May 11, 2021 Meeting
The 18 Ash Fork seniors visited us to show the quilts that they had chosen from the quilts that our members made. If you want to make quilts for next year’s students the minimum width and length should be 54x72, but 72x80 is better.
Dagmar Morgan from Turquoise Threads presented our program. She explained how she loved colors, started out knitting as a young girl and always wanted to own a yarn shop. Of course, other life matters got in the way and along the way she had gone to a quilt show. “Oh, what a lovely way to combine colors.” When Dagmar retired from her engineering job, she put together a business plan, looked for a location and Turquoise Threads was born.
Turquoise Threads offers classes, an open sit and sew on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and other exciting events. On June 12th you can buy a kit (2 patterns in 3 different color ways) which they will cut for you so that you can sit right down and begin sewing. Dagmar stated that her vision for the shop is to be a gathering place for all quilters.
This was our Annual Tea and election of officers. Due to Covid and the lack of normal meetings the 2020 Board will be the new board for 2021, except that Lynne Wells will now be Secretary.
If you paid your dues for 2020 you do not need to pay them for this year unless you would like to donate to the Guild.
What a FUN TIME with the many wonderful items that Patsy had put together. Marie did such a great job being the auctioneer. We made $4,703.00; too bad it was only mad money, not real money. But that wouldn’t have been as much fun and success.
March 9, 2021 Sew-In
Patsy led our group in making the Exploding Pineapple block. She had a step-by-step display on how to complete the block. Below is am example of a quilt using this pattern.