Lorene brought in her quilt collection and wow’ed us all with her talent. Not only were they very beautiful, but they were the largest quilts I’ve seen outside of a quilt show.
I tried to take a photo of each of her masterpieces to post here, so our readers can see them. The usual disclaimer applies: The Photography Never Does Come Close to the Real Thing (PNDCCRT) Just foolin’ we would never use that acronym. That being said, Thank You Lorene for sharing your hard work with us!
What a nasty and gray day! With torrential rains continuing from the night before, with no sign of letting up, and no hope from the local weathermen of it going away anytime soon. Our entire county was still soggy from the last storm chain a week ago. Luckily, however, no sign of snow or icy conditions, so our hardy guild members (arriving in raincoats, hats, and boots) were not going to stay home on a Quilters Meeting Day!
I suspect that the gal who put together this year’s calendar uses telepathy to help her schedule things. Yesterday’s schedule had our general meeting, a sewing machine maintenance class, and a Soup Buffet.
Members were instructed to bring in a crock pot of homemade soup to share. By the time our meeting began every electrical outlet in the lunch room had a power strip plugged into it and crockpots of various shapes and sizes were emitting delightful aromas.
Never has there been a day that needed soup more than this one, and here we were, enjoying hot soup while catching up with our friends. Everyone raved about ALL of the soups, but a white bean and ham medley was pronounced the winner.
There was not a competition for “best soup”, so I doubt the chef got a prize. She really didn’t need one. I would bet she is still grinning over all the kudos her soup earned. She no longer has to make the pre-potluck decision “what do I make?” either.
The IHQ 2016 Board Members introduced themselves and shared a bit of past & current projects. So much talent in one room!!
I had intended to photograph each board member with their art, but I did not realize the “show” would be an informal “Sew & Tell”, and I quickly lost the opportunity. I blame my croup, or whatever hideous virus it is that still lingers, and sucks all energy.
So… if any board members feel they should have gotten a mention, but got lost into the black hole that is my brain, fear not! Contact your local webmistress and request a private showing.
Photos of the displayed art taken prior to our meeting:
Comfort Quilt by Eileen
Scrappy Sampler by Eileen
Cowboys, Designed by Tisha
Joan’s seashore design
Linda’s wall art & purse
Years of hard work!
Blocks of Blues
Bunny Baby Quilt (bad photo)
Pictured in group photo (L-R)
President, Linda VanBerckelaer; (in back) Co-Treasurers: Debbie McGee & Karin Harlan; Independence Hall Liaison: Jackie Sullivan; Member at Large: Nancy Gardner; 2nd VP: Margaret Zavertnik; 2nd VP: Eileen Roberson; Member at Large: Carolyn Rector; Advisor: Joanne Padelford; Member at Large: Judy Allhizer; Parliamentarian & 2016 Quilt Faire Chair: Joan Patterson.
Not pictured: Treasurer, Ann Osincup ; Secretary, Jodi Lea Greenfield