On April 25, 2017, Robin Long presented her program, “The Many Uses of the Mariner’s Compass”, during the MPS Guild meeting. Wow! While Robin was speaking and showing us the many beautiful quilts she created using her method of strip piecing, the room was becoming super-charged by the rising level of energy. Many members became inspired to try something new and her April 26th workshop sold out on the spot.
Bright and early the next morning, twelve lucky quilters showed up at the Hudson Plaza to spend the day with Robin. By 4 PM, they all had a Mariner’s Compass they could show off. These beautiful blocks can be used for a pillow, but I have a feeling some of them will be going into a new quilt. Candy F. has already made some compasses in a completely new color way for a quilt. You can see a close up of her class block and get a sneak peek of her new blocks on her blog here.
Robin is a delightful speaker and the word to describe the workshop by the class participants was “Fabulous!” For what it’s worth, Robin also found this group of ladies to be “great quilters, so it made teaching them easy.” You can learn more about Robin at her website. Special thanks to Becky Swick and Linda Gillins for the planning and coordination that brought us another great program.
We also had a showing of our mystery quilts that night and they were lovely. But we’ll save that for another posting…
On a completely different note, the dust has settled and the money has been counted from our VAMPF Silent Auction held in March. We will mark this auction as being VERY successful. The final tally came in at over $2100! Thanks to Mim, Betsy, and Jan for coordinating the affair; and special thanks to everyone who scurried around town to bring in some great donations and to those who helped during the auction!