Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Applique Chapter

Here is the post from our Applique Chapter that I started.  
We meet the first Monday of the month at the quilt shoppe:

Hi all
I finally got into Blogger.  
So this is an update for last month and this month.

So we had a field trip last month to Thousand Oaks, Ca.  We met with the Applique Chapter from that area, Thimbles and Threads.  We met Jessica and few of their members.  They meet at Cotton and Chocolate Quilt Shop twice a month; 4th Sunday, 1pm-4pm and 1st Tuesday, 10am-1pm.  We asked a lot of questions and of course shopped in the quilt shop.  We will hopefully in the future plan activities with this chapter.
Here are a couple of pics I remembered to take (at the last miniute).  
This quilt is being recreated by Jessica.  It is called "The Rising Sun".  It is in the Smithsonian.  The Quilt is not on display.  You need to make an appointment to see it.

Here is the original quilt:
Here is Jessica and some of their members and our members.


This month.....
We had a meeting of our great minds on Monday.  We had a lot of fun and learned a few things from each other.
Here are some pics of our adventure on Monday.

So we are working on an opportunity quilts and hexies.

This is my method of stitching hexies using paper clips to hold the 
fabric down and tacking with thread.   

Fran showed us her way. She uses a glue stick and folds down the sides.  
A much quicker way I would say.  I will give this a try.
Fran is working a the hexie quilt from Di Ford's Primarily Quilts book.

So later that day at the 6pm meeting, Christy shows up with her block 
finished for the opportunity quilt.
Way to go Christy

Until next month....have a wonderful Labor Day!!

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