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Friday, August 17, 2012

The August Meeting-Our Annual Picnic

Hey guys, I hope you enjoyed the meeting. I'm sorry I missed it .  The food looks great!  These pictures are all brought to you this month by Martha, she was kind enough to take the pictures for me.  I didn't even have to ask her and I really appreciate her filling in for me.  Thank you, Martha, I appreciate your kindness!

Our leaders were given blocks to thank them for their service...Thank you ladies, it's been a wonderful year. 

Ruth had a lovely quilt.

Sharon made another bag.

Sharon and some wonderful quilts.

This is the back of the quilt above.  Great backing!

Rita's been working hard!  Here's her Wheel of Fortune quilt.

Here's her Ohmygosh Quilt.

Here's Martha's Ohmygosh Quilt

Here's one by Glenda

We had a visitor too.  This is Jackie's oldest granddaughter from Seattle.  She's making 9 patches and working on a 9 patch quilt.  Way to go!

Mug Rug Info for the rest of the year!

Here are the mug rug themes for the remaining months of the mug rug exchange:

September – solid-colored fabrics. That’s it. Any design you want with solid fabrics—no patterned fabric. Stretch yourself!

October - not square or rectangle. Let’s use Martha’s idea and make it wonky! See an example here (it’s a hexagon) http://patchworkdelights.blogspot.com/2011/09/hexie-mug-rug.html

November – use an image pre-printed on the fabric. See an example here (a flamingo) http://opus-gluei.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-102-pinwheels.html

December – anything you want! Have you had an idea all year and haven’t been able to use that idea yet? Now’s the time. It’s Christmas but you don’t have to do Christmas. Cut up a block you made years ago, or make a new block; use part of the mug rug you made in January and part of the leftovers from the one you made in June; make something you’ve been wanting to try; copy one you’ve seen done already that you just loved; or give it a theme of your own choosing!

And for those of you who have not participated yet, here is a very easy reversible mug rug tutorial: http://www.stitchingbystarlight.com/2011/04/reversible-mug-rug-tutorial.html

Happy mugging!