Susan Van A. gave us the lowdown on the Schlep Bag. Her choices of bag fabrics were gorgeous and the bag is just what a quilter needs to “schlep” stuff around, shopping or to workshops.
Sue O. demonstrated how to make a pin cushion that fits around the body of a sewing machine. It was a 4” by 6” rectangle filled with either rice, crushed walnut shells or sand (which helps pins stay sharp) attached with elastic and Velcro.
Mary C. demonstrated using 1” x 3” boards to put a quilt together using “The RST Guide to Board Basting” method of Sharon Schamber. Mary also listed a few videos to watch: Colour Me Quilty and Stitchin' Friends. It showed how to make the quilt sandwich very taut and easier to work on with less shifting when stitching.
Eleanor N. showed how to create a “5 minute” block and variations of it. The end result had slightly curved lines with rolled bias edges in the block which could be assembled vertically or horizontally. A very unique method used to make a unique look.
The business meeting followed and then members showed and shared their beautiful creations.