Monday, March 11, 2013

Tidbits from Our February Meeting

Our February meeting was well attended once again. Everyone sure seems to have a good time and enjoy seeing one another, the show and tell, the programs and most of all, the food!!! We sure don't hold back when it comes to refreshments!!! I have made a slide show of some of the quilts that members shared with us.
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Fourteen members shared their favorite tool. Jill D. did a demo on the "Strip Smart Ruler" and the book. She showed several ways to use this ruler to make different patterns, very interesting. Norma used a broken knitting needle for a stiletto. Nancy A. showed her Flying Geese Rule x 4, Carmen used Eleanor Burns' Triangle Square Up Ruler, Rachael brought a bag of wooden skewers for stilettos  to share, Karen uses hair beret clips when she binds a quilt, Delores showed off her Cutting Gixmo, to cut the threads between pieces when she is chain piecing. Leona uses Fons & Porter's Binding Tool and has it mastered after failing with other techniques, Lou B. loves her Guidelines for Quilting non-slip ruler, it can be adjusted to set the width that you want to cut your strips, GerrySue shared that the little red binding clips now come in a larger size and are quite handy to use, Sandy showed her Easy Circle Ruler and the Center to Trim guide. Jill C. showed her little design board that she made from instructions on the Bee in My Bonnet blog. Very handy to carry blocks and pieces on. We will make some of these at our Quilter's Mini- Retreat on March 16th, everyone should bring their own supplies if you want to participate. That's all for now...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the pictures and the update! Looking forward to our Mini Retreat.