The 105th Members’ Meeting held Jan. 26, 2013, was great fun. Members had a parade of aprons showcasing old and new ones. So many different styles and colors to see. So many memories they brought back.
Members also participated in a block diagram swap to try to get all four pieces of their block. New friends were met and chocolate kisses given to those who completed the challenge.
Nancy Morgan gave a wonderful and inspirational talk about her pictures made from cloth, so finely done they looked liked paintings. The quilted pictures were a wonder to see and she graciously shared her creative thought process with us as well.
But, maybe, my favorite part of the day was a chance to hear from many of the Meet the Quilter nominees. Those nominees present were given 5 or 10 minutes each to tell us about themselves and their quilting journey. They each shared a few of their quilts. It was wonderful! So many talented quilters from Area 4 were nominated this year, visitors to Maine Quilts 2013 would have had a great time talking and sharing with any of them. Marilyn Waugh was the lucky quilter whose name was drawn, or maybe we are the lucky ones as we’ll get to see more of her and her quilts at the show.
It was a day filled with fun, new friends and inspiration. A perfect way to spend any day but especially a cold January one.
See you at the 106th Members’ Meeting on May 4, 2013 at the Waterville High School. Watch Patchwork Press and this web site for more information.
President, Pine Tree Quilters Guild