Springhouse Quilters: Jan. 20

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The January business meeting of Springhouse Quilters was held on Tuesday, Jan. 11, with President  Pat Hodges officiating. There was lots of laughter, fellowship and sharing of holiday events as 46 members gathered to enjoy a fun time getting the new quilting year started.

Valerie Malkemes, a Gainesville quilter and instructor, presented an informative demonstration on "precision piecing."  Malkemes is a retired school teacher and she very easily captured the interest of Springhouse members as she demonstrated how to make perfect quilt blocks. 

A workshop for members on "The French Rose," will be held Jan. 25 with instructor, Christine McGee. She has displayed a completed Frence Rose and Rose Bud quilt made in beautiful pinks for members to see how a completed quilt would appear.

A progress report was given on the 2011 raffle quilt by Chairperson Frances Williams.  Raffle tickets should be available for members at the February meeting. 

The 2011 community project was determined to be an option by members of a  Cruiser Quilt or a Quilt of Valor.

Mandy Ramaswami, chairman of special projects, shared that a Round Robin exchange and a Hoffman Challenge would be offered during the year. 

Cheryl Watson announced that beginner qulting class orientation is scheduled for Jan. 20.  Classes will be held on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon through March.

Stephanie Metts provided an update on the Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft Festival scheduled for March 12.  Springhouse Quilters will be featured with approximately 50 quilts displayed around the old Trenton Depot.  The Nite Owls are working on gift shop items to be sold at the festival.

Following the business meeting, there was a brief show and tell time since members have been busy enjoying the holiday season.

For information, contact Lois Scott, 463-2207.