Members of the Cabin Fever Quilt guild have ended a wonderful summer of quilt shows, fairs, quilt hops and meetings and are preparing for fall and winter challenges. Summer’s advent saw the completion of the 2012 “Garden Steps” raffle quilt that has been on display at various shows and fairs. Raffle tickets are still available from guild members for this beautiful queen-sized quilt which will be raffled in December. Proceeds will be used for materials for charity quilts for fire victims, babies, hospitals, the police department, schools, and long-term care facilities.
The most recent meeting, held September12 featured a Style Show presented by the Valley 4-H clothing members. Morgan, Kylie and Allison Fitzgerald, Andrea Franks and Brooklynn Kennedy modeled garments they had made during this 4-H year. Styles ranged from casual dress to prom formals. These girls presented a stunning collection of custom-made ensembles featuring sewing skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
Fair time for the guild also means rewarding young people who display their garments at area fairs to encourage them to continue improving their skills in clothing and textiles. Awards of $25 each were made to the following: Valley Fair: Andrea Wellhausen, Braden Parker and Morgan Fitzgerald; Hunters Fair: Marshall Cornwall, Morgan Fitzgerald and Brooklynn Kennedy; Colville Fair: Kinsey Rockett, Kimberly Baker and Brooklynn Kennedy.
Other highlights of late summer activites and meetings included a delicious pot-luck supper at the August meeting and a Washington State Quilters’ “Shop Hop” from Spokane to Leavenworth and all quilt shops in between. The group continues to exchange 4-patches in anticipation of quilts that will be made from those shared blocks.
Their latest challenge is the “UFO” Challenge. Quilters have been challenged to declare the “UFOs” (unfinished projects) in their sewing rooms and commit to completing them by the November meeting. Those who complete their goal will be contenders for a collection of fat quarters – from which to begin more UFO’s, of course!
At the September meeting, President Kathy Conway gave an educational tutorial on borders and backings. These tips for successful quilting were very helpful to quilters of all skill levels.
Quilting is a wonderful skill, activity and passion that can be enjoyed by all ages. The Cabin Fever Quilt invites interested folks from the area to visit a meeting or bee, whether one is just beginning or a seasoned quilter. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Valley Fire Hall at 6:00 P.M. Afternoon Quilting Bees are held the third Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the same location. Contact Linda McCanna, 935-8942, for more information.
In This Photo: L-R: Allison Fitzgerald, Andrea Franks, Brooklynn Kennedy, Kylie Fitzgerald, and Morgan Fitzgerald.