There were many quilts at the June Meeting. A few of us finished quilts from the Robbi Joy Eklow workshop last month. I was close but didn’t quite finish mine. That’s what I get for opening my big mouth and challenging everyone to finish theirs.
If you have a picture of a quilt that my replacement photographer didn’t get, please e-mail it to me so I can post it to the site.
Again, I am in awe of your talent.
For the complete slide show click here.
Thank you to the committee members for 2008-2009
Block Exchange: Gail Wozniak
Challenge Quilts: Ruth Caisse, Sheila Ramsden
Fabric Lottery (monthly raffle) : Ginny Platt, Jerusha Ryan
Historian: Marylou Kilcoyne
Hospitality: Jeanne Elliot
Membership: Mary and Ann Stobbs
Monthly Vendors: Bev Valle
Museum Rep: Rosemary Bray
Mystery Bus Trip: Gail Wozniak
Mystery Quilt: Carol Robinson
New Member Greeter: Deb Manzi
Newsletter: Pat Lucey
Plaistow Library Liaison: Deb Zukas
Programs 2008-2009: Carrie Zizza, Rosalie Berard
Programs 2009-2010: Catherine Harnisch, Judy Hillner, Signe Kaleel, Marylou Kilcoyne
Publicity: Angie Cyr
Quilt Show Chairs: Bev Condon, Shirley Reed
Quilter of the Year Committee: Roselie Berard, Carrie Zizza
Raffle Quilt 2008-2009: Janet Stone, Amanda Coburn
Raffle Quilt 2009-2010: Sue Calderwood, Mary Jo Ray
Raffle Quilt Travel: Bev Vallee
Sunshine Girl: Rosemarie Gilson
Scrapbee Exchange: Ann and Mary Stobbs
UFO Auction: Signe Kaleel
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This was a fun and very informative workshop. Robbi Joy is an excellent teacher. She is a wealth of information. I enjoyed the workshop immensely. I never thought I would enjoy fusible applique, but I did. Some of the other patterns available are just to fussy. Robbi’s don’t have all those itty bitty pieces that some have.
Robbie starts everyone off making a cup. She uses the cup pattern as a technique teaching tool.
- the use of various fusibles
- the concept of dimension within the pattern design
- using the fabric color and pattern as a secondary design
- how her pattern’s are numbered
- her techniques of tracing the pattern
- the use of the arrows as placement guides
- how to match intersecting pieces
- how to assemble the various pieces once you have them cut
Once everyone had made a tea cup, we were given the choice of nine different patterns to make. Quite a few of us chose the floral/gear designs. I found it difficult to choose from the pattern’s available. They were all interesting, with different levels of difficulty. The more intersections you had to match the more difficult it was to be accurate. The class included one pattern, any extras we paid for. I ended up with 5 patterns. It was just to difficult to choose. One of the patterns I purchased was a guitar pattern. I want to make it for my nephew.
For those who were interested, she show us how she made her patterns with the use of Adobe Illustrator. If you are so inclined, you can make your own patterns. I want to try to make one of my dogs.
Everyone had a great time and came away with a new appreciation of fusible applique. I hope to complete my quilt by the next guild meeting. I challenged everyone to do the same. I got a lot of laughs, yeah right’s and dirty looks. I’ll probably be the only one who doesn’t completed the quilt for the next meeting. But we will see. I know Judy Hillner probably has hers done already.
To see a slide show of all the pictures I took click here.
If you took the class and have pictures, e-mail them to me and I’ll post them to the flickr account.
See you at the next meeting.
May General Meeting
- Website update
- Quilt Show update
- Travel for Raffle Quilt — Images show
- Volunteer needed for the Raffle Quilt Travel coordinator
- Next year MQX is in Providence, RI – interest in bus?
- Spring Block Raffle
- Vote on Slate of officers for next year’s Board
- Welcome New members and guests
- Show and Tell
- Door Prizes
- Monthly Raffle
- Program – Robbie Joy Eklow