Monday, January 8, 2018

Cool tools solve construction conundrums

Got some cool tools?
Each year at the Choo Choo Quilters Guild Challenge Reveal, participants present and tell the story behind their Challenge quilts. Quite often, these discussions reveal creative ways in which the Challenge participants navigate and overcome construction conundrums that pop up along the way. Sometimes, we have to get quite inventive to meet those Challenge guidelines!

The 2017 Medallion Challenge was no different and seemed to have prompted the use of several tools, templates and rulers that helped participants make and fit pieced borders around a center motif. Let's all learn from each other's experiences, shall we?

Show and Share
For the January guild meeting, we'll have a Show and Share session. Please bring a favorite tool or a go-to gadget that motivates you or helps with the quiltmaking process—or something that's just too cool and too fun for words! For participants in last year's Challenge, bring a tool or share the technique that helped get your quilt across the finish line. If you please, a short demo is also appreciated.

A few other reminders:
  • Dues of $20 for 2018 are now due.
  • Photos will be taken at the January meeting for the membership directory (another reason you want your dues paid up).
  • Program teams for 2018: Time will be allotted for planning and discussion with your teammates. Come with ideas!
  • Last Call for completed Cuddle Quilts! We'll distribute them to Chambliss Center for Children in early February.

See you on January 15 at 6:30 pm.