At our May meeting, we welcomed three new members, Barbara S, Monti S, and Jennifer M.
First, a Bit of Business
- We had a brief meeting about our move to our new location, Northside Fellowship. Members voted to make the move. A moving date was set, so that everyone could come to help move our supply room.
- Enola reminded everyone about upcoming retreat at Ponderosa.
- Teresa announced that on Saturday there will be a workshop, “Back to the Basics.” Time is from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
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- Mary reminded everyone about the Adoption quilts. Labels have been ordered from Spoonflower. Due date is June 15th.
- Amy showed some placemats that had been donated. We are going to collect these for Meals on Wheels, and they are due at the October meeting.
- Amy also told us about her trip to “the Mill,” recently under new ownership and now known as Oxford Cutting and Finishing (1503. W. Hanover Road, Burlington, NC). She discovered that the new owner had at one time needed a NICU quilt for one of their children. Members decided to support Oxford Shop with this project. Amy is to get more information and get back to the members with details.
Guest Speaker, Gail Lott
Our guest speaker for the evening was Gail Lott, who lives in Greensboro. She was a nurse for 37 years, but Covid injections and vaccines caused her to come out of retirement.
Her Grandmother was a quilter and has been her inspiration over her life. She sewed her own clothes as well as making her children’s clothes as they grew up.
She took a quilt class from GTCC, using sand paper templets. She watched Alex Anderson and others on TV to learn how to use a rotary cutter.
One of the first quilts that she made was a quilt for her Grandson whose birthday is in February, that is why it has hearts.
Gail taught a Saturday workshop class on fabric painting for our guild. The Leaf Painting class was very productive. The table runner was a fun project! She made the leaf quilt in a class with Teresa.
She has made several Log Cabin quilts in different patterns and colors. The yellow one named “Sunshine Cabins” is her most recent one.
Gail tried her hand at a modern quilt. She liked modern quilts so well that she tried circles. She put a different motif in the center of each circle.
Free pack of fabric from Pineapple Quilt made the inspiration for this quilt for her Great Granddaughter.
Blue squares quilt was made for future Great Grandson.
16 Square Star pattern quilt made from the “Mill” fabric. “Pink Dumpster Explosion” was made with all fabrics from the “mill”.
Her first and last Mystery quilt. She did not like the experience of making this.
This is her Covid quilt. She used yellow for the windows because she was always home.
“Lancaster Spring” Made from antique quilt top bought at Lancaster, PA Spring quilt show. Elephant panel that she found at Lancaster show.
MSQC Tulip pattern to use up scraps.
Show and Tell
Adoption Quilts ready to go!
Phyllis’ art project
Mary and Lisa J made travel bags with inside pockets.
Mary made pillowcases for charity.
New member, Barbara S, showed us her first quilt, Eleanor Burns Star Log Cabin.
Helen brought her “Red, white and blue” Twister wall hanging, made with the Featherweight club.
Sheila’s “firefighter” panel quilt, made for our boutique.
Barbara M’s quilt she made for her Granddaughter’s birthday.