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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hearts, Dogs and Chickens

We started a new fiscal year in our guild and have a new president, Carol Jacobs. Do you think we should find her a shorter podium? Or maybe a box to stand on? (Just kidding. The angle of this photo makes her appear more hidden than she really was.)

Last night at our meeting people showed quilts from various projects. This is Stephanie showing us her dog-theme row-by-row quilt.

And here's another from the same row-by-row group, this one in a chicken theme.

A few people showed heart quilts they had made when battling breast cancer. They credited these hearts and the support of friends with helping them heal. Another guild member needs heart blocks. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing chemo. Jackie Swift, we wish you all the best and send you our hugs along with the heart blocks.
This is Jacquie R's.
This is Nanette's.

Here's one more program with which we send our hugs. Home of the Brave quilts go to families of Minnesota soldiers who died in Iraq or Afghanistan. Jean Loken leads this project. You can read more about it at this website. This is another completed Home of the Brave quilt, beautifully machine quilted by Diane Schotl.

I didn't stay for last night's program which was demos of 3-d techniques, such as folded flowers and yo-yo style techniques. Sorry, I have no pictures of that event. There were more quilts with folded flowers shown, but I did not get pictures of those, either. Trust me, they were beautiful. We have some VERY talented quilters in our guild, and the nice thing is, they are not judgmental about those of us who will never achieve such greatness.

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