Red Rock Quilters Oct Chapter Report

Our September meeting was a welcome back to everyone after summer vacation. Some of us returned from trips outside the heat of Arizona and some of our northern members won’t return until next month or in November.

We began work on our every two year 2017 Quilt Fest earlier this year with a design and construction of an opportunity quilt. The quilt, Tracks in the Desert, was unveiled at our meeting. Over 30 of our members spent numerous hours in design, piecing, applique and quilting of the spectacular piece of art. In fact, its first public showing in early September was at the Sedona Arts Center, a local gallery!

The photo shows only a portion of the members who worked on it. The photo of the quilt shows the detail in all the animals and the intricate quilting. Special thanks and credit to Diana Upp for the long weekend hours she spent on her long arm. If you are interested in buying raffle tickets, the quilt will be at the AQG Fall Meeting.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the RED ROCK QUILTERS QUILT FEST on May 6, 2017, at the Quilter’s Store in Sedona. Updates will be posted in the AQG Chatter.

Red Rock Quilters are celebrating our 30th anniversary of Sharing and Caring. Our Board gave us pins to mark the occasion. The pin was designed by one of our own, Marcia B, the lovely lady seen here. We will be offering the pin in the photo for sale at our Quilt Fest in May 2017. We are sure it will become a collectible!!!

Our September program was a trunk show by one of our members, Patsy K. You may recognize this photo of her quilt, “Morning in St. Mark’s Square”. It won the 2010 Hall of Fame Award and took second place at Road to California. Patsy is shown here with her two daughters who were the models for the quilt. They also were Patsy’s helpers during the program to hold her quilts. She showed the amazing journey she has taken as a quilter, from simple hand sewn quilts for her daughters to award winning art quilts that look like paintings in a museum.

We are so lucky to have so many talented quilters in our group and to see the immense variety and styles of quilts that they make.

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