In spite of the heat wave 40 members showed up for the Christmas in July "party." Connie did a super job teaching the Guild members the folded star design.
The Healing Hands quilt was given to Pauline which brought tears not only to her but to some members as well.
There was also show and tell which included finished FIT quilt tops from the kits given out last month.
Show and Tell, as usual, was spectacular as you can see.
Many of the quilts in our Show and Tell were made for either FIT, QOV or New Life. We have many generous ladies in the guild who give of their time and talent while others donate fabric and batting. Check out our newsletter for more information.
Jenny Doan shared her knowledge of making quick quilts from pre-cut strips and squares then translated this knowledge through her heart to all of us. Every participant was drawn into the simplicity of the blocks and the complex look when they were put together. Jenny's philosophy of life, in giving to others of your knowledge, can be summarized by her quote: "cast your bread upon the water and you will get it back buttered."
Please note that all shown quilts are not named because the photographer wasn't quick enough to write them down but they can be found on Jenny's tutorials.
All quilts "hands, feet and head" by Ron, Jenny's husband.
Under the leadership of Tommi, volunteers from our Guild gather in the Bedford Library to sort and cut fabric that are then sewn into quilt tops for FIT, QOV and New Life. Some volunteers cut and bring in their own fabrics to stitch.
Anyone is more than welcome to join. People are needed to stitch, cut, sort out fabrics, prepare backing fabrics, press, etc.