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Quilt Guild Meets Feb. 9 At Ava General Baptist Church

The Piece & Friendship Quilt Guild met Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Ava General Baptist Church.

With refreshments and treats supplied by members, social time started at 6:30.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m., with approximately 30 members and visitors in attendance.

The meeting started with com­mittee reports.  Program committee head Pat Henry said the program for March will focus on the topic “Thread & Needles”.  In March, members will also be challenged to make a 12” block using a mystery fabric.

Sara Sawyer, with the Ways and Means Committee, announced the drawing winners for the evening and led the quilters in a fat quarter fabric swap.

Helping Hands chair Debbie Stone reported the group will con­tinue with the quilting project for “Newborns In Need”, and several members shared baby quilts they have completed for the charitable cause.

Marla Yeager shared with the group her award-winning quilt enti­tled “Antares” that was entered in the “Road to California Quilt Show” held in Ontario, Calif.  The beautiful piece was awarded “Best Quilt from a First Time Entrant” at the prestigious show.  Marla also gave a short presentation on the four phases of learning.

Janet Volkl presented the evening program called “Divide & Conquer: How to Quilt a Large Quilt on Your Domestic Machine.”  She showed several examples of large quilts made with the technique, and re­viewed the stages of construction.

For Show & Tell, many members brought their first quilt to share with the group, and discussed how they came up with the design and the challenges in making them.

The Piece & Friendship Quilt Guild meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ava General Baptist Church.

Our meetings are open to quilters of all ages and abilities, and our purpose is to promote friendship, inspiration, motivation and educa­tion.  Visitors and new members are welcome.  For more information on the Guild, contact Janet Volkl at 683-1883.

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