Thursday, June 1, 2017

President's Message - June 2017


This meeting we will have Candy Bergeron present her lecture on Broderie Perse.  She will have beautiful quilts and samples to view.  If you have quilted items using this technique, please bring them to Show & Tell.

Not to steal Candy's thunder, but in French "broderie perse" means Persian embroidery, but it also refers to the lovely technique of appliquing printed chintz flowers and other motifs onto another fabric. These exquisite quilts have been made since the 1700s.

Historically, chintz fabrics were prevalent in the port city of New Orleans in the early 1800's.

At the 2016 Houston Quilt Show, there was an example of BRODERIE PERSE quilting on display in the exhibit hall that dated back to 1850.  The chintz fabrics (called polished cotton when I was a child) were as beautiful and brilliant as the day it was quilted.  It was expertly preserved and continues to be a stunning textile 167 years later.

Also at this June meeting, the first of 5 designs for Christmas Lotto Blocks will be ready for purchase. Next month, in July, we will celebrate "Christmas in July" with a pot-luck supper and other special details.

Just a reminder, along with crawfish season and football season, June 1st marks the beginning of Hurricane Season.  Just be apprised that the guild works on the "Prudent Woman" contingency plan. If there is bad weather, whether rain or snow on meeting night, act as your own steward for your own safety.  If it is perilous for you to travel that evening, then stay home.  We all have our limitations.  If we can send out an email quickly enough, then a message will be sent to you as soon as possible.

Hurricane fun fact - Walmart sells the most Pop-Tarts during a storm event.

Thanks to Elena for last month's demonstration on how cutting machines work and how it can be applied to quilting and crafting.  Some models scan and cut original designs.

Thanks to our refreshment ladies for this month.

SEW, dear ones, be inspired, as I am by your creativity and drive,


the Bring list

  • bring Show & Tell. Regular stuff and Broderie Perse quilts
  • bring items/monies for the Birthday Table, lotto kits, 
  • bring  for Fat Quarter Drawing -  "Turquoise/ Aqua"   (max. of 4 Fat Quarters) (Ladies - your fat quarters may be solids or prints.  You can mix your choices.)
  • wear your Fiber Name Tag:  You could win $10 in River City Bonus Bucks !!
  • bring  $$ for Christmas Lotto Blocks -- 5 distinctly different mystery designs,see Jo Doherty and Joni DeVilbiss