NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 15th, 2019, 6:30 pm

PROGRAM: "Christmas in July" Quilted Christmas Tree. Bring in 8 strips of fabric, cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. One piece of 5 1/2" fabric for the bottom and flathead pins.

Hand work time 5:30 pm
Refreshments 6:00 pm, provided by the Jelly Roll's

Remember your SHOW 'n TELL items

Also remember to sign in at the door for the Secretary's records.

In 2019: You can check here for programs, birthdays, who's turn for refreshments and to set up for the night; but you will need to go to

for updates and pictures on guild happenings.

Log Cabins with Professor Elmore

I CAN DO THAT !!!!!!!!!

 Those are some famous words that we all have stated at one time or another.  Course not many of us have been fortunate enough to say that and then find a new Bernina under the tree come Christmas.  Professor Ronnie Elmore, Associate Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine had that happen to him Christmas of 2004.  He will tell you that he is a piece-er,  not a quilter, and he ONLY does log cabins (which includes courthouse steps and pineapples), and of course he has only been doing it for 8 years.   Then comes the history and the show - WOW and WOW and WHAT and SSSCCHH!!!!!
 That's the only way I know of describing the power packed trunk show that we saw at our June meeting.  Did you know that centers red = fire or hearth, centers yellow = window, centers black = mourning or death?  There have been mummy cases that were in the log cabin pattern so quilters can't really count the pattern as their own creation, it has been around for quite a bit.  Many presidents have bragged about coming from Log Cabin roots, though only 8 actually lived in one, Abraham Lincoln being the most notable.  Log Cabins are said to be the easiest to construct and by some - the most difficult.  It has endured through the ages and has so many possibilities:  light, dark, sunshine and shadows, wide, narrow, barn raising, straight furrow, etc.  Some of Prof. Elmore's quilts were purchases to show case different styles
periods, and fabrics.

 Enjoy the pictures and ooh and ahh as you view the following quilts.  You will find border
 ideas, hidden aspects and hopefully enjoy Prof. Elmore's collection.  Remember, you can click on the first picture and pull up a slide show that will show you a bigger picture of all.  Click on the "x" to get back to the article.  Enjoy and thank you Prof. Elmore for a wonderful program.

Look for the book - "The Quilts of Gee's Bend", to see where Prof. Elmore got his idea for the quilt on the left bottom.

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