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The Febraury 2020 Guild Meeting was amazing!
Scroll down to see information and pictures from the Program, Announcements and the Show-n-Tell

The Gypsy Quilters Friendship Group presented
Martelli - The Ergonomic System


 

Martelli 
representatives gave a show and tell about their products and how they came about based on ergonomics of sewing and quilting.  We all work with tools to help us make our life easier and better, including an adjustable height cutting table (28" to 44") and it can also raise on one end or the other like a drafting table, cutting mats, rotary cutters, rulers and more. 

The ergonomics of the Martelli system was amazing to see in action.  They offered special pricing on their products to the Guild.  So, if you are interested in purchasing something, call them at 850-433-1414 and get the St. George Quilt Guild Meeting Discount. 
This is a discount from what is shown on the website.

Due to difficulties with the shipping, demonstration supplies and products were limited.  A Special Thank You to Lynea Askey for bringing her product in from home so they were able to demonstrate and we could 'touch and feel' to see what it really was all about.
February Announcements:

- A Philanthropy sew day set on March 19th from 10 am to 4 pm for anyone that wants to join in.  It will be one simple quilt that will be easy to work on.  There is a need for some to sew, some to cut, some to press and more.  Please sign up at the Philanthropy table if you can come for part or all.  There will be Pizza and Salad provided during the lunch hour.

 
- Philanthropy kits available in the back lobby if you are interested in taking a kit to work on at the Retreat or on your own.  Take the kit and return it to when finished.  There are tops that need quilting as well as kits that need to be pieced into tops. 

- A Take it or Leave it table is now available across from the Philanthropy table in the back lobby.  Items you don't need anymore, bring them and let someone else pick them up.  All items are free - so leave what you don't need and take what you can use. 

- Buck a Book table is now on a table in front of the stage.  Books will be available for $1 each, so get something that interests you for your own collection. 


- Trees for Australia - we had a lot turned in today and if you still want to make some and turn them in, please have them turned in by the last day of the Retreat so we can send them on the the Guild in Australia.  If you don't know about this - see the information on the January meeting.

- Workshop for March will be with Sharon Wright on Friday, the 13th, held at the Classroom at Quilted Works.  There are 2 sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  The cost is $15 plus an $8 kit fee due to the instructor.  Signups were taken at the meeting and will be taken again at the March meeting, based on availability.
  This workshop is being held on Friday as Sharon will be presenting our Program on Saturday, the 14th.

- Block of the Month for February will be put on the website - you can get the pattern there for both the January and the February blocks.

- For our 'Creativity' segment, Bruce told how his creativity comes about with his songs.  And, how is that?  In the middle of the night!  And we were able to enjoy a song from Bruce - it was a delight and he even got a standing ovation.  Thanks Bruce!

Show-N-Tell:

Show-N-Tell was especially good - lots of variety.  Thank you to everyone who participated and showed their work!

- There were those that showed the sewing bags they made at the workshop, how fun they turned out! 
- Projects done and shown by members, a great variety and always a delight to see. 
- The Mesquite Ladies had a challenge they participated in based on a challenge done at a Guild in Edmonton, Canada.  To begin, each person tosses the dice to see what their individual challenge will be.  There are 3 parts to decide:  1) what color, 2) what piecing type, and 3) what function.  The end results were amazing.  

Enjoy ALL the pictures!



Bags made at the January Workshop


Bags made at the January Workshop


This 4 patch quilt was made from my selection of 2" squares in my stash. 
Made and shown by Mary Evans








My home is very small - so this tree wall hanging is now my Christmas Tree to put out each year.

This Amy McClellan pattern was sewn and quilted by Nancy Powell for her daughter.





Used a bunch of my 2" scraps. 
Made and shown by Linda Krupp










'Love You Deerly'
Class taken at Scrap Apple Quilts. 
Made and shown by Margie Black

A Facebook Challenge to make a "Mini One Block Wonder" 10" x 12" from scraps of another one block wonder.
Made and Shown by Margie Black

Made from a jelly roll - had to cut in half.  What a project!  Should have got them pre-cut. 
But, oh how pretty it turned out!!
Made and shown by Ruthann Adams



"Desert in Bloom"

Made from a picture my husband took
while we were visiting the Anza Borrego
desert in Southern California.
Made and shown by Ruthann Adams

Mesquite Ladies Challenge

My 3:  Blue, Squares, Wall Hanging
This is a pattern from Silhouette Design
Cotton Candy Quilts, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada 2017, Row by Row
Made and shown by Agnes Lineger

Mesquite Ladies Challenge

My 3:  Blue, Triangles, Table Runner
Made and shown by Doreen Kinkade






Mesquite Ladies Challenge

My 3:  Purple, Circles, Wall Hanging
Made and shown by Janet Rice

Mesquite Ladies Challenge

My 3:  Yellow & Purple, Rectangle, Table Runner
Made and shown by Lucille Walters

Mesquite Ladies Challenge

My 3:  Yellow & Purple, Curves, Table Runner
Made and shown by Lucille Walters


Mesquite Ladies Challenge

My 3:  Black & White, HST, Crib Size
Made with black and white squares 1st time around and sashed with a little color and bound with end pieces of a prior project.  Using up my stash.  Made and shown by Gail Ashdown

Mesquite Ladies Challenge

My 3:  Blue, Hexagon, Table Topper

Made and shown by Carol McIntosh

Mesquite Ladies Challenge

My 3:  Blue, triangle, Bag

Made and shown by Bonnie Campbell





Mesquite Ladies Challenge:

My 3:  Green, curved, bag

Made and shown by Marie Wheeler

Mesquite Ladies Challenge:

My 3:  Red, curves, table runner

Made and shown by Rita Brooks

Mesquite Ladies Challenge:

My 3:  Black & White, triangles, bag

Made and shown by Elisabeth Sorensen



Mesquite Ladies Challenge:

My 3:  Red, Squares, Table Topper

Made and shown by Kathleen Bean

Cosmetic Bag made for me by DeLoyce Tyler
Shown by Kathleen Russu

Pattern by Annie 'A Place for Everything'
Made and shown by Tessie Winningham



One side of a 2-sided quilt made of scraps
'Scraplicious'
Made and shown by Betty Kislinger

Other side of a 2-sided quilt made of scraps
'Scraplicious'
Made and shown by Betty Kislinger

Twin size quilt made for my
1st great granddaughter - not in the over yet
but I will have the quilt for her!
Made and shown by Sue Johnston



Another 2-sided quilt made from scraps
'Scrapulous' made and shown by Betty Kislinger

Other side of the 2-sided quilt made from scraps
Made and shown by Betty Kislinger


Valentine Quilt made from fabric my husband gave me one Valentine's Day.  I quilted with assistance from Sharon Rawlings.