Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Possibilities Club

Last night was the Meeting of The Possibilities Club.  It is a group of quilters, mostly guild members who get together and share techniques and interesting websites or magazines that would be of interest to other quilters.

The meeting was held at the new quilt shop in town, "Circle of Friends Quilt Shop".  The presenters last night were Wendy and Betty Ann.

Here's Luci at the quilt show in her booth for
"Circle of Friends"

Wendy talked about Schnibbles.  I had heard of it before but have never looked into it.  She had made a few quilts using these patterns and passed around patterns for us to look at.  They are made with 5" charm squares.  These would be fast things for a new quilter to make and you could see your work completed quickly.

She also demonstrated a ruler for making flying geese.  This ruler looks very interesting.  There is a YouTube video on it also.  It is called the Wing Clipper Ruler.  A nice way to make flying geese with very little waste.

Betty Ann had lots of things to demonstrate.  She made pinwheels by using two squares of fabric and sewing around the outside of the square instead of using half-square triangles.  She brought rulers with her; Square in a Square, and The Binding Tool.  She made a drunkards path without sewing circles together and she talked about printing labels for your quilts using fabric sheets.  She likes Printed Treasures Inkjet printable fabric.

Alva brought her new Twister pattern completed.  It was a Christmas Wreath made with red & green Christmas fabric.  ( I forgot my camera duh!!!)

Lots of new information about quilting was presented last night. 


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