Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Meeting - Off to a Great Year!

GCQ met January 18 at the Blanding Arts and Events Center and the room was full!  So exciting to have new faces! Twenty nine lovely ladies showed up and many were first time attendees.  We hope it won't be their last.  The presidency of Kathy, Marcia and Deb explained the events and expectations of the year.  Regular meetings will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning at 6 p.m. Every other month (usually) there will be a "sew weekend" with the regular meeting on the Friday of that weekend at 6 p.m.  These weekends will be used to work on the hospital baby blankets, which will be our charity project this year; one of the special quilts that were presented at the meeting; or any project that needs worked on.  The presidency hopes that members will choose one of the three quilt patterns to make so that we have a good showing at the July 4th Quilt Show.  It is a way to show how one pattern can look so different by the choice of fabric used.  A short video was presented to show how to make the self binding receiving blankets.  Kits for these blankets were distributed for members to make.
Round Table of Quilters
Deb shows her "Gypsy Girl" quilt

Tawna Larson (our new area rep for UQG) talks about upcoming projects for the Utah Quilt Guild

Sylvia's Packers Quilt

Our next meeting will be a  "sew weekend" on February 10 & 11.  Please feel free to join our guild - just call Kathy, Marcia or Deb.  Membership dues are $20.  Remember - we LOVE new faces and the opportunity to teach the craft of making quilts to anyone interested.

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