Welcome to our new members, Joy Beil, Deleska Behunin, JoAnne Hawks, Karen Johnson, Kim Knowles, Helena Miskin, Meriel L. Peterson, Darryl Root, and Annie M Toy. A few of our new members were at our February meeting.
New members Joanne Hawkes, Darryl Root, and Karen Jackson
Bee Highlight—That Alpine Quilt Group
We had the opportunity at our February meeting of hearing from Maureen Tuttle about That Alpine Quilt Group. She showed a quilt she made as a result of an hourglass block exchange in the group. "That Alpine Quilt Group" started about 20 years ago. At some point people started calling it That Alpine Quilt Group because they didn't know the group's name. And the name stuck! This Bee has about 40 members and is open to anyone interested. It meets at 8 PM the last Tuesday of the month at the LDS Church at 200 N. Main Street in Alpine. Flora Gillman and Paula McKinley are the "quilt sheriffs" who take turns being in charge of meetings. The group enjoys a program each month, and occasionally in the summer they have a backyard "sit and sew" meeting. They sponsor a quilt show each July in conjunction with Alpine Days. The group also collects $10 in dues each year to help defray the cost of creating and giving something to a charitable cause, such as Festival of Trees. Members usually work on their own projects, but about every other year they do a group exchange or challenge, just to keep things hopping. They would love to have you join them!
Show and Tell
Sylvia Kent and her quilt, Pioneer
Elise Larsen and her Halloween quilt
Jill Cox and her quilt Flippin' Frog
Jill showed a quilt made from another of her original designs, named Whirlygig. It is a curved log cabin in scrappy red and white. It was machine pieced and machine quilted.
Diane Carn found this kit at Thimbles and Threads and made it for her sewing room. The pattern is out of stock at Thimbles and Threads, but is also available directly from Farmhouse Threads.
Barbara Murdock and her quilt
This is Barbara Murdock's charm pack quilt. She started it years ago but decided to finish it now so that we could all enjoy it. In making it, she also found out that not all charm squares are square.
Margaret Cooper and her quilt Hunter's Star
This is a beautiful quilt by Margaret Cooper from a Hunter's Star pattern. Margaret made it for her seventh brother.
Jacque Thompson showed a quilt she'd made from a pattern by Jacqueline de Jong called Enchanting Stars.
Machelle Preston and her quilt Crackers and Arrows
Maureen Tuttle and her Bursting Heart pillow
Maureen Tuttle showed a beautiful red and white Valentine's day pillow she made, called Bursting Heart Pillow.
Maureen Tuttle with her quilt Petal Pop and her Bursting Heart pillow
February Program—Past President Wanda Sump
Our wonderful Past President, Wanda Sump, presented “My Favorite Things” as she showed us beautiful quilts she has made. We learned that Wanda loves riding motorcycles, paper crafting, needle turn appliqué, baking, photography and her family, among many other things. She gave out some great prizes and offered some of her favorite tips like putting address labels on your books and tools (especially ones you take to classes and retreats), or putting a bit of permanent marker on the end of invisible thread to make it easier to see when threading your needle.
Wanda's husband brought her some flowers to surprise her.
Laurel Christensen presented last year's book to Wanda Sump, our Past President
Pattern is Farm Fresh designed by Janet Nesbitt of Buggy Barn.
Thank you, Wanda, for sharing your favorite things with all of us!