Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November 2010 Meeting

The 2011 donation quilt is ready to go! It is a queen size quilt, 90" x 110", made of 1930's reproduction fabrics. The center blocks were pieced by members of the guild, the outer border was needleturn appliqued by Joyce Kelly and it was quilted by Angela McCorkle. It really turned out to be a beautiful quilt! We have a spot reserved at the mall for the next several weekends to display the quilt and sell tickets. Give Mildred Turner a call to get on the schedule for that! Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held on May 1, 2011.

Marcia Kaylakie of Austin, Tx presented the program for the November meeting of the Brownwood Quilters Guild. Marcia is a quilter, collector, quilt judge and certified quilt appraiser. She told us the things that a judge looks for in a quilt during judging. While most people might be hesitant to enter their quilt in a judged show for fear of criticism, she told us that judges look for things to compliment as well as suggest areas that might need improvement. Marcia shared her own quilts with us and pointed out the things in them that she, as a judge, would comment on. It was a very informative program and a pleasure to meet Marcia.

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