September 2021 – Sherri Noel Presents

President Ann L welcomed everyone to our September meeting. We had members joining in person and by Zoom due to the surge in Covid cases this month.

Teresa reminded us that the Leaf painting workshop is this Saturday. Supply list is in the newsletter, Class fee $15.00. She brought samples for everyone to see.

Ann A. corrected the dates for the retreat at Camp Walter Johnson, Oct 28th-31st.

Nominating Committee Chair, Mary W, reminded us that we still need members to volunteer for the Boutique and Retreat chair positions for next year.

Guest Presenter Sherri Noel

Our program for the evening was presented by Sherri Noel of Rebecca Mae Designs. She did a video presentation about how she got started in quilting and sewing. Her first project was mittens. 

After mittens, she started making everyday items, like IPad covers, cell phone carriers, bags and more bags. Developing her website came next, then her blog.  She made a decision to do two things: #1- Learn everything that she could. #2 Share quality information, making her blog the best it could be.

The first quilt that she made was with her local quilt guild and it was a Round Robin. She then started BOM (Block of the Month) tutorials to help quilters finish their quilts. Next were hexies, then a BOM series using only solid color fabrics. Row quilts – by the “Quilt As You Go” method began. She then started doing projects for The Warm Company using their new product, Insul-Bright.

Her first published work was in the magazine, Generation Q. This was followed by Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks. In 2016 she did another BOM named Dear Daughter and it sold out very fast. In 2017 Martingale contacted her to make quilts with words. Her love of wool and pearl cotton started appearing in her quilts. She completed her presentation with pictures of her latest designs and encouraged us to learn as much about quilting as we can.

Member Show and Tell

Carol made a quilt with paper piecing friends. She also made a 3 yard quilt for her grandson out of Civil War fabric.

Ann L had made a baby quilt out of “mill” fabric as well as a 105 x105 quilt from more “mill” fabric.

Mary made a wall hanging out of 4 inch stars, 20” square.

Mary’s mini-quilt. (Can you believe these stars are only 4 inches square?)

Barbara made a wall-hanging in response to being quarantined, which is embroidered with the motto: “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”

Barbara’s other projects included a “groovy” wall hanging of a VW bus (because she owns one and uses it to go camping). She had also made a string quilt, and a sweatshirt jacket.

Phyllis showed wall hangings she had made to send to her daughter and a friend, who are both school teachers in Washington, DC. The map panels are certainly colorful visual aids that any teacher would love to have in the classroom!

Tanya brought her wall hanging – finally completed from workshop in 2018…

She also made a String quilt with a sailboat.

Sheila showed 20 blocks that Miranda had collected from our annual “Snip it, Rip it, Pass it” game. Would anyone be willing to sew these 20 blocks into a quilt for the guild?

One of 20 blocks from “Snip it, Rip it, Pass it” game.

A Special Presentation of QUILTS to “Bless” the Community!

Helen Doutt, who teaches a quilting class at Alamance Community College, had challenged her students to make charity quilts in support of our guild’s outreach goals. She furnished the fabric and instructed them in their pattern choices. The Guild members were so pleased to receive all these lovely projects, made with love, which will go a long way toward meeting our outreach goal for supporting CrossRoads Resource Center this year!

Ann L announced that Guild members have made over 100 placemats to donate to Meals on Wheels.

And that’s the end of a full evening!

Thank you to Sylvia, our Historian, for the September meeting summary.

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