Thursday, August 9, 2018

August Cotton Quilters' Guild Meeting

My version of the Row by Row
quilt on the design wall
On Monday the Cotton Quilters met at our usual place, usual time. But oh wow! did we have an unusual meeting. More on that in a minute. First, we held a meeting. You know, pledges, updates, minutes and reports: business matters.

And, as we have for the last five or six months, we shared our row quilt blocks. Then I gave out the final block. It's a Dresden fan that will round out our 70 x 84 quilt. 

As you can see from the picture on the left, I chose to put my quilt together but did not put the blocks in order. I wanted my guild sisters to see that it isn't necessary and also because when I put my blocks on the design wall, I didn't like the way they looked. Ha! What's new in my world, right?

Some months there are few show and share items, other months there are lots. You just never know. For August everyone seemed to have one or two. A pig and a flamingo from Pam.

An interesting log cabin. A huge flower.

 A beautiful Cathedral Windows and some quilts meant to use up scraps.

And this pretty green and white sampler. There was so much laughter and talking that I missed a couple of photos and faces. But it's all in fun and we had a great time oohing and ahhing at each others' quilts and quilt tops. 

Then we had a very special guest. Marty Mason from Marty's Fiber Musings came for a visit. She gave a trunk show and had a program in which she explained modern and improv quilts. She also talked about her inspiration and shared some of the books that she especially likes. 

Now this is the point when I tell you that this post is a tease. Yep, sure is. Marty deserves her own special post, so you'll have to come back on Saturday to see some of her other work. 

All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon. I wish you had been there, but you can be here Saturday for a little more Marty.

1 comment:

Marty Mason said...

What a lovely blog post. Thank you. I will be back on Saturday for your update on my visit....a most fun visit indeed.