We had a wonderful turnout at last Saturday’s meeting. There were a good number of show and tells this month. Lynn showed us two improv quilts constructed with fabrics that she had hand dyed and then quilted in a modified Baptist fan pattern. Cheryl also showed us an improv quilt made with some really pretty blue fabrics, as well as a quilt done with a PB&J layer cake. Brenda showed us a quilt that she had made for a quilt challenge using text. Lucy showed a lovely lower volume quilt.
Judy Howard (from Awesome Quilting) shared the process of learning to quilt using a longarm machine. She suggested practicing with doodling designs on either a white board or a clear plastic board with a dry erase marker. You can print a lot of patterns from the internet and trace those for practice. She recommended using Photoshop Elements program which is designed like a grid. She demonstrated several designs and brought a lot of examples of books with free motion quilting techniques. Thank you, Judy, for a wonderful presentation!
Congratulations to Paige Alexander for honorable mention in the modern quilt category at AQS.
Piedmont Piecers Quilt Guild is assembling a group of members and non-members to take a bus to the AQS Quilt Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 2nd. To receive more information regarding this, please visit: http://www.piedmontpiecers.org
Stay tuned for details on our May meeting!