Show and Tell is one of my favorite reasons for joining quilt guild.
Apparently, lots of guild members across our industry feel the same way! While visiting guilds to do presentations, I love to observe the personality and differences of each guild.
From participating in community projects, planning retreats, taming snarly budgets, or making group decisions, each guild has its own way of doing things. Even the interaction between members varies from guild to guild. Some are quite reserved, while others’ members are bursting with enthusiasm.
But one thing guilds have in common is Show and Tell.
As a new quilter and guild member, I couldn’t wait to see all the new quilts everyone had made. We used to hold that feature right after our guest speaker. However, some members started leaving our meeting directly after. Consequently, our board decided to move that anticipated time to the end of our meetings!
I recall from my earlier years at guild that very seasoned (perfect) quilters would show quilt after quilt after quilt that they had completed that month. I’m talking LARGE ones, too. And those same quilters would do this month after month. When did they eat? Or sleep?
But, alas, our guild grew and now there is a limit of two quilts at the end of our meetings. I’m sure those fantastic, prolific quilters are still churning out the quilts!
Below is a small Show and Tell segment.
Bootheel Quilters’ Guild of Sikeston, MO had a wonderful class turnout.
Enjoy these class works of art, finished and shared by area quilters at their Show and Tell.
Notice the three Phoebee quilts that look nothing alike! Each quilter adds their own loving touches and personality through fabric choices and placement of the broderie perse elements.
Learn more about Broderie Perse HERE.
Finally, see the Prairie Point Hanging Method on display! Notice the sweet extra flowers? 🙂