Temperatures in the 20s and 30s, snow flurries, then sunny skies, then more snow clouds would creep up and just as quickly go away. I’m no weatherman, but I think the wind chill factor was 11 degrees.
A good day to stay indoors, sew, and eat hot soup for lunch.
Crock Pots and warmers lined the dining area walls, warming their contents during our general meeting and announcements. By 11:00 am the entire meeting hall was a cacophony of delicious aromas, melding into one overwhelming craving for soup!
It was difficult to wait until noon.
Note: Sew & Tell will be moving over to a “Sew & Tell” page (under the FUN! menu). All items shown every week will be posted there and our blog (this page) will have other breaking news, tricks & treats, maybe a pattern or two. I never know.
Jan 29th Edition:
Kathie Merrick – Bargello Flag. The example for the class she will teach February 19th. Sign up if interested.
Linda Van Berckelear. Pumpkins Table Runner. Her daughter “stole” hers, so she had to make another one.
Nadine Bowlus – cell phone carrier/pocket for her sister, Mary.
Carolyn Rector – Mountain Bluebird block. Using fusible applique technique is fun!
On Monday, the 2018 Officers of the IHQ Board were installed. We hope they are this happy at the end of their term!
Front L-R: President, Jodi Lea Greenfield; Parlimentarian, Linda Van Berckelaer; 2nd V.P., Margaret Zavertnik; Alt. 2nd V.P., Eileen Roberson; Advisor, Joanne Padelford; Alt. 1st V.P., Candy Gutierrez; Board Secretary, Joan Patterson.
Back L-R: Quilt Faire Chair, Edie Diegoli; Member at Large, Mary Sue Budrow; Treasurer, Nancy Gardner; 1st V.P., Sue Bishop; Member at Large, Tish Cabral; Member at Large, Sidney Palmer (not present); 1st V.P., Jocelyn Muncaster; Alt. 1st V.P., Gleness Nelson; Independence Hall Liaison, Jackie Sullivan.
When Guild members entered the Hall on Monday, they were soggy from the rainstorm and chilled from their walk in the parking lot. The whole main room of our meeting place was gloomy because from the huge wall of windows came not a drop of light. The view seemed to suck the light away from the room.
Waiting in line to sign in for the meeting, we noticed a flash of bright, swirling color straight ahead that made us smile. Even seeing the quilt from a distance, we were 99% sure of who made it. The 1% of doubt vanished after getting a closer look. We only knew of one quilter who would torture herself with precision paper piecing and perfectly set points on a pattern so fearsomely intense that you can’t look at it very long, unless you like feeling dizzy.
Diane explained this quilt was 3 years in the making. The pattern, “Brilliant Beauties of Joy”, was designed by Jacqueline de Jonge. Although it is difficult to tell from photographs, Diane applied 760 Swarovski crystals to the quilt for added sparkle. It is beautifully quilted by our own Jennifer Cabral.
Diane named her masterpiece ~ My Joy
BTW – I’m pretty sure that “My Joy” will be entered in this year’s Quilt Faire. Soooo, you will have a chance to admire it yourself!
Not only is 2018 here, but it’s moving along quickly! The first week of January (and the Quilters Guild winter break) is almost over.
You will be noticing some changes to our website – new content, new faces, are only the beginning
♥ TTFN ♥