Sunday, November 11, 2007

Quilts of Valor

4th of July Quilt

We are collecting Quilts of Valor at the Allatoona Guild meeting on Tuesday. Here is a quilt that I made several years ago that I have decided to give to Quilts of Valor. I need to make a pillowcase to go with it but should be able to get that done tomorrow. Also need to put a label on it.

Mary and I made another quilt but I just don't have time to get it quilted in time for this shipment but I will get in done in the next few months and we can donate it anyway.

Busy week ahead with Piecemakers tomorrow and then a meeting of the category committe for the next quilt show. It is obvious we need to make changes but it will take a while to decide what is best to do. We have several small categories that need to be combined or something and the two person category need to be split up somehow. Since I am the judging chair for the next show, I am participating along with the registration chair.

Tuesday has the general meeting of the Allatoona Guild. We are playing Quilto and collecting blocks using the Christmas fabric. We give each person a FQ and they can make 1-5 blocks to turn in. Each block turned it gives them a chance to win some of the blocks. We divide them up into quilt sized groups (usually 12 blocks) and have several winners. Some people have made quilts from these blocks and they are a lot of fun to see. We had a showing of Christmas quilts earlier this year. If we have blocks leftover, we put together smaller groups that can be used for table runners, etc.

Each year we think about skipping the Christmas blocks but end up doing it again. Last year the fabric was bright and many quilters didn't like it but I did and I won 9 blocks. This year, I selected a more traditional fabric and it seems like people were happy with it.

Tuesday night is the meeting of Fiber Art Fusion. I am usually too tired to go after the other meeting but I might try to go.

Wednesday I am teaching my purse group at Tiny Stitches. I teach this once a month and each person brings any pattern and fabric that they want and I help them make the purse. We have been having fun with it.

Thursday I am having lunch with the Libby who is currently president of ECQG. Since I am going to be president next year, we decided on a low-key planning session. Danielle, who is the incoming first vice president is also joining us. Elections are in December so that is coming up soon.

Finally comes Friday and I have an all day retreat with Allatoona. I plan to finish piecing the Guacamole quilt.

Delivered all the customer quilts this weekend and everyone seemed to be pleased with their quilts. I still have several more to work on and hope fit in quilting around everything else this week.

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