The December Christmas party was a big hit! A big thanks to our Christmas Party committee for a successful event.
“We had a great Christmas Dinner/Party in December thanks to the hard work and planning of the Christmas Committee (Kim, Maria, Deb, Alice, Andrea, and April). Congratulations on a job well done! The decorations were gorgeous, the food was delicious, the entertainment and games were great and the fellowship was the unsurpassed!” — Brenda Moore, President
Here are some pictures from the event. Enjoy!
We had a great program on how to make Rope Baskets, given by Deb Freese and Barb Roberts. Deb demonstrated how to start a basket and build layers onto the basket. She also shared how to wrap fabric over the rope for an added effect. Barb shared many examples of finished baskets and different styles of hot mats. Kits were available for purchase, too.
There are loads of pictures to enjoy. So, sit back and be inspired. (The photos from the Show & Tell are at the end.)
Photos from the November Program:
November Show & Tell Photos:
For our Christmas Party, we have been asked to bring a pillowcase to donate.
This is just one example of the Burrito Style Pillowcase. It was published by the American Patchwork & Quilting and used in their 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.
Photo courtesy of the American Patchwork & Quilting “1 Mission Pillowcase Challenge”.
Or a printable copy: HOF Guild-RollItUpPillowcase
Our October guild meeting was full of beautiful quilts, starting with Kris Kilderman from the Sewing House in Ottumwa, Ia., who shared her quilts and discussed color theory. She and her friend used to have the Sewing Bus years ago. Kris told some fun stories about the bus and also provided members with handouts and a free pattern!
And the Show & Tell was equally awesome, with lots of funny stories, to boot.
Jana Russon has been on a bowl-making frenzy and shared some of her colorful bowls with us. It’s a great segway to November’s program by Deb Freese and Barb Roberts on how to make them. (Kits will be available for $5) Be sure to attend and see how easy and fun these are to make!
We had a great Show & Tell after the wonderful “parade of Challenge Quilts” was finished. We couldn’t believe that there would be even more quilts to behold, but there were! The corresponding names of the makers are listed in our September minutes. Please enjoy…
The 2017-2018 HOF Guild Challenge Reveal was held during our September meeting. Nineteen members participated in the Log Cabin challenge. Rules included a minimum size of 42″ square, block had to be a Log Cabin, and the center square had to be the color of your birthstone. Other than that, it was wide-open! And it was. There weren’t two alike.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017-2018 Challenge:
1st – Debra Freese
2nd – Barb Rowland Roberts
3rd – Alice Allinson
It was an amazing display of talent. We hope you enjoy the show!
Saturday’s “Day of Love” (Community Service/Quilt ’til You Wilt) was a big success. Many projects were completed and other projects made great progress. There was a Veteran’s Presentation on Saturday, too.
A big thanks to Elsie for organizing the service day, to the Anonymous Donor(s) who gave the fabric, and to all who helped at Friday night’s set-up and/or Saturday’s event.
Here are some of the photos: