Submitted by Dianne McD.
Every year in May, our Guild presents “Quilt College” for our monthly meeting. However in 2020, we were thrown a curve ball by the world pandemic and had to cancel our meetings beginning in March. During the next three months, the MPS Board held monthly virtual meetings to plan how the Guild could continue to meet monthly and what programs would work the best under these new circumstances. We’ve come along way since March and the Guild has been meeting virtually beginning in June. I’m also happy to report that we were able to hold our annual Quilt College at our August meeting. There was a lot of good material presented by three of our members.
Rosalie, our Program Chair, presented Scrappy Strip Quilt Blocks. She showed us how to make them and the many ways that these blocks can be placed to make wonderful quilt tops. One of our lucky members won a container of cut strips that are ready for creating a scrappy quilt block. Rosalie’s PowerPoint presentation is found by clicking this button.Scrappy Strip Quilt Blocks
Our next presentation was a YouTube instructional video by Nancy McNally showing how to make folded Hexagon Flowers. Linda, our MPS Chair-elect, followed the video with excellent tips and tricks for success in making the flowers. Linda made this adorable banner for her granddaughter’s eleventh birthday. You’ll find the YouTube video by clicking this button. Hexagon Flowers Video
Judy, our Past-Chair, was the last presenter. Through many great photos, she showed us a nifty way to hang our quilts without putting a single hole in our walls. Many of us were inspired to make a trip to the hardware store to get our supplies. Judy learned this trick through a YouTube video that you can view by clicking the button below. DIY Quilt Hanging using ceramic magnets
By the end of the evening, I was inspired to cut my scraps into strips to make quilt blocks, arrange those blocks into a great top and decorate it with cool hexagon flowers, then hang the quilt using a nail-less technique. We always learn something great at our MPS Quilt College.
Have you learned something at one of our College nights? Care to share in the comments below?