A fresh new year and some changes to the guild. Our stalwart president of three years, Kaye Prince, retired her leadership, and since no one stepped up for nomination, we are trying something new. We have divided the duties of leadership among a board made up of our members who regularly attend meetings. This way we can still function as a guild, just without a president. So, the January meeting was our chance to divide up duties.
And of course, we always have show-and-tell. I'm amazed but the constantly high standard of work produced by our quilt members. This one is a stunner.
A lovely star quilt by Valerie Prideaux. Look at the detail on in the quilting!
Next up was a finished quilt by Rebecca Burnett.
This is a stack-and-whack quilt. I was impressed not only by her precision, but also by her lovely colour choices.
Such subtle gradations. And those bits of black here and there really stand out.
And here is a little wall hanging quilt made by Andrea Vander Kooij (that would be me) for the Riley Blake Challenge from the Modern Quilt Guild.
I pieced the back too, improv-style which was really fun.
At the February meeting we had a chance to welcome Sandy Lindal of The Scrappy Gal Quilt Company as a guest. She runs a professional long arm quilting service, so we were all invited to bring in our unquilted tops to talk about the best way to quilt them.
It was nice to hear from an expert, and she had some tips to share too. She had a lot of good ideas and creative suggestions for quilting patterns that would highlight the different patchworks. The top that we are looking at in the picture above was made by Rebecca Burnett.
Rebecca had been very prolific this month, and had a whole stack full of her trademark minimalist/modern quilt tops.
As well as one lovely finished baby quilt.
Doris brought in her finished Riley Blake Challenge quilt for us too ooh and awe over. Such a nice bold pattern and really lovely dense quilting.