May Meeting

We had such a good meeting. In fact we had four visitors with three joining that day! Welcome, new members. There was some discussion of the quilt show coming up next month. We had some wonderful refreshments. Thank you, ladies.
Show and Tell is always a highlight.

Carolyn Watkins is showing us the booklet you can pick up at their quilt shop, A & K Quilt Shop, for Quilt Across Texas. Sept. 1 through Sept. 30 is a Texas Statewide Quilt Shop Hop and they are featured in the Hop!
Barbara Peel is showing the little "booties" she has made.

Marie West is very proud of her quilt. It will go on her bed. Good for you, Marie. Beautiful!

Kay Lenschow told her story of this quilt. Her friend took it to a group and had them hand quilt it for Kay. It is gorgeous, Kay.

This is the backing. Love that fabric! Click on any of the pictures and they should enlarge.

Directly after the meeting there were demonstrations by members. Barbara Peel showed us Texture Magic. Sorry, Barbara, my picture caught you with your eyes closed so not posting here. We enjoyed hearing about a product that was new to many of us.
Then Debbie Gaston showed us English paper piecing. She made it look so easy. Another thing added to the "want to do list". 

Kay Lenschow loves hand applique and it shows. She talked to us about different methods, backgrounds, patterns, threads, and more. 

I had been told that Jo Ellen Brown was the best at applying binding completely by machine. Folks she does it without pins! I was so inspired. She brought a graduation present to bind. She had asked the young man if he wanted a pillow case or a wall hanging and he said both. And she made it into both!

And everyone knows in our guild who's the best at machine applique--Mary Mitchell. In fact most every quilt Mary makes has applique. And it's always going to be machine. She's done it so long and so much it is second nature to her.

Donna Hill brought several quilts she is hand quilting.  She talked to us about needles, hoops, thread, and how to keep your stitches even and nice.   

And there you have it.  Next month QUILT SHOW -- see you there.

And as always happy quilting,