Recent Meetings and Activities

At the June meeting of the Quilting Bee, Kim Taddei reported she had finished her 84”x96” quilt made for the Tamales Historical Society as a fund raiser raffle quilt. As a member of the San Francisco Quilt Guild, Kim took classes in Bojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping technique made with Korean silk that looks like reversible stained glass. It is used to wrap a gift and is a part of the gift at the same time. The project was beautifully handmade and the class was taught by Youngman Lee.

Also in June, member Tomi Speed demonstrated making fabric postcards. The next day Kar Hofmann shared a picture of a postcard she made after the class. I’m sure more postcards will be shown at future meetings.

Carol Jarvis was hand quilting a panel quilt. Sandi McConnell was making an 80th birthday quilt for her beautician’s grandmother and reported she was almost done quilting the Norway flag quilt. Pam McVey finished the large Santa Rosa Quilt Guild’s mystery quilt from two years ago. It is approximately 86”x104”.

Helen Anderson reported she was finishing the embroidery embellishment on her grandmother’s flower garden quilt. Bonnie Butler-Sibbald’s grandchildren want Christmas-themed sweatshirts, so she’s making them now to gift on December 1 to give them ample time to wear them during the holiday season.

The July 27th meeting of the Quilting Bee was changed to a sewing class for grandchildren as part of Grandparents Week.

Bee members held two one-hour classes for a total of 22 children who learned to sew buttons on felt forms. They had a choice of a green tree or a gingerbread person. Buttons, stars, needles and thread were provided each child as a sewing kit. A few children finished their projects before they left and the others were almost done. They were able to take their projects and kits home to finish. Once again, it was a pleasure and fun to work with these youngsters. Thanks go to Paula Scull, Cathy Rapp and Kim Taddei for putting the project together.

The members have scheduled a picnic in the courtyard of the CAC on September 28 at 11:30. Members are to bring their own lunch as well as something sinful (or not?) for the dessert potluck.

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 to machine and hand sew projects. For further information please call Elizabeth McDonnell at 707-538-2523.

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