A Presidential Quilt

Before we went camping, the guild’s annual potluck, auction, and installation of new officer’s meeting happened.  At this meeting we say goodbye to the old officers (I was the Vice President for the past two years).  One of the traditions of the guild is to make a quilt top for the out-going president.  As Vice President, it was my duty to choose a pattern, arrange for every member to have access to the pattern, and arrange the assembly of the top.

I chose this pattern from Paper Panache.  Though there were complaints that the pattern was too hard, it was the simpler of the two that I had narrowed down my choices to.  I contacted Paper Panache and she generously allowed me to make enough copies to distribute to those who do not have printer/computer access in our guild.

Here is my block:


yes, you see right… no lime green in this block!

Here is the completed top when we gave it to her:


Some of the ladies put buttons, etc on the blocks and it turned out so great!

HQG – June Potluck

Monday was my guild’s annual potluck dinner.  In addition to that, there is always an auction of donated unwanted items from member’s sewing rooms.


Here were my spoils from the evening.  I spent maybe about $20.



A kit to make a small wallhanging.


A set of fabric – the floral is 1 yard and the other two are about 1/4 yard pieces.


These are almost half yard cuts


These are 1-yard cuts of a nice decor weight fabric.


Another thing that happens is the installation of new officers for the following guild year.  I was installed as the guilds Vice president and Membership Chair.

Here my friend Susan and I (she was installed as President)


susan and kim


I also got a few things in the mail this week:



A new book



My Aunt Kathy sent me these – they were my grandma’s.  I lost ONE of mine – a very commonly used size in all the BOM’s I work on.  She sent me the whole set.  Thank you Aunt Kathy!