The January meeting ran a little long because it was jam-packed with good stuff!
First was show and tell-
|Nancy Ellers finished this panel for the St Mary's charity project|
|This lap robe is for the Lipson cancer center|
Nancy is asking members to make 1 1/2 inch (finished) yo-yos to make more garlands for our annual Christmas tree at the museum's Wonderland of Trees.
|Susan Rathbun's modern quilt in memory of Georgia O'Keefe|
(See the original version here
|Donna Sofokles isn't sure this quilt is finished yet, but she's done working on it for now.|
|MaryAnne Watson found her "Ultimate Travel Bag", it was lost last month. :-)|
|Lori Anderson is working on UFOs this year, and finished her Quilt as You Go class project|
|Irene Bow's beautiful blue and white quilt looks good...|
|... from the back as well as the front|
Sandra Schufelt spent her holiday break (between Christmas and New Years) finishing UFOs. (Clearly hers are much closer to completion than mine are!)
|Emmy Hartwick asking if there are any last minute joiners for the block swap project|
Mary Kozub is worried about losing her dongle, so she made this little felted pouch to carry it in.
|Mary's son is patiently waiting for the quilt she made for his new bed|
Then it was time for the reveal of entries for the 2017 "Bars" challenge! A long line formed, some looking a bit tired from the last minute finishing session.
Some entries were whimsical and fun...
|Mary Kozub's Big "Amazing" Red Spots|
|Mary Ellen Casey's Salad Bar|
|Mary Lowe's "Dirty Martini"|
There were some "bars" of music
| Over the Rainbow by Lausei Kozub|
|Elaine Ross' Piano Bar|
A couple of entries honored the often overlooked "bar code"
|by Susan Rathbun|
|By Ann Renica|
A couple had candy "bars"
|by Donna Sofokles|
|by Nancy Ellers|
And some just found a way to use bars of fabric.
| A bar-becue from Elaine Lemley|
|breaking out of bars, by Dodie Morrison|
|apologies to the maker of this one- I'll update when I can|
|by Gloria Crittenden|
|Amish Bars, by Dorothy Doerrer|
There are 24 entries, and not all are shown here; mostly because the picture I took isn't very good. I will make a separate post with good pictures of each quilt after the display is hung in the Richmond Memorial Library.
After that, we had a wonderful presentation from Story teller Cathleen Wiggs. Performing a character named Lily, she tells stories of life and quilts from the civil war era. (Quilts shown here are reproductions made by Cathleen.)
If you get a chance to hear Cathleen speak, I suggest you take it!
In February we will enjoy a visit from Jack Edson
, who makes fabulous portrait quilts!