November 2015 PIX

Lots and lots of ladies brought their oldest and best-loved quilts to this meeting. Program Committee asked us to bring quilts that were inherited and/or had special meaning. They were all splendid either by being beautiful or clever or full of memories. Some were "rescued" quilt tops discovered at antique stores, garage and yard sales or even on the Internet. Finished at last, they all have a new lease on life and are precious for having gone through the journey.

It was a fun evening of "oooo-ing" and "aaaaahing" at what we all managed to dig out of trunks and closets. But FIRST, we had a time for Show 'n Tell.




Black embroidery on white with red backgrounds. That Lois Hart is one busy gal!

Now here a little explanation is in order. Your volunteer photographer/webmistress had a problem at that meeting. Her "big" camera (35mm digital EOS) was shooting fine -- until it wasn't. That's the thing about those wonderful dummy-proof cameras, they work at top performance --as long as they work. And they work as long as the lithium battery is fully charged. When it drops even 1% below the juice needed to keep the lens focused, the camera shuts down. Bingo. No more pictures.

However, because the photographer/webmistress has five grandkids and is perpetually equipped to record cute faces whenever they appear, there was a back-up camera! After a two-minute struggle to locate it in the depths of the purse, we were back in business. But a few quilts got missed. Sorry!

The lesson learned from this little equipment mishap? Check battery condition before the camera is needed. And if it hasn't been used in a while, charge it anyway.

And now, the Antique Quilts.


Patty Bishop brought this beautiful Grandmother's Garden quilt (Aren't those colors gorgeous?) and something extra: a leather case of architect's tools that had belonged to her father.

Now Patty treasures those tools simply because they were her dad's. She actually uses them when creating quilt patterns. She says the compasses are far superior to any other she's found.

But there was something even more dear. In the case was a note that stated her grandmother had quilted approximately 175 hours at 10-cents per hour to buy those tools for her son.

There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

And on that note, we'll say, "Goodnight!"