Show and Tell
Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge: We divvied up 6 different fabric yards between the 6 attending members that chose to participate in this challenge. We all ended up with 6 lovely fat sixths! As a group we decided to try our hand at a bucket bag or any bag with handles and a round bottom. We have to use only fabric from the Madrona Road collection or solids. The project is due by photograph on January 31, 2013 if you wish to be entered into the national competition OR due by the meeting on February 07, 2013 if you wish to compete at the local level only.
Name Tag Challenge: From five lovely entries a winner was chosen! Pat Reasinger deservingly received the cherished mug painted with the NWVMQG logo for her geometric name tag in our first challenge!
Charity Twin Quilt: our attending group members received a block or two to make into an 18 x 39 inch section for our charity quilt donation to the Austin Children's Shelter. All blocks need to be on point and use colors appropriate to the QuiltCon logo. We are trying to keep the white to a minimum because it will get a lot of use. We are looking to set up a group sew date mid January to complete the quilt top together as the finished quilt needs washed and sent to Austin in early February.
Improvisational Piecing Demo: Amanda Reilly put together a brief but informative demonstration on two types of improv piecing, straight line slash and stitch and freehand curves. I see an improv round robin in our future!