Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Meet Erica Plank

 It was a very warm day outside, so it was good to have an excuse to stay inside for the June meeting.  There was a LOT of news regarding the Quilt Show!  Please check the newsletter for details.   It's time to register your quilts, which can be done using the form from the newsletter, or online here. If you have questions, please contact Alex Hammon or Connie Grimsley.

As always, Show and Tell featured the usual nice variety of projects!
Nancy Ellers shows her cord buddy- a nice way to avoid losing cords at a class or retreat.

Mary Ellen Casey's "Rhapsody" from last month's class.

Community Service projects turned in this month

Another Community Service quilt

Pat Gardner made this for one of her grandsons. 

Table toppers made by-(sorry!)

another table topper

The front of the quilt John Roll made while wintering in NC

The back pf John's quilt also drew some ooohs

Ann Renica donated this to the silent auction

Ann will give this as a wedding gift once it's quilted

Mary Kozub did some weaving

Mary also made an "opulent ornament"

Mary has been trying to get this modern style quilt finished for a while.

quilting detail

Erica Plank, of Unseen Hands Designs, stopped in to do a great trunk show featuring her patterns.  She is a fun and enthusiastic speaker, with loads of talent!

Many of her early designs feature stitching as the focus

Then she discovered raggy quilts.

Then she decided to try adding crayons to the embroidery.

Then she moved on to appliqué.

Then she combined it all with a new way of making cathedral window blocks.

After the meeting, she gave a class on the cathedral window technique.  So we'll be sure to see some of the projects soon!
You can see all of Erica's patterns at her website.

In July we will have our annual picnic.  Please bring a dish to pass and your own place setting. Beverages will be provided.