring sewing machines for a comfort quilt and Teddy Bear quilt sewing day. Also bring your own lunch. The comfort quilt session will last from 9:30 until 2:00.

After the business meeting and birthday cake intermission, we enjoyed looking at Show and Tell by several members.

Boots modeled a coat which she had bought about 15 years ago. It was made by Ruth Simpson from hand-dyed jeans and other embellishments. Boots encouraged members to "get out of the box" and create a piece of wearable art for the 2016 quilt show.

Carrie compensated for the current lack of snow in Anchorage by creating snow-themed small quilts. Carrie's quilts are available for purchase. Her web site is

Sandra pieced and quilted this comfort quilt.

Regina showed three new comfort quilts pieced and quilted by members. They will be given to social service agencies in Anchorage.

Deliberate wanted to make a table runner for her sister. The pattern for this Hunter Star piece looked easy. She was surprised that she had to do a lot of re-sewing before she was satisfied.

Katy quilted these comfort quilts on her longarm machine using the "Clockworks" pattern by Ann Bright.

Linda's "Wash Day" quilt has one of the few photos she has of herself as a child. She is the baby sitting in the wash tub with her three sisters beside it.

Neli modeled the apron that Delberta made for her from orphan blocks.

This star block given to Shirley is almost more interesting on the back. Shirley discovered that the block must be an old one because the newspaper pieces used as patterns advertise boys' jeans for 87 cents a pair.