Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 17 Program and Round Robin Quilt Show and Tell

For this month's program, three members who do long-arm quilting as a business explained what we should do to prepare our quilts for a positive experience with a long-arm quilter.

Betty showed how to attach a flange binding to a quilt and gave out sample small quilt sandwiches for members to practice on.

The Show and Tell portion of the meeting was devoted to showing quilts made in this year's guild project: Round Robin quilts. Our first instruction was to pick a center block of our choice. Each month after that, we were given instructions for the type of border to add around that center. Finally, we were instructed to add embellishments. The variety of quilts created by members who followed (often loosely) the same set of instructions is interesting. These quilts will be on display in the Great Alaska Quilt Show on September 16-17 at the ConocoPhillips Atrium.

Linda (on right) is a member of Sharon's quilt group in Oregon. When Sharon decided to participate in the Round Robin challenge, Linda agreed to join her. They both flew up to Anchorage to show their quilts.

Sharon's (on left) mother was a long-time guild member before she moved to Oregon. She has since passed away. When Sharon decided to participate in the challenge, she found a panel in her mother's stash and was inspired by her mother's necklace, which she is wearing.

Sharon also brought a quilt, "L is for Love", which she pieced from blocks given to her mother by the small group LaVonne belonged to in the Anchorage guild.

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