Sandhills Quilters Guild Hosts Teachers, Classes
The Sandhills Quilters Guild hosted international quilt teachers for two months in a row.
In February, Jennifer Amor gave a three-hour class for the construction of and machine embellishment of her jacket patterns and a six-hour class on bargello. In the jacket class, Amor fitted the jacket pattern to the participants.
At the March meeting, Karen Kay Buckley, known for her stunning hand applique, gave a three-hour class showing steps to be taken to construct original patterns for hand applique. The following day a six-hour medallion hand applique was given.
At the March meeting the quilters group also entertained Rachel Gullixson, of Fayetteville, who acts as a point person for the Sandhills Quilters Guild's "Quilts of Valor" program and is a member of "The Wounded Warrior" group, which would like to collect quilts for "82 quilts for the 82nd Airborne" by All American Week, May 18-22. They would like the quilts by May 14, but would accept any or more quilts of valor after that.
Liz Earley inducted Fred Sidders as co-first vice president and Gail Reilly as co-second vice president.
In other business Mary Ann Lawson volunteered to take comfort quilts to Kingswood Nursing Center, an addition to the list of nursing centers, etc.that receive comfort quilts made by guild members. Judy Forster reported there were a few more places available if any member wished to attend the November retreat at Carroway. Members were also needed to volunteer at the Sandhills Quilters Booth at the May 2 Cameron Antique Street Fair. Jackie Simpson, "Bee Keeper," reported that a "long arm" quilters' bee had been started with 11 people meeting.
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