The Yankee gift swap was loads of fun (who would have guessed that a tailor's ham could become such a hot commodity?)
Linda remarked, and I agree that we wouldn't want to give up our sewing machine days, but sitting in a circle and having the chance to engage with everyone was a really nice change.
We were happy to welcome a new attendee this time; Grace Anna, it was lovely to meet you!
We talked about our February 2014 quilt show (which will get its own blog post tomorrow) and a project some of us are working on making modern quilts from reproduction fabrics.
I'm curious- for those who came to this meeting, did you find this location convenient? Did anyone not come because of the location? I had planned all week to park at Glenmont and take the Metro in, because I so dislike looking for street parking. But I decided at the last minute to drive in and was so glad, because there was a ton of parking open all around the library. No problem at all.
I couldn't bring my camera this time, so I'm sorry if we're missing photos of some of the show and tell. Thankfully Frederick took lots of photos and he captured most of it if not all:
|Katie putting a sleeve on a quilt from her book|
|Aubrie's Labyrinth in progress|
|Mari's quilt- this has a cool name and I can't remember it! What is it?|
|Jess's Chuppah made for her mom's wedding|
|Susan's Liberty Forest|
|Frederick's sawtooth improv|
|Linda and Anne's wool pincushions|
|Helen's quilt - she teaches this design :)|
|Carla's Link quilt|