Prairie Point Quilt Club is a favorite event held in the shop every other month. Beginning in January it is usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, with exceptions due to holidays. After we are finished rushing around the shop getting ready for our guests, we finally unlock the door for a long line of eager visitors.
They rush past the sign-in table to claim their seats, then come back to get a name tag and something to eat. As they wait for the classroom to fill up – but oh my goodness – they are still coming! [what?]
This past meeting, September 22nd, we had a record breaking attendance and they still had a good time. Wendy and I began by showing them our new fabrics, then we move on to our new quilts and their patterns. There is always lots of participation with laughter, questions, and passing the items around for the ladies to handle and get a close look at.
We end the event with show and tell, then door prizes. Here are some of the show and tell this week. I wish I could show you them all!
Sharon finally finished her king size Kansas Troubles quilt.
Pam made a tablecloth using American Jane's Lorraine collection, inspired by the one we had displayed in the shop.
Cathy has this beautiful tumbler quilt made with the Fat Cats ruler and reproduction fabrics. Bonnie's quilt has alternate blocks with twilling in Christmas designs.
Jessie and Helen have been busy. They often get together and sew. How fun!
Sue finished the top for Block Party's Farm Girl with a color change. She's also been busy with Scrap Crazy.
The Swoon Sixteen quilt Carol made for her daughter-in-law using 30's prints. Lucky lady! Isn't it swoon-worthy?
Jenifer specializes in small projects -- embroidery, knitting, bags. With three young children she gets a lot done!
Ann began this snowman quilt from the book Here Comes Winter.
Lois finished her Row by Row quilt with the patterns she collected this summer.
The evening crowd also had a good time as well.
Sally is counting all her squares for us. Just kidding!
I love the three-dimentional look on Ann's quilt.
Matasha again shows another quilt made for others. Janet made two quilts from neckties. Quilters love to share their quilts.
Rachel is another one of our beginning quilters who has caught the bug!
Becky shows off a gorgeous colorful quilt top. No, quilts do not have to be finished to present for show and tell!
Ann and Mary Beth are sisters.
Oh, I forgot to tell you -- everyone sharing a quilt for Show & Tell receives a fat eighth and gets to put her name in for a drawing at the last PPQC of the year. In November we will combine all the names from January on and draw one for a Grand Prize. We draw one in the morning and one in the evening.
If you haven't joined us before, put it on your calendar. It's fun, free, and open to all. We hope to see you at our next meeting in November!