Our guild was in full swing at our October meeting.
Many members have been busy making block-of-the-month blocks, blocks for the decorative stitch exchange, and for our charity outreach initiatives, little preemie quilts and wheelchair lap quilts.
Our guest speaker Wendy Foster Birch educated us on the usage of different types of threads and offered a multitude of tips and techniques for machine quilting.
Wendy illustrated thread and machine quilting concepts with her entertaining and informative trunk show which featured her beautiful and creative art quilts and her love of free motion quilting. Her work is bright and is often inspired by nature.
She uses a wide variety of materials in her quilts and all types of threads including cotton, polyester, metallic and her preference for varigated threads.
Wendy kindly provided her detailed notes on thread usage and also a link to a Superior Threads Troubleshooting Guide.
Wendy's quilts vary from traditional patterns to modern and often with a whimsical touch.
Wendy's personal quest for a wide variety of threads led her to become a Superior Thread supplier. Her threads were welcomed at the meeting!
More of Wendy's quilts are pictured in this gallery. Click or tap a photo to view it in full.