Members and friends, welcome to our website! We are a vibrant, friendly and varied group of almost 200 quilters and quilt artists who have been sharing quilts, talent and camaraderie since 1981. There are monthly meetings, most of them with special speakers, quilt related activities, and show and tell. We have quilt shows every other year, and lots of quilt-ins, challenges, round robins, and community service projects, along with an impressive library for our members - something for everyone! As you navigate this website, you will see some of our work, check out our schedule, and share our accomplishments. If you are interested in quilting, please join us the first Thursday of the month for our Guild Meeting. We love to meet visitors and will make you feel at home!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thom Atkins and UFOs

Clever title!

Okay, first - there are openings in the Thom Atkins classes. See one of the Bettys to sign up. If you are not a guild member and wish to take one of these classes, please send us an email and it will be forwarded to one of our workshop sign up folks.

Now for the fun stuff!  We are still "knocking off" quilts from our UFO Challenge listings. At our August 2nd meeting, our members crossed off (completed) 20 more quilts. You should see some of these quilts - they run a very wide gamut of styles, sizes and patterns. Some have been hanging around their owner's quilting room for years. Some are more recent. Some are from classes, some from books, some from a magazine, some from a pattern "I just liked and picked up back in.......".  Marilyn Knox won the evening prize (goodies bag) from Morning Star for having finished the most this past month. Frances Perata won a goodies bag from Debbie's Quilt Shop for having at least one completed this month.

Let's see, if we start tallying up how many quilts have been finished, we should hopefully all be at least half way done with our list. Maybe next month, we can put a grand total up for you to see how well we are doing.

See you at our guild meeting Sept. 6th. We will be turning in our paint chip challenge quilts. They will all be 24 inches square with bindings, labels, and hanging sleeves. They should be the talk of the guild when we show them off in October! Is yours ready?

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