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Tomorrow is Labor Day and for most people the Monday holiday will be spent tending a BBQ, catching up on a good book, or visiting family/friends.
NOT for the Independence Hall Quilters, however. This year the Monday holiday falls on our guild’s “First meeting back”, after summer break. September is here and we can’t spare any Mondays for jocularity*. Quilt Faire happens on the first weekend of October this year and, despite popular belief, it does not come together by magic.
Tomorrow there will be no chaos, not really. There will be loud talking, loud laughter, summer projects hung everywhere to show off. Gals will be turning in entries for the faire, to moi because I am the co-chair of submissions. I will be asked a lot of questions – I have a list of my own questions to ask people, because making the quilt is the big deal, filling out the submission form – not so much. Blank spaces where information should be. Titles and measurements being crucial to anyone planning the show and building the frames to hang them.
My favorite: using an overly Xeroxed form from a different year, crossing out the old year and unfortunately missing the information for 2016.
You know who you are.
Then, after all that Hub-Bub… The monthly Board Meeting is held. The agenda must be monstrous! The president should send it out this evening. I hope it’s under 3 pages.
In spite of all that – It will be great fun! I can’t explain it – it just is!
* Who used this word (jocularity) often? Hint: a TV show character
Extra points to those who know…
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The Independence Hall Quilters Guild has been meeting, sewing, and enjoying each others company for 40 years. A detailed history of our guild is found on the Bicentennial Quilt page.
Our June 6 meeting was attended by most of our members and all the tables were full! Our youngest and the oldest member were present and happy to take a photo together!
The rest of our 114 members fall somewhere in between. The anniversary will be commemorated with a luncheon at the Snowflake Lodge on Saturday.
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Photography by: Candy Gutierrez
Cut day is when we choose fabrics for a comfort quilt pattern, and cut the pieces needed to make the quilt. These get put into a bag, along with the pattern instructions, and batting. Now this bag is called a “kit” and it can be checked out to members that want to work on it.
Some members like to piece the quilt top together, some prefer to do the quilting only, and others like doing the entire process from piecing to binding. This makes it fun for all.
Those of us who can’t cut straight with a ruler take photos…
The Fabric Room – organized the day before.
Tough to choose!
Some of us are excited by purple
Selecting the pattern(s) is very important
Measure Twice & Cut Once!
We have a lot of fun doing this!
Someone has to coordinate this chaos!
The kits are piling up and ready to distribute!
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Quilting is getting the recognition it deserves.
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