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The Piece & Friendship Quilt Guild met Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Ava General Baptist Church.
With refreshments and treats supplied by members, social time started at 6:30. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., with approximately 30 members and visitors in attendance.
The meeting started with committee reports. Program committee head Pat Henry said the program for March will focus on the topic “Thread & Needles”. In March, members will also be challenged to make a 12” block using a mystery fabric.
Sara Sawyer, with the Ways and Means Committee, announced the drawing winners for the evening and led the quilters in a fat quarter fabric swap.
Helping Hands chair Debbie Stone reported the group will continue with the quilting project for “Newborns In Need”, and several members shared baby quilts they have completed for the charitable cause.
Marla Yeager shared with the group her award-winning quilt entitled “Antares” that was entered in the “Road to California Quilt Show” held in Ontario, Calif. The beautiful piece was awarded “Best Quilt from a First Time Entrant” at the prestigious show. Marla also gave a short presentation on the four phases of learning.
Janet Volkl presented the evening program called “Divide & Conquer: How to Quilt a Large Quilt on Your Domestic Machine.” She showed several examples of large quilts made with the technique, and reviewed the stages of construction.
For Show & Tell, many members brought their first quilt to share with the group, and discussed how they came up with the design and the challenges in making them.
The Piece & Friendship Quilt Guild meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ava General Baptist Church.
Our meetings are open to quilters of all ages and abilities, and our purpose is to promote friendship, inspiration, motivation and education. Visitors and new members are welcome. For more information on the Guild, contact Janet Volkl at 683-1883.