Sunday, June 19, 2011

Crazy Curves in June

Gloria Green presented our June 15th program on quilts with curves. She showed examples of this type of quilt, such as Drunkard's Path and Robbing Peter to Pay Paul, but particularly ones made using Elisa Wilson's books, Crazy Curves and Crazy Curves Continues. These quilts can be made quickly from charm packs, layer cake packs, fat quarters, or selections from the quilters' stash. Acrylic templates are included with the book and make cutting easy. Gloria will teach a workshop on this method next week.

Mary Nell Magee had recently taught a Quilt Camp for six young quilters at Kelley's Pins and Needles shop, and these quilt tops were proudly shown at the meeting. Each girl brought her sewing machine and had an adult accompany her to the classes.

At our July luncheon meeting we should have many children's quilts brought in for a viewers' choice vote. We encourage all our members to make at least one quilt per year. We will place these quilts with hospitals and shelters for children.