Posted in Cool Stuff, Members Showcase

What Happens at IHQ – Does Not Stay at IHQ…

The Independence Hall Quilter’s Guild meets on Monday mornings. Our meetings are normally great, however last weeks meeting was particularly outstanding. And unlike Vegas, we are happy to talk about it.

Our very own Katie Arndt celebrated her 97th birthday with us, and graciously spoke about the wisdom she gathered over the years. Katie is one of our guild’s ‘founding quilter’ and worked on the bicentennial quilt which was IHQ’s first project.

Katie Arndt's 97th Birthday
Happy 97th Birthday Katie!

Katie's sense of humor kept us in stitches
Katie’s humor keeps us in stitches. (Stitches, get it?)

But wait, there’s more!

Roxanne Borean, producer and director of this year’s Quilt Camp skit, arranged a special encore performance for those of us who did not make it to camp.

The actors had the most fun
The actors seemed to have the most fun of all!

 

The story took a backseat to the way it was presented. Being a visual skit, the “troop”  used props, signs, sewing notions, and miscellaneous junk to convey the story that Roxanne narrated.

A Dark Cloud Looms
A Dark Cloud Looms
All eyes on center stage
All eyes on center stage

 

 

 

 

 

We laughed hysterically when the “dark cloud” loomed, and when Diane Mitchell and Margaret Zavertnik showed the passing of time. Watching them trying to keep a straight face was an entire giggle of its own.  When the skit was over, Carolyn Rector and Eileen Roberson closed the curtains.

Time Passes...Slowly
Time Passes…Slowly

Bravo, ladies!

The Curtains Close
The Curtains Close.  (The End)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may have noticed in the background the beautiful quilts, wall hangings, table runners and pillowcases hanging on the walls. When a member finishes a comfort quilt, or personal project, it gets hung on the wall for a day to be admired before it goes out to brighten someone else’s day. It’s hard to let them go sometimes – but, it’s what we do.

 

♥ ♥ ♥ 

Posted in Quilt Faire

Constructing a Quilt Faire Application

MeasuringDelimmas
Measuring Correctly is a must!

Our construction crew first discussed how to measure a quilt correctly.  There have been many creative techniques used in the past resulting in incorrect sized frames to hang them in the quilt show.

Re-building frames during the hanging phase is not a happy chore. Please ask for help if you are not sure how to measure after reading the instructions.

 

LongQuiltDescription
Just the facts, ma’am.
MeasuringDelimma
Dazed and Confused? Ask a member or chairperson. They will point you in the right direction!
SuePhyllisCandy
Thank you, Sue, Phyllis & Candy for your entertaining reminders!

 

The next demonstration was about  descriptions being too lengthy.

Please stay under 50 words so the display cards look professional.