Members met at the church hall on March 8 to make community quilts. We cut, pieced, sandwiched and quilted, while swapping stories and sewing tips, truly testing our multi-tasking skills.
Several of the projects were slab block quilts for Canada’s Big Quilt Bee initiated by the Canadian Quilters’ Association to mark Canada’s 150th birthday this year. The slab block quilts were fun to work with – so many different fabrics and colours coming together into playful, interesting layouts. They will be given to Ronald McDonald Houses which provide accommodation for seriously ill children and their families when they must be away from home for their child’s major treatment.
Linda’s homemade soup was delicious, Les’s “long table” setup worked really well, and the beverage service to workstations was excellent.
Machine quilting with wavy lines seemed to catch on with several members, and spread – well, like a wave – through the hall.