January 2022 – Quick & Easy Quilts

Welcome to APQG in 2022

Our new President, Lovely Leona, welcomed us with “Happy Scrappy New Year!” And introduced the President’s Challenge for 2022. Bring your completed challenge projects for the “Scrappy September” mini-show, and possibly win a “fabulous prize!”

Appreciation to Outgoing President, Carolyn

We had planned to honor our out-going president at our Christmas Party in December, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we presented our gifts to her at January’s meeting. This is a memento for her sewing room.

A small token of appreciation for our outgoing president

Quilt Show Updates – “Art Feeds the Soul”

Linda shared with us all we needed to know about preparations for the upcoming quilt show March 9-12. Quite a few entry forms were turned in at today’s meeting! We are hoping for 100 quilts! Don’t forget to sign up to help with all the quilt show tasks!

Program – Quick & Easy Quilts

For our program in January, members shared ideas for “quick and easy” quilts. When you need to make a quilt in a hurry, what pattern do YOU use? Leona and Joanna both brought examples of quilts made by the “Disappearing Nine-Patch” technique.

Joanna had prepared an illustration of how to make the 9-patch block “disappear” into four equal smaller blocks, that can be rearranged for an effect more interesting than the basic nine-patch.

Another interesting “easy quilt” technique is to make “string blocks.” Leona taught this in a workshop last fall, and she has asked her “students” bring their completed string quilts for “show and tell” at our April “Picnic in the Park” meeting at South Graham Park.

string blocks – made with center “lattice” (white strip) and assembled into diamonds

A simple quilt with large squares

Quilts made with Panels – large or small

Scissors Sharpener, Pat Love

Mr. Pat Love was at our January meeting to sharpen all those pairs of scissors we wore down during the pandemic! Thanks, Mr. Love!

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