Our October meeting was filled with "show and tell". Our "Harvest Bounty" challenges were due so everyone who participated was able to show how they used their fat eighths of fruit and vegetable fabrics. Check out all the neat ideas that our ladies came up with in the slide show to the right.
Our October "Sunflower" BOM blocks were won by Lenore. Vea introduced our new BOM for November. It is the "Gardner's Hat". She request that the background be chocolate brown and that the hat can be straw or golden tan colored. The hat band can be of any color, but the flower is to be white.
We received a new challenge that is due in December at our Guild Christmas Party. We were assigned to draw a name and using that person's information page, create an apron just for them. We will exchange these as our Christmas gift exchange.
We discussed our upcoming Fall Retreat to be held on November 6 & 7 at the Newtonia Community building. The theme for our retreat is "In the Kitchen" and the mini classes are going to be items that you can use in the kitchen. Donna is going to show how to make a cute "Candy Cane" table runner and how to make "continuous prairie points".
Bobbie is demonstrating the "Log Cabin" style hot pads. Mary is showing how easy place mats can be to make.
Lucy will help us make "butcher style" aprons and Paula is going to help us make "casserole carriers". A fun "Auction" will be held on Friday night and a "block buster party" on Saturday night.
It should be a fun two days and all are encouraged to attend.
There was also a Project Linus meeting held on the 30th of October. Marcene had a fun quilt called "Bears on Parade" for those who attended to work on.
Our next meeting will be held on November 19, 2009 when our Japanese exchange "mini quilts" are due.
Until next time, keep smiling and quilting.