Blue Earth Valley Quilters Meeting

Calling all quilters! The Blue Earth Valley Quilters will hold the first meeting of the 2018-2019 year (its sixteenth year in existence) this Monday, September 17, 2018, at 7:00 pm in the Blue Earth Area High School Choir Room. Please enter through Door V on the south side of the building. Last season 42 quilters attended at least one meeting of the Blue Earth Valley Quilters, After introductions, the meeting will begin with show-and-tell, which is usually very inspiring! Members are encouraged to bring in any summer finds from Shop Hops or other travels. Carole Hallman, a fabric artist from Brooklyn Center, will be presenting an introduction to various methods of fabric dyeing – including a short trunk show of some of her beautiful garments made from dyeing recycled clothing. She is a State Fair ribbon winner, a popular teacher at the Minnesota Textile Center, and operates her studio in the old Northrup King building in Minneapolis where she is part of the annual Art-a-Whirl. There will be discussion about the possibility of the 2018-2019 BEVQ Block-of-the-Month – a log cabin variation called Eureka. The mini-group working on the “4 x 5 Quilt” will organize – all the blocks in this quilt finish at 4 inches by 5 inches. The 2018 EXPO Challenge quilts will be available for pick up after having been on display at CCF Bank for the past month. There will also be additional discussion and evaluation of the Woodcarvers and Quilt EXPO held last month.

The Blue Earth Valley Quilters meet on the third Monday of each month (no meeting in July or December) under the umbrella of Blue Earth Area Community Education. Each meeting consists of a brief welcome and introductions, a quilt related demonstration, show and tell, a question and answer session and a few minutes to talk with other quilters. Those who are interested may stay after the meeting for the Block-of-the-Month project. The Blue Earth Valley Quilters has been referred to as a guild without all the rules, a quilt discussion group, or a mini-class in quilting – it is open to everyone who enjoys quilts or quilting – quilters of all skill levels are welcome! Announcements and photos can be found on Facebook under the group name Blue Earth Valley Quilters. For more information contact Mike Ellingsen at 507.526.5808.

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