Sunday, August 25, 2013

July 16th Meeting, Trying to Catch Up!!

I don't really have a good excuse for not posting our July pictures but I hope to get caught up within the next few days..
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Jill introduced our Trunk Show presenter, Rita Milner, from Council Bluffs, who loves quilting, showing them to audiences, and then giving lots away!! She had an unbelievable variety of items to show, from pin cushions, pot holders, and placemats to full size quilts. Items were exquisitely constructed and quilted, presented in a friendly, fun, casual way, we all thoroughly enjoyed Rita. From her first quilt using her copyrighted pocket edge binding technique, we were captivated. Her Prairie Points, crescent or scallop bindings are usually filled with batting and quilted. One quilt from Kanesville's last BOM project had a scalloped edge and then squares dangling from the binding (actually sewn into the binding, not just tacked on) with a little bead in the center of the 1" squares. Another quilt for a grandson in the service who needed an Asian quilt utilized a panel from Keepsake Quilting with two egrets dancing among flowers. Rita whacked off the pink border, put black beads on every egrets eyes for an amazing effect. The center panel had a 1" turquoise border, 6" black border, more turquoise and tan, another 6" black border, 12" egret fabric border, more turquoise and tan, another black border and 1/2" turquoise, and black Prairie Points! How to turn a panel into a quilt!! A granddaughter gets her favorite 4th of July New York Beauty, pattern from Judy Neimeyer, quite intricate!, Rita's daughter gets the double wedding ring full size quilt, her husband gets the 116 X 104 Civil War BOM with matching pillows designed by Rita, made of Marcus Bros. fabric. The night stands have matching quilted "covers". Her little Sunbonnet Sue was from an original drawing--just adorable!! The Fons and Porter red and yellow circular table cover had birds with embroidered legs and black bead eyes. She wrote the instructions for baking potatoes right on the bag! Her Laguana bag from Keepsake was a big hit! (This paragraph is copied from the July newsletter written by Phyllis H.)
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