Thursday, November 15, 2018

November 12 Meeting

It was a treat to have Jennifer Lee of Red Thread Studio visit our chapter. On Monday afternoon, November 12, she gave a three-hour English paper piecing workshop. 

This is the project offered to our members - Grandmother's Flower Garden Mini Quilt. Workshop participants had the option of purchasing Jen's fabric kit, or bringing their own fabrics. Everyone learned to use templates and papers to cut fabric and wrap it around paper, how to stitch together the shapes, and fussy-cut print fabrics.

That evening Jen set up a pop-up Red Thread Studio shop. 

Thirty-seven quilters - members and guests - were in attendance.

Jen Lee, owner of Red Thread Studio, Stuart, Florida
 Jen's program about "Hand Therapy" had everyone trying her suggestions. 

She shared exercises for our hands...  

...shoulders, and wrists. Here's the link to all the exercises Jen demonstrated.

Following hand therapy, Jen shared a trunk show of some of the quilt patterns, kits, and BOMs available at her shop. 

Many of the patterns and BOMs available come from Australian designers.

Red Thread Studio also sells big stitch hand quilting supplies.

"Florence Flamingo," a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman is definitely a "Florida design."

Jen showed that a single block can be pieced into a lovely, portable design board.

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Below are quick links to Red Thread Studio's key categories:

Quilt Kits

Tutorials - Use Blog drop down menu on top of page and select Tutorials or Guest Blog

Our Monday, December 10 meeting date is the occasion of our annual Christmas social.

These were our 2017 party-ers!

We'll meet at 6:30 pm at the home of member Ardie. Detailed information will be emailed to members, but plan to bring hors d'oeuvres for six people. If you wish to participate in our gift swap, bring a wrapped $10 to $12 quilt-y or sew-y related item.

All meetings, programs, and workshops have been planned for 2019! Information is posted on our Google calendar. Be sure to note several meeting date changes due to conflicts with our regular meeting site, and to accommodate guest presenters.