April Is for Applique

Frances Good

I heard that the April PBQ meeting was a good one, but I was unable to be there, so I hope my report is accurate. (This is Martha Ginn writing.) Frances Good, Sharon Barnes, and Jo Ann Kenney presented an overview of applique methods with many examples of different techniques. They will lead a hands-on workshop on Thursday, April 26, in Choral Hall at UBC. 

Sharon Barnes

Jo Ann Kenney











Raffle Quilt is finished: Here is the big reveal of our Mississippi Kaleidoscope raffle quilt!

Mississippi Kaleidoscope

Mississippi Kaleidoscope, border detail

Thanks to Linda Flanders, who finished the piecing, and Susie Jackson, who quilted it, plus all the others who stitched blocks. Anne Hindmarch cut most of the fabric and prepared paper foundation kits to get the quilt started. Several quilters worked at the meeting to hand-stitch the binding in place.

Group binding the quilt

Pictures were taken, and bookmarks are being prepared. Kaye Christensen has tickets and bookmarks, so be sure to get these from her. We need to sell lots of tickets on this beautiful quilt. If you want to take it to a club meeting to show, contact Martha Ginn. It will be at the MQA Gathering in Jackson June 1-2 and at the Blueberry Jubilee in Poplarville June 9.

Snippets: Ellen Cox showed some pictures to explain the Snippets feature on chain-piecing blocks. 

Ellen Cox’s Snippets

UFO Challenge: Quilt #4 on your list was due at the April meeting. Quilt #5 is due in June.

Self-Portrait Workshop with Mary Lou Weidman: Missy Lee and Betty Bingham showed their in-progress pieces from this fun workshop. We look forward to seeing more of these pieces.

Missy Lee

Betty Bingham

Quilt Show News: The Entry Forms and Information Page are on the website under the Quilt Show tab. You can download the Entry Form to your computer and type in all the information before you print and mail in. Of course, the forms may be hand-written as usual, but typing will make entering these into the database and show catalog easier. Copies of these forms will be available at the May, June, and July meetings. Remember, entry deadline is August 15; discount entry deadline is August 1.

May meeting: Susan Mogan from Mobile will be our guest speaker at the May 9 meeting, followed by a workshop on Thursday, May 24.