Our meeting began with a demo from Katie R. on how to make a braided rug. Thanks Katie, it was a great lesson! A few tips from her:
- Use strips that are 1-3 inches wide and at least 10 inches long.
- Use a Microtex needle in your machine.
- Go slowly and take your time.
- Push your work slightly toward your needle while sewing. If you stretch and pull the braid, you might end up with a bowl!
Our nametag winner was Katie E… she got a full bag of swag from QuiltCon! Jamie B. was picked as a second winner and also got some QuiltCon goodies.
We chatted about our Sewing Day on the 21st, our retreat in October, and had Show and Tell.
Our QuiltCon Charity quilt was shown (it looks amazing! Thanks to all who participated in piecing, quilting, binding, and labeling!) and we discussed possibilities for organizations to donate it to. We’ll discuss that in more depth next month.
We heard from those who attended QuiltCon and it sounds like it was a lot of fun! Unless you happen to be a certain someone who “misplaced” her license in Austin… 😉
Don’t forget to check out the conversations happening in the Guild Forum!