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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 9th, 2014 Meeting

President Micki A. opened last Thursday's meeting of the LFQG with information about happenings in the local quilt scene.  She also told us about the change in our insurance provider and the large savings that we will have because of this change.  Program coordinator Lorna explained the upcoming events in the guild and Community Outreach coordinator Edith gave us the numbers of donated quilts and pillowcases. Quilt Show Chair Charlene told us how the final arrangements for the quilt show were coming together and asked for members to see Edith at break and sign up for empty spots on the volunteer schedule.

Break time was busy with members signing up for workshops and for volunteering.

Signing up for Workshops

Signing up for Volunteering at the Quilt Show

The Guest Speaker for the meeting was Susan BowslaughHer lecture was titled "From Traditional to Modern". She talked about her transition from a traditional quilter to a modern quilter.  She explained what members of the quilting world were most likely to be "Modern Quilters" and the characteristics of a "Modern Quilt". It was an interesting and informative talk.

Susan Bowslaugh

Susan's Quilt

Susan's Quilt

Susan's Quilt
To see more of Susan's quilts, click here

The meeting ended with "Show and Tell" and the drawing of tickets for fat quarters, the gift basket and a special prize of a fat quarter bundle donated by our speaker, Susan Bowslaugh.

Donna's Tessellating Leaves Quilt

Helen's Quilt
To see more pictures from the meeting and from Show and Tell, click here.
Crosses Quilt Workshop

On Friday, Oct 10th a small but enthusiastic group of members met with Susan Bowslaugh for her workshop-"Crosses Quilt"-which included improv piecing, wonkiness and the use of alternate grid. The workshop challenged the participants to get outside their own particular style and give the Modern Quilt Style a try.
Christine R

Anne L

Tiny's blocks
To see more pictures from the workshop, click here.

Hope to see you at the Quilt Show!

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