By: Joan Rumrill
OAKMONT QUILTING BEE
At our May meeting Cathy Rapp introduced a list of ideas that have been generated for speakers, classes and items our group needs. Janet Shore donated an iron to our group and Skipper Taylor said she had purchased a new ironing board cover. There are issues with lighting over the counters near the sinks and of not having enough chairs set up in the room for our meetings.
Kim Taddei said she would be happy to lead a Spider Web Quilt workshop.
Members in our new Saturday quilt group gave reports about why they like having this time to quilt together without home distractions. They said they were able to get a lot accomplished and especially appreciated having other quilters handy when they hit “road blocks” in their projects.
Paula Scull advised Wednesday, July 24th, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. is reserved with the Grandparents Club for 12 children to join us for a sewing project. The children will make a Christmas ornament and should be able to complete it in the time reserved.
Joan Rumrill announced that Charlene O’Rourke, who recently gave a talk on Quilt History through Lifelong Learning, is slated to speak at the Oakmont Art Association September 13th. The program will be held at the Berger Center beginning at 10:30.
Cathy Rapp showed some of her found treasures and shared stories of her recent trip “Down Under”. Helen Anderson gave us a peek at the beautiful quilt on which she’s currently working. It’s a beautiful heart, “and more” design.
Joan Moore showed some placemats she made for Meals on Wheels. Carol Jarvis brought two lovely quilts from her collection. One was a design by a PIQF instructor from Alice Springs and another, displaying a Hawaiian motif, was from a technique sharing workshop. Cheryl Anderson brought two antique heirloom family quilts for us to admire; one a small log cabin and the other a crazy quilt. She also gave some blue jeans to Joan Moore who enjoys making aprons from jeans.
Kim Taddei shared her current “Yarn Bomb” project. (IT’S A SECRET!). She also showed an embroidered block project she finished for the Project Social Justice Sewing Academy. Kat Stevens gave us an update on her recent problems with professional quilting she had done on her Apple Quilt. She might be having a “Reverse Quilting Bee” in the future!
Liz McDonnell arrived a little late, but she brought a darling baby quilt she recently completed for a new family member. It is a soft pastel gray quilt with a giraffe appliquéd on it.
Bonnie Butler-Sibbald gave us an update on the search for a new home for the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild. Anyone with a suggested venue is welcome to let the SRQG Board know.
The Quilting Bee meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Arts and Crafts room from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 – 4:00. For further information please call Elizabeth McDonnell at 538-2523.