NELA MQG met this past Saturday and had a good time getting back together after our brief hiatus. We took loads of photos that we will be sharing in the near future. Kristi and Sherry were back with us. Kristi looked awesome following her treatment. Keep her in your prayers for continued good news. My niece, Johnna, also attended as a guest. We had a lot of show and tell and did a lot of talking. I think everyone had a great time.
During our meeting we talked about a couple things. One was the idea of doing swaps or a traveling quilt bee that would allow members and other Louisiana quilters a chance to connect online and by mail. A few of us were interested in the traveling quilt bee and I will be making inquiries regarding interest from other guilds and quilters. We will focus on Louisiana quilters, but of course all quilters are welcome.
One project everyone was in agreement on was our next charity quilt. It was decided we would be using what I’m calling the Giant Drunken Curve. I think it needs a new name, so if anyone has a suggestion, I’m open. It almost appears like a compass to me, so that’s a thought.
Instructions for cutting and sewing the individual blocks can be found in this Giant Drunkard Curve file. Because these are cut and sewn without a seam allowance, they are rarely square after sewing together. For that reason we decided to sew the individual blocks together and to bring to our next meeting as is. We will cut all blocks at the meeting and assemble into quilt tops.
Fabrics should be white (as shown in photo above), bright solids, and one print.
Using the .pdf instructions, you will create five (5) drunken curve blocks instead of the four (4) needed to complete the panel shown above.
If for some reason you will not be attending the August meeting and would like to participate, you may mail blocks to me and I will take to the meeting for you.
So, two questions:
- Would you like to participate in the Drunken Curve charity quilt?
- Are you interested in participating in the Traveling Quilt Bee?
That’s it for now. More on the meeting will be posted this week.
Have a great week,