Our May meeting was hosted by Red Rooster Quilts. The owner Karen and Estill did a wonder job of showing us how to use two different types of rulers to make curves by Sew Kinda Wonderful's and the other made by Creative Grids.
Information on The Quick Curve Ruler can be found HERE and can be bought at Red Rooster Quilts. We found out there were many different patterns that could made with this ruler so we were not just buying it to make one or two quilts.
Estill showed us a second ruler called The Curvy Savvy Ruler more info can be found on the Creative Grids website and can be bought at Red Rooster Quilts. He also showed up how to use The Cats Cradel Tool which is also made by Creative Grids.
Our last demo of the day was by one of our members, Elizabeth. Elizabeth had a hands on demo on English Paper Piecing. She bought everyone needles, thread, fabric, and a pattern so we could make 3 hexagons. Once we learned how to make the hexagons we sewed them together and did a drawing. The win of the drawing was Danielle, look how pretty they are sewn together. If you would like to find out more information on EPP please visit Elizabeth's blog Quilt Without Borders.
**Don't forget** we have an EPP challenge for the month of July! Finish one EPP hexie flower and attach it to anything- a quilt block, a pouch, a pincushion- and be entered to win a prize!
We had our 1st UFO check in, and we had 6 members check in their finished UFO. The winner of this check in was Kathy Gordon. Great job on finishing you UFOs!
*Dana was wondering if any one would like to do a Quilt show, she was thinking at Whetstone Library. This would be a show outside similar to one that Kathy saw in Florida. Here is a link to Kathy's blog where she did a post about the quilt show.
*We will NOT be having a "regular" meeting in June. We will be having a sew-in. Lauren will be hosting it at her work. For all the information on the Sew In please see our club Facebook page event HERE! Or to Sign up for the Sew In please use this FORM so we know how many people will be coming!
Show & Tell/ UFO Check In Pictures