I got busy on Monday and finished the two other baby quilts. One I just did straight line quilting and the other I used pantograph called Drip. I thought this was a really fun panto, love the swirls and feather shapes combined.
So yesterday was Guild Day and it was my first meeting in my new role as president. I was told afterwards that my 'ankles looked sturdy' while I was chairing the meeting so I didn't show my nerves. If I knew people were watching my ankles I would have been less nervous and even worn an anklet!
One of my concerns with taking on this role was that fact I can't raise my voice to get attention. I know that sounds dumb but it is true...have you ever heard me talk loud?? I yelled at my kids once (okay maybe twice) and I had a sore throat for a week! I just can't do it. So when Audrey suggested I just stand and raise my hand to get attention....a teachers trick...I thought it was worth a try. I was shocked it worked so quickly. Within 5 seconds people were either looking at me with there hands raised or looking with great confusion like they missed something and didn't know what they were voting for. Don't know if it will have that same power again next time...might have to get even more creative.
For the last 12 years I have always learnt something new at each guild meeting . This meeting....spray 3M on quilted placemats after washing them, prevents staining. Also when doing paper piecing use one of those spiky rotary sewing wheels along the paper lines so you can see the lines from the back of the paper. I just might start doing that!
I have been quilting for over 20 years and have turned my passion for quilting into a home business. Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting opened it's doors January 2009 on the shores of Schist Lake in Northern Manitoba. I have recently moved to Emo, ON and looking forward to discovering all the beauty of the area and meeting new quilters.
This blog is where I share photos of my quilts as well as my clients quilts. I also enjoy dyeing fabric especially snow dyeing as we have snow 6 months of the year. I have thrown in few personal stories about living on the shores of Schist Lake and now I'm ready to explore and share photos of the area around Emo, Ontario as life isn't all about quilting.
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