May 2021

May 21, 2021

Quilts in Congress

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. I’m hoping our notification issues with blog posts have been resolved. If a few of you comment on this post today, that will help me and Shez ( our web guy ) know whether or not the problem is now solved. Last night’s guild meeting was enjoyable. The ruler demos were great; I always learn something new from our resident experts. Congratulations to Annette M-G who won our guild’s spring challenge. We were each given a postcard which we were to interpret in any manner we chose in quilt form. Annette’s block printing of drift wood found along Lake Erie ( I believe, correct me Annette if I’m incorrect) was a perfect interpretation of the Japanese print on her postcard. It also was a perfect complement to Betty L’s early bird special on printing from nature. She demoed using vegetables and air brush paint in […]
May 18, 2021

Snip, Snip…

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.Some of our most basic tools in quilting, after our rotary cutters and rulers, are our scissors. If you’re like me you have several (lots?) pairs, and one or two favorites. I thought I knew most of what there was to know about scissors, but I’ve discovered that I did not know some important tips after watching this video. I enjoy this woman’s channel; try some of her other videos too. Click here for everything you need to know about scissors. We still have not resolved the blog notifications issue. Keep checking back now and then to see if I have posted anything new. When the issue is resolved I’ll send out something to all of you.
May 12, 2021

May guild business

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. 1) We finally finished and posted our first guild quilt showcase. Have you visited our guild YouTube channel to see it? We’ve had around 100 views to date, which is more than the number of members we have. Not exactly going viral, but encouraging. 2) We’re having issues with notifications not being sent for blog postings. You must have come around another way to read this today. Our web host is working with the software designer to try to resolve the problem(s). It will be obvious when it’s fixed, because you’ll get an e-mail notification. Please keep visiting us via our guild web page, choosing blog in the drop down menu. 3) How’s your guild challenge project coming? Judging is next week at our guild meeting. Read Betty L’s article in the monthly newsletter for details. It’s a beautiful May morning today, going out to […]
May 8, 2021

details of the AQG quilt showcase #1

Hello all, I hope you enjoyed our showcase of quilts-some new and some seen before. There will be a second showcase early in 2022 to show more of the talent our guild members have. The details of the quilts in our first showcase are in the pdf attached here. The showcase will premiere on our guild’s YouTube page on Saturday May 8, 2021. quilt showcase 1 commentary