Wintry weather meant there was a slim turnout this morning; however, the goal for the morning was to make curtains for the quilt show and that was accomplished! Thank you to the ladies who braved the icy roads!
Our first meeting of 2019 on a wintry January morning was well-attended with 77 present. Our guest presenter, one of our own expert quilting members, Chloe Truman shared her story, starting from age eight when she first held a needle and thread, sewing under her mother’s guidance. Chloe developed her skills by attending classes and workshops and has the ability to visualize patterns, figure out the dimensions and draft her own patterns. As an adult, Chloe was employed at a local quilt shop, Quilter’s Supply for several years.
Her quilts include Japanese, Amish, Traditional, Appliqué (including some dimensional appliqué), English Paper Piecing and miniatures. She shared that doing a miniature is a great way to try out a new pattern and then go on to a larger project. Her quilts are beautifully all hand-quilted with evenly spaced tiny stitches. She takes her time to do a good job and enjoys the journey. Many are a result of guild challenges, classes and workshops that she has attended in the past.
Chloe recommends keeping records of your work. She has photo albums with pictures of her masterpieces and information related to each one.
One especially endearing item was a miniature double wedding ring quilt made for her friend’s dollhouse bed. You will see this and much of her beautiful hand work in the photos below.
Guild Members Show & Share
The Thames Valley Quilters Guild
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