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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Reatreat at Camp Wapo

We had a great time and completed lots of sewing projects, talked, ate, took walks, and even slept now and then. Please plan to join us again at Camp Wapo a year from now - Nov 21-23, 2008.

Camp Wapo... a place of peace to piece

our work space

When I grow up, I want to be just like you!

a first-time quilter makes a stupendous quilt top

Nanette won a table runner!

Sue won the other table runner!

Leaving is bittersweet -- we had fun and got some projects done, but we'd like to have more time.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Civil War Era Quilts

Laura Nagel provided the interesting program at our November meeting. She talked about Civil War era quilts, the colors and dye processes they used, showed us samples of fabrics from that time, and also showed us various quilts and tops.

This Tumbling Blocks top is from the Civil War era.
The next picture, Drunkards Path, is probably from closer to the turn of the century (1900).

It was fascinating to see uncompleted quilt parts and to see the little stitching that was done by an unknown hand 140-some years ago. What was her life like? What was she hoping for this quilt? Thanks for the interesting program, Laura.

We'll meet again on December 11. Here are some December plans in which you can participate:
1) embellish a tea towel in some way (e.g., applique a mitten on it) for exchange
2) make a holiday 12-inch block. Put it in a paper bag marked white if it has white background fabric or cream if it has cream background fabric. For each block you make, you get to take a different bag home.
3) bring non-perishable food items to donate... this is instead of us paying for cookies. In the season of giving, we'll share instead of stuffing ourselves.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Return of Noelann

Former member Noelann was in town in late October. A few of us met her at the History Museum to do some sewing. I was only able to get there for the last couple of hours. It was great to see her again! She loves Texas and has found good friends and good quilting there.

I failed to take any photographs! Bummer.... just pretend there is one here of Noelann, Jacquie R., Gerry M., and me (Carol E.).