In addition to our pincushion swap, we also had a holiday mini quilt challenge at our December meeting. The guidelines were simple, make a quilt no larger than 30" square and no smaller than 12" square. The quilt was to have a winter or holiday theme, all religions welcome. The winner of the challenge would walk away with a $50 gift certificate to Hawthorn Threads!
We had four members participate in the challenge, all with some fantastic quilts!!! I mean it. See for yourself.
Everyone at the meeting was given a piece of paper and told to vote for one of the quilts. After the tally, we had two ties. Quilts 1 and 2 tied for first and quilts 3 and 4 tied. Truly a testament to the awesomeness of the quilts. Since there was a tie, everyone had to re-vote between quilts 1 and 2 in order to break the tie.
After the tally again, quilts 1 and 2 tied again until we realized we were missing one vote. That one vote broke the tie and determined the winner, which was quilt 2!
A Quilting Jewel and was made using the needle turn applique technique we learned in the November meeting.
Here are some close-ups of some of the other fantastic quilts.
Join us for our next meeting on January 29th at the Arlington (MA) Public Library where we will have Sew Fresh Fabrics give us a trunk show and talk about what it's like to work in the quilting industry.
To join the NEMQG, visit our group on BigTent or come to a meeting.