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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Highlights of the July Meeting

Karla Alexander was the speaker at July's meeting, and members were treated to a trunk show of the quilts from her latest book, Stack, Shuffle, and Slide.

Before Karla was introduced, however, the membership took a few minutes to honor the service of Julie Mason and to present her with a quilt. The look of surprise on Julie's face is priceless.

After that, Karla Alexander presented a trunk show of her beautiful quilts.

Karla is a dynamic speaker and teacher, and is among the guild's most requested instructors. Karla was recently honored at the 2014 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Festival as most inspirational instructor of the year.

Here is a sampling of the quilts shown at the meeting:

Karla does a good job of "deconstructing" and simplifying her block patterns, as she explains here:

Here are a couple of her rag quilts that show both the back and front of the quilt subject. Very clever!

To learn more from Karla, be sure to sign up for one of the two workshops she is teaching on September 13th and 14th, 2014.

Thank you, Karla! And many thanks to Julie Mason for her service to the guild!

The next guild meeting is August 18, 2014, when challenge quilts for the "Initially Yours" challenge will be revealed.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Block of the Month - Bring to the AUGUST 2014 Guild meeting

Colors: Neutrals

Light - Creams, grays, light tans
Medium - Tans, grays, mixtures of both
Dark - Black

All fabric can be solids, tone on tone or prints that 'read' like a solid.

If your LAST name begins with A - L:

Make the Hug Block available here:

If your LAST name begins with M - Z:

Make the Kiss Block available here:

I will have handouts available at the July 2014 Guild meeting.

Call Cathie Smith if you have any questions.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

At the Museum This Week...

Marcia with her pie quilt
Westside Quilters Guild member Marcia Elliott's quilts will be on display through Saturday. If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to stop by the Washington County Museum to see them.

Jo Ann Tannock

New this week are quilts by Jo Ann Tannock from way up on Dixie Mountain. Jo Ann is a perpetual winner at our county fair. She is a traditional quilter who does beautiful hand quilting. Don't miss this chance to view her work.

On Thursday, July 17, our own Julie Mason will be talking about the Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County at noon.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

In Memoriam: Roni Andrews

I deeply regret to inform all of you that Roni Andrews passed away at 6 a.m. this morning, July 8, 2014.  As many of you already know, she was a founding member of the guild, an active member, board member and general benefactor of the guild.  It is hard to even quantify the contributions she made to our organization and she will be deeply missed.  Our deep condolences to her dear friends and family.

Muriel Petersen

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Garage Quilt!

Carolyn Drosd has painted and mounted a beautiful quilt placard on her garage.  She has given us a preview of the Barn Quilt Trail soon to grace Washington County.  Beautiful quilt, Carolyn!!