|Candy’s 1st Round Robin|
What a great name for a small group! When asked how they arrived at that, they said that the group came up with a list of figures of speech, played around with them, and landed on this one. (Great job, ladies–this “figure of speech” aptly describes your small group!) Individually and together as a group, they have produced many stunning traditional quilts and “edgy” art quilts.
|Becky’s Round Robin|
The Quilters on the Edge consist of Becky Bohlinger, Jacque Ervin, Claudia Evers, Candy Fullaway, Jean Kelly, Judy Liebo, Lisa Roberts, and Jan Shipman. (Do you remember Becky and Jacque being included in the Winey Quilters small group? That’s right—they love small groups so much, they belong to two of them!) The core members of the group have been together since 2009 with Lisa joining about two years ago and Jacque being the most recent addition last month. At eight members strong, they consider themselves a closed group.
|Candy’s Face Quilt|
|Jean’s Face Quilt|
They called another project their “telephone” quilts. Much like the childhood game of Telephone, after coming up with a beginning block, each member was required to make a block based on the block passed down to them from the previous member in the line-up. And, like the game of Telephone, it was interesting to see how much the “picture” changed from the first block to the last.
|Jean’s 1st Round Robin|
central fabric of their row quilt. Each were then given the opportunity to choose a theme for their quilt and create the first row before passing their “box” to the next member of the group. When all is said and done, they will have eight rows for their individual quilt, one from each member of the group. This reporter was privileged to be at one of their meetings where they revealed the progress of the project so far. So many gorgeous rows! It’s hard to believe only eight quilts will contain them all!
|Clockwise from top left: Judy, Becky, Jan, Jacque, Candy, Jean, Caudia|
These women enjoy their small group very much. They have been known to go to another member’s home and “shop” their stash. They all enjoy the challenges created by the different projects, and appreciate the great support they receive from each other while they are navigating these challenges. They each have a different style of quilting, but very much enjoy these differences. Their easy friendship and respect for each other as quilters is evident when you are around them for any length of time.