Monday, April 29, 2013

President's Message - May 2013

May is here already! The spring flowers are in full bloom and so vibrant   it energizes me to work with vibrant fabrics, which is SO much fun. I am using the Tri Recs templates to make a tree quilt. 
It was a challenge to find the correct way to sew the blocks together (to get the top center to line up correctly) but I have mastered that   20 blocks done and 30 more to go!

We will have another very busy, interesting meeting. The string lotto blocks will be split between 2 lucky winners. I was looking through my American Quilter magazine and came across a ‘Liberated String Medallion’ quilt. It is very interesting and would look great in a variety of colors, either scrappy or various tones in one or two color ways.  It is on page 48 in the March issue of American Quilters' magazine.

Those of us who are participating in the Fabric Swap will bring our fabric strips (in bags) to the May meeting. I am thinking of making a Lasagna quilt or table runner and place mats. Oh, so many projects, so little time!

The Christmas Lotto Blocks and featured fabrics shall be revealed, and help will be needed to assemble the kits  time and place TBA.  Remember that you will get an extra chance for the Christmas lotto drawing for every four hours that you help the Christmas committee whether kit preparation or quilt top construction.

Lastly, I am so appreciative of our guild's participation in the Giving Quilt Exhibit.  Thanks for all the volunteering and participation in the community service activities.  It was quite a day!  River City was well represented.  Each activity, Draw for Kids and Stuff  A Bear, drew crowds of admirers. Your participation in this biennial event strengthens our quilt community and puts a positive emphasis on quilting as both craft and art form.

I hope each of you have a wonderful month. Looking forward to seeing all of you at St Margaret's!     

Keep quilting!