I have been on hiatus…it’s complicated…lol…but new things have been happening in my quilting world, and I am being prompted to share them. I am now in three quilting mini groups: “Loose Threads”, was started in 1996 and has met monthly, since then. We usually make one group quilt a year that we donate to AVQA, our local quilt guild, for their yearly show auction. This year, we made a bunny quilt for the auction.
A new group I have joined is the “Creative Art Quilters”. We meet monthly and each month a member of our group demonstrates an art quilting technique. We also each made one or two blocks for an auction quilt for our guild, and had enough blocks that we ended up making two quilts. Our theme was the “Antelope Valley” where we live.
All three quilts brought in over $100 each at the auction, so we were pleased that our efforts brought in money for the guild.
Prior to our AVQA show, our guild had a Challenge Quilt event, and I was one of three winners with my B-21 quilt. The theme was what we liked most about living in the Antelope Valley. Edwards Air Force Base is in our area, and I often get to watch the B-2 (Stealth) bomber fly over my house. A new one being built is the B-21, so I am looking forward to its completion. My quilt shows the
new B-21 flying over our local poppy fields, which I also love.
Another group I have joined is “BYOP” (Bring Your Own Project). We meet bimonthly to work on our own quilting projects. We also travel to quilt shows and participate in the annual Southern California quilt run.
Interestingly, both Creative Art Quilters and BYOP are starting round robins, where we each make a center block and pass it on to the next person who will add a border of her choice to it, then pass it on to the next person, and so on. I am in the process of deciding what blocks I want for my center, for each group. I think that will keep me busy for the summer.
Until next time….