A small number of the quilting bee members met at our September meeting led by Cathy Rapp. Although a small group, they managed to come up with many ideas for future meetings to include demonstrations of various quilting tips and techniques. Demonstrations such as machine quilting, flange binding, curved piecing and easy triangles were a few suggested.

Bonnie Butler Sibbald is making yo-yos and after the meeting demonstrated how to make them. She reported she is currently finishing UFOs (Unfinished Objects). Bonnie mentioned Linda Ballard’s fall New England two-day quilting cruise from New York City to Halifax. She will get a flyer to provide us with more information.

New member Janet Chosa showed a fall wall hanging she made from her stash of fabric and is currently making a Dresden plate wall hanging out of neckties for a friend. She enjoys sewing jelly roll quilts with a couple of friends on Mondays and is just starting a baby quilt for a baby due October 23! Yvonne Draper volunteered to lead a flange binding demonstration at a future meeting.

Pat Maribella is up to nothing. Her words. She hasn’t been inspired since losing her home in 2017. In addition, her husband took over her sewing room to do yoga and read. Kat Stephens needs to focus. She usually finishes a project before starting another but now is getting distracted. She needs to finish a Halloween wall hanging but is distracted by Christmas placements. There was a suggestion to finish the Halloween wall hanging next year.

New member Linda Suttich hasn’t been quilting but is finally feeling settled after her move to Oakmont. Her small group made a house block quilt for a friend and she has been working on UFOs. She needs to rip out a big mistake in the middle of a bed quilt top she resurrected and continues to make her “label sayings” pillows for family.

Leigh Uselton is excited. Her youngest daughter and husband are visiting for the first time since COVID. She is going to make a quilt for her Seattle daughter and partner who just bought their first home. Leigh showed a new tote bag under construction.

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 538-2523.

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