Community Service Quilts 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Please Don't Get Dizzy

This month I remembered my camera. It's a camera just like my previous one that broke, so you'd think it would work precisely the same... but for some reason it's much touchier about holding still and getting things in focus. I took lots of pictures, but most of them are blurry, dizzy-fying photos. If you are prone to vertigo, please look carefully. (You've been warned.)

Our speaker was Susan Antell from Colorful Quilts and Textiles in St. Paul (a fabulous shop - one of my faves). She showed us samples of journal quilts, book quilts, just-play-around quilts. They are similar to quilted postcards but of various sizes. Some she keeps in a binder so they can be looked at in "book-reading" style. These are made using various techniques such as paint stix, sun fading, photo transfers, stamping, whatever one's imagination inspires.



She has also used some of the techniques in wall hangings, as she is showing us in the "pottery" quilt.


Our guild has been making star blocks for Quilts of Valor as our gift to Carol J., outgoing (gone) president. We got so many stars in, with more coming, that it seems we will be able to make 4 quilts or perhaps more from all our blocks! We will still accept blocks in July, but then collections are closed. Thanks to Mary B. who volunteered to assemble these tops. She's doing a great job! Several people are donating backing fabric and others are volunteering to machine quilt. What a great group! Watch for more (and better) pictures of these quilts in coming months.


As always, we had beautiful Show and Tell quilts to enjoy...








...and afterwards, there was time for Sandi to show some of the things she picked up at Quilt Market. She shared some of her goodies as door prizes, too.



Next month: picnic meeting at 6:30 p.m. on July 8! We'll meet at the pavilion at the Eagan Community Center site. Come with a hearty appetite!

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