Saturday, April 2, 2016

Weekly Update - April 2, 2016

We had a fun group as usual this week.  B.J. Herter was scheduled to do the demo and she graciously agreed to run the meeting since I was suffering from a case of bursitis and couldn't stand for long.  For those who were concerned, I iced it down and got out my cane when I got home and I am doing better today.

Show & Tell:

Lois Rose - finished her quilt for Hospice and a table runner with a bee theme.  The blocks were machine embroidered last year, and finally put together and quilted over the past few weeks.

Pat Pipa -  Made several fidget quilts to help satisfy some specific requests from a facility in Leesburg.  I now only need to make 2 this week to fullfill this request.

Carol Riggs - brought a fidget quilt, a little dress she made for her granddaughter, and the quilt she made at a recent retreat.

 Dawn (sorry, I didn't get her last name) - showed a lovely square bag that she made for her knitting.

Ruth Campbell - came with 6 fidget quilts.

 Fidget quilts by Sue Campbell and Donna Rissman.

 Fidget quilts by Marie Brey and Kathy Nichols.

Marti Rhyne - finished 2 doggie beds and 2 fidget quilts.  She also showed a rabbit she is making. She designed the face to be stitched out on her embroidery machine.

 We are now very close to filling the current fidget quilt requests.  I need only 7 more men's and 10 more women's to make these deliveries.  That doesn't mean we should stop making them after that.  We like to have a small supply on hand to take care of requests from individuals referred from the Alzheimers Family Support Organization.

After Show & Tell, B.J. Herter led this week's project - chenille potholders.  About half the group worked on these and the other half continued making fidget quilts.

Next week Pat Pipa will lead a crazy quilt block project.  Lu Karatzas will show how the resulting blocks can be used. Each person who wants to try this should bring their sewing machine and 6 1-gallon zip-loc bags.  The fabric will be provided.


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