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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Challenge Quilts Revealed

At our October meeting we revealed our completed challenge quilts! The challenge was called Bag of Stuff. Each participant pur her own fabric in a bag (Bag of Stuff) and gave the bag to Sylvia. Sylvia shuffled them all up, and we each got another bag that was not our own. We didn't know whose fabric we had. We had to make a small quilt and bring it back in October, completely finished. It is such a fun challenge!

Everyone made such beautiful quilts! The funny part is, many people did not recognize their own fabric so didn't know which quilt was theirs! Luckily Sylvia had a master list. We had 30 participants this year, and all 30 completed the lovely quilts and brought them back for display. At the end of the night, we got to take home our own quilt that was made by someone else.

Because there were so many, I can't possibly post all 30 pictures here. So I'll post a few that give you a taste of the beauty and the variety of styles. Aren't they amazing?

I wish you could see the beautiful trapunto quilting Sandi did on this one (above). Maybe if you click on it, it'll get large enough for you to see it better.

Trish did the over-achiever thing and made two! Both gorgeous!

This is me showing the quilt I made. I got it done so early that I hung it in the Dakota County Fair last August and won a blue ribbon for it!

We had a double treat this month, because in addition to the awesome Show and Tell of the challenge quilts, we had our regular Show and Tell. This is Molly showing us her President's Quilt #1.. all done and beautifully quilted by either Nanette or Diane. (I can't remember which of the two quilted it.) Molly is now working on her President's Quilt #2.. the M&Ms.

See you at our next meeting - November 13!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

St. Cloud Quilt Show

This weekend I went to the quilt show in St. Cloud. So did Nanette!

Want to see a few of the quilts from the show? Follow this link to my other blog, Giraffe Dreams. I posted pictures there.

I'm excited for our October meeting - we'll have the Bag of Stuff challenge quilts revealed! Wheeee! Last year it was a show of superb beauty, so I'm expecting another fun mini quilt show this year. See you there on Oct. 9!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Sad News

One of our members has passed away after battling cancer. Pat Geronime died on Sept 28. Funeral service is at 11 AM Thursday, Oct 4 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave., Rosemount. Visitation is Wed. 4-8 PM at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. 7th St., Hastings, and at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.