Thursday, March 3, 2016

February Meeting Nebo Modern Quilt Guild

The Corn Wagon Quilt Shop was our featured quilt show this month. Marsha and Marianne told us all about all the fun classes and product they have and brought some great door prizes!

This month we gained 4 new members,  Wendy Cordon on the left and Gayle Ware on the right., also Gwendolyn Shoop and Yvonne Matheson, not pictured. Welcome ladies we're glad to have you join the ranks!

Helen Butler introduced our challenge for the year, Scrappy Trip Quilt. If you goggle it you will see the pattern. Everyone is encouraged to join in and have your quilt ready for display at our November meeting.

The gals from the Nebo Modern Quilt guild were our guests for the program. Pictured here are left tot right Kira Carter, Marion McClellan and Laura Nance. They brought a huge assortment of wonderful quilts for us all to enjoy. These girls were lots of fun to listen too and their quilts were amazing. We all left feeling so inspired to try a modern design for a quilt of our own.


 The snowy, cold, winter weather must be keeping everyone inside to quilt J because we had lots of beautiful quilts shown for show and tell this month with several of our presenters showing more than one quilt!

First up was Francine Berrett. Her first quilt was “Dancing Pink Roses” made from a variety of pinks and mauves. Her second quilt was called “Fruits of the Seasons” which was a fall quilt from her original design made using two fat quarters and a variety of fall fabrics. Her final quilt was called “Diamonds” made with turquoise and rusts.

Next was Elise Larsen. First was a palm leaf wall hanging, then a grizzly bear wall hanging, then an Amish small, then a boats and whale baby quilt, then a 3 trees mini wall hanging, and finally a snowmen wall hanging. Whew, you’ve been busy Elise.

Third was Kendra Hall who showed her quilt “African Sunflower.” She explained that AFL Embroidery sells kits to aid South African nations. The embroidery pattern is hand drawn by a native and the threads are hand dyed by native women. This industry has helped provide housing and income for the natives. The quilt pattern is their sunflower. She bordered the quilt with African fabric as well.

Next up was Margaret Gray who showed two quilts. First was a 2015 mystery quilt which will go to family? in Iowa City who chose the fabrics. Her second quilt was “Celtic Charm” which was a 2012 Quilt Fest Karen Combes class. She used yellow and blue low immersion dye.

 Fifth to show was Liz Teerlink with her quilt “X & O’s.” It was made with red and white fabric with a heart shaped center and X & O’s on the top and bottom. Next was her “A is for Annabelle” quilt which was made for her granddaughter who is named Annabelle-she also made on for herself J Liz also showed us the book about the doll Anabelle. Finally she showed her “ABC’s” quilt which was red and white toile with alphabets and pinwheels which was made for the 2015 UVQG challenge.

Next up was Karlene Riggs with her quilt named “Lisa.” It was a reindeer quilt made with blue and white batiks. Next she showed her Lori Holt “Bloom” quilt made with flower blocks. Last was her “Ashley’s Journey” quilt by Pic Plate patterns. This was a red, white and blue quilt of valor.

Closing us out was Machelle Preston with her Breast Cancer Quilt. It was made with pink, white, black and gray fabric. She made this quilt for her daughters’ mother in law who is fighting breast cancer.

Laurel Christensen our guild Historian presented last years Guild President with our 2015 History Book. A second copy is also in the library where members can see it.

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